Author: Anneka R. Walker
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Date: September 1, 2021
Camille Kelly is in real danger of becoming an old maid—at least by Cherish, Montana, standards. She has all but given up on finding Mr. Right—until her broken laptop leads her to Aiden Peterson, a tall, dark, and handsome computer genius. Camille would never have believed her magic moment was right around the corner, but after two whirlwind weeks, she has a ring on her finger and has happily ever after in sight. However, she soon discovers Aiden is part of a daunting package deal . . .
As the eldest of seven brothers, Aiden has never had a problem living under the same roof as his rambunctious siblings. When he falls for Camille, he is confident she’ll fit right into his family’s already bursting home. He thought wrong. Aiden and Camille’s storybook romance comes to a screeching halt when she discovers her new living situation. Not willing to submit to a life mothering a bunch of grown men, Camille has only one option: she embarks on a campaign to improve her new brothers-in-law and marry them off. And what better candidates for wives than her own best friends?
A modern retelling of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
This is a fun retelling and modernization of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. I wondered how the author would include some elements of the old movie but she managed to do them well so they were mostly believable in our time. For example, how would one get away with kidnapping a bunch of women? But the author managed it. There were lots of nods to the original movie/play that didn’t follow exactly but were obviously there if you are familiar with the story. And actually the problems I had with the book are the exact problems I have with the movie/play so the author did an excellent job of incorporating it all into her retelling.
This is very obviously Christian lit.
Violence: a little
*I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley and voluntarily chose to review it.
This was a fun, lighthearted romance based on the movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers! If you did not like the movie (or have never seen it), or have a hard time with fast marriages and insta love, then this book may not be for you. Having seen the movie many times and loved it, I appreciated how the author adapted the movie storyline into a contemporary setting in a creative way.