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A modern retelling of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Camille Kelly is in real danger of becoming an old maid—at least by Cherish, Montana, standards. She has all but given up on finding Mr. Right—until her broken laptop leads her to Aiden Peterson, a tall, dark, and handsome computer genius. Camille would never have believed her magic moment was right around the corner, b A modern retelling of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Camille Kelly is in real danger of becoming an old maid—at least by Cherish, Montana, standards. She has all but given up on finding Mr. Right—until her broken laptop leads her to Aiden Peterson, a tall, dark, and handsome computer genius. Camille would never have believed her magic moment was right around the corner, but after two whirlwind weeks, she has a ring on her finger and has happily ever after in sight. However, she soon discovers Aiden is part of a daunting package deal . . . As the eldest of seven brothers, Aiden has never had a problem living under the same roof as his rambunctious siblings. When he falls for Camille, he is confident she’ll fit right into his family’s already bursting home. He thought wrong. Aiden and Camille’s storybook romance comes to a screeching halt when she discovers her new living situation. Not willing to submit to a life mothering a bunch of grown men, Camille has only one option: she embarks on a campaign to improve her new brothers-in-law and marry them off. And what better candidates for wives than her own best friends?


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A modern retelling of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Camille Kelly is in real danger of becoming an old maid—at least by Cherish, Montana, standards. She has all but given up on finding Mr. Right—until her broken laptop leads her to Aiden Peterson, a tall, dark, and handsome computer genius. Camille would never have believed her magic moment was right around the corner, b A modern retelling of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Camille Kelly is in real danger of becoming an old maid—at least by Cherish, Montana, standards. She has all but given up on finding Mr. Right—until her broken laptop leads her to Aiden Peterson, a tall, dark, and handsome computer genius. Camille would never have believed her magic moment was right around the corner, but after two whirlwind weeks, she has a ring on her finger and has happily ever after in sight. However, she soon discovers Aiden is part of a daunting package deal . . . As the eldest of seven brothers, Aiden has never had a problem living under the same roof as his rambunctious siblings. When he falls for Camille, he is confident she’ll fit right into his family’s already bursting home. He thought wrong. Aiden and Camille’s storybook romance comes to a screeching halt when she discovers her new living situation. Not willing to submit to a life mothering a bunch of grown men, Camille has only one option: she embarks on a campaign to improve her new brothers-in-law and marry them off. And what better candidates for wives than her own best friends?

30 review for Brides & Brothers

  1. 5 out of 5

    Christy

    3.5 stars 

Brides & Brothers was such a fun and sweet read! I’ve always loved the musical ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’ and I was excited to see a modern day retelling. Aiden and Camille meet and fall for each other quickly. They get married right away and Camille moves in to Aiden’s home. She’s nervous and excited, but what she doesn’t expect is that Aiden’s six younger brothers also live with him. Ever since his parents died, Aiden has taken care of them, and even though they’re all in th 3.5 stars 

Brides & Brothers was such a fun and sweet read! I’ve always loved the musical ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’ and I was excited to see a modern day retelling. Aiden and Camille meet and fall for each other quickly. They get married right away and Camille moves in to Aiden’s home. She’s nervous and excited, but what she doesn’t expect is that Aiden’s six younger brothers also live with him. Ever since his parents died, Aiden has taken care of them, and even though they’re all in their twenties now, they are all single and all live at home. Camille comes up with a great plan… she’ll set up all the brothers with some of her friends and maybe then they’ll fly the coop. This goes really bad, but also really well. It depends on what part of the book you’re on. The only thing that really bugged me about this one is that Aiden was around the first 30% and the last 20% but he was pretty much gone half the book. It’s hard to focus on the romance when he was on a work trip for weeks and not in the book at all. Aside from that, I really enjoyed this one and will definitely check out more from this author!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Traci Abramson

    Brides and Brothers is a delightful romance filled with family, fun, and faith. You don’t want to miss this one. This book was like watching a movie, right down to the swoon-worthy romances, the dirty dishes in the sink, and the socks on the floor. Well-written characters who are the reader’s best friends by the end of the story. You root for their successes and ache for their failures. Truly a delightful read.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Tejomai (bible_and_books)

    Oh oh!! Ever heard Adorable Hallmarkness ( yeah, I created that word 🤣)in a book!! I'm definitely gonna define this book as THAT!! It's got everything you name from that sweetest innocent moments to laugh of loud cranky jokes, family values and fun , faith , matchmaking, icecream , dating struggles of 7 single bachelor men!! ( Can't go wrong there 😂) and a sassy , matchmaking sister-in-heart-law 💕 This book here y'all promises to give you a belly laugh and swoon moments with plenty of aww.. 😁💫 A per Oh oh!! Ever heard Adorable Hallmarkness ( yeah, I created that word 🤣)in a book!! I'm definitely gonna define this book as THAT!! It's got everything you name from that sweetest innocent moments to laugh of loud cranky jokes, family values and fun , faith , matchmaking, icecream , dating struggles of 7 single bachelor men!! ( Can't go wrong there 😂) and a sassy , matchmaking sister-in-heart-law 💕 This book here y'all promises to give you a belly laugh and swoon moments with plenty of aww.. 😁💫 A perfect pick me up romcom , settle on to a comfortable position and this book ..this is better than Hallmark 😉 Go, preorder your copies guys It's releasing in September 1st You don't wanna miss out this one! ----- "YOU'RE PLAYING MATCHMAKER, AREN'T YOU?" “MAYBE." CAMILLE TOOK A SEAT NEXT TO AIDEN. "MORE LIKE SEEING IF THERE IS POTENTIAL." "WHICH BROTHER IS GOING TO BE THE PROJECT?" "All of them." - Brides and brothers by @authorannekawalker Content: clean romance

