Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A December Bride by Denise Hunter

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A December Bride
by Denise Hunter
A Year of Weddings series, Book 1
Christian Fiction / Contemporary / Romance
Available November 2013
Zondervan
112 pages

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About the Book
What started as a whim turned into an accidental—and very public—engagement. Can Layla and Seth keep up the façade in Chapel Springs this holiday season—for the sake of her career . . . and his heart?

Under normal circumstances, Seth Murphy—the best friend of Layla O’Reilly’s ex-fiancé—would be the last person she’d marry. But the news of their upcoming (and phony) nuptials convinces a big client that Layla may be high-society enough to work for his agency—a coup that would put her fledgling home-staging business on the map. Seth has secretly loved Layla for years, even when she was dating his best friend. Maybe she’ll never forgive him for the way he hurt her back then, but he has to try. And Layla is willing to keep up their engagement farce until she’s landed her client.

For Layla, it's the chance to save her career. But for Seth, it's his last chance to win her heart.

My Thoughts
When I first heard about this series of novellas a couple of months ago, I was so excited! Not only would I get a new story every month for a year, but some of my favorite authors would be writing them! Win, win!

In A December Bride, Denise Hunter takes readers back to Chapel Springs, the setting of her newest series, and introduces them to Layla and Seth. Despite being a huge fan of Denise's books, I wasn't quite sure how she was going to pull off this story centered around an engagement of convenience. I should have known better, though! I was absolutely delighted with this sweet, romantic story! Denise does a great job of introducing the main characters, sharing their history, developing a great deal of tension, and weaving together a story that had me sighing in the end. Unlike many novellas, I actually felt like I got a complete story that was paced well and came to a satisfying conclusion. I highly recommend A December Bride! [5 stars]

I received a free copy of this book from Zondervan in exchange for my fair and honest review.

About the Author
Denise Hunter is the nationally published bestselling author of The Convenient Groom and The Trouble with Cowboys. She has won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader's Choice Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist.

In 1996, inspired by the death of her grandfather, Denise began her first book, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she's been writing ever since. Her husband says he inspires all her romantic stories, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!

When Denise isn't writing she's busy raising three heroes-in-the making with her husband.

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1 comment:

  1. I felt the same way about this book! Such a wonderful read! Great review! :)

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