His One and Only Bride by Tara Randel – Blog Tour Guest Post & Giveaway

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His One and Only Bride

(The Business of Weddings #5)
Tara Randel
Contemporary Romance

Paperback & ebook, 384 pages

January 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

He never thought he’d see her again!

After being reported missing, presumed dead, globe-hopping photojournalist Mitch Simmons never thought he’d see his estranged wife, Zoe, again. Yet here he is back in their coastal Florida town, where Zoe is mayor. Turns out she isn’t the only one he left behind.

Discovering he has a baby son awakens thrilling new emotions in Mitch. And there are his still-powerful feelings for the high school sweetheart he vowed to love and honor forever. Thankfully, they’ll have the chance to find the love that was always there…

Guest Post: It All Leads Up To a Day

Weddings are a beautiful event. The dress. The flowers. The reception. But it doesn’t just materialize out of nowhere. So what goes in to planning a wedding?

Once a couple becomes engaged, the date is set. From there, look for a venue so you can secure your special location. Do you want a traditional church ceremony followed by a reception elsewhere? Or an all-incisive wedding package where the venue includes both ceremony and reception? Older homes and barn weddings are hugely popular, so make sure to think well in advance to book your date.


Also, do you want a large wedding or a more intimate gathering? The budget is hugely important. Set a dollar amount and stick with it. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of the upcoming day, but knowing your budget will keep you from over-extending yourself.


Nine months before the wedding, begin your guest list, hire a planner, and meet with the major professionals; the photographer, florist, and DJ or band for the reception.


Six months prior, decide what type of dress you and the bridesmaids will wear and begin shopping. Pick a color scheme. Finalize your guest list and order invitations. Begin to plan your menu for the reception and consider where to hold the rehearsal dinner. Set up appointments to sample food and the kind of cake you’ve envisioned.


Four to five months to go. Think about clothing options for the groom and groomsmen. Finalize your honeymoon arrangements. Visit the florist to settle on the flower arrangements.


Two to three months. Confirm delivery of bridal and bridesmaid dresses. Select rings. Begin working on wedding favors.


Six to eight weeks before the wedding. Send out invitations. Work on vows if you’ve decided to share a special moment during the ceremony.


Three to four weeks. Hold the bridal shower. Schedule final fittings. Stop by a salon for hairstyle and makeup ideas. Meet with musicians or DJ for final song list.


One to two weeks. Finalize seating arrangements. Double check with all the wedding professionals.


This leaves you with the rehearsal and then finally, the dream day. The most important hint of all, enjoy yourself. Remember what a special occasion this day is. Treasure the time with family and friends. And set off together knowing you have your entire future together ahead of you.


— Tara


Other Books in the Series

About the Author

USA Today Bestselling Author Tara Randel has enjoyed a lifelong love of books, especially romance and mystery genres, so it didn’t come as a surprise when she began writing with the dream of becoming published. Family values, mystery and, of course, love and romance are her favorite themes, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. Tara lives on the West Coast of Florida, where gorgeous sunsets inspire the creation of heartwarming stories, filled with love, laughter and the occasional mystery.


Tour Giveaway

– US PRIZE PACK: Signed copies of Rival HeartsThe Bridal Bouquet and The Wedding March, a Harlequin Heartwarming tote bag, a 2018 appointment planner and a $25 Amazon gift card
– US residents only
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  1. This book summary sounds interesting. It sounds like an entertaining read.

  2. The book summary sounds good and I look forward to reading these book.

  3. This is a great list of essentials. Some of them I hadn’t ever thought of. My youngest daughter is getting married soon and I’ll pass this on to her. Thanks for the info.

  4. Jessie Clark says:

    I bet Tara is in for a shock when her missing husband reappears! I can’t wait to hear about that meeting!

  5. I really enjoy this kind of second chance. Thanks for this opportunity.

  6. Sounds really good. Enjoyed the post.

  7. I think the book looks great and the wedding checklist is very helpful!

  8. The story sounds intriguing, and I loved the checklist for those getting married.

  9. Becky Kinard says:

    The story sounds great! I love stories about finding love you thought was lost and then an added bonus of a child makes it even better!

  10. Cynthia C says:

    It sounds like a sweet story. Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. tararandel says:

    Thank you for featuring His One and Only Bride. And thanks to all of you who have left comments. I loved writing this book and am happy to see you intrigued by the book premise. Have a great day.

  12. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    The book sounds great, and I look forward to reading it!

  13. Looking forward to reading the book – you can’t beat a romance with a happy ending!

  14. Sandy Klocinski says:

    The summary was awesome. Great wedding checklist as well.

  15. Jasmine Henderson says:

    This story sounds so sweet and I can only imagine how surprised Mitch was after discovering he has a son!

  16. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 
    slehan at juno dot com

  17. I would like to give thanks for all your really great writings, including His One and Only Bride. I wish the best in keeping up the good work in the future.

  18. I love that nice blurb. I would like to give thanks for all your really great writings, including His One and Only Bride. I wish the best in keeping up the good work in the future.

  19. kathypease says:

    I think this book sounds great and would love to read it 🙂

  20. Tracy Shafer says:

    I think it sounds so good! I am so looking forward to reading it.