  4. 4 out of 5

    Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)

    This retelling of the classic film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is as entertaining as the movie! Insta-love, disillusionment, family bonds, and a hefty dose of matchmaking brought the original story to the contemporary version, which added more depth with some backstory, challenges, and faith elements. With so many characters I didn't really connect emotionally with any of them, but it was fun to read about the them as they learned about relationships and what makes them overcome the inevitab This retelling of the classic film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is as entertaining as the movie! Insta-love, disillusionment, family bonds, and a hefty dose of matchmaking brought the original story to the contemporary version, which added more depth with some backstory, challenges, and faith elements. With so many characters I didn't really connect emotionally with any of them, but it was fun to read about the them as they learned about relationships and what makes them overcome the inevitable trials and become stronger. A must-read for fans of the movie and contemporary sweet romance! Disclosure statement: A complimentary copy of this book was provided from a tour group, publisher, publicist, or author, including NetGalley, OR was borrowed from the library, including OverDrive, OR borrowed from Kindle Unlimited, OR purchased. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are unbiased and my own.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Aimee (Getting Your Read On)

    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is one of my all time favorite musicals. I love it so much. My anticipation for this book was strong because has anyone attempted this before? If they have, I don't know about it. I wondered how the author was going to pull of a storyline like this in a modern setting. I think the concept of this is a fun one. I loved all the nods to the original story throughout the book. It helped me feel like that story was modern and all it's own, but still similar enough to th Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is one of my all time favorite musicals. I love it so much. My anticipation for this book was strong because has anyone attempted this before? If they have, I don't know about it. I wondered how the author was going to pull of a storyline like this in a modern setting. I think the concept of this is a fun one. I loved all the nods to the original story throughout the book. It helped me feel like that story was modern and all it's own, but still similar enough to the original that kept that nostalgic feel. I think overall, the story progressed slowly which seems weird to say given all the characters and interactions in this book. Because there were so many characters, it was really hard to connect emotionally to anyone. I felt like the characters remained on the surface level- even the two main characters, Aiden and Camille. It took me a bit to get through this book because my investment level was just not there. So yeah, not my favorite book but a fun idea. Content: kissing, some talk of God and praying - I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Abby

    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers has always been one of my favorite "guilty pleasure" musicals. It has its problems, but it's still a fun story with catchy music and some of the best dance sequences ever put to film. So when I heard that there was a modern retelling releasing this year, I knew I HAD to read it. And I'm so glad I did! What a lovely, heartwarming, laugh-out-loud story. If you're in the market for a romantic comedy that's going to give you all the feels, look no further. Sure, parts Seven Brides for Seven Brothers has always been one of my favorite "guilty pleasure" musicals. It has its problems, but it's still a fun story with catchy music and some of the best dance sequences ever put to film. So when I heard that there was a modern retelling releasing this year, I knew I HAD to read it. And I'm so glad I did! What a lovely, heartwarming, laugh-out-loud story. If you're in the market for a romantic comedy that's going to give you all the feels, look no further. Sure, parts of it will give you second-hand embarrassment (I actually slapped my hand to my forehead with a quiet "noooo" a couple of times, lol!), but would it be a proper rom-com if it didn't? Camille and Aiden were just... so cute. As the story went on, each of the brothers developed their own personalities, and I love that we got to know them as Camille did. There were so many perfect little references to the movie that made me smile. It was a great time. Overall, perhaps not the best book I've ever read, but one that I'm glad I read, and I can totally see myself returning to if I need a smile on a bad day. Four stars from me! **I received a copy of this book from Netgalley. A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.**

  7. 5 out of 5

    Anna

    This book!!! I thought the premise was interesting, as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is such a quirky musical with an ... interesting premise. 😂 So a modern retelling just sounded like so much fun! • First off, having a cast of fourteen distinct characters might deter some people, but Anneka NAILED IT. I was never once confused by who was who, or who liked who. All the Peterson boys were swoon worthy but not without faults. The girls of 206 were fun and fresh and although the story was told thro This book!!! I thought the premise was interesting, as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is such a quirky musical with an ... interesting premise. 😂 So a modern retelling just sounded like so much fun! • First off, having a cast of fourteen distinct characters might deter some people, but Anneka NAILED IT. I was never once confused by who was who, or who liked who. All the Peterson boys were swoon worthy but not without faults. The girls of 206 were fun and fresh and although the story was told through big brother Aiden’s and his girl Camille’s POV, you got to see hints of the romance with all the brothers. • Parts could come off as a little cliche or cringe, but overall, I devoured this book. #bingeread for sure! I’d recommend this sweet story to anyone looking for a fun, light read that still has a powerful message about sticking to relationships (especially marriage) through the ups and downs life throws. • Five stars 🌟 Ages 16 & up *I was given an arc of this book from NetGalley for my honest review. All opinions given our my own*

