Thursday, September 25, 2014

A September Bride

Author: Kathryn Springer
Publisher: Zondervan
September 2014
Genre: Contemporary romance novella
91 pages

A year’s worth of novellas from twelve inspirational romance authors. Happily ever after guaranteed.

When Annie moves to Red Leaf, she’s ready to call the little town home. But one handsome, suspicious policeman is ready to stand in her way . . . even if it means walking her down the aisle first.

All Annie Price has ever wanted is a place to call home. So when an online friend offers her a fresh start managing a little bookstore in Red Leaf, Wisconsin, Annie packs her bags and waves goodbye to her former lonely life.

Deputy Jesse Kent can’t believe his mother has handed the keys to her bookshop over to a woman she met on the internet. Annie might be vivacious, smart as a whip, and beautiful—ahem—but what do they really know about her? Jesse has seen his mother taken advantage of before, and he decides to keep a close eye on this Annie Price.

But when a close eye turns into a historical wedding reenactment with Jesse and Annie as the couple, make-believe nuptials quickly give way to real-life emotions. As the wedding approaches and Annie and Jesse’s secrets come to light, the deputy has to face the truth: this wedding may have started as a ploy, but he wants to make Annie his September bride . . . for real.

A SEPTEMBER BRIDE is the latest in the Year of Wedding series. I absolutely loved reading this and getting to know Annie and Jesse. It was beautifully crafted, fun, and kind of reminded me of one of Denise Hunter’s cowboy romances, but was different enough to be not a copycat.

I read Ms. Springer’s first books (Front Porch Princess) and would definitely look her books up and read more. The characters are real, quirky, and there’s a tiny undercurrent of romantic tension. The faith message is understated. Recommended. 

1 comment:

Judy said...

Great review Laura! This is a new author to me. I will have to look her books up.

Judy B