Monday, September 1, 2014

An August Bride by Debra Clopton (Review)

An August Bride
by Debra Clopton
A Year of Weddings Novella
Christian Fiction / Contemporary / Romance
Available July 2014
Zondervan
120 pages



About the Book
Kelsey vowed never to love a cowboy again. But then she meets Brent.

After a cowboy broke her heart, Kelsey Wilcox traded in her boots for flip-flops and a bistro on the beautiful sandy beach of Corpus Christi. Two years later, still not believing in happy endings, she is about to endure a weekend of torture at her cousin's beach wedding. Not only will she be forced to watch yet another wedding, but her great-aunt and her two best friends-aptly nicknamed "the matchmaking posse of Mule Hollow"-are coming to the wedding, and Kelsey is sure to be on their radar.

Brent Corbin has had his share of bad luck with women and isn't looking for love or looking forward to the weekend of wedding festivities as a groomsman for his friend. When he sees a commotion on the beach and what appears to be a mermaid in distress, he doesn't hesitate to dive to the rescue. His attention is instantly captured by the woman he's saved and it turns out they're part of the same wedding party. But the instant Kelsey spots his soaking wet boots she wants no part of him.

Thrown together through the weekend and with the meddlesome encouragement from the matchmakers, Brent is determined to pursue Kelsey and change her mind about cowboys. Sparks fly at this August wedding as Kelsey and Brent dance a rocky Texas two-step toward a beach wedding of their own.

My Thoughts
This is the second book I've read by Debra Clopton, and this is the second one I've thoroughly enjoyed! An August Bride was equal parts funny, romantic, and tender. Kelsey is an endearing character, and Brent is certainly a heart-throb. Kelsey's aunt and her friends really contributed to the overall feeling of the book and nearly stole the show. After reading such a strong story (and a novella, no less!) from Clopton, I'm anxious to go back and read the rest of her "Mule Hollow" stories. I definitely recommend An August Bride to anyone looking for a sweet romantic comedy!  [4 stars]

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

About the Author
Debra Clopton is an award winning, multi-published novelist. She sold her first book in 2003 and it was published in 2005 THE TROUBLE WITH LACY BROWN was the first book of the fun loving Mule Hollow series, the place readers tell her they wish was real.

Along with her writing Debra helps her husband teach the youth at the Cowboy Church of Leon County. When she isn’t writing Debra loves to read, travel and spend time with her family. She is currently working on her 23 book for Love Inspired and also a novella for Thomas Nelson.

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1 comment:

  1. I have all these bride novellas in my kindle and I really need to get to them!

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