  8. 5 out of 5

    Brittany

    This was a fun retelling of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. I haven’t seen the musical since I was a child, yet from what I remember of it, the author was able to pull together a good contemporary take on the story. Of course, you will need to just relax and suspend reality a little bit and have fun reading this tale of a new bride surrounded by a houseful of grown men, the brothers of her groom. I really liked that Camille and Aiden fell in love. Yes, it was fast. But it was real and not simply This was a fun retelling of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. I haven’t seen the musical since I was a child, yet from what I remember of it, the author was able to pull together a good contemporary take on the story. Of course, you will need to just relax and suspend reality a little bit and have fun reading this tale of a new bride surrounded by a houseful of grown men, the brothers of her groom. I really liked that Camille and Aiden fell in love. Yes, it was fast. But it was real and not simply a marriage of convenience. I enjoyed seeing them the first month of their marriage, as they acclimated to being husband and wife with a houseful of men around. I think Camille did a great job of being kind and caring to Aiden’s brothers. Yes, she came up with a matchmaking scheme to hopefully move the men into the next stage of their lives with the aim of the brothers moving out of their house to start their own lives, but it was all done in a loving manner. Aiden and Camille had some trials to overcome and Aiden had to learn how to prioritize his wife’s needs above his brothers’ needs. There were growing pains, a time they had to be apart for Aiden’s work, and enough angst to make their reunion worthwhile. I enjoyed this fun story. I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own. You can read this review on my blog: https://brittreadsfiction.wordpress.c...

  9. 4 out of 5

    Julie Carpenter

    Ever since I was a little girl and first heard my family talking about the musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, I was intrigued. Then I was quickly hooked when the movie was brought home and we sat down to watch it. I couldn't get enough! I watched it over and over and over again. It is still a favorite. I quote lines from it regularly to my family. I've watched the live production a couple times and I've sung the songs hundreds and hundreds of times. I can't help myself...I love it! You can Ever since I was a little girl and first heard my family talking about the musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, I was intrigued. Then I was quickly hooked when the movie was brought home and we sat down to watch it. I couldn't get enough! I watched it over and over and over again. It is still a favorite. I quote lines from it regularly to my family. I've watched the live production a couple times and I've sung the songs hundreds and hundreds of times. I can't help myself...I love it! You can probably imagine my excitement upon seeing this book and realizing it was a contemporary retelling of my cherished musical. If you can't imagine my excitement, I'll tell you that it was pretty high! The story turned out to be very charming and delightful. I was constantly thinking back to the musical and movie and thinking of what scene was coming next (yes I have it memorized). It was fun to see how Anneka Walker created her characters and scenarios to this story. If you haven't had the chance to see Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, no worries, you can still read and enjoy this fun book and all of the ups and downs and comical moments, as well as all of the sweet romance throughout the book. Camille definitely has her hands full with this household of brothers. But I loved watching her relationship with each of Aiden's brother's develop and grow. And I really liked watching her friends/roommates and the relationships she had with them. There are a lot of characters to keep track of. But I thought the author did a good job of writing all of these characters together and creating them in a way to make them memorable. There were some moments where I laughed out loud. Some moments where I cringed. Some moments where I teared up. And several moments where I sighed and smiled with Camille and Aiden's sweet love story as well as all of the matchmaking going on all around them. I listened to some of the audiobook as well and enjoyed the narrator a lot. I received a copy from the publisher, Covenant Communications, via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions in the review are my own. Happy Reading!!!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Monzon

    Cute take on the classic movie. It was fun to track along with the similarities but also experience a new story. Knowing what’s going to happen but waiting to soon just *how* it happens.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    This is a sweet little retelling of the movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. I Love that story line, I own the movie and watch it often. I had Super high hopes for this book and was disappointed it didn't live up to my dream so maybe I am to blame for the 2 stars. This book had A Lot going on and the romance between the 2 main characters was really just lost in it all. I just didn't feel them falling in love. All the other characters were not fleshed out well and I really felt like the only ch This is a sweet little retelling of the movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. I Love that story line, I own the movie and watch it often. I had Super high hopes for this book and was disappointed it didn't live up to my dream so maybe I am to blame for the 2 stars. This book had A Lot going on and the romance between the 2 main characters was really just lost in it all. I just didn't feel them falling in love. All the other characters were not fleshed out well and I really felt like the only character I knew was her and she was a bit of a mess. There was so fun moments and the story idea was a good one but the execution needed some help.

