Waterbrook Multnomah Blog Tour: The Bridegrooms by Allison Pittman

The Bridegrooms
by Allison Pittman
Copyright 2010
Multnomah Publishers
344 pages
ISBN: 978-1-60142-137-1

From the publisher:
It Only Takes an Instant for Love to Strike

Tragedy hits the Allenhouse family on a hot summer night in Ohio when a mother of four vanished. Eight-year-old Vada virtually grew up overnight and raised her three younger sisters while her father lost himself in his medical practice in the basement of their home.

Now, Vada is a grown woman, still making her home with her father and sisters. Her days are spent serving as an errand girl for Cleveland’s fledgling amateur orchestra; her evenings with Garrison Walker, her devoted, if passionless, beau.

Dizzying change occurs the day the Brooklyn Bridegrooms come to town to play the Cleveland Spiders and a line drive wallops the head of a spectator. The fan is whisked to the Allenhouse parlor, and questions swirl about the anonymous, unconscious man.

Suddenly, the subdued house is filled with visitors, from a flirtatious, would-be sports writer to the Bridegrooms’ handsome star hitter to the guilt-ridden ballplayer who should have caught the stray shot. The medical case brings Dr. Allenhouse a frustration and helplessness he hasn’t felt since his wife’s disappearance. Vada’s sisters are giddy at the bevy of possible suitors. And Vada’s life is awakened amid the super-charged atmosphere of romantic opportunity.

My Review:
Allison Pittman has done it again, The Bridegrooms is a sweet, fast paced novel of four sisters living at the turn of the century. While at times it seemed to move a little bit too fast, it was altogether enjoyable especially for a girl like me who loves sports and romance! It's not as heartwrenching as her previous "baseball" novel, Stealing Home, but this book had it's share of tender moments especially those between Vada's sister, Althea and Eli, their father's patient. The relationship between each of the Allenhouse sisters, very different but loyal to each other, reminded me of Little Women. Vada is the serious, mother hen, Hazel the suffragette, Althea the poetic mute and Lizette is the flirtatious heart breaker and together they make for an interesting story. The Bridegrooms isn't quiet a home run but is most definitely a base hit I recommend for Christian historical fiction and romance readers.

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*I received my free review copy from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers.*


  1. Hmmm....good to know. And thanks for another great reaview, Renee! I loved her Cross Roads of Grace series. Have you've done a review on Stealing Home? It sounds pretty interesting.
    Love Ya,

  2. I just started this one a little while ago... still behind!...so far, it's only okay. After reading your review, I'm thinking it must get better. Thanks! :)


  3. This one sounds really good! The cover is really eye catching too!

  4. Very nice review. This one is on my want list. :o)


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