Genre: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, Christian
Publication Date: November 3, 2015
Number of pages: 336
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.
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.
Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win which garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. She’s been writing—and selling—ever since. Cindy has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Publishers Weekly best seller. Cindy has served on the Board of Directors of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) since 2007. In November 2014, she began serving as President of the 10,000+ member organization. She’s a frequent speaker at not only the national RWA conferences, but large regional writing conferences. She has also presented at smaller retreats and conferences across the country. She lives on an acreage in Nebraska with her high school sweetheart husband of too-many-years-to-count and their three “boys” (a shih tzu, a blue heeler and a dorkie). Their daughter lives close by with her wonderful husband and their two little girls.
Cheryl Wyatt writes romance with virtue. She’s a USA Today bestselling author and has earned RT Top Picks, spots #1 and #4 on her debut publisher’s Top 10 Most-Blogged-About-Books list, Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence final, and other awards. Cheryl loves readers!
Cindy Kirk’s style of writing is a mixture of charm and humor. There were many phrases that made me smile in pleasure because I use the same ones! She pulled me into Harbor Creek and the characters that resided there.
Hope and John’s story had a theme of letting fear go and stepping out on faith. There was a moment in the story where I did a double take. I don’t want to list any spoilers, so I won’t go into detail. But, I had to reread a passage to confirm what I thought I had read. It jarred me for a few pages, but soon I fell back into the story. I also loved the side characters, Amity and Dan. Hopefully Ms. Kirk will share their story as well.
Overall, it was a sweet read that transported you into another area of the world.
Review for A Brush With Love:
Ginger Winters is scarred. Marked for life by a trailer fire, her scarred skin forces her to retreat from the world. Her relationship with new pastor Tom Wells Jr. starts as a way for her to believe God’s truth. But, she has trouble believing God cares because her scars are visible for all to see.
Yet isn’t that what all sinners believe? That the world can see our scars? Our sins?
Tom’s grandfather encourages him to believe in what God says, not what others would say. If we could keep our eyes on the Lord, then we could live life abundantly in the grace of His love.
Rachel Hauck touches the heart deep with A Brush With Love. This read had me reaching for tissues and patting my heart at the beauty of it all.
Review for Serving up a Sweetheart:
Meadow Larson is in need of help, only it seems to have arrived in the way of her arch-nemesis, Colin McGrath. Meadow is a caterer and the novella is filled with food-themed phrases. Ms. Wyatt’s novella is a logophile’s delight.
Meadow has to learn to forgive and to let the Lord give her wisdom regarding her emotions and trust. Oddly enough, Colin has a similar battle, never sure his emotions are leading him in the right direction. There tale is a common one, but Ms. Wyatt’s writing style makes the novella a sweet way to pass in time.
*I give this 4 out of 5 stars!
*I received a free copy of the book for review via SLB tours. The reviews are my honest opinion.
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