  12. 4 out of 5

    InD'tale Magazine

    Rating: 3.5/5.0 A modern and quirky retelling of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” “Brides and Brothers” will leave a smile on reader’s faces as they get drawn into the Peterson family and all of the antics seven brothers – and seven single girls - can get up to. Read full review in the 2021 September issue of InD'tale Magazine. Rating: 3.5/5.0 A modern and quirky retelling of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” “Brides and Brothers” will leave a smile on reader’s faces as they get drawn into the Peterson family and all of the antics seven brothers – and seven single girls - can get up to. Read full review in the 2021 September issue of InD'tale Magazine.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Melissa’s Bookshelf

    Well, “bless my beautiful hide,” I loved this book! As someone who enjoyed Seven Brides for Seven Brothers growing up and even played the part of Ruth in a local production of it when I was in high school, I was excited to read a modern adaptation of the beloved musical. The author does a fabulous job of paying faithful tribute to the musical while creating a unique modern version of the story. Set in a small town in Montana, Camille “Millie” Kelly is in a sticky situation where she’s at risk of Well, “bless my beautiful hide,” I loved this book! As someone who enjoyed Seven Brides for Seven Brothers growing up and even played the part of Ruth in a local production of it when I was in high school, I was excited to read a modern adaptation of the beloved musical. The author does a fabulous job of paying faithful tribute to the musical while creating a unique modern version of the story. Set in a small town in Montana, Camille “Millie” Kelly is in a sticky situation where she’s at risk of losing her apartment, and her laptop is broken. When her sister gives her Aiden’s phone number (the brother of the guy she’s been dating) as someone who can work miracles with her laptop, Millie decides to give him a call. What follows is a whirlwind courtship that ends up with Millie and Aiden getting married just a few weeks later. Aiden neglects to tell her that he has six younger brothers that live with him and none of them are in any hurry to move out on their own. It’s a funny, touching, and at times heart-rending story. While the musical is sometimes silly and lighthearted, this book has some added depth. This is a Christian romance and the characters deal with issues of faith, a parent who is dismissive and unsupportive, and learning how to live with complete strangers. The two main characters also have to work through issues of trust, communication, separation through work, and building a marriage when they barely know each other. One of my favorite quotes was: “Marriage was more than just living side by side; it was about overcoming difficulties, keeping promises, and striving harder to be what the other person needed. A good marriage wasn’t a matter of chance but a summation of everything both spouses put into it.” Like the musical, there are six other women for six other brothers. These couples are quite the combo. The brothers are very much like the brothers in the musical complete with dirty laundry scattered throughout the house, dirty dishes strewn about, and no clue how to really deal with women. With Millie trying to matchmake, there are plenty of misunderstandings, jealousies, and crazy situations as she tries to marry off the brothers to her friends. My only criticism is that I felt like the romances between the brothers and Millie’s friends were rushed. I realize the author was staying faithful to the original story, but I feel like she could turn many of these romances into sequel novels taking one or two of the brothers’ stories at a time and really fleshing them out. This is a fun, enjoyable, quick read that true musical fans of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers will love. I received a copy of this book through NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to give a positive review and all opinions are my own.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Emily Flynn

    I love the movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers so I was anxious about this adaptation. I had no reason to worry. It remained true to the idea of the movie while being a wholly modern romantic comedy with all the right elements. It was most definitely a Christian fiction with its themes of faith and turning to God. It was light-hearted in spots and serious when it needed to be without taking itself too seriously. I appreciated the author's attention to the details like the alphabetization of th I love the movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers so I was anxious about this adaptation. I had no reason to worry. It remained true to the idea of the movie while being a wholly modern romantic comedy with all the right elements. It was most definitely a Christian fiction with its themes of faith and turning to God. It was light-hearted in spots and serious when it needed to be without taking itself too seriously. I appreciated the author's attention to the details like the alphabetization of the guys names without sticking to the originals. I also caught the same detail on the first letter of the ladies names and who they ended up with. That is a detail I did not expect, but was very happy to see. I am a person that loves a good tribute to a favorite story, but they have to be done right and this one was definitely done right. This was a perfect romantic escape. I received an early copy from the publisher through NetGalley and this is my honest review.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Kokes

