Author: Kathryn Springer
Series: A Year of Wedding Novellas (Stands Alone)
Released: August 26, 2014
Annie’s always wanted a home and a family. But will pretending to be a bride get her closer to her dreams?
All Annie Price has ever wanted is a place to call home. Growing up in the foster care system, that dream seemed far away, but now Annie’s dream may be coming true. A friend she met in an online book group wants to retire and has offered Annie a fresh start managing her little bookstore. Believing the opportunity is an answer to prayer, Annie packs her suitcase and moves to Red Leaf, Wisconsin.
The residents of Red Leaf welcome Annie into the fold . . . everyone except the bookstore owner’s son, Jesse Kent. But Annie refuses to let the handsome deputy keep her from embracing her new home with open arms. She even volunteers to help the local historical society refurbish an old church and agrees to be the ‘bride’ for a special reenactment celebrating the museum’s open house.
Jesse Kent can’t believe his mother has handed the keys to her business over to a woman she met on the Internet. Annie’s beautiful, of course, and smart as a whip, but what do they really know about her, anyway? What if she’s come to their town just for his mother’s money? The only way to see if his suspicions about Annie Price are true is to keep a close eye on her—even if it means he has to marry her! Planning their mock wedding will give him the chance to uncover Annie’s motive for moving to town. But as the day of the wedding approaches and secrets come to light, Jesse must face the truth. He wants Annie to be his September bride . . . for real.
I loved the small town setting of this book and loved how Annie and Jessie didn’t hit it off right away. Trust was a prominent issue in this book and their relationship didn’t start with any trust. What they ended up with was something that grew slowly over time and made it all the sweeter when trust finally developed between them.
A little more romance and happily ever after played out on the pages of the book at the end of the story would have made this even better but over all this was a sweet story I highly recommend.
Rating: 4.5 Stars – Highly Recommend
Content: Squeaky Clean
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