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TBT Feature Novel: Noelle’s Christmas Wedding by Bonnie Engstrom

It’s TBT!!! Thanks for stopping by to check out today’s TBT Feature Novel, Noelle’s Christmas Wedding, by Bonnie Engstrom. 

Have you read this one? If not, don’t forget to click on the Amazon link. Enjoy and Happy Reading!

About the Book


Noelle Day finally has the courage to break off her ill-fated engagement with her volatile fiancé and cancel their Christmas wedding. It’s embarrassing, and she has to share the humiliating reason with her friends The Candy Canes. The other five girls were to be her attendants in red taffeta gowns.

When she faints and falls into the arms of Braydon Lovejoy, the now former wedding florist, Braydon is confused by her abrupt manner. Who is this beautiful woman with the sepia hair and the huge brown eyes? Is she a damsel in distress as he suspects? He prays for an opportunity to find out.

Then he backs his delivery van into her precious red car, and he’s sure she would never go out with him, especially since he was hired to deliver a huge bouquet of roses to her from a secret admirer.
Noelle isn’t sure how to respond when Bruce, the school principal, physically forces himself on her. After all, he is her boss, and she’s just a first year English teacher.
She finally accepts a lunch date with Braydon, and he takes her to Sherman Gardens in Corona del Mar where she learns he is the local rose expert. But, Noelle worries their friendship is happening too fast and calls a respite.
One of the Candy Canes has a tragic accident, and the women bond together. But Braydon, who is not sure why he is involved, becomes their anchor.
Will Braydon’s prayers heal the hurts, physically and emotionally? Will the injured Candy Cane forgive the woman who caused her accident, the woman who is related to Bruce the principal? Will Noelle ever have her California Candy Cane Christmas?

Purchase: Amazon

About the Series

Ten years ago six high school freshmen formed a swim team that became legendary. They won the state relay swim championship four years in a row. In addition to their skill and devotion to daily practicing, they prayed together and vowed to be sisters forever. Another thing that set them apart was they chose their own swimsuits making them a team within a larger team. They chose red and white diagonally striped swim suits. Thus, became known as the Candy Canes. They always will be.
So far, Noelle and Cindy have been featured in books one, Noelle’s Christmas Wedding, and two, Cindy’s Perfect Dance. The entire series takes place in Newport Beach, California making it even more fun. All the heroines have some personal or social situation to overcome, and all the couples marry in unusual and unique venues from a famous public garden to a preschool chapel.

Natalie and Candy are in Book Three, Candy’s Wild Ride. Do you ride motorcycles? Could you if a handsome guy asked you to? If you are scared, you might change your mind when you meet Bill.

Book four, Connie’s Silver Shoes, features Connie the fashion designer and her romance with Jaeda the dark skinned banker and his little dog, Jake the Miniature Pinscher. The Jakester, as the Engstroms affectionately called him, is featured on the cover. Yes, he really was Bonnie’s dog that ran with her every morning.

Almost every Candy Cane book has real people in it. The Engstrom’s daughter, son and all their grandchildren have cameo appearances in one; a family friend is the hero in another, and a local banker in another. Jill, the real wedding coordinator, is in all of them. Of course, Jake, the little dog plays an important role in one.

About the Author


Bonnie Engstrom and her psychologist husband, Dave, live in Arizona near four of their six grandchildren. The other two live in Costa Rica where they surf. But, they share their Arizona home with Lola and Sam, their two rescued mutts in charge of the household.

She used to bake dozens of Christmas cookies in November and freeze them so she would have a lot to pass out to neighbors. Now … well, that was a long time ago. Instead of cookies for Christmas, she writes. Her Candy Cane stories set in Newport Beach, California, where her family was raised and where they have many fond memories, are perfect for gift giving. Or, for just cuddling up by the fire for an inspiring romance read.

​She is a long time member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America, as well as Christian Writers of the West, the Arizona local chapter of ACFW. She also monitors two online prayer chains, one for FMNR authors and another whose members are mostly grandmothers. She believes prayer changes things.
She hopes you enjoy Noelle’s Christmas Wedding and also gift it to a special female in your life. Don’t forget to leave an honest review on Amazon.

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