    Summary: When Camille Kelly and Aiden Peterson are reunited as adults, their teen crush turns into something more serious-fast. Within a few weeks, they’re married. But Aiden might have forgotten to tell his new bride a few things. Like he has six brothers, and they all still live at home. What is Camille to do but play a little match-making and hook her new brothers-in-law up with her best friends? Nothing could go wrong……or could it? My Thoughts: Although I liked the premise of this book, I did no Summary: When Camille Kelly and Aiden Peterson are reunited as adults, their teen crush turns into something more serious-fast. Within a few weeks, they’re married. But Aiden might have forgotten to tell his new bride a few things. Like he has six brothers, and they all still live at home. What is Camille to do but play a little match-making and hook her new brothers-in-law up with her best friends? Nothing could go wrong……or could it? My Thoughts: Although I liked the premise of this book, I did not enjoy the actual book. I did really like the relationships that Camille develops with her brothers-in-law-that part was fun and well-done. However, for a romance, this book was missing a lot. First, Aiden comes off as a terribly selfish child. He leaves Camille to handle everything, can’t handle tears, and runs off after the first sign of conflict. Not very swoon-worthy. And, Camille’s friends are very childish as well. They fight back dirty when things don’t go their way, and their pranks lead to some serious trouble. Camille’s mother is a real piece of work, but when she shows Camille even the teeniest bit of love, Camille somehow gets over all her past pain in their relationship. In fact, even with all the struggles and pain in this book-everyone lives happily ever after. I do understand this book is modeled after the movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, which is a bit on the silly side of things plot-wise, but I felt that plot didn’t translate very well into a modern story-especially when the characters did such mean things to each other. I might be just reading too much into this book, and should take it for what it is-a modern re-telling of the movie. But I came away feeling sorry for Camille, and wondering how everyone else’s relationships could possibly last when no one seemed to learn from their mistakes in a way not to repeat them in the future. If you really love the movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and you don’t maybe take things as seriously as me and can just go along with everything that happens, you will probably enjoy this book. For me, it was not a favorite. I would like to thank Covenant Communications for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my review. Thank you.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    Cute retelling of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Strong Hallmark vibes with mostly likable characters and easy to read storytelling. I would categorize this as Christian fiction, which does make for a very clean read. Throughout the book many of the characters are described as being deeply religious and they frequently talk about their faith. That in itself didn’t bother me. What did bother me is that those very same characters kept making very immature, naive and (at times) selfish decisions. Cute retelling of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Strong Hallmark vibes with mostly likable characters and easy to read storytelling. I would categorize this as Christian fiction, which does make for a very clean read. Throughout the book many of the characters are described as being deeply religious and they frequently talk about their faith. That in itself didn’t bother me. What did bother me is that those very same characters kept making very immature, naive and (at times) selfish decisions. Also, in a brief scene towards the end of the book an elderly women from their church harshly assumes that someone got pregnant before marriage and is pretty mean about it. Overall, it didn’t paint the best impression of devout Christians. That being said, I still enjoyed aspects of this novel and look forward to trying some of the authors historical romances. I would recommend this to someone who likes ‘Sevens Brides’, rom-coms and Christian fiction. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me a digital ARC.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ebos Aifuobhokhan

    First of the author I am reading and it wasn't a disappointment. The cover drew me to the book but the story was captivating. A beautiful retelling of a classic tale and the author did a good job with the contemporary twist. Heartwarming, sweet, funny, filled with a lot of love. I received a copy of this book and this is my honest opinion. First of the author I am reading and it wasn't a disappointment. The cover drew me to the book but the story was captivating. A beautiful retelling of a classic tale and the author did a good job with the contemporary twist. Heartwarming, sweet, funny, filled with a lot of love. I received a copy of this book and this is my honest opinion.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kailey

    This one was pretty good. I hadn’t seen the movie that this is based off of, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying it. It was light hearted and funny. The story moved at a pretty quick pace. I could see myself reading this one again in the future. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Holly Bleggi

    I loved this modern take on the movie “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”. I loved the matchmaking that was going on and the ups and downs in each of the relationships. I loved how awkward the characters were at times as they tried to understand what the other person needed. I loved seeing the love grow between each of the brothers and that these characters were relatable. This was a really fun book and I loved the storyline. I highly recommend reading this book especially if you loved the movie “ I loved this modern take on the movie “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”. I loved the matchmaking that was going on and the ups and downs in each of the relationships. I loved how awkward the characters were at times as they tried to understand what the other person needed. I loved seeing the love grow between each of the brothers and that these characters were relatable. This was a really fun book and I loved the storyline. I highly recommend reading this book especially if you loved the movie “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”. I received a complimentary book from publishers, publicists, and or authors.  A review was not required and all opinions and ideas expressed are my own.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lisa (Bookworm Lisa)

    Where there is a will there is a way? That is a question that comes to mind with this book. Aiden is determined to marry in a short three months before his 30th birthday. Camille needs to find a place that is not living on campus also in a short period of time. Fortunately, they meet and are immediately attracted. Now what to do about all the brothers who live with him? I found the writing style to be light and fun. Anneka R. Walker had me smiling with the overall tone of the book. Let's forget a Where there is a will there is a way? That is a question that comes to mind with this book. Aiden is determined to marry in a short three months before his 30th birthday. Camille needs to find a place that is not living on campus also in a short period of time. Fortunately, they meet and are immediately attracted. Now what to do about all the brothers who live with him? I found the writing style to be light and fun. Anneka R. Walker had me smiling with the overall tone of the book. Let's forget about the cute characters, handsome young men, flirting, and banter. Those things just add to the way that she wrote the book. It held a great appeal for me. Ok, really it is the whole package that makes the book fun to read. I really do like the other aspects listed above. This book contains not just one romance, it includes the brothers. It's a several for the price of one deal. If you like a fun story, embarrassing moments, and a bit of romance you should give this book a try.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Keira S

