Romance Review: An April Bride by Lenora Worth

An April Bride (A Year of Weddings, #5)An April Bride by Lenora Worth
Series: A Year of Weddings
Publisher:
 Zondervan
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: B00DL10IHA
Genre: Romance
Release date: March 25th 2014
Number of pages: 140
Source: NetGalley

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Summary:

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 after suffering a head wound and being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress syndrome, he has distanced himself from Stella by 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 still wants to marry her.

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Review:

I was disapointed with this book because Stella and Marshal were not likable to me and everything they did rubbed me wrong. She had trouble understanding his difficulties after years serving his country, but he lost his memory and has no idea who she is.

Another problem for me was the rush to the wedding when he was just now getting his life back together and trying really hard to connect the dots in his glimpses of the past. I don’t think this was the right time for start a new life together. I understand they were planning and loved each other before, but a little time waiting wouldn’t hurt anyone. Stella seemed lost in everything and didn’t help.

So this book was not for me.

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Series in Order

#1 – A December Bride
#2 – A January Bride

#3 – A February Bride 
#4 – A March Bride
#5 – An April Bride
#6 – A May Bride (Expected publication: April 22nd 2014)
#7 – A June Bride (Expected publication: May 27th 2014)
#8 – A July Bride (Expected publication: June 24th 2014)
#9 – An August Bride (Expected publication: July 29th 2014)
#10 – A September Bride (Expected publication: August 26th 2014)
#11 – An October Bride (Expected publication: September 23rd 2014)

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Romance Review: A March Bride by Rachel Hauck

A March Bride (A Year of Weddings, #4)A March Bride by Rachel Hauck
Series: A Year of Weddings
Publisher:
 Zondervan
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: 9780310338680
Genre: Romance
Release date: February 25th 2014 
Number of pages: 120
Source: NetGalley

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Summary:

Susanna has found her true prince, and their happily ever after is just around the corner. But when Nate asks her to give up something precious to her, Susanna can’t help but wonder if it’s a sign that their love is not meant to be.
Susanna Truitt (Once Upon A Prince) is three weeks from royalty. She’ll soon marry King Nathaniel II of Brighton Kingdom. But when the government insists she renounce her American citizenship before the wedding, coupled with the lack of involvement by family and friends, her heart begins to doubt whether this marriage is God’s plan for her.
Nathaniel would do anything for his bride-to-be. But he knows his position requires that she give up a lot to be with him. Her life will never be her own — right down to her very identity. When she travels home to St. Simon’s Island, Georgia, right before the wedding, Nathaniel fears she won’t return. Gathering his courage, he devises a plan to win his bride all over again, and together they seek out a kingdom to treasure above all.

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Review:

This is novella is actually part of another series, but you can read without a problem that I understood everything so nothing was lost. After reading this novella I decided to start the other series, like I don’t have enough in my plate, but I found Nathaniel so cute, he made the story for me, his fight for a change and the way he treats Susanna was too sweet. Susanna had to change a lot after accepting Nathaniel wedding proposal, especially since his a King.

But I loved the way her family decided to help, but not impose and how Nathaniel family was there for him. This couple just needed a remember of how they are and their moments together made it so perfect. I loved that Susanna decided to think first about making a huge decision she was uncertain. Loved their families and this couple was too cute to be true.

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Series in Order

#1 – A December Bride
#2 – A January Bride

#3 – A February Bride 
#4 – A March Bride
#5 – An April Bride (Expected publication: March 25th 2014)
#6 – A May Bride (Expected publication: April 22nd 2014)
#7 – A June Bride (Expected publication: May 27th 2014)
#8 – A July Bride (Expected publication: June 24th 2014)
#9 – An August Bride (Expected publication: July 29th 2014)
#10 – A September Bride (Expected publication: August 26th 2014)
#11 – An October Bride (Expected publication: September 23rd 2014)

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Romance Review: Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck

Once Upon a Prince (Royal Wedding, #1)Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck
Publisher:
 Zondervan
Format:
 ARC
ISBN: 0310315476
Genre: Romance
Release date: May 7th 2013 
Number of pages: 352
Source: NetGalley

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Summary:

Once Upon a Prince, the first novel in the Royal Wedding series by bestselling author Rachel Hauck, treats you to a modern-day fairy tale.

