Thursday, May 8, 2014

April Bride

Author: Lenora Worth
Publisher: Zondervan
May 2014
Genre: Romance

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War changes everything…even their love.

Bride-to-be Stella Carson can't wait to marry her longtime sweetheart Marshall Henderson. But Marshall has been away serving his country and has suffered a head wound. After being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, he has distanced himself from Stella, asking her not to visit him in a Washington, D.C., hospital. Marshall returns to Louisiana just four weeks before the wedding, but as the big day draws near, Stella wonders if the man she's loved for most of her life has become someone else. Can true love conquer all for Stella and Marshall, even the tragedy of war?

AN APRIL BRIDE is the latest by Lenora Worth, and the latest in a Year of Weddings series. I enjoyed getting to know Stella and Marsh, but felt sorry for the pair with his brain injuries, and trauma from the war. Stella was the practically perfect one in this book while Marsh couldn't even express his love. He truly was a hurting hero and something about him reminded me of someone in my former life that I feel blessed to be free from. Maybe it was the way he worded things. I wanted to tell Stella to run, fast and far.

Most of the book was about her trying to help him remember and assuring each other how committed they are to this wedding, even though he can't even remember her, and then a lot of misunderstandings about wanting to break up, and then they were married. The wedding was over.

I don't know how I feel. Not warm and fuzzy, but more like... okay. Kind of melancholy. Sad. Not the right feelings for the ending for a romance novella anyway.  I can't say I didn't like the story. And it was well written. It's just... the feelings are wrong.  $3.79. 102 pages.

1 comment:

chris granville said...

Head injuries and PTSD are hard to deal with.
I love the fact she was committed to him
I havent read the book though
God bless you
Chris Granville