Thursday, January 5, 2017

Book Review ~ Winter Brides by Hunter, Raney, St. Amant ~ 1/5/17

 Happily ever after begins today. The honor of your presence is requested at three winter weddings . . .

A December Bride by Denise Hunter When Layla O'Reilly and Seth Murphy make their engagement public, she knows it's only to convince a major client that she's high-society enough to work for his agency. Seth has secretly loved Layla for years, but she's never given him the time of day. For Layla, this romantic illusion is the chance to save her career. And for Seth, it's the chance to finally win her heart.

A January Bride by Deborah Raney Novelist Madeleine Houser arranges a temporary office in a local bed and breakfast to escape the distracting renovations on her own house. Although she's never laid eyes on the inn's owner, an unlikely friendship blossoms between them as they leave daily notes for each other, and before long, Maddie finds herself falling for her mysterious host---a man likely many years her senior---and a man she's never even met.

A February Bride by Betsy St. Amant History repeats itself when Allie Andrews escapes the church on her wedding day---wearing the same dress passed down for generations of women in her family, all women with histories of failed marriages. Allie loves Marcus but fears she's destined to repeat her family's mistakes. When thrown unexpectedly together for a wedding months later, Allie and Marcus discover their own story might be far from over.

My Thoughts:
Well, this is my last Holiday read for the season.
I hope you've enjoyed my Christmassy book reviews!
This book contained three novellas, each set in a month of Winter.
A December Bride by Denise Hunter was made into a delightful Hallmark Movie that I featured here on my blog. 
I particularly enjoyed A January Bride by Deborah Raney.  I loved how the character wrote notes back and forth while believing that the other was "old".  lol  I couldn't wait for them to meet and realize that they were both I their prime :)
 I've enjoyed reading these books set during the Christmas and Winter Seasons but I'm ready to move on to some other settings.  Until next December, that is...
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  1. Great review! I enjoyed reading a little about each story. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  2. I read all of these when they were first released as novellas, and then I reread A December Bride right before the film aired on Hallmark. After reading your review, I'm thinking I should revisit the other two, as well!

    1. I meant, when they were first released as e-books. That's what I get for commenting when I should be sleeping :-)

  3. These sound like really fantastic novellas. I'm happy you enjoyed them!

    Thanks for linking up on Saturday Situation!


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