Saturday, September 27, 2014
A September Bride - A Year of Weddings Novella - by Kathryn Springer
About the book:
Annie's always wanted a home and a family. But will pretending to be a bride get her closer to her dreams?
All Annie Price has ever wanted is a place to call home. Growing up in the foster care system, that dream seemed far away, but now Annie's dream may be coming true. A friend she met in an online book group wants to retire and has offered Annie a fresh start managing her little bookstore. Believing the opportunity is an answer to prayer, Annie packs her suitcase and moves to Red Leaf, Wisconsin.
The residents of Red Leaf welcome Annie into the fold . . . everyone except the bookstore owner's son, Jesse Kent. But Annie refuses to let the handsome deputy keep her from embracing her new home with open arms. She even volunteers to help the local historical society refurbish an old church and agrees to be the "bride" for a special reenactment celebrating the museum's open house.
Jesse Kent can't believe his mother has handed the keys to her business over to a woman she met on the Internet. Annie's beautiful, of course, and smart as a whip, but what do they really know about her, anyway? What if she's come to their town just for his mother's money? The only way to see if his suspicions about Annie Price are true is to keep a close eye on her-even if it means he has to marry her! Planning their mock wedding will give him the chance to uncover Annie's motive for moving to town. But as the day of the wedding approaches and secrets come to light, Jesse must face the truth. He wants Annie to be his September bride . . . for real.
I loved this sweet story! The characters were wonderful; Annie was quirky and fun and Jesse seemed a lot more serious until you got to know him. The small town was cozy and I liked how the townspeople became like family to Annie, who never really had one of her own. Of course, I loved that Annie was the manager of the bookstore and it was fun to see her implement new ideas. I absolutely loved the reenactment of the historical wedding and that Annie and Jesse got roped into it; the way the townspeople acted like it was going to be a real wedding was too funny. Faith is shown as very important to Annie and Annie, Jesse and his mother all attend church. There were some cute romantic moments, but I wished for more. The ending felt a bit rushed, but overall a very enjoyable story. I highly recommend it!
I received a free kindle copy of this book from Booklook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.
This book is only available as an e-book and an audio.
Check out the book on Amazon here: Amazon, or another online retailer.