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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Review: A Season to Wed

Book Description "They've helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples. Now twelve new couples will find themselves in the wedding spotlight in the second Year of Weddings novella collection. "

Love at Mistletoe Inn by Cindy Kirk Sometimes the road to happiness is paved with youthful mistakes. Ten years after what she thought was her almost-wedding, Hope Prentiss discovers that the ceremony counted-and, as fate would have it, the jilted John Burke has just ridden back into town. After spending some time with John and helping plan a Christmas wedding for a mystery couple, Hope begins to wonder if she really wants a divorce . . . or a real wedding of her own.

 A Brush with Love by Rachel Hauck Revealing the beauty in other women might be Ginger Winters's specialty-but it will take an unexpected kind of love to help Ginger see the beauty in herself. Ginger Winters will be the "beauty-maker" for the Alabama society wedding of the decade. But when high-school crush Tom Wells shows up looking for a haircut, Ginger's thinly veiled insecurities threaten to keep her from love once again . . . despite Tom's best efforts.

 Serving Up a Sweetheart by Cheryl Wyatt Meadow knows how to serve delicious food to match any wedding theme. But can she accept love when it's served up on a silver platter? Meadow Larson is having the mother of all Mondays when her roof caves in during a blizzard, right before the most important wedding contract of her career. Renovation contractor Colin McGrath offers to fix Meadow's roof, even though he knows he is the last person she would accept help from. But the more Meadow gets to know the new Colin, the more she realizes God may have something more permanent in store than a new catering kitchen."

I have read several of the Year of Weddings novellas and have enjoyed them all.  I really like the collections because novellas are a bit short for me (I enjoy a longer read) so having three of them in a collection is just perfect.  This time around, there is a bit of a different spin on the Year of Weddings.  These novellas are not just about weddings, but about the people that are involved with weddings for a living.  A Season to Wed features a caterer, a hair dresser, and wedding venue.  Each of these ladies in these three novellas have something else in common, they end up face to face with men from their high school past that didn't end well.  Each story is more than just a romance story as well.  They are stories of faith, healing, forgiveness, and restoration.

Some may say that the stories are predictable and I would have to agree on that, but who doesn't enjoy a happily ever after romance?  My favorite out of the three was A Brush With Love by Rachel Hauck.  There is just something about her style of writing that really speaks to me.  I read in her comments after the book that when she wrote the story she had enough for a full length novel, and I can believe that.  She does an amazing job of bringing her characters to life even in short stories.  I had not read anything by either of the other authors before, but I enjoyed the stories and would be interested in reading more in the future.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of A Season to Wed for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review.  I received no other compensation and all opinions are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance to FTC regulations.

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