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Kiss The Bride: Three Summer Love Stories (A Year of Weddings Novella)

June 17, 2016
Kiss The Bride:Three Summer Love Stories (A Year of Weddings Novella)
Melissa McClone, Robin Lee Hatcher, Kathryn Springer
Christian Romance
Zondervan
May 31, 2016
341
Net Galley

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First Story: Picture Perfect Love: A June Wedding Story

by Melissa McClone

Description of story

When image becomes everything, it’s up to love to refocus the heart.

Photographer Jenna Harrison wants every bride and groom to look picture perfect on their special day. But her own heart is still broken, the unworn wedding dress hanging in her closet a reminder that relationships aren’t always as perfect as they look through her camera lens.

Attorney Ashton Vance is the one that got away, but he wrongly blamed Jenna for ruining his political aspirations. Even if Jenna can forgive him, dare he hope for a second chance at her love?

My review of Picture Perfect Love

I like a story where I am rooting for the protagonist to get her happily ever after. I don’t know if I were in Jenna’s place that I could be so forgiving. I’m sure it would have to be a God thing. It is not something I could do on my own.

The setting and characters were all very well done. Ashton’s sister, Amber, was particularly obnoxious in the beginning.

I have never read anything else by Melissa McClone. This novella introduced me to a new author. I enjoyed the story so I’m sure I will search out other books by Melissa McClone.

About the author

41VmTSkqprL._UX250_ Melissa McClone

USA Today bestselling author, Melissa McClone has published over thirty novels with Harlequin and Tule Publishing Group and been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award. With a degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, Melissa worked for a major airline where she traveled the globe and met her husband. But analyzing jet engine performance couldn’t compete with her love of writing happily ever afters. Her first full-time writing endeavor was her first sale when she was pregnant with her first child! When she isn’t writing, you can usually find her driving her minivan to/from her children’s swim practices and other activities. Melissa lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three school-aged children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds, two goldfish and a few cats who think they rule the house. They do!

Second Story: I Hope You Dance: A July Wedding Story by Robin Lee Hatcher

Description the story

Can two left feet lead to one perfect romance?

Grant Nichols is a genius in the kitchen and a klutz on the dance floor. But his friend’s wedding is shaping up to be a shindig the likes of which Kings Meadow has never seen—including dancing. Lots of dancing.

Former rodeo queen Skye Foster is offering dance lessons for the wedding party. Grant and Skye are no match on paper. But when they step onto the dance floor, they create a melody all their own.

My review of the story

I have read several books by Robin Lee Hatcher so I had great expectations for this novella. I wasn’t disappointed.

I Hope You Dance is a fast paced, clean, inspirational romance. The two main characters have immediate chemistry. Neither is looking for love. Both are caught off guard by the attraction, but willing to see where it will lead.

The setting in Idaho, in a small town where everybody know everybody is perfect. There were a few secondary characters that I understand show up in other books. I liked this one enough that I will check them out.

If you like short and sweet novellas, I think you will like this one.

About the author

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Best-selling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. Winner of the Christy, the RITA, the Carol, the Inspirational Reader’s Choice, and many other industry awards, Robin is also a recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from both Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers. She is the author of 75+ novels and novellas with over five million copies in print.

Robin enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, reading books that make her cry, and watching romantic movies. Her main hobby (when time allows) is knitting, and she has a special love for making prayer shawls. A mother and grandmother, Robin and her husband make their home on the outskirts of Boise, sharing it with Poppet, the high-maintenance Papillon, and Princess Pinky, the DC (demon cat).

Robin is active on her Facebook Author Page where she loves to interact with readers. Please join her there: http://www.facebook.com/robinleehatcher

The Third Story: Love On A Deadline: An August Wedding Story by Kathryn Springer

Description of the story

MacKenzie “Mac” Davis returns to her hometown of Red Leaf, Wisconsin, and takes a job at the weekly newspaper writing about social events.

When Hollis Channing, Mac’s high school nemesis, returns to Red Leaf to marry her celebrity fiancé, the editor asks Mac to cover all the festivities for the newspaper. The last thing Mac wants to do is reconnect with the person who made her life miserable when she was a teenager . . . unless it’s spending time with Ethan Channing, the bride’s older brother—and Mac’s first crush.

My review of Love On A Deadline

I loved Love On A Deadline! It struck a chord with me. My family owned a small weekly paper. I get small town life I also get how some people love it and never want to leave while others can’t wait to graduate and leave small-town life behind, forever.

It is a sweet story about a young lady, Mackenzie. Mac has quite a few painful memories from her past. She is unable to see past them. She does not see what others see in her. When a Hollis returns to town Mackenzie almost cringes. Hollis was the most popular girl in school. She was beautiful, she was head cheerleader, and a bully to Mackenzie.

It didn’t help that Mackenzie had a huge crush on Hollis’s brother, Ethan when she was in high school. Now all of them are back in town and working together on Hollis’s wedding to a movie star. It has been ten years, can they put the past behind them?

About the author

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Kathryn Springer is a USA Today bestselling author. She grew up in northern Wisconsin, where her parents published a weekly newspaper. As a child she spent many hours sitting at her mother’s typewriter, plunking out stories, and credits her parents for instilling in her a love of books—which eventually turned into a desire to tell stories of her own. Kathryn has written 19 books with close to two million copies sold. She lives with her husband and three children in Marinette, Wisconsin. Visit her online at kathrynspringer.com Facebook: Kathrynspringerauthor

I encourage you all to give this collection of wedding novellas a try. They are all great stories and  fun to read.
Enjoy!

About Terry Houchin

Hi, my name is Terry Houchin. I live on the on the Gulf Coast of Texas with my husband of thirty-eight years and our two dogs, Miley and Shadow. I have two grown sons and a grandson. I am a retired teacher who loves gardening and reading. I am currently working on writing a novel.

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