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A Season to Wed, 3 Winter Love Stories
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.
Number of Pages: 336
Publication Date: 2015
|Dimensions: 8.40 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Year of Weddings
Theyve 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 countedand, 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 Winterss specialtybut 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, Gingers thinly veiled insecurities threaten to keep her from love once again . . . despite Toms 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 its 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 Meadows 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 is a Booksellers Best Award Winner, a National Readers Choice Awards finalist and a Publishers Weekly bestselling author. Cindy has served on the Board of Directors of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) since 2007 and currently serves as President. She is a frequent speaker at national and regional writing conferences. Website: www.cindykirk.com Twitter: @CindyKirkAuthor
Rachel Hauck is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA TODAY bestselling author of The Wedding Dress, which was also named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times and was a RITA finalist. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and two pets and writes from her ivory tower. Visit her online at rachelhauck.com Facebook: rachelhauck Twitter: @RachelHauck
Cheryl Wyatt writes romance with virtue. Shes a USA Today bestselling author and has earned RT Top Picks, spots #1 and #4 on her debut publishers Top 10 Most-Blogged-About-Books list, Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence final, and other awards. Cheryl loves readers! Join her newsletter at www.CherylWyatt.com. Facebook: CherylWyattAuthor Twitter: @cherylwyatt
DeannaNEAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 53 Winter Love stories..April 14, 2016DeannaNEAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I do enjoy collections where you get the chance to read different authors. The book was a delight to read and I found each story to be very well written. The main theme of all three novellas is "forgiveness" and a wedding.. If you like weddings and just a sweet romantic story, here's three that are sure to please! I received this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion.
Deana5 Stars Out Of 5Great Story of Love and HopeApril 14, 2016DeanaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I love books like this where you get the chance to read different authors.The book was a treat to read and I found each story to be very well written.
In Love At Mistletoe Inn by Cindy Kirk we are introduced to Hope and John. They were young and so in love, How many remember your real first love? You didn't think you could live without. It didn't seem to bother Hope and John that they were young as they said I do that day. After all the papers were never sent off to be legalized. so they walked away thinking it was all just for fun. Ten years later Hope and John run into each other. What will happen when they discover they are still legally married? Can this couple find the spark they once had? It is a nice story of forgiveness and finding true love.
A Brush With Love by Rachel Hauck is a moving story about Ginger Winters. As a child she went through a tragic accident that left her with scars both physically and emotionally, So many of us carry those hidden scars which stops us from finding happiness. We begin to hide from the world because we think no one can stand to look at us. I loved how the author tells a beautiful story of a young woman who discovers that people can see past scars to the beauty that is inside. Can emotional scars hold us back from living with confidence. This story will bring tears to your eyes as Ginger tries to reconnect to an old boyfriend. Will she find peace ?
Serving up a Sweetheart by Cheryl Wyatt is another great addition to this book . Meadow Larson was teased in school and those painful memories still haunt her today. Have you ever been bullied? Can hurtful words ever be forgotten? Meadow's life at home was not much better. Living in an abusive home as a child left many scars for Meadow., I found that the author wrote a very touching story and showed readers how words really can hurt you. When Meadow runs into Colin, a classmate from school she is not quite sure she can trust him. Will Meadow find a way to forgive?
It was a book that I found to have valuable lessons about unconditional love, forgiveness and encouragement. We are reminded that God loves us and to look past the physical and see the beauty within. "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit for an honest review.
ThereadmasterDavenport,IowaAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5good romanceApril 13, 2016ThereadmasterDavenport,IowaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4These were very nice romantic stories. These are three winter love stories. The first story is Love at Mistletoe Inn by Cindy Kirk. This is a story of Hope Prentiss and John Burke. When they were 18 they ran off to get married. Hope panicked after the ceremony and she goes back home and John leaves town and they both think the marriage wasn't legal if the minister didn't send in the paperwork. They find out 10 years later that they are married and at this time John returns to town. Will they get to know each other again and stay married or will they get divorced.
The second story is A Brush with Love by Rachel Hauck. Ginger Winters was burned as a child and thinks she is ugly. She loves to style other women's hair and make them beautiful. She remeets her first boyfriend who has returned to town after his family mysteriously disappeared. Can they reconnect?
The third story is Serving Up a Sweetheart by Cheryl Wyatt. This story is of Meadow Larson and Colin McGrath. These two knew each other in high school also. Meadow was teased by all back then and can't be sure that Colin has become a better man. Colin offers to redo her catering kitchen when her roof collapses. Will they reconnect?
These were all very enjoyable romantic stories. I received this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion.
kathaeFront Royal, VAAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Who doesn't love a wedding?April 12, 2016kathaeFront Royal, VAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The three novellas in A Season to Wed were connected by the winter season, and all the couples had known each other in high school and were reunited back in their hometowns at least ten years later. The characters had to deal with past hurts that they had either endured or caused. In each novella, the bride and groom experienced the power of God's forgiveness and grace in their lives. This was a light read, clean, entertaining, and uplifting, and would be a great read not only for romance fans, but those who love weddings, also.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.
Seasons of GraceAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Very Enjoyable ReadApril 11, 2016Seasons of GraceAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Two of the authors in the books were new to me, Cheryl Wyatt and Cindy Kirk. I had already read a book by Rachel before and really enjoyed it, so I was very excited to be reading this book. I have grown to love novellas because I can usually finish each story in a days time. They are engaging and yet pretty straight to the point, not alot of unnecessary detail, and just enough to keep you interested in what is happening. I loved each story. I don't even know if I really have a favorite. They were all unique in their own way. Each dealt with issues of the heart.
Cindy's book dealt with childhood dis-functional family issues, the scars they leave, the need to make your life secure, mistakes of the past. All portrayed with such sweet grace. Will the couple in this book get past the family issues and be able to make things work?
Rachel's book was just as admirable. Ginger, a beautician with outward scars from a fire, who cannot see herself as anything but ugly, has even deeper inner scars from lies she has believed. Once again, dis-functional family life, a small town scandal, a distorted view of God all make this book an exciting mix of emotions. Will Ginger ever see herself as God sees her, as beautiful? Unconditional love may play a part in helping her find peace.
Last but not least, Cheryl's story. Cheryl addresses bullying, the scars it leaves, unforgiveness, bitterness, and the pain they inflict. Yet, God's grace is amazing and He is capable of healing all wounds no matter how deep or how long they have festered.
Personally, I love plots with character and life lessons. Their words bring encouragement and healing to hurting hearts. The ones that make us look deep inside ourselves and bring out issues we may need to work on. Stories that grow us into better people. I feel like each one of these stories in this book do that! They portray Jesus as healer, redeemer, nurturer of our souls. I believe this is a book I could read more than once and would certainly recommend to my friends.
Disclosure: A copy of this book was provided to me courtesy of CelebrateLit Blogging Group. I was not required to review this book in a positive way, simply to give my honest opinion.