10.31.2014

A May Bride by Meg Moseley | Book Review

STATS:
Author, Meg Moseley
Published, April 22, 2014
Publisher, Zondervan
Kindle edition, 124 pages
Series, A Year of Weddings, #6

DESCRIPTION FROM GOODREADS:
She’s prepared for her wedding all her life … but she forgot a few things.Ellie Martin, a country girl in Atlanta, often de-stresses from city life by tending the flower beds of a church near her apartment. She has dreamed of a traditional wedding all her life, a wedding like the one her younger sister is planning back in their hometown. Their single mom will pay for Alexa’s wedding, but Ellie started her own wedding fund years ago. She only needs to find a groom.
She bumps into a man who’s a guest at a wedding on the church grounds. She’s noticed him around the neighborhood, but today he introduces himself as Gray Whitby. They embark on a whirlwind romance, but her mother doesn’t trust freewheeling men like him. Standing up to Mom leads Ellie to stick up for Alexa too. When Ellie risks her own plans for her sister’s sake, Gray feels betrayed. Will he always play second fiddle?
Will Ellie and Gray reconcile their differences so her dream wedding can come true, or will the romance they’ve begun come crashing down?

MY THOUGHTS:
So far - I have really enjoyed the A Year of Weddings series.  I am reading in order of the months.I had hopes of reading one each month but time has gotten away from me and I am working on catching up.
I had high hopes for this novella since I read a book by Meg Moseley earlier this year.  The Stillness of Chimes.  I was not disappointed.
Novellas have to move fast due to length, and this one really did.  Ellie is a real estate agent in Atlanta that likes to go weeding in the neighborhood church yard.  She does this early in the morning as a stress reliever.  One morning she happens upon a wedding.  Even though she tries to stay out of view, Gray sees her.  She knows him from the coffee shop but has never met in person.
Ellie also has a little sister that is trying to plan a wedding and a strict mother that is afraid her daughters will end up pregnant before marriage like she did.
I liked Ellie's character.  She seemed very real and her life was described in a realistic way.  Ellie's mother was very paranoid and mean at times.  I think that she put too much thought into her daughters making the same mistakes she did.  Ellie and Gray and Alexis and Eric were fun to get to know and had believable relationships.


I received this book free from Zondervan Publishing via NetGalley.    I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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