All posts tagged Novella

12 Brides of Summer: Margaret Brownley

Margaret Brownley

Best-selling author Margaret Brownley contributed the Dog Days of Summer Bride to The 12 Brides of Summer Collection. Unlike the other novellas in The 12 Brides of Summer, the Dog Days of Summer Bride is not a sequel to Margaret’s 12 Brides of Christmas story. She explains why: “It’s hard for me to write sequels because when I finish […]

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12 Brides of Summer: Davalynn Spencer

Davalynn Spencer

Davalynn Spencer returns to 1886 Colorado with The Columbine Bride in The 12 Brides of Summer Collection. The Columbine Bride is a sequel to her Christmas novella and features a character who demanded his own story. “While I wrote The Snowbound Bride, I became intrigued by a secondary character, Buck, the uncle who helped raise […]

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Diana Brandmeyer: Summer Brides

Diana Brandmeyer

Diana Brandmeyer’s The Honey Bride is part of the fourth 12 Brides of Summer novella series releasing September 1. Set in the spring following Diana’s The Festive Bride, it follows the fortunes of a young couple in 1887 Trenton, Illinois. Kate’s life spirals into difficulties when her father is killed during a severe storm. She […]

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What’s a Novella and Why do Readers Like Them?

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As an author with five published novellas to her credit, I’ve been pondering the lure of a novella. Why do people like to read them? Novellas are shorter works of fiction, usually ranging between 15,000 and 30,000 words– or about 60 to 120 “standard sized” pages. While short stories, on the other hand, have ranged as […]

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Michelle Ule’s Yuletide Bride: 12 Brides of Christmas

I love the rhyme and the pun of these words: The Yuletide Bride by Michelle Ule. What could be better than that? How about a short novella story that features a young man working hard to save up the incredible sum of $70 to win the hand of his young sweetheart in 1874 Nebraska? What […]

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