Note: This ARC was provided by Sourcebooks Casablanca in exchange for an honest review.
Left at the Altar is a historical romantic comedy novel written by author Margaret Brownley and is the first book in her new A Match Made in Texas series from Sourcebooks Casablanca. The Lockwoods and the Farrells are two feuding families in the town of Two-Time, Texas, but these rival jewelers are prepared to set it all aside when Meg Lockwood and Tommy Farrell wed. But then Meg gets left at the altar, no thanks to Tommy's last minute decision to see the world and maybe wait a year or two. A lawsuit for breach of promise is filed and easterner Grant Garrison is hired to defend Tommy. However, Grant finds himself not only distracted by the fiery and beautiful jilted bride but seriously charmed by her, inside and out. But with a town that seems insistent on keeping the two of them apart, will Meg and Grant find their own happily-ever-after or are will they both remain on opposite sides?
This was my first Margaret Brownley book and if memory serves me correctly, this is also the first time I've read a lighthearted historical Western romance. Go figure. But Meg Lockwood and Grant Garrison were indeed a pair that were easily likable and Meg deserves props for being independent and refusing to be seen as a victim in the whole jilting affair. Grant was a really good guy who did his job well but also recognized the difference between what was right and wrong. This had a unique angle on the subject of time and how different it was back in that era. We take time and the ability to tell time for granted nowadays, what with the conveniences of both analog and digital time pieces, watches, and clocks plus other devices. This was a book that me smile while also giving me something to ponder, and for that I appreciate it more. Left at the Altar was a good series starter and gets four out of five stars. ♥
Date Read: 19 November 2016
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