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Bride in Training (Thorndike Christian Fiction) Hardcover – Large Print, November 2, 2011

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Product Details

  • Series: Thorndike Christian Fiction
  • Hardcover: 307 pages
  • Publisher: Thorndike Press; Lrg edition (November 2, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1410441520
  • ISBN-13: 978-1410441522
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.7 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,245,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Award-winning author, Gail Gaymer Martin writes romantic suspense, romance and women's fiction for Love Inspired and Barbour Publishing as well as her Independent published fiction. She has 4 million books sold. Her books have received numerous national awards including: Romantic Times Reviewers Choice and the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol for her romantic suspense, A Love for Safekeeping. Gail's novel The Christmas Kite, a Holt Medallion finalist, was optioned for a Hallmark television movie. She was awarded 2009 Heartsong Presents Author of the Year, and CBS local news listed Gail as one of the top four writers in the Detroit area. Gail is the author of Writer's Digest, Writing The Christian Romance. She is a cofounder of American Christian Fiction Writers and is a popular keynote speaker. She grew up in a Detroit suburb and continues to live in Oakland County. She has a Bachelor and Masters degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Before writing, she was a high school guidance counselor and previously a high school English and public speaking teacher. For 5 years, Gail worked as an adjunct instructor of English and public speaking at Davenport University. Her web site not only shows her published and upcoming books, but also has Gail's Kitchen for recipe fans, a blog on Writing Fiction where she provides articles on writing and getting published. Visit her website at www.gailgaymermartin.com. Visit her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gail.g.martin.3 and GoodReads: http://bit.ly/1e8Gt6D

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Martin and Emily both have pasts they have tried to run from. They have pushed people away and have avoided love for far too long. But a little dog named Nessie is about to change all of that. In this sweet and romantic story, Martin and Emily learn how to forgive themselves and trust God to forgive them and free them to love again.

Bride in Training is the little book that has a strong impact. I am once again amazed at Gail's talent for creating a very romantic story that has a very powerful Christian message that so many readers will be able to relate to. I'm sure pretty most of us have things from our past that we have tried, unsuccessfully, to bury. The harder we try to hide, the more shame and guilt we feel. This is what Emily was experiencing and when the full extent of her story was revealed, I felt a great sadness for what she had been through. I also felt great joy in the forgiveness she received, the forgiveness she deserved. I love to see characters redeemed and loved. This is a very romantic story, but the real-life problems Martin and Emily work to overcome make this story real and relatable.

If my memory serves me, it seems that Bride in Training had more dogs and more sweet dog moments than the previous book had which added a wonderful lightness and humor to this story. It is obvious that Gail loves dogs, she loves flowers, and she loves her characters because each one is written so lovingly. I loved Bride in Training. It is a book that will tug at your heart and inspire you to seek your Heavenly Father for all of your needs and it will inspire you to love and appreciate those you care about.

A copy of this book was provided for review by the author. That had no impact on my feelings about this book. This review is my 100% honest opinion of the book and I highly recommend reading it.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
I have enjoyed all three books in this series. both the hero(martin) and heroine(Emily) are very likeable characters,but they are just so pathetic! I am not one who likes books full of ANGST,or characters that can't let go of regrets for the past,and throughout this book I felt like "Oh woe is me"!

The only reason I was able to stick with it through the end,is because I liked them both so much,despite that,and I wanted to see them get together,plus I also liked the other characters. My main complaint is with Emily not having faith in God that if this relationship with Martin was approved by Him,then her past would not phase Martin,and if it did,then God had someone more suitable in mind for her.

This author can do an amazing job of story and character development in a book of less than 300 pgs,and I am impressed with her writing skill.

Bride In Training, is a sweet, enjoyable romance where you will really come to like and care about all the characters.
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Format: Kindle Edition
Martin and Emily made a cute couple. They both had hangups to overcome. I waited the whole book to find Emily's story and I was a bit surprised. This world is full of darkness, though, so I think her story was reasonable.

As far as interesting goes, it's my least favorite of the series. It just seemes so slow to me. I remember when I read the previous book (Nick's story), I couldn't wait to hear Martin's story. I guess after that one, I was disappointed...

Still, Gail Gaymer Martin writes beautifully!!!
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This book reminds us that sometimes we have to forgive ourselves. God forgives us and casts our sins as far as the east is from the West, but we struggle with the guilt and shame left behind, this book addresses those issues. Clean read!
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