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A May Bride (A Year of Weddings Novella Book 6) [Kindle Edition]

Meg Moseley
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A year’s worth of novellas from twelve inspirational romance authors. Happily ever after guaranteed.

Ellie has prepared for her wedding all her life . . . but she has forgotten the most important part.

Ellie Martin, a country girl living in Atlanta, has dreamed of a traditional wedding all her life—a wedding just like the one her younger sister is planning back home. Even though Ellie is realizing her dreams in the big city as an up-and-coming real-estate agent, she’s missing a key ingredient to her plans for the future: a groom.

Then Ellie meets Gray Whitby—at a wedding of all places. Gray is handsome and fun, and he sweeps her away in a whirlwind romance. In a matter of months, Ellie knows Gray is "the one," but her mother isn't so sure, judging Gray to be the freewheeling type, like Ellie's runaway father.

When Ellie jeopardizes her own future for the sake of her sister, Gray feels like he'll always be second to Ellie's family. Can Ellie and Gray find their own way together amidst the demands and perceptions of others or will their romance end before it has truly begun?

“I get to be involved with eleven other wonderful writers, some whom I’ve known for years and some I’m getting to know now. What a blessing. And who doesn’t love a good wedding story? This has been a fun challenge and a true joy.” —Lenora Worth, author of An April Bride

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  • File Size: 1362 KB
  • Print Length: 102 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Zondervan (April 22, 2014)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #255,189 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of drama, just like real life. May 20, 2014
By PSusan
Format:Kindle Edition
A May Bride by Meg Moseley had a slow start but as it progressed it became more interesting. I would like to say the characters were not realistic but perhaps they were too much so. I have known people just like Ellie’s mother and it is very difficult for a child to break away from that type of parent, even a grown child. Gray, though, was perfect and if anyone could entice Ellie, it would be someone like him. This was definitely a coming into one’s own story. Ellie was learning how she should live, not how her mother thinks she should. Maybe not my favorite type of read but very well written.

Copy provided by NetGalley for an honest review.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed today... April 23, 2014
By Shirley
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Read this novella in one sitting. Could NOT put it down. I love Meg's books, and this one certainly did not disappoint. Great story. Meg has a unique flair for description. My complaint? How sad I feel now that I've finished it because I hate leaving characters for whom I've developed a strong attachment. It's like walking away from old friends. *sigh* Thank you for a wonderful afternoon read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Book April 23, 2014
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Meg Mosely is an excellent writer and this sweet novella just proved it even more to me.

I can't say much without spoilers. But this little offering was perfect in every way.

It doesn't cost much, so get this one today!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I didn't love it... June 1, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I really didn’t love this book. While overall it was a cute story I thought that Gray was a jerk. The book, because it’s not deep enough, portrays him as being selfish and a bit childish which isn’t the intent. It also made me feel a bit cold inside when the preacher told her that if she loved him to marry him – he never asked about anything else or whom.

Author: Meg Moseley
Source: Zondervan via Netgalley
Grade: B
Ages: 16+
Steam: YA
Setting: Atlanta, Ga
Series: A Year of Weddings, May
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars lovely and sweet :) May 3, 2014
By Sarah
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A whirlwind sweet romance! This short story is enchanting! :) It's so easy to relate to Elli and her questioning herself and the possibility of love... I really enjoyed reading this!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another winner for the series April 22, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This is another in the "A Year of Weddings" series published by Zondervan - Fiction. Each of these novellas focus on a wedding and the trials and tribulations leading up to the event. These are nicely clean, but have some UST for our reading enjoyment. Kisses can be FUN! They are also inspirational, but they don't beat you over the head about it.

Another sweet romance that starts with a ***flash*** wedding. I hadn't heard of those before.

Ellie meets this great guy. While we know Gray is a real gentleman, Ellie's mom doesn't trust all. She's not a very likable character and I kept wanting her to just want what was best for her daughters.

I also wanted Ellie to take scissors to the apron strings that her mom kept pulling. Yes, she was overbearing, but you have to grow up and take a stand for yourself, and your own happiness. Then, when she did stand up to herself, she cut Gray out of the decision making. These two really needed to get on the same page.

When they did, it was sweet and one can see them making it together for the long haul.

I think the minister where Ellie did her sneak gardening was one of the best parts of this book. I enjoyed him, a lot!

I found Ellie to be a bit annoying. But I loved Gray. He brought the rating up, for sure!

