a season to wed

 

A Season to Wed contains three sweet winter love stories: Love at Mistletoe Inn by Cindy Kirk, A Brush with Love by Rachel Hauck, and Serving Up a Sweetheart by Cheryl Wyatt. Each of the stories is about recovery, redemption, and romance. The female main characters are women who all play significant parts in weddings, but always from the outside, never their own. I love reading romance collections!

My favorite of the bunch was Love at Mistletoe Inn. Hope Prentiss runs Harmony Creek, a wedding venue. When she was 18, she and John Burke ran away to elope-when Hope suddenly changed her mind right after exchanging vows. Thinking the wedding wasn’t legal since the paperwork wasn’t sent in, ten years later she finds out she is still very much married to John, and has to figure out what to do about it!  John has grown up since that night, but Hope still sees him as a young teen and doubts the marriage can work. But John is not about to give up on Hope! This was a genuinely sweet, heartfelt story.

A Brush with Love-Ginger, a top notch beautician, has no room in her heart for loving herself or others after being horrifically burned and scarred. But when her childhood friend returns to town, he’s determined to make her see that she’s beautiful and worthy of love, in his eyes and her own.

Serving Up a Sweetheart was the most emotionally charged novella of the three. Meadow, now a successful wedding caterer and designer, was once bullied in school, and, the oldest of 5, had to take care of her siblings after their abusive father got put in jail and their mother turned to drugs. When one of the bullies, Colin McGrath, turns back up in town, Meadow learns how to truly forgive, open up her heart, and see that people can change.

Overall, these were very sweet stories that I enjoyed reading. I received this book via Book Look Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.

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