Monday, June 20, 2016

Kiss the Bride

Picture Perfect Love: A June Wedding Story by Melissa McClone
   Jenna Harrison is a wedding photographer who was left at the altar the night of her wedding rehearsal.  Her fiance, Ashton Vance, accused her of  ruining his political ambitions by Photoshopping a picture and posting it on Facebook.  Although she kept denying it, he didn't believe her.  He also left her with all the bills for the wedding which about bankrupted her.  A couple of years later he come to her door apologizing and wanting her to photograph his sisters wedding.  This story is about their journey to forgiveness and trust.  I thought the ending was a little rushed.  I also didn't think Ashton had learned his lesson about trust.

I Hope You Dance: A July Wedding Story by Robin Lee Hatcher 
  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. The have one major difference of opinion.  She wants lots of kids and he doesn't want any kids. Of course they over come their differences and all ends well.

Love on a Deadline: An August Wedding Story by Kathryn Springer
  All MacKenzie "Mac" Davis wants to do is write for a big town newspaper.  She returned to Red Leaf, Wisconsin to take care of her father after his heart attack.  She thought it would be for a short time but she has been there a lot longer than she anticipated.  She took a job at the local newspaper and all they seem to want her to do is the fluff things.  The editor wants her to photograph and write a story about the Hollis Channing wedding.  That's the last thing she wants to do.  Hollis was not very nice to her in high school.  Mac also had a big crush on Ethan Channing, Hollis' brother.  Mac and Ethan do indeed spend a lot of time together in preparation for the wedding. 

I enjoyed reading all three novellas.  Some were better that others though.  This was a quick easy read that I would recommend.

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any way.


Thursday, June 2, 2016

No Other Will Do by Karen Witemeyer

Men are optional. That was the credo Emma Chandler's suffragette aunts taught her and why she established Harper's Station, a women's colony that offers a fresh start to females in need. But when a dangerous and shadowy assailant tries repeatedly to drive the women out, Emma is forced to admit they might need a man after all. One who can fight. And there is only one man she trusts enough to ask.

Malachi Shaw has finally earned the respect he's always craved by becoming an explosives expert for the railroad. Yet when Emma's telegram arrives, he rushes back to Texas to repay the girl who once saved his life. Only she's not a girl any longer. She's a woman with a mind of her own and a smile that makes a man imagine a future he doesn't deserve.

As the danger intensifies, Emma, Mal, and the ladies of Harper's Station must choose between safety or risking everything to fight for their future.

Another hit for Karen Witemeyer.  I enjoyed reading about Emma and Malachi as they struggled to find out who is threatening Harper's Station and the women who live there.  Emma is a strong independent woman ahead of her time.  Women of that day were thought to be only able to marry and have children.  Malachi grew up in the streets and literally had to fight for his life sometimes.  Emma saved his life after one such incident.

I highly recommend this book and am anxiously waiting for the next installment of "Ladies of Harper's Station".

I was given this book by the publisher for an honest review.   I was not compensated in anyway.