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A September Bride (A Year of Weddings Novella Book 10) [Kindle Edition]

Kathryn Springer
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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


When Annie moves to Red Leaf, she’s ready to call the little town home. But one handsome, suspicious policeman is ready to stand in her way . . . even if it means walking her down the aisle first.


All Annie Price has ever wanted is a place to call home. So when an online friend offers her a fresh start managing a little bookstore in Red Leaf, Wisconsin, Annie packs her bags and waves goodbye to her former lonely life.


Deputy Jesse Kent can’t believe his mother has handed the keys to her bookshop over to a woman she met on the internet. Annie might be vivacious, smart as a whip, and beautiful—ahem—but what do they really know about her? Jesse has seen his mother taken advantage of before, and he decides to keep a close eye on this Annie Price.


But when a close eye turns into a historical wedding reenactment with Jesse and Annie as the couple, make-believe nuptials quickly give way to real-life emotions. As the wedding approaches and Annie and Jesse’s secrets come to light, the deputy has to face the truth: this wedding may have started as a ploy, but he wants to make Annie his September bride . . . for real.



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About the Author

Kathryn Springer is a full-time writer and the award-winning author of Front Porch Princess. She won the ACFW 2009 Book of the Year award for Family Treasures. Her most recent book, The Soldier's Newfound Family, hit the New York Times bestseller list in November 2012. Kathryn grew up in northern Wisconsin, where her parents published a weekly newspaper. As a child she spent many hours sitting at her mother's typewriter, plunking out stories, and credits her parents for instilling in her a love of books—which eventually turned into a desire to tell stories of her own. Kathryn has written 19 books with close to two million copies sold. She lives with her husband and three children in Marinette, Wisconsin.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1423 KB
  • Print Length: 91 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Zondervan (August 26, 2014)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GRYXP9G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #214,922 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet story with a small town setting October 7, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I loved the small town setting of this book and loved how Annie and Jessie didn't hit it off right away. Trust was a prominent issue in this book and their relationship didn't start with any trust. What they ended up with was something that grew slowly over time and made it all the sweeter when that trust finally developed between them.

A little more romance and happily ever after played out on the pages of the book at the end of the story would have made this even better but overall this was a sweet story I highly recommend.

Rating: 4.5 Stars - Highly Recommend

Content: Squeaky Clean

Source: Netgalley.com
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Short and Sweet October 13, 2014
By Iola
Format:Kindle Edition
When Police Deputy Jesse Kent pulls over Annie Price, a newcomer to their small town of Red Leaf, Wisconsin, and finds she claims to be the manager of his mother’s bookstore, he’s immediately suspicious. It wouldn’t be the first time Lorna Kent had been misled by a stranger.

Annie Price is loving her new life in Red Leaf. The small town is like the family she never had, and volunteering for the local historical society is bringing her into contact with some of the town’s more eccentric residents … and handsome Jesse Kent, who seems to take an instant dislike to her. But they are thrown together when Annie is asked to play the bride in the town re-enactment of a historic wedding, and Jesse is her groom.

A September Bride is well-written, with a good mix of conflict and attraction between Annie and Jesse, an original plot and some fascinating minor characters. It even managed to squeeze in a second romance.

I have only two minor complaints. First, I often find romance novellas move too quickly. The low word count means the couple has to get from first meet to happy ever after in a short space of time, and I’m not always convinced they have spent enough time together to guarantee that happy ever after. In this case, I think the secondary romance took valuable word count that should have been used to show more of the developing relationship between Annie and Jesse. Second, A September Bride is published by Zondervan, a publisher of Christian fiction, yet there is no Christian content (although I’m sure some people will see this as a positive).

A September Bride is part of the Year of Weddings series of novellas, each a standalone story from a different author. Thanks to Zondervan and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charming Tale by a Favorite Author! September 30, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a charming tale of love found between a former foster kid grown up now working in a bookstore and a hometown policeman. Annie comes to manage Second Story Books owned by Lorna Kent. Jesse Kent, her policeman son is away at a training class and discovers the news about Annie's employment when he meets her during a comical traffic stop. Annie's kind of quirky, Jesse's on the conservative, mom-protecting side.

