of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Simply EmmyBacolod City, PhilippinesAge: 35-44Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Fun, Sweet, Easy-to-ReadFebruary 7, 2014Simply EmmyBacolod City, PhilippinesAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 3The Christmas setting in the pages were vivid and alive. There were humor, lots of sweetness and cuteness. A classic love story of boy rescues girl. Even though this is not a full length novel, I see that the characters were fully developed, their attraction felt very real and the story was paced well.
ShannaAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5An Enjoyable ReadFebruary 5, 2014ShannaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 3Meets Expectations: 5Layla O'Reilly is a home stager who is trying to get her business off the ground. After she attends a wedding with Seth Murphy, she finds herself right in the middle of an engagement--a fake engagement that is. Under normal circumstances Layla would have set things straight on the spot, but suddenly she needs to maintain this facade. Across the back drop of Christmas she uses the moment of staging Seth's house for Christmas to find her balance.
I found this book to be a nice diversion during my child's afternoon nap. It is a Novella that is part of a series, but I think it does well to develop the characters in the story for the time they are with you. There is a lot of humor and sweetness to be found in these pages; it sort of read like a script from a Hallmark Movie Channel. This is not a deep thinking book; its a purely read for enjoyment book. If you are looking for deep theological overlay to the story then I would look elsewhere, however I would recommend it for those looking to be entertained for an hour or two.
KatharinaNorth CarolinaAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Quick, cute, Christmas romanceJanuary 30, 2014KatharinaNorth CarolinaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This was a sweet, quick read and I want to read more stories set in Chapel Springs.
Seth and Layla were very well portrayed given the length of the book and it was very easy to sympathize with their reasons for getting into the mess of a fake engagement and choosing to keep it up. I don't like romance stories where everything happens in a short frame of time, it's not realistic and in real life those strong feelings likely aren't sustainable. December Bride takes place over two weeks time, but they had met two years prior and there had been some interest way back then, so it was easy to believe the way events unfolded.
A cute, Christmas romance with very nicely written kissing scenes. Not overly described, just enough to let you know it was a perfect, sweet kiss.
If you need a quick Christmas romance then this is a great choice!
Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
MarianneWanham, AlbertaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5a heartwarming Christmas NovellaJanuary 9, 2014MarianneWanham, AlbertaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A Year of Weddings is a series of 12 novellas written by numerous well loved authors. The first of these is A December Bride. I love how Denise Hunter took the time to find the best words to bring Layla and Seth to life in such a way that her readers can identify with them. Not only did the characters come alive, the scenes of Christmas vibrated in technicolor! How unique the setting was, and caused this romantic reader to dream. Well written, vivid imagery used, fresh plot everything together made for a fabulous read! Way to go, Denise and Zondervan/Thomas Nelson.
I received this ebook free from Netgalley and Thomas Nelson/Zondervan Fiction for the purpose of review. A positive critique was not required. The opinions are my own.
Jen PenMidwest4 Stars Out Of 5A sweet story...January 6, 2014Jen PenMidwestQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4SUMMARY:
Layla O'Reilly is trying to break into the interior design world but is stuck at Cappy's Pizzeria for the moment. Needing to attend her ex-fiance's wedding in a few hours, she accepts Seth Murphy's invitation to accompany him even though she still blames him in part for her break-up. To make things even a bit crazier, Seth announces they are now engaged which causes Layla to decide if furthering her design career is worth the facade.
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
A cute yet predictable novella, December Bride was an enjoyable read during a busy time of year. Part of the series, A Year of Weddings Novellas, I look forward to the next novella, starting with A January Bride. I plan on reading all of the stories in the series as there are several of my favorite authors included.
3.5 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of A December Bride from Netgalley and Zondervan for my honest review*