I received this book for free from Publisher on NetGallery in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A September Bride by Kathryn Springer
Series: A Yead of Weddings Novella #10
Published by Zondervan on August 26th 2014
Genres: Christian, Fiction, Romance
Source: Publisher on NetGallery
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A year’s worth of novellas from twelve inspirational romance authors. Happily ever after guaranteed. When Annie moves to Red Leaf, she’s ready to call the little town home. But one handsome, suspicious policeman is ready to stand in her way . . . even if it means walking her down the aisle first. All Annie Price has ever wanted is a place to call home. So when an online friend offers her a fresh start managing a little bookstore in Red Leaf, Wisconsin, Annie packs her bags and waves goodbye to her former lonely life. Deputy Jesse Kent can’t believe his mother has handed the keys to her bookshop over to a woman she met on the internet. Annie might be vivacious, smart as a whip, and beautiful—ahem—but what do they really know about her? Jesse has seen his mother taken advantage of before, and he decides to keep a close eye on this Annie Price. But when a close eye turns into a historical wedding reenactment with Jesse and Annie as the couple, make-believe nuptials quickly give way to real-life emotions. As the wedding approaches and Annie and Jesse’s secrets come to light, the deputy has to face the truth: this wedding may have started as a ploy, but he wants to make Annie his September bride . . . for real.
Annie Price has always wanted a home and a family. Annie grew up in the foster care system and all she truly wants is to belong somewhere. When a woman that Annie meets in an online book group wants to retire and hand Annie the keys to her bookstore, Annie packs up her bags and jumps on the opportunity. The towns people of Red Leaf, Wisconsin welcomes Annie with opening arms but the bookstore owner’s son Jesse Kent is a little skeptical about this situation. All Jesse wants to know is what are Annie’s real motives and what does she want with his mother’s bookstore. When Jesse and Annie get thrown together for a wedding reenactment, Jesse takes this as an opportunity to try to uncover Annie’s secrets. Could this wedding turn into something real?
I have to say this is one of the more entertaining novels that I have read for the year of weddings. It was a lot of fun discovering how Annie and Jesse interact with each other. The two of them not to get along at all int he beginning to having to work together for a wedding reenactment is quite hilarious. I do think this novella was wrapped up pretty quickly though so it felt a little rushed towards the end.