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.Love at Mistletoe Inn by Cindy Kirk
Series: A Year of Weddings Novella #1
Published by Zondervan on November 25th 2014
Genres: Christian, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Short Stories (single author)
Source: Publisher on NetGallery
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They’ve helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples. Now twelve new couples will find themselves in the wedding spotlight in the second Year of Weddings novella collection. Sometimes the road to happiness is paved with youthful mistakes. Hope Prentiss didn’t go to the Harmony High School senior prom. Instead, she and John Burke drove to Boise and got married. At eighteen. But when Hope panicked after saying “I do,” the mail-order preacher assured her he just wouldn’t send in the paperwork. No forms, no marriage, no problem. Right? Well . . . Now, ten years later, Hope discovers that her prom-night wedding counted—and, as fate would have it, the jilted John Burke has just ridden back into town. And he’s staying with her Aunt Verna at the inn where she and Hope host weddings. Though Hope thinks she wants an annulment, a little time with John makes her think twice . . . and emotions between the more-or-less Mr. and Mrs. Burke reach a boiling point a soon as they get a moment alone. With annulment out the window, Hope finds herself staring in the face of a divorce. But after spending some time with John and helping plan a Christmas wedding for a mystery couple, Hope begins to wonder if she really wants a divorce ... or a real wedding of her own.
The Year of Weddings Novella series is great. I am glad that they were continued for 2015. I was very disappointed in the first novella of the season. The story seemed to be extremely rushed or dragging depending on what part of the story you were in. When Hope was 18 years old she married John but changed her mind right after the vows, so the preacher said that he wouldn’t turn in the paperwork. 10 years later Hope finds out that she is legally married to John. I couldn’t relate to the characters and they were so underdeveloped. Hopefully we will see more developed characters come out of Kirk’s future books.