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To Have and to Hold: Three Autumn Love Stories (A Year of Weddings Novella) Kindle Edition
To Have and to Hold: Three Autumn Love Stories
By Betsy St. Amant, Katie Ganshert & Becky Wade
They’ve helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples. Now twelve new couples will find themselves in the wedding spotlight in the second Year of Weddings novella collection.
Love Takes the Cake: A September Wedding Story by Betsy St. Amant
Charlotte Cantrell is always the baker; never the bride. When Will, a regular at Charlotte’s bakery, catches her attention, she can only hope that he is the reliable man this single mother has always hoped to find. The problem is that he’s regularly stopping in to buy cookies for another girl. But when Charlotte is hired to bake a host of wedding goodies for a difficult bride and finds out Will is the best man, she has the perfect opportunity to get to know him better—and find out how serious Will is about this other girl in his life.
The Perfect Arrangement: An October Wedding Story by Katie Ganshert
Amelia Woods is a small-town wallflower and the proud owner of Forget-Me-Nots, a quaint flower shop. Her love life has always been a bit lackluster—until she ends up in an embarrassing fender-bender with handsome Nate Gallagher. Meanwhile, Amelia’s younger brother, William, has proposed to his girlfriend. Amelia would be excited except she has evidence that the fiancée is not who she says she is. It seems Nate is the only one available for any advice-giving, and he’s good at it—and pretty fun to talk to, too. As Amelia works to craft the perfect flower arrangements for other people, she begins to wonder if real love is better than the dream. And if it is, will Nate still be interested when he learns who she is?
Love in the Details: A November Wedding Story by Becky Wade
When Josh returns to his hometown of Martinsburg, Texas, to help his best friend get married, he didn’t intend to run into church wedding coordinator—and ex-girlfriend—Holly. He can’t help but pine after the girl he never got over. Holly broke up with Josh years ago in an attempt to ensure his future success. But she loved him then and still loves him now. As she helps him plan his best friend’s wedding, she longs to be with Josh but doesn’t feel worthy of his big-time lifestyle when she is more comfortable in her small-town world. Will Josh and Holly be able to keep things as they are when their true feelings threaten to surface at every turn?
About the Author
Betsy St. Amant lives in Louisiana and has a heart for sharing the amazing news of God's grace through her novels. A freelance journalist, Betsy is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. When she’s not reading, writing, or singing along to a Disney soundtrack with her young daughter, Betsy enjoys inspirational speaking and teaching on the craft of writing. Visit her website at www.betsystamant.com Facebook: BetsySt.Amant Twitter: @betsystamant.
Becky Wade makes her home in Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three children. She's the Carol Award and Inspirational Reader's Choice Award-winning author of contemporary Christian romances My Stubborn Heart, Undeniably Yours, and Meant to Be Mine. Visit Becky online at www.beckywade.com, Facebook authorbeckywade, and Twitter: @beckywadewriter.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B01863JLI4
- Publisher : Zondervan; Reprint edition (August 30, 2016)
- Publication date : August 30, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 2651 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 363 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0310395933
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,081,107 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The Perfect Arrangement: I love flowers so the flower shop setting was spot on for me. I'm not usually a first person narrative fan, but Katie does well with breaking it up by using emails between the main characters and two others which help with their perspectives. I thought it was an interesting twist and combination of some classic storylines (some are even mentioned in the story itself). The only drawback was that it felt like it ended quickly with a neat little bow. I would have liked to see more from these characters and it would've made a good full-length novel concept.
Love in the Details: I'm not sure how I hadn't read this before as I've read everything else by Becky Wade. I loved this story of love lost and then found. I think the novella was well written and paced with development and wrapping up at a good pace for being a shorter format. There are a couple minor characters whose story I'd love to hear as well.
This trio of Autumn love stories is the perfect book to curl up with on a crisp, fall day. Each novella features a heroine involved in a different aspect of wedding planning, from the baker, to the florist, to the wedding coordinator. While each story is unique, they all meld together perfectly to create a fun and memorable novella collection.
I found myself craving all the different cakes Betsy St.Amant describes in Love Takes the Cake!
Katie Ganshert's The Perfect Arrangement possessed a witty and relatable heroine constantly involved in one endearing snafu after another.
While Josh Bowen, the hero of Becky Wade's Love in the Details, was as charming and devoted a first love as anyone could hope for.
Overall I found To Have and To Hold a light and enjoyable read.
Average book rating 4 stars