    A sweet, clean romance. What did I like? - Family Structure. Creating over 14 characters and trying to give justice does not seem like an easy task but the author excelled. They all seemed distinct enough, especially the brothers with their characteristics and physical attributions. - Clean romance. I live for clean romance. - Siblings supporting one another and looking after their best interests. - Friends lifting each other up. - Thought it was pretty clever to name all the brothers in ascendin A sweet, clean romance. What did I like? - Family Structure. Creating over 14 characters and trying to give justice does not seem like an easy task but the author excelled. They all seemed distinct enough, especially the brothers with their characteristics and physical attributions. - Clean romance. I live for clean romance. - Siblings supporting one another and looking after their best interests. - Friends lifting each other up. - Thought it was pretty clever to name all the brothers in ascending order of the alphabet. A,B,C,D,E,F,G. (Helped me remember their order that way tbh.) - Religious aspect to a certain point. (Read below.) - It was cute that the author named Camille after her best friend. A sweet gesture. - B's jokes. What could've been better? What I didn't like? - The religious part had been too much. It didn't feel right after a point. I was rooting for it through the first half of the book. After a point, I found myself sighing. (view spoiler)[ What was it with the bible reference and Aiden's kidnapping plan?????? (hide spoiler)] - I commend the author for the creation and narration of all these characters but it still didn't feel enough. Of course, that is the risk of working with so many characters at the same time. Some might be sidelined and others with the excessive spotlight even if the MC were A and Camille. - Characters not taking enough control of their lives? Camille trying to be manipulative/matchmaker and it all somehow just works? Miscellaneous Rambles. - Camille kept saying she lived with "7 men". G was away, it should've been 6. And then so was A. -A and Camille's relationship felt awkward at times including the dialogues. -Same with Camille and her mother. I am still trying to process how they JUST made up. -Some light on G's personality would've been nice. Overall, it's a sweet book. I did like reading it. Thank you, NetGalley and the Publisher for the complimentary ARC. All thoughts are of my own. Blog: https://periwinklepens.wordpress.com/...

  22. 5 out of 5

    Meredith

    - I've never seen 7 Brides for 7 Brothers so this will be my first exposure! - I like the alphabetical names - I enjoy the writing style. - I like that hes a computer guy and he's swoony. I'm married to a pretty swoony computer guy, myself. - the bathroom cleaner 🤣 so funny! Why not just tell her you cut the grass? - I'm pretty sure I'm going to get this one in paperback - how did she not meet the brothers first? That's so weird - "Do you need to go to the hospital?" when she was crying 🤣🤣 - ice cream n - I've never seen 7 Brides for 7 Brothers so this will be my first exposure! - I like the alphabetical names - I enjoy the writing style. - I like that hes a computer guy and he's swoony. I'm married to a pretty swoony computer guy, myself. - the bathroom cleaner 🤣 so funny! Why not just tell her you cut the grass? - I'm pretty sure I'm going to get this one in paperback - how did she not meet the brothers first? That's so weird - "Do you need to go to the hospital?" when she was crying 🤣🤣 - ice cream night 👌 - the lack of Snow White jokes is really a missed opportunity - I love her relationship with the roommates and her BIL - such a good plan. I see no flaws. 🙄🤣 - cute, good ending - I love HEA! I liked this one because it wasn't all smooth sailing and huge storms. There were little realistic issues that they had to figure out. It felt real.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Rose (Adventurous Bookworm)

    This was such a fun book. I had never read a retelling of the story before and I was very interested. Add to the fact that I have heard glowing things about Brides & Brothers. While this story was quite unrealistic, I found myself grinning throughout the books and trying not to laugh at some of the situations Camille landed up in. The one thing that really bugged me was the brothers. They are nearly all in their 20s and couldn't do their laundry. It seemed like Camille was in over her head trying This was such a fun book. I had never read a retelling of the story before and I was very interested. Add to the fact that I have heard glowing things about Brides & Brothers. While this story was quite unrealistic, I found myself grinning throughout the books and trying not to laugh at some of the situations Camille landed up in. The one thing that really bugged me was the brothers. They are nearly all in their 20s and couldn't do their laundry. It seemed like Camille was in over her head trying to clean up their messes all day every day. I really wish that Aiden came around sooner. It seemed like he was hardly in the book at all, and I really couldn't see their love. All this to say that this was a fun book sure to make you laugh. 3.5 Stars *I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All thoughts are my own and a positive review was not required.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Dee/ bookworm

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book to me was a modern day replica of the movie, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. There were a ton of similarities, and some differences. I noticed in reading that the characters felt a connections, but as a reader you didn't feel it. I think the author tried to bridge the gap with their backstory, but to me it felt forced. How did they not even know each others whole name? I noticed too that Aiden seemed absent for most of the book, he had no major part in it. I felt more of connection wi This book to me was a modern day replica of the movie, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. There were a ton of similarities, and some differences. I noticed in reading that the characters felt a connections, but as a reader you didn't feel it. I think the author tried to bridge the gap with their backstory, but to me it felt forced. How did they not even know each others whole name? I noticed too that Aiden seemed absent for most of the book, he had no major part in it. I felt more of connection with some of the brothers, who did a better job being attentive to his wife. I really wanted to like this book, but with the 'kidnapping' and silly pranks... it left me not sure how I felt about it. I received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jaycee Weaver

