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.An October Bride by Katie Ganshert
Series: A Year of Weddings Novella #11
Published by Zondervan on September 23rd 2014
Genres: Christian, Fiction, Romance
Source: Publisher on NetGallery
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What if the only way you could make your father’s last wish come true . . . was to marry the man of your dreams? Emma Tate has just moved on from one fiancé, so when she announces a sudden engagement to her lifelong buddy Jake Sawyer, every busybody in Mayfair goes into high alert. Of course, no one but Jake and Emma know the real reason they’re getting married—so Emma’s dying father will have a chance to walk her down the aisle. But while Jake and Emma move forward with their plan—and frantically plan an October wedding—it becomes clear that their agreement has a few complications . . . the biggest being their true feelings for each other. With dubious friends, deliriously thrilled parents, and a town that won’t keep its nose out of their business, Emma and Jake will have a lot to contend with if they’re going to pull this off. The real question is: Who wants this wedding more, Emma’s dad . . . or Emma?
“An October Bride” by Katie Ganshert is a great novella. Ganshert is wonderful writer. She wrote such loveable characters. Emma just wants to make her father’s dream come true. Emma’s father is dying and he has a bucket list. The last item on his bucket list is to walk Emma down the aisle. Emma just wants to be able to make everything on her father’s bucket list to come true even if it means walking her down an isle she isn’t ready for. Emma broke up with her fiance when she found out that her father had cancer. Now she is thinking about whether or not she should call her ex-fiance to try to get back together.
Then Emma tells Jake about finding her father’s bucket list and he decides that they should have a pretend wedding. That way Emma’s father would be able to walk her down the aisle. Jake and Emma start planning an autumn wedding together but then things become very complicated. What will happen to Emma and Jake?
Ganshert wrote such a wonderful story. I loved this story. I thought it was written beautifully and the characters were so great. I loved getting to know Emma and Jake. Jake is such a caring guy. He seems to really like her and cares what happens to Emma. How does it happen that he is right there to save her? The one thing I did not like about the story is it seemed to go by so fast. I feel like some things in the story could have gone a little slower.