Friday, April 11, 2014

A February Bride by Betsy St. Amant

A February Bride by Betsy St. Amant. Zondervan, 2014. 120p. ebook (9780310338291) Series: A Year of Weddings, #3

Another lovely cover and cute story in this year of weddings series!

Goodreads Summary:
Happily ever after guaranteed. Allie left the love of her life at the altar—to save him from a lifetime of heartbreak. When a Valentine’s Day wedding brings them back together, she struggles against her family’s destructive history. Can Allie ever realize that a marriage is so much more than a wedding dress?

History repeats itself when Allie Andrews escapes the church on her wedding day—in the same dress passed down for generations and worn by all the women in her family—women with a long history of failed marriages. Allie loves Marcus, but fears she’s destined to repeat her family’s mistakes. She can’t bear to hurt Marcus worse.

Marcus Hall never stopped loving Allie and can only think of one reason she left him at the altar—him. When the two are thrown together for his sister’s Valentine’s Day wedding, he discovers the truth and realizes their story might be far from over.

Can Allie shuck expectation and discover who she is as a bride and in the Bride of Christ? And if she ever walks down the aisle, what dress will she wear?

My Review:
This was a fun read but it doesn’t stick in my memory as much as the previous two books in the series do. It was easy to empathize with Allie but I also wanted to talk some sense into her. Fortunately her best friend, Hannah, and Hannah’s mom are there to do just that.

In a neat twist it is Hannah’s brother that Allie loves and has dumped. Which of course means that it is her once future mother-in-law to be that is showing love and sharing good advice. I enjoyed this novella and look forward to reading some of Betsy St. Amant’s other books.

(Prices good as of March 23, 2014 always double check for yourself)

Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission.

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