Serving Up Love
A Harvey House Brides Collection
Bestselling novelist Tracie Peterson joins Karen Witemeyer, Regina Jennings, and Jen Turano in this collection of four novellas, each featuring a Harvey Girl heroine. From Kansas to Texas, the Grand Canyon to New Mexico, the stories cross the country with tales of sweet romance and entertaining history.
In Karen Witemeyer’s “More Than a Pretty Face,” a young woman works her hardest to escape poor choices from her youth. Tracie Peterson offers “A Flood of Love,” where reuniting with an old flame after more than a decade offers unexpected results. Regina Jennings’s “Intrigue a la Mode” delights with a tale of a young woman determined to help support her family, despite warnings of danger nearby. And Jen Turano’s “Grand Encounters” heads to the Grand Canyon with a tale of a society belle intent on finding a new life for herself.
“In this enjoyable and revealing four-in-one historical novella collection, four well-loved inspirational authors present satisfying tales of romance, each story featuring a young woman who works for the prestigious Harvey House, an upscale dining establishment that is franchised along the booming United States railway system. Here are tales of a second chance at love, of learning to stand up against others’ prejudices, the exposure of a railroad smuggling scheme, and revealing one’s true identity in spite of a shameful past and social ostracism.
Spanning the years 1898-1929, each woman’s journey to love is unique even as each involves themes of self-worth, honesty, character, and forgiveness. Tracie Peterson, Karen Witemeyer, Regina Jennings, and Jen Turano create colorful settings that capture the charm and challenges of historical New Mexico, Texas, Kansas, and Arizona. Each story is rich in emotional development, while the tensions between characters of different social classes makes for delightfully complex dramas of upstairs-downstairs relationships.”