Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Winter Brides : a Year of Weddings Novella Collection

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HUNTER, DENISE
RANEY, DEBORAH
ST. AMANT, BETSY
WINTER BRIDES : A YEAR OF WEDDINGS NOVELLA COLLECTION

Happily ever after begins today. The honor of your presence is requested at three winter weddings . . .
A December Bride by Denise Hunter
When Layla O'Reilly and Seth Murphy make their engagement public, she knows it's only to convince a major client that she's high-society enough to work for his agency. Seth has secretly loved Layla for years, but she’s never given him the time of day. For Layla, this romantic illusion is the chance to save her career. And for Seth, it's the chance to finally win her heart.

A January Bride by Deborah Raney
Novelist Madeleine Houser arranges a temporary office in a local bed and breakfast to escape the distracting renovations on her own house. Although she's never laid eyes on the inn's owner, an unlikely friendship blossoms between them as they leave daily notes for each other, and before long, Maddie finds herself falling for her mysterious host—a man likely many years her senior—and a man she's never even met.

A February Bride by Betsy St. Amant
History repeats itself when Allie Andrews escapes the church on her wedding day—wearing the same dress passed down for generations of women in her family, all women with histories of failed marriages. Allie loves Marcus but fears she's destined to repeat her family's mistakes. When thrown unexpectedly together for a wedding months later, Allie and Marcus discover their own story might be far from over.

My Review:

Sqqqquuuueaaaalllll!  I'm so excited about Zondervan releasing the A Year of Weddings novellas in print format. They were originally published as ebooks -- one novella every month for a year. I don't have an e-reader so I missed out on this incredible collection by some amazing authors. The print versions are arranged by season -- three novellas to a book and I just had to order Winter Brides as soon as I heard about it. I mean, seriously, how could I resist with these extraordinary authors?

A December Bride by Denise Hunter -- What a premise! My heart ached for poor lovelorn Seth. And he's so stoic and kind and romantic. Insert swoon here. Of course Layla is clueless and a tad bitter but inexplicably attracted to the man playing her fiancé. Toe-curling good.

A January Bride by Deborah Raney -- Really fun read. The hero and heroine don't meet right away -- the relationship develops in the form of letters and both make incorrect assumptions about the other. Their first meet is hysterical! Romance soon follows in sigh-worthy splendour.

A February Bride by Betsy St. Amant -- A runaway bride story that pulled at my heartstrings. Allie is so lost and Marcus is so wounded and they're thrown together months later. Raw emotion ensues. I ached for them both as I worked my way to their (thankfully) happily ever after.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Winter Brides please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday December 21  2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

27 comments:

  1. I think it would be a lot of fun to read the "series" as I saw each one release, but haven't read them! Love the cover that they did for these three! Thanks for the giveaway! :)
    sylvesternatorATyahooDOTcom

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    1. The covers are gorgeous! And each novella is as rich as reading a full length novel. You can't go wrong with this series. Can't wait for the other three to come out. Good luck, Laura.

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  2. I haven't read any of the year of wedding novellas, but would love to!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Oh -- glad I wasn't the only who missed them. Good luck, Patty.

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  3. I would absolutely love to read this book and give the authors who wrote this book a revew on Goodreads
    oh dot hello dot hiya at gmail dot com

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  4. This is a beautiful book and I would love it! It sounds wonderful! Thank you for the giveaway, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. It is sublime! Good luck, Melanie.

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  5. Wow ... some of my favorite authors packed into one book, can't get any better then that. rrwalter34 ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. I know -- you can't go wrong. Good luck, Becky.

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  6. I missed these as novellas as well. I love the idea of slipping into several dreamy love stories. And the cover...WOW! Thanks for sharing!

    KellysShining(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Love that description -- slipping into several dreamy love stories -- that's exactly what it was like. Good luck, Kelly.

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  7. I loved them as novels...but now that they are out in paperback, I would love to win them for Mom to read. I know she would enjoy them, and I haven't seen them in the stores yet! Thanks Kav, you really are the BEST. MERRY CHRISTMAS

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    1. They are wonderful. And I love the bound version. Real keepsakes. Good luck,, Marianne -- and pssst -- I need your email contact --- you won a couple of weeks ago and I haven't been able to get in touch with you. :-)

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  8. such a pretty cover, some of my favorite authors here!
    dkstevensne AT outlook DotCOm
    Merry Christmas :)

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    1. It's a great collection. Good luck, Deanna.

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  9. Winter, Summer, Spring, and Fall.
    Here Come the Brides, Ya'll.
    Merry Christmas to You & Yours,
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. LOL -- very creative, Janet. Good luck.

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  10. This sounds like a fantastic series! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. Judging by this first book, it definitely is. Such a worthwhile novella collection. Good luck, Britney.

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  11. I would love to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Merry Christmas!
    ldwrncpn(at)comcast(dot)net

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  12. Thanks Kav. Of course I would love to win this book. Lots of thanks for you being so nice to have these give-aways.
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Maxie. Good luck!

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  13. Yay! Love Betsy St. Amant! Count me in, please.

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're counted, Janka. Good luck.

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  14. Thanks for putting this on my radar. This looks like a great group of novellas.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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