    Totally adored this retelling of one of my favorite classic musicals. All of the essential elements and favorite movie moments that made the original so perfect and timeless were seamlessly woven into a contemporary version that was fun, witty, clever, romantic, and adorable. I’m not a huge re-reader, but I can already tell this is one that I would happily pick back up again. Predictable? Sure, but only because I’ve seen Seven Brides for Seven Brothers about a hundred times. This was a refreshin Totally adored this retelling of one of my favorite classic musicals. All of the essential elements and favorite movie moments that made the original so perfect and timeless were seamlessly woven into a contemporary version that was fun, witty, clever, romantic, and adorable. I’m not a huge re-reader, but I can already tell this is one that I would happily pick back up again. Predictable? Sure, but only because I’ve seen Seven Brides for Seven Brothers about a hundred times. This was a refreshing modernization and I loved every word. My first book from Anneka R, Walker, this won’t be my last!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    Do you like musicals? Do you enjoy reading retellings of classic stories? Do you like a good contemporary romance? Then this book may be for you. I grew up watching classic old musicals, including 7 Brides for 7 Brothers. We always loved singing the music and watching the couples fall in love. I have many fond memories of watching this movie with a big bowl of buttered popcorn and the entire family singing along with our favorite songs. So I was excited when I saw that Anneka Walker was releasing Do you like musicals? Do you enjoy reading retellings of classic stories? Do you like a good contemporary romance? Then this book may be for you. I grew up watching classic old musicals, including 7 Brides for 7 Brothers. We always loved singing the music and watching the couples fall in love. I have many fond memories of watching this movie with a big bowl of buttered popcorn and the entire family singing along with our favorite songs. So I was excited when I saw that Anneka Walker was releasing a retelling of this old musical and couldn’t wait to see how she did it (I was especially curious how she’d pull it off without being creepy; iykyk). I liked how well Anneka was able to follow the story of the musical with this book. I think because I was so familiar with the musical I got a lot of enjoyment out of catching the similarities. So many things were fun: Camille loves to cook: there are seven brothers, whose names are in alphabetical order by age (see names list below); the quick courtships; all the brothers still live and work at home; the girls give the brothers a run for their money; Camille goes into the situation blind (but thankfully more excited than Millie did in the musical). A few things are still a bit far-fetched: all seven adult brothers still living at home and apparently not interested in independence; that they are all okay with Camille doing their laundry (um, no); the super fast courtships (though I admit I technically had a fast courtship and I loved a college town where fast was the norm; so while far-fetched to some, I’m letting this one slide); the falling out between Aiden and Camille that takes weeks to resolve. Aiden drove me crazy and I wanted to shake him a few times. I know he hasn’t had much experience with women but gosh he was clueless! His little tantrum at the cabin really bothered me and his distance from Camille just made me angry. (I know, it followed the musical; Adam [from the musical] made me angry, too, though Millie also told him to go away). I liked Camille okay. In some ways she seemed immature and she definitely had a lot to learn. But she did grow and learn and figured out what was right for her and what wasn’t and I liked that. Naturally I like my romances and stories to be more fleshed out, but because I went into this one thinking of the musical I was prepared for the more surface story I got. All in all it is a cute story and enjoyable, light read, which I doubtless enjoyed more because I was familiar with the musical. For reference, a list of character names: Brothers: Aiden Benson Cade Daegan Easton Flynn Grant Brides: Camille Amy Daisha Macey Raina Emma Sage Quotes I loved: “There isn’t a need to talk to girls. They talk enough for everyone.” - Benson “Love? I’m eating frozen food seven days a week. My expectations are entirely practical.” -Aiden “Yeah, I could go for dinner.” He breathed out his relief and a slow, indiscernible breath. “I thought you’d say no, and now I don’t know what to say next.” “I’m a little surprised myself. I’m usually more cautious around strangers.” “You talked about God like He was your best friend.” “ Love isn’t measured by time but by affection and commitment. People can judge us all they want, but they can’t make this decision for us.” She was married. She was loved. Was this why the colors were heightened, or was it always so beautiful? “I never say no to ice cream.” -Benson “I thought ice cream was for girls.” Aiden feigned offense. “Ice cream puts hair on a man’s chest.” “I thought that was meat.” “You were wrong. Meat is for muscles. Ice cream is for bones and hairy chests.” “Which brother is going to be the project?” “All of them.” “You’re a sugar-loaded, high-carb temptress…” -Daisha Getting married hadn’t solved Aiden‘s problems, but loving someone had given him purpose. She knew love didn’t follow predictable rules. It snuck up on people, put its hands over their eyes, and left them to guess at the answers. Love made even the rough times feel like a joyride. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 **Many thanks for the advance copy, which was offered and asked to review if desired. These are my very own thoughts.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Bookreviewgirl_xo

