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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Review: To Have and to Hold by Betsy St. Amant, Becky Wade and Katie Ganshert




Book Description :

"Love Takes the Cake: A September Wedding Story by Betsy St. Amant Charlotte Cantrell is always the baker; never the bride. When Will, a regular at Charlotte’s bakery, catches her attention, she can only hope that he is the reliable man this single mother has always hoped to find. The problem is that he’s regularly stopping in to buy cookies for another girl. But when Charlotte is hired to bake a host of wedding goodies for a difficult bride and finds out Will is the best man, she has the perfect opportunity to get to know him better—and find out how serious Will is about this other girl in his life.

The Perfect Arrangement: An October Wedding Story by Katie Ganshert Amelia Woods is a small-town wallflower and the proud owner of Forget-Me-Nots, a quaint flower shop. Her love life has always been a bit lackluster—until she ends up in an embarrassing fender-bender with handsome Nate Gallagher. Meanwhile, Amelia’s younger brother, William, has proposed to his girlfriend. Amelia would be excited except she has evidence that the fiancĂ©e is not who she says she is. It seems Nate is the only one available for any advice-giving, and he’s good at it—and pretty fun to talk to too. As Amelia works to craft the perfect flower arrangements for other people, she begins to wonder if real love is better than the dream. And if it is, will Nate still be interested when he learns who she is?


Love in the Details: A November Wedding Story by Becky Wade When Josh returns to his hometown of Martinsburg, Texas, to help his best friend get married, he didn’t intend to run into church wedding coordinator—and ex-girlfriend—Holly. He can’t help but pine after the girl he never got over. Holly broke up with Josh years ago in an attempt to ensure his future success. But she loved him then and still loves him now. As she helps him plan his best friend’s wedding, she longs to be with Josh but doesn’t feel worthy of his big-time lifestyle when she is more comfortable in her smalltown world. Will Josh and Holly be able to keep things as they are when their true feelings threaten to surface at every turn? "

To Have and to Hold, Three Autumn Love Stories, is the newest book in the second Year of Weddings novella collections.  These stories feature ladies that work behind the scenes to make the perfect wedding for others.  The stories do not tie to each other in any way besides the idea that each person works in the wedding industry.  If you have read other novellas by the authors you may recognize some of the characters but you do not have to read the other books in order to enjoy and appreciate these.  These are quick, light hearted reads that are predictable but have the happily ever after endings that you will enjoy reading.  Because they are novellas they do not have as much detail as you would get in a full length novel, but the authors do a good job of fitting in enough details to make you feel like you are part of the story. I loved the first Year of Weddings collection and think that looking at the perspective of people in the business adds an interesting element. 

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book 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 the FTC regulations.
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