A January Bride, from the Year of Wedding Novellas series, is the latest novella by Deborah Raney . This is a fun short story that tells the tale of Madeleine Houser, a successful author who is having trouble meeting a deadline on her latest novel. She has no idea what she will find, when she simply goes looking for a quiet place to write!
Madeleine has recently moved to Kansas from New York to be near her ailing mother. When her home becomes over-crowded with contractors, trying to update her house; she must find a place to escape and finish her latest novel. Her elderly neighbor and new friend, Ginny, suggests a local bed & breakfast.
Madeleine problems are solved as she ventures into this quiet spot to gather her thoughts and put them to paper. She thinks the B&B is owned by an elderly professor, Arthur Tyler, whom she daily communicates with by hand-written notes. Madeleine's world is turned upside-down when she learns that Arthur is really a young, handsome widower!
This tale has a fun ending as Madeleine finds love where she least expected it!