Selma Katz is a strong, funny, intelligent woman. Unfortunately, she has a less than attractive face. Fearing that his thirty-year-old daughter will never marry, Selma's father offers a substantial dowry to any man willing to save his daughter from a life of spinsterhood. Is this the opportunity of a lifetime for handsome, college drop-out Connor Sullivan? Or, is it much more than he ever bargained for?
A bit to my surprise, I absolutely adored Jac Simensen's Selma's Dowry (Sunrise Writing, 2012). This quiet, character-driven story drew me in until I almost felt like a member of the Katz family myself. Simensen has created some of the most genuine and likable characters that I have encountered in quite some time. If you enjoy a good love story, check out Selma's Dowry. I received a complimentary copy of Selma's Dowry to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. For full disclosure, see the sidebar.