Something odd, these advance copies are loaded with errors. It's hard to get into them with the lack of capital letters throughout the first several chapters. I have checked, via the samples of the published books at Amazon, and the errors are all tidied up come publication day. But be aware that they are really messy to begin with.

This wasn't my favorite of the Year of Weddings books, but it was a nice way to spend a few hours. I'm looking forward to the rest of the year's weddings!

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*Thank you, NetGalley and Zondervan, for the opportunity to read A May Wedding
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Melanie
Format:Kindle Edition
A May Bride is the sixth installment in the Year of Weddings novella collection. While the writing style was good, I didn't like the story all that much. I mean, the book started off great, but there were just things about the characters/romance that didn't connect with me.

I didn't really care for any of the main characters and it's hard for me to explain why, exactly. At times Gray felt too pushy (non-romantically and, sometimes, romantically) and I half expected him to be a player or something; Ellie's mother was too overbearing and there were things she said/did that just made me cringe; and seemed like she made certain decisions just to go against her mother's advice. Also, the romance felt like it moved too quickly.

I did like the church garden aspect and that Ellie's sister was planning her wedding in the midst of this story. And, as I said above, the writing style was good and easy to read.

Overall, A May Bride was an okay read. I didn't really like the story itself, but the novella was written well. Some people seemed to have liked this book more than I did, so maybe it just wasn't a book for me.

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars such a sweet ending
If you're looking for a short beach read, grab this book. Meg Moseley writes a charming story with such a sweet wedding. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Book Reader
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice, quick and light read. Great for a summer afternoon.
I am enjoying this series of novellas. Each is a nice, light reads perfect to get away from ordinary life and not have to worry about language or 'bedroom' scenes. Read more
Published 4 months ago by A. Farage
3.0 out of 5 stars A Sweet Escape
Slowly but surely I'm making my way through the Year of Weddings Novellas series. This series features a new novella by a different author every month for a year. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Aimee Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun read!
A May Bride
by Meg Mosely
Rating: 4/5
A Year of Weddings Novella
Zondervan - Fiction/Romance

Meet Ellie Martin, a witness to a "guerrilla... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kim W
3.0 out of 5 stars Characters were hard to relate to
A May Bride has probably been my least favorite out of this series. The characters felt hard to relate to and the storyline lacking something. Read more
Published 4 months ago by DL Kamstra
3.0 out of 5 stars Lovely addition to the Year of Weddings series.
This installment in the Year of Weddings Novella was fun. It was a very quick easy read and the characters were cute and well drawn. I really wish this one had been a full novel. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Home Educating Mom
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't recommend.
Boring, the author doesn't do a good job of developing the characters and they come across as flat. I didn't like the main characters either, too ridiculous.
Published 5 months ago by Ashley Charlton
4.0 out of 5 stars Short and sweet
Fun, short, and girly read - good for summertime reading. :) Breezed through it in a few days... I wanted it to last longer!
Published 6 months ago by mikeandpam
5.0 out of 5 stars I've loved each and every one of these wedding novellas and ...
WOW! I've loved each and every one of these wedding novellas and this one is no different. First time reading a book by this author. I loved her ease of writing. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Lynn
4.0 out of 5 stars Another fun novella in the Year of Weddings Novellas
Ellie's mother has always tried to rule everything so when she left home, Ellie started a wedding fund so her mother would have absolutely no say in anything to do with her... Read more
Published 6 months ago by June
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More About the Author

Although I've lived more than half my life in other states, I'm still a Californian at heart. I love vintage bungalows, twisted oaks on rolling hills, and the rocky beaches of the Central Coast. A few blocks away from my childhood home stood a Lutheran church where I came to faith, first through Sunday School teachers whose kindness drew me to the kindness of God, and then through confirmation classes. The Bible verses that had been drilled into my head came to life in my heart.

After moving away from home as a teenager, I worked at a variety of jobs, from candle-maker in a tourist town to administrative assistant at a Christian college. I married a wonderful man from Michigan, and we lived north of Detroit for seventeen years. That's where we started homeschooling our three children, an endeavor that we finished in Georgia when our youngest graduated from high school in 2009.

My husband and I live near Atlanta, close to the foothills of the Southern Appalachians. His motorcycle often carries us to the mountains of Georgia, Tennessee, or the Carolinas. Sitting on the back of the bike, I can pray, enjoy the beautiful views, and plot new stories. Fiction makes my world go 'round, whether I'm writing it or reading it.

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