Author: Karen Witemeyer
Publisher: Bethany House
When a dressmaker who values beauty tangles with a liveryman who condemns vanity, the sparks begin to fly!Jericho "J.T." Tucker wants nothing to do with the new dressmaker in Coventry, Texas. He's all too familiar with her kind—shallow women more devoted to fashion than true beauty. Yet, except for her well-tailored clothes, this seamstress is not at all what he expected.Hannah Richards is confounded by the man who runs the livery. The unsmiling fellow riles her with his arrogant assumptions and gruff manner, while at the same time stirring her heart with unexpected acts of kindness. Which side of Jericho Tucker reflects the real man?When Hannah decides to help Jericho's sister catch a beau—leading to consequences neither could have foreseen—will Jericho and Hannah find a way to bridge the gap between them?
After finishing Stealing the Preacher by Karen Witemeyer, I wanted read another book by her. Low-and-behold in my TBR pile, I had A Tailor-Made Bride.
Karen Witemeyer has a fun style of writing. She is able to infuse humor and throw in a bit of trouble and have perfect harmony between them. The characters created feel real with a wonderful depth to them. The story moves you along at a wonderful pace and makes it very hard to put down.
J.T. Tucker is an interesting character. He has a very strict view of life after a trauma his family suffered when he was younger. I can get where he comes from and why his views are the way they are. He is a guy set on living the right way, but his perception of things is just a little askewed. He is one you can relate to in someway, either you've been that kind of person, or you know someone. He cares about the ones closest to him and tries his hardest to be a good neighbor.
When Hannah Richards comes to town, she throws everything J.T. has ever thought about things, out the window. And it isn't with her words that Hannah is able to do it, it is her actions. She is a girl who will work hard, welcome the people around her that others tend to over look, and offer a listening ear to someone in need.
Hannah and J.T. are a lot of fun to read about. They each are able to help each other see their weakness and take the knowledge that they have learned and grow form it. They are not alone in their journey, the story also has several great minor characters. Ezra an old-timer of the town, Louisa and her children, and Cordelia, J.T.'s sister. They helped to create a fun town for Hannah and J.T. to live in.
5 out of 5