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by Geralyn Dawson

Genre: Historical Romance, Western, America
Setting: Texas, 1870s


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Miss Jenny Fortune is determined to make her own way as a dressmaker in Fort Worth, Texas, and it seems she is going to be a success until everyone begins to believe the wedding dress she made for two sisters has brought them bad luck. Now not only is her credibility as a dressmaker in jeopardy, but her life in danger.

Travis McBride, owner of one of the rowdy cattle-and-outlaw town's saloons, knows that his three little girls adore "Missfortune" even though everyone else calls them the McBride Menaces. So when it looks like Jenny's in trouble and the girls decide to help her, Travis is unwittingly pulled into their schemes.

The only way Jenny can win back her clientele is to prove that the dress isn't bad luck by wearing it herself. But soon it seems that bad luck is stalking Jenny, and Travis will have to do more than protect her; he'll have to marry her. And that's just the beginning of trying to turn the bad-luck wedding dress into the good-luck wedding dress.

THE BAD LUCK WEDDING DRESS is the feel-good book of the month. The wonderfully funny, poignant romance has just the right balance of humor, sensuality and engaging characters to make it a treasure. Ms. Dawson has written a book that gives you that warm glow. SENSUAL (Apr., 400 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: Bantam

Published: April 1996

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The Bad Luck Wedding Dress

Submitted by Robin in PA on September 28, 2014 - 3:14pm.

Jenny Fortune's dress shop is in trouble when Big Jack Bailey claims the wedding dress she made his daughters caused their bad luck. Everyone started calling it "The Bad Luck Wedding Dress" and her business dried up. The only way she knows to get her business back is to wear the dress at her own wedding and make it a good luck dress. Her quickest candidate for a husband is her landlord, Trace McBride, the widowed father of three young daughters. He definitely needs some help with the girls. Around town they are known for their antics and have been nicknamed the "McBride Menaces". Trace had never paid any attention to his tenant until his daughters point out that she would make them a good mother. Trace has no intention of ever marrying again, but can't help but admit that he needs help with the girls.

Trace is a hero with a dark past. He was burned by his first wife and is not willing to give marriage another try. Of course, Jenny is the perfect woman for him, winning his trust and his love. It took me a few chapters to get into this story, but enjoyed it once it got rolling. The mischief the girls get into is fun. I can't wait to see what they do in the next book. My rating: 4.5 Stars.