Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Review: A December Bride by Denise Hunter


A December Bride by Denise Hunter
A Year of Weddings Novella
Zondervan / 2013
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:
A year's worth of novellas from twelve inspirational romance authors. Happily ever after guaranteed.

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 rating:
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My thoughts:

Once I saw that A December Bride was set in the same location as Barefoot Summer, I wanted to read this book and was excited when I saw it available for review at Booksneeze.com. I started reading it right away and finished it in a couple hours! The story was very good and A December Bride is one of the better novellas I've read!

I loved the characters in A December Bride and how the main characters knew each other prior to the beginning of the book - that made the quickness of the romance story seem more believable to me. There were also some moments that I found funny and they made me laugh out loud. :)

Overall, I loved  A December Bride and definitely recommend it - especially if you enjoy contemporary romances. You don't need to have read Barefoot Summer first; but if you do, you'll recognize some of the characters in A December Bride. I look forward to reading future novellas in the A Year of Weddings series and Denise Hunter's next Chapel Spring novel, Dancing with Fireflies, which is set to release March 2014.
 
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2 comments:

  1. Yay! I am so glad to see that you gave it 5 Stars!
    I love Denise Hunter and looked at this one but got mixed reviews.
    Of course I am still gonna read it! LOL
    Thanks Melanie for the great review!

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Wendy! I've only read a couple of Denise Hunter's books, but enjoyed the ones I've read and look forward to reading more of her books! :D

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