Susanna Truitt never dreamed of a great romance or being treated like a princess—just to marry the man she has loved for twelve years. But life isn’t going according to plan. When her high-school-sweetheart-turned-Marine-officer breaks up instead of proposing, Susanna scrambles to rebuild her life.

The last thing Prince Nathaniel expects to find on his American holiday to St. Simon’s Island is the queen of his heart. A prince has duties, and his family’s tense political situation has chosen his bride for him. When Prince Nathaniel comes to Susanna’s aid under the fabled Lover’s Oak, he is blindsided by love.

Their lives are worlds apart. He’s a royal prince. She’s a ordinary girl. But everything changes when Susanna receives an invitation to Nathaniel’s coronation.

It’s the ultimate choice. His kingdom or her heart? God’s will or their own?

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Review:

I decided to request this book after reading the novella that follows this story. I had no trouble following the novella and found this couple super sweet. This is a regular romance at first, but when Susanna discovers that Nate is actually prince Nathaniel things changed very fast. 

I liked the pacing in this book and found their insecurities really normal, but Nate had to make some choices after his father died and the romance was left behind, but destiny brought these two together and it’s clear for everyone that love is a bigger part of the equation.

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Series in Order

#1 – Once Upon a Prince
#2 – Princess Ever After

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Romance Review: A February Bride by Betsy St. Amant

A February Bride (A Year of Weddings, #3)A February Bride by Betsy St. Amant
Series: A Year of Weddings
Publisher:
 Zondervan
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: 9780310338291
Genre: Romance
Release date: January 28th 2014
Number of pages: 120
Source: NetGalley

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Summary:

In A February Bride by Betsy St. Amant, history repeats itself when this bride runs out of the church on her wedding day—in the same dress that had been passed down for generations and worn by her mom, grandma and great-grandmother who also ran out of their weddings. The heroine struggles to break destructive cycles of the past. Can this bride shuck expectation and discover who SHE is as a bride and in the Bride of Christ? And if she finally walks down the aisle, what dress will she be wearing? Readers will enjoy this novel of redemption centered on a winter wedding.

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Review:

This book became one of my favorites so fast. Allie was such a sweet girl, but I can easily understand her fears after meeting the family. Those women from her family are full of criticism and never lose a moment to put Allie down. The dress was the end and made so such sense to me. It’s like a family curse after all those weddings and the bad luck it brought, her mother forced Allie to wear the dress.

Hannah was Allie best-friend and Marcus sister, so after the doomed wedding, I expected everyone to desert her, but Hannah was a super friend and even brought the Marcus back to Allie’s life. Super loved Hannah and her creations for this Valentine wedding. The pre-parties and super cute. Loved Marcus family, they are super nice and treated Allie like another daughter.

I’m not sharing spoilers, but Hannah made a cute cupid.

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Series in Order

#1 – A December Bride
#2 – A January Bride

#3 – A February Bride 
#4 – A March Bride (Expected publication: February 25th 2014)
#5 – An April Bride (Expected publication: March 25th 2014)
#6 – A May Bride (Expected publication: April 22nd 2014)
#7 – A June Bride (Expected publication: May 27th 2014)
#8 – A July Bride (Expected publication: June 24th 2014)
#9 – An August Bride (Expected publication: July 29th 2014)
#10 – A September Bride (Expected publication: August 26th 2014)
#11 – An October Bride (Expected publication: September 23rd 2014)

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Romance Review: A January Bride by Deborah Raney

A January Bride (A Year of Weddings, #2)A January Bride by Deborah Raney
Series: A Year of Weddings
Publisher:
 Zondervan
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: 0310337704
Genre: Romance
Release date: December 24th 2013 
Number of pages: 120
Source: NetGalley

