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