12.31.2013

A December Bride | Book Review



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Author, Denise Hunter
Published, November 26th, 2013
Publisher, Zondervan
eBook Novella, 120 pages
Series, A Year Of Weddings

Description From Goodreads:
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.

My Thoughts:
The story of Seth and Layla was wonderful. Layla has more than a few things to get past in her life. Her ex-fiance is marrying her cousin, Jessica, and Layla blames Seth. She is from the wrong side of the tracks and has a painful childhood. And she worries too much about what other people think.
Seth is the young and handsome hardware store owner. He wanted to ask Layla out years ago but Jack asked her first. He is happy with the accidental engagement and loves spending time with Layla. And soon enough, Layla wonders if God has sent her the most unlikely of lifelines.
This was a wonderful way to start off a series of wedding novellas. I can only hope that the other A Year of Weddings are just as enjoyable. It is well written, fast paced, and I was unable to put it down once I got started.
I also plan on reading more of the novellas written by Denise Hunter.

I received this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review. All comments and feelings are my own.

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