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Summary:

Who can work in a house that’s overrun by contractors and carpenters? Not Madeleine Houser, a successful novelist who gladly accepts the help of her octogenarian friend, Ginny, to arrange for a temporary office in the charming bed and breakfast owned by Ginny’s friend, Arthur. Maddie’s never met the innkeeper––but a friendship grows between them as Maddie and Arthur leave messages for each other each day. To Maddie’s alternate delight and chagrin, she seems to be falling for the inn’s owner––a man who’s likely many years her senior––and who she’s never even met.

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Review:

Maddie was such a wonderful woman, she chose to move states just to be closer to her mother and help her sister. She’s truly a great woman and her life is all about creating fantasy worlds. She’s an author, a very succesful one and decided to move because her sister asked her. It’s not that simple to create a story and she has a deadline, but the house she was in made things extremely difficult. We can see her having a difficult time to concentrate with strange noises. But her friend and neighbor helped a lot with the offer to find her a place to work.

The inn was perfect and we can see that in the end everything would turn okay for her characters, but the best part for me was Maddie falling in love with the inn’s owner. Art was a man suffering, after losing his wife we can clearly see that nothing is keeping him alive and after those letters from Maddie each day demonstrated such a change. Loved Ginny and Maddie. Art was a difficult guy to love, but a good guy too. Super sweet romance.

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Series in Order

#1 – A December Bride
#2 – A January Bride

#3 – A February Bride (Expected publication: January 28th 2014)
#4 – A March Bride (Expected publication: February 25th 2014)
#5 – An April Bride (Expected publication: March 25th 2014)
#6 – A May Bride (Expected publication: April 22nd 2014)
#7 – A June Bride (Expected publication: May 27th 2014)
#8 – A July Bride (Expected publication: June 24th 2014)
#9 – An August Bride (Expected publication: July 29th 2014)
#10 – A September Bride (Expected publication: August 26th 2014)
#11 – An October Bride (Expected publication: September 23rd 2014)

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Romance Review: A December Bride by Denise Hunter

A December Bride (A Year of Weddings, #1)A December Bride by Denise Hunter
Series: A Year of Weddings
Publisher:
 Zondervan
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: 0310338743
Genre: Romance
Release date: November 26th 2013
Number of pages: 120
Source: NetGalley

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Summary:

What started as a whim turned into an accidental – and very public – engagement. Can Layla and Seth keep up the facade 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-fiance 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.

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Review:

I love marriage romances. There’s always something too sweet to end a romance novella with a wedding and celebration. So when I found this series on NetGalley my first though was the pretty cover. Loved the colors and the flowers and so rich. I understand that in the US a wedding in december is all about the winter wonderland with lots of snow. The story made possible for us to fall in love with Layla and Seth.

Seth was a great guy and I could not understand the reason for Layla to hate him so much when the guilt person was her ex-fiance. Seth was only the best-friend and had no idea about the affair with Layla cousin. So for me the drama should be only about the affair, but in the middle of everything Seth was considered guilt from Layla POV, only because he did nothing and neither told her about it.

I loved the sweet way he treated her and tried to change her anger. I don’t understand why her family let her be treated that way, but Seth was perfect and I loved seeing those two together, when he got the idea to pretend a marriage I was super on his side.

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Series in Order

#1 – A December Bride
#2 – A January Bride
#3 – A February Bride (Expected publication: January 28th 2014)
#4 – A March Bride (Expected publication: February 25th 2014)
#5 – An April Bride (Expected publication: March 25th 2014)
#6 – A May Bride (Expected publication: April 22nd 2014)
#7 – A June Bride (Expected publication: May 27th 2014)
#8 – A July Bride (Expected publication: June 24th 2014)
#9 – An August Bride (Expected publication: July 29th 2014)
#10 – A September Bride (Expected publication: August 26th 2014)
#11 – An October Bride (Expected publication: September 23rd 2014)

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