Book Review: A Season to Wed

Posted October 30, 2015 by love2dazzle in Fiction, Reviews / 0 Comments

Book Review: A Season to WedA Season To Wed: Three WInter Love Stories on November 3, 2015
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback
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four-half-stars

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.

Love at Mistletoe Inn by Cindy Kirk

Sometimes the road to happiness is paved with youthful mistakes.

Ten years after what she thought was her almost-wedding, Hope Prentiss discovers that the ceremony counted—and, as fate would have it, the jilted John Burke has just ridden back into town. 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.

A Brush with Love by Rachel Hauck

Revealing the beauty in other women might be Ginger Winters’s specialty—but it will take an unexpected kind of love to help Ginger see the beauty in herself.

Ginger Winters will be the “beauty-maker” for the Alabama society wedding of the decade. But when high-school crush Tom Wells shows up looking for a haircut, Ginger’s thinly veiled insecurities threaten to keep her from love once again . . . despite Tom’s best efforts.

Serving Up a Sweetheart by Cheryl Wyatt

Meadow knows how to serve delicious food to match any wedding theme. But can she accept love when it’s served up on a silver platter?

Meadow Larson is having the mother of all Mondays when her roof caves in during a blizzard, right before the most important wedding contract of her career. Renovation contractor Colin McGrath offers to fix Meadow’s roof, even though he knows he is the last person she would accept help from.

But the more Meadow gets to know the new Colin, the more she realizes God may have something more permanent in store than a new catering kitchen.

Love at Mistletoe Inn by Cindy Kirk

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.

A Brush with Love by Rachel Hauck

Ginger Winters is embarrassed by her scars. She drapes her hair to cover her right shoulder or she will put a scarf on to cover as much as the scarf as she can. She has had these scars since she was 12 years old but she has never been able to get over the ugliness that she feels. Ginger decided to become a beauty stylist and help bring out the beauty in other woman. Then Ginger traveled around the world as the personal stylist to Tracie Blue. Ginger has started her own salon and she realizes that she still feels like the scarred littler girl she has always been.

I think this story has such an amazing message on loving yourself and how others can love you. It was a short quick read but had so much inspiration backed into its pages. I loved the characters. I thought they were great. I will be honest though, I do wish the novella would have been a novel because I would have loved to spend more time with these characters. I think the plot was great but again I would love it if there was more. Always more. Hopefully Ginger winters can have a full length novel someday.

Serving Up a Sweetheart by Cheryl Wyatt

Meadow Larson owns her catering business. When the roof of her kitchen collapses, she is no longer able to stay in her home. Now she doesn’t have anywhere to prepare for he catering business. Colin jumps to Meadow’s rescue wanting to make up for the horrible prank he pulled on her back in highschool. Colin and Meadowhave an amazing chemistry. I loved how fiesty they were with each other. Eventually they do learn to depend on each other.

This was a very sweet story with wonderful characters. I am glad that I had a chance to read the story. It makes things wonderful. I look forward to reading some more books by Wyatt. I think she does a great job with writing her characters and making them intersting.

four-half-stars

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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