    ⫷ The ARC of this book was provided by NetGalley and Covenant Communications in exchange of an honest review ⫸ Aiden + Camille; Benson + Daisha; Flynn + Sage; Easton + Emma; Cade + Raina; Daegan + Macey; Grant + Amy ✔ 7 Brothers ✔ 7 Brides ✔ Matchmaker sister-in-law ✔ Insta-love ✔ Small town ✔ Dual POV [Third Person] ✔ HEA This book was way unrealistic tbh. First of all, the main couple, Aiden and Camille got married after weeks of dating. Weeks? Really? It's not even arranged marriage. Moreover, who mar ⫷ The ARC of this book was provided by NetGalley and Covenant Communications in exchange of an honest review ⫸ Aiden + Camille; Benson + Daisha; Flynn + Sage; Easton + Emma; Cade + Raina; Daegan + Macey; Grant + Amy ✔ 7 Brothers ✔ 7 Brides ✔ Matchmaker sister-in-law ✔ Insta-love ✔ Small town ✔ Dual POV [Third Person] ✔ HEA This book was way unrealistic tbh. First of all, the main couple, Aiden and Camille got married after weeks of dating. Weeks? Really? It's not even arranged marriage. Moreover, who marry someone without ever meeting that person's family? And the husband just abandoned his wife after marrying her. Just like that. I couldn't believe he tricked her into marrying him without giving her the proper knowledge about his brothers. She didn't try either. Ugh! I did feel bad for Camille when Aiden didn't even consider her feelings and invited his brothers and their girlfriends instead of spending time with his own wife. Oh, that's not all. Camille decided to marry her brother-in-laws off so that they could get their own house and leave her and her husband alone. WTF? Was she for real? I don't think she ever saw them more than some responsibility that thrown upon her rather thinking of them as the big family she wanted. She was determined on making them move away from the house. Her attitude really pissed me off. It's not their fault your husband lied to you. I really wish Camille had a sweet bond with her brother-in-laws. It would've been better if the brothers didn't meet the girls at the same time and started having feelings. One or two at a time, would've been much better. There's no connection or chemistry between any couple. None. Grant wasn't even in the book. This book was supposed to be a rom-com, right? Well, lemme break it to you. It was not a rom-com. The author, here, actually tried to pass the heavy relationship issues as simple matter. Like the relationship between Camille and her mother, Camille and Aiden etc. I think I only laughed when Camille with her friends and brother-in-laws spying on Flynn and Sage. But soon it was also ruined. Anyway, I wish it was a light and laugh out loud kinda read. But it wasn't. There's no world building. And characters? There's nothing significant about them. I didn't care about any of these characters. This book didn't have that smoothness which even make unrealistic things believable. The plot was meh. Like I said beyond unrealistic. Sigh! I really wish I enjoyed it.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Achu

    3.5 out of 5 Brides & Brothers is a wholesome romance filled with family, friends, love and faith. We follow the main characters, Camille and Aiden, who are both desperate to get married, but for completely different reasons, As a retelling of "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers", you can guess exactly how the story is going to go down. Once the first bother (Aiden) married Camille, the new sister in law ends up filling the role of a matchmaker. And let's face it, some of us do that with our friend 3.5 out of 5 Brides & Brothers is a wholesome romance filled with family, friends, love and faith. We follow the main characters, Camille and Aiden, who are both desperate to get married, but for completely different reasons, As a retelling of "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers", you can guess exactly how the story is going to go down. Once the first bother (Aiden) married Camille, the new sister in law ends up filling the role of a matchmaker. And let's face it, some of us do that with our friends as well. I truly was not prepared for the funny moments of the book, and it surpirsed me to find myself reading this book on the bus and cracking up. The whole story radiates this warm and fuzzy feeling since the first chapters. And even though there were a lot of characters and I was not really able to connect emotionally with all of them, I found that some situations were pretty relatable and that the book had a great pace to it. Since its a christian romance, there were few but meaningful mentios of God, that if you don't care about that "subject", you won't even notice. But it was a good addition to the faithful aspect of the story nonetheless. Definitely recommed the book if you are into clean romance, insta love, funny moments and great characters. Disclosure statement: An ARC of this book was provided by NetGalley. All views and opinions expressed are unbiased and my own.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Crystal (Books Are Sanity!!!)

    Camille and Aiden’s story was fun, natural, and authentic. I loved watching them fall for each other so quickly! But there are always surprises in a relationship when you fall fast. And what a surprise Camille had when she found out she would be living with Aiden’s brothers! It was a crazy situation to be in. I loved this modern take on the movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Walker made my dreams come true with this book! Each brother and their story pulled me deeper and deeper into their fa Camille and Aiden’s story was fun, natural, and authentic. I loved watching them fall for each other so quickly! But there are always surprises in a relationship when you fall fast. And what a surprise Camille had when she found out she would be living with Aiden’s brothers! It was a crazy situation to be in. I loved this modern take on the movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Walker made my dreams come true with this book! Each brother and their story pulled me deeper and deeper into their family. These handsome and kind brothers had me swooning. They are good looking, they dance, they are loyal and kind! What more could you need? Well, I honestly NEED Walker to write a book for each brother so we can see the story unfold from their perspectives! A girl can wish, right? If you want a fun, clean romance that keeps you turning the pages until the very end, then Brides & Brothers is just the book for you! I received a copy of this book for free; all thoughts and opinions are my own.

  30. 4 out of 5

    April

    I really like Seven Brides for Seven Brothers so this story that mirrors that movie/play seemed like a winner. But I just didn’t like Brides and Brothers more than 3 stars. Here’s why: Camille was a door mat. Aiden wasn’t around for much of the book. Communication between characters was a big issue. For a romance, it wasn’t very romantic. What I liked: The names of the brothers. Camille’s friends How the characters included God in their lives. The way the author managed the kidnapping scene. I appreciate I really like Seven Brides for Seven Brothers so this story that mirrors that movie/play seemed like a winner. But I just didn’t like Brides and Brothers more than 3 stars. Here’s why: Camille was a door mat. Aiden wasn’t around for much of the book. Communication between characters was a big issue. For a romance, it wasn’t very romantic. What I liked: The names of the brothers. Camille’s friends How the characters included God in their lives. The way the author managed the kidnapping scene. I appreciate the opportunity to review a pre-publication version of the book.

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