Annie is looking for a place to "belong" and Jesse already "belongs" but doesn't value it until he sees his small town life through Annie's eyes. They get drawn in to a wedding re-inactment for the local historical society. The locals all act as if it's real and Annie and Jesse get swept up into a whirlwind relationship.

A September Bride was a delightful read about what can happen when two people struggling with identity issues meet. The story is full of humor and a suprisingly thorough storyline for a novella . Kathryn Springer a terrific author who never disappoints. Can't wait for her next book, The Dandelion Field, due out in January.

Thank you to Zondervan, via Netgalley, for making a copy of this book available for review.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet novella September 16, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
From the publisher:
Annie's always wanted a home and a family. But will pretending to be a bride get her closer to her dreams?
All Annie Price has ever wanted is a place to call home. Growing up in the foster care system, that dream seemed far away, but now Annie's dream may be coming true. A friend she met in an online book group wants to retire and has offered Annie a fresh start managing her little bookstore. Believing the opportunity is an answer to prayer, Annie packs her suitcase and moves to Red Leaf, Wisconsin.
The residents of Red Leaf welcome Annie into the fold . . . everyone except the bookstore owner's son, Jesse Kent. But Annie refuses to let the handsome deputy keep her from embracing her new home with open arms. She even volunteers to help the local historical society refurbish an old church and agrees to be the "bride" for a special reenactment celebrating the museum's open house.
Jesse Kent can't believe his mother has handed the keys to her business over to a woman she met on the Internet. Annie's beautiful, of course, and smart as a whip, but what do they really know about her, anyway? What if she's come to their town just for his mother's money? The only way to see if his suspicions about Annie Price are true is to keep a close eye on her-even if it means he has to marry her! Planning their mock wedding will give him the chance to uncover Annie's motive for moving to town. But as the day of the wedding approaches and secrets come to light, Jesse must face the truth. He wants Annie to be his September bride . . . for real.
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This is a sweet novella that is a part of the A Year of Weddings series. Kathryn Springer creates a story that will engage readers.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great one in the "Year of Weddings"
This entry in the Year of Weddings is one of my favorites in this series.

Annie just wants to make a fresh start in a small town by managing a bookstore. Read more
Published 10 days ago by A. Farage
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book in the Year of Weddings Series
Another great book in the Year of Weddings Series. They just seem to be getter better and better each month. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Lynn
4.0 out of 5 stars A September Bride
This one was a real cute one! The characters seemed real. It was fun and sweet.
I liked the theme - the whole being pulled over by the handsome cop only to fall in love later... Read more
Published 17 days ago by Wall-to-wall books
5.0 out of 5 stars A Year of Weddings - heroine works in a bookstore,
September Bride is a novella in the Year of Weddings series. Annie moved to Red Leaf to work for Lorna in the used book store. Read more
Published 27 days ago by More_Than_A_Review
5.0 out of 5 stars A sweet story
What a sweet and inspiring story. The Character Annie Price moves to a new town because she met a woman online who offered her a job as managing her bookstore, Annie really needs... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Diana K
5.0 out of 5 stars A September Bride by Kathryn Springer
I absolutely loved A September Bride! From the opening scene when Annie is pulled over and so many things went wrong, to the final chapter. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Zac
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet romance with great characters!
"A September Bride" is another winning entry in Zondervan's Year of Weddings series, and it features some of the strongest chemistry of any of the novellas so far. Read more
Published 1 month ago by ChristianChick'sThoughts
4.0 out of 5 stars A September Bribe just brims with glowing, sweet romance.
Deputy Jesse Kent suspects there is more to Anne Price when he first pulls her car over to issue her a warning. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Madison
5.0 out of 5 stars Charming Story!
A great meet cute sets this story off to a terrific start, when Jesse, who is a deputy sheriff, pulls Annie over and asks if she knows why he pulled her over, and she responds,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Faye
4.0 out of 5 stars A sweet addition to this series
This is one of the better novellas in this series. I loved the characters and the story. I would have loved to have it even more fleshed out and made into a complete novel. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Home Educating Mom
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