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The Stand-in Bridegroom [Kindle Edition]

Marilyn Baron
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Book Description

A bride has planned a storybook wedding in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, her groom is late and isn’t answering his phone. Should she cancel the wedding, disappoint her guests, and devastate her mother? Not when the groom’s twin brother agrees to stand in as the bridegroom.


Product Details

  • File Size: 245 KB
  • Print Length: 39 pages
  • Publisher: TWB Press (September 6, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005LPWG06
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #272,568 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cross over bliss September 21, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
My first introduction to Marilyn Baron's work was when I read her short story, 'A Choir of Angels', a really funny supernatural story of family love and a never-say-die-attitude. I was hooked immediately on her entertaining narrative style and her latest release through TWB Press, 'The Stand-In Bridegroom,' once again demonstrates her strength for giving truly romantic fiction a subtle and unforgettable twist.

Patra's wedding day is going to be the biggest day of her life. Not just hers, but the biggest day of her mother's life too. Nothing can go wrong. But it does. Her husband-to-be, Doug, has vanished. Luckily for her, his twin brother, Dex, is conveniently there to fill his shoes. As Baron weaves the tale in her unique manner, it is very easy to lose oneself in the romance of the story, so believable are the main players, but all the while there is a distinct taste of something not quite right. Secrets are being kept and the truth is bubbling to the surface as this story starts to boil over.

I'm not going to ruin the ending, but trust when I say that my mouth fell open when the finale played out. Baron has a wicked skill of leading you down not just one but several false paths before smacking you in the face with a 'killer' ending. 'The Stand-In Bridegroom' starts well and ends better... and once again, Marilyn Baron simply does not let you down. Who would have thought that cross-over supernatural romance could be this good?
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The Stand-in Bridegroom forms the third part of Marilyn Baron's angel trilogy of short stories. Having been wowed by 'Follow an Angel' and 'A Choir of Angels' in the past, I knew to expect something great from this excellent author third time out. And this story didn't let me down. Like Baron's other work, it delivers a great premise, excellent dialogue, memorable characters, and enough emotion to fill the audience at a real wedding. But this author's real skill is in keeping the audience hooked, and in developing plausible twists and turns which astound.

Consider this set-up. The scene is the Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, and: "The wedding celebration of Patra Grace Collins and Douglas Luke Grainger was about to get under way. The groomsmen escorted the parents and grandparents to the white silk-draped pews up front. Flower girls scattered fresh white rose petals on the walkway. Then her attendants began their slow stroll down the aisle to Pachelbel's Canon in D Major." Could hardly get more romantic, could it? Well, there's a problem. The groom, Doug, isn't there, and, in his place is his identical twin brother Dexr.

This story is full of the usual Marilyn Baron wit. It's also high on narrative tension. I won't spoil the appearance of the angel, or the ending, but rest assured, this is a brilliant, well-rounded story which will tug on the heart-strings and jog that funny bone
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5.0 out of 5 stars Angelic September 8, 2011
By DjG
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When Patra's husband-to-be is delayed the day before their wedding, it soon becomes apparent he's not going to make it in time for the ceremony. Patra makes a rash decision together with the groom's twin brother: he must take his brother's place at the altar. Marilyn Baron easily portrays Patra's multilayered character; her fears and happiness come to the surface in this terrific short story. The ending is strong and emotionally fulfilling. I highly recommend this story along with Marilyn's previous two installments in the series: A Choir of Angels and Follow an Angel.
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More About the Author

I'm a public relations consultant in Atlanta, a member of Romance Writers of America and Georgia Romance Writers (GRW), and a recipient of the GRW Chapter Service Award. I am a member of the 2015 Roswell Reads Steering Committee. I've won writing awards in the following categories: Single Title, Suspense Romance, Paranormal/Fantasy, and Novels with Strong Romantic Elements. I write humorous women's fiction (Stones, a coming-of-middle age novel and Significant Others, published by The Wild Rose Press; and The Edger, which I cowrote with my sister, award-winning artist, Sharon Goldman); Romantic suspense/thrillers (Under the Moon Gate, also published by The Wild Rose Press, set in WW II and modern-day Bermuda; Sixth Sense, the first book in the Psychic Crystal Mystery series by The Wild Rose Press); and Homecoming Homicides (Book II in the Psychic Crystal Mystery Series); Historical Romance (Destiny: A Bermuda Love Story, The Wild Rose Press); and paranormal short stories, TWB Press (A Choir of Angels, Follow an Angel; The Stand-in Bridegroom and Dead Mix). To read my angel stories and Dead Mix, visit http://www.twbpress.com/achoirofangels.html. Murder at the Outlet Mall is a humorous crime novella I cowrote with my sister and Memory Lane is a New Musical about Alzheimer's I cowrote with my sister. Please visit my Web site to find out more about my novels and upcoming releases at www.marilynbaron.com.

I graduated from The University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. Born in Miami, Florida, I live in Roswell, Georgia, with my husband.

What's unique about my writing? I try to inject humor into everything I write, from romantic suspense to women's fiction. I like to laugh and I think my readers do too. I tend to feature older heroines, because let's face it, we're not getting any younger.

While I'm not writing I enjoy reading, traveling, going to the movies, eating Italian food and hovering over my two daughters. I studied in Florence, Italy, for six months during my senior year in college.

I blog at www.petitfoursandhottamales.com

Connect with me on:
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Next Books: The Widows' Gallery, part of the new Lobster Cove Series with The Wild Rose Press and Book III of my Psychic Crystal Mystery Series, Murder on the Repositioning Cruise.

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