Monday, January 20, 2014

Book Review: A December Bride ( A Year of Weddings)

Book Title: A December Bride
Author: Denise Hunter |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Zondervan
Genre: Romance
Series/Standalone: Series
Format: ebook
Cost: $3.63
Pages: 120
How I got it: NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Publisher
Shelfablilty: Must Read
Season: Christmas/ Winter
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What started as a whim turned into an accidental - and very public - engagement. Can Layla and Seth keep up the facade in Chapel Springs this holiday season - for the sake of her career . . . and his heart? Under normal circumstances, Seth Murphy, the best friend of Layla O'Reilly's ex-fiance would be the last person she'd marry. But the news of their upcoming (and phony) nuptials convinces a big client that Layla may be high-society enough to work for his agency, a coup that would put her fledgling home-staging business on the map. Seth has secretly loved Layla for years, even when she was dating his best friend. Maybe she'll never forgive him for the way he hurt her back then, but he has to try. And Layla is willing to keep up their engagement farce until she's landed her client. For Layla, it's the chance to save her career. But for Seth, it's his last chance to win her heart. A year's worth of novellas from twelve inspirational romance authors. Happily ever after guaranteed.

This is a short sweet Christmas romance.  The couple Seth and Layla met years ago and hit it off, but Seth took too long to make his move and Layla moved on.  Cut to a few years late, Layla's boyfriend has moved on and Layla's hurt. She pours herself into her new business venture and tries her best to land her dream job.

I loved reading this little novella, it didn't take long and it was sweet, Layla's a woman trying to prove to herself and to everyone else that she's not her father's daughter; but she's struggling with that, because small towns have long memories, of course it's never of your triumphs.

I'm intrigued to read the brother's story and to get to know the town. Madelyn seems like a great woman, and she helped Layla out when she could.  Personally, I wouldn't mind kicking Jessica at least once.  I loved that Layla was loyal and that Seth was so good to and for her.

For a very short novel it really got a lot of story told. I can't wait to check out more books by the author, and of course I have RSVP'd to all the other weddings happening this year. You can too.
I Hope you enjoy!!
Happy Reading

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