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The Substitute Bride (The Great Wedding Giveaway Series Book 7) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B00KEFZQ14
- Publisher : Tule Publishing Group; 1st edition (May 17, 2014)
- Publication date : May 17, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 549 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 151 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,088,336 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I know this is a short story, but I have read many stories this short and even some that are quite a bit shorter, that felt much more complete than this.
It does however, have a nice HEA ending.
Omitted sex, story could have been good.
"The Substitute Bride" is actually about three substitutions in weddings. Each couple has challenges ahead, but for the moment, the emphasis is on getting to "I do". The author has a wonderful grasp of human emotion and the mysterious things that provide the drive for all of us. Above all, in this story, she is doing an examination of the things that drive the relationship between a mother and her daughter. And all the things that these two types of people do to each other in their efforts to define themselves without damaging the image the other has of them.
I adored Marley from word one, but I found myself thinking a lot about my mother as I "met" Angelina and got to know her better. I'm pretty sure the author had no intention of causing such introspection when she started to write, but I found myself thinking about the relationship I have with my own mother.
The book is part of a series. I highly recommend it, and suspect I feel the same way about the other books in the group.
Marly Akers' mom did EVERYTHING to make sure that Marly don't end up like her: unwed, pregnant, and living with her mother. But Marly is back in town, unwed, pregnant, and now, living with mommy. Marly resigned after her editor forced her to put out a hatchet piece on his enemy... just as she found out that her one "safe" BF turned out to be a bastard... and she's pregnant. Now, she's back in her hometown of Marietta MT working a part-time gig in the local tiny paper, until she figures out what else to do. Meeting Drake Everett, who stood her up at prom, after inviting her out, was NOT a good reminder. But Drake has changed, and Marly realized this Drake... may be worth falling for. But when she needed to cover the Great Wedding Giveaway for the local paper, she found that Drake may have been one of the intended grooms. Does that mean Drake was a cheating bastard? Signs seem to be clear that Marly should stay clear of Drake, but her heart is demanding the opposite. And she's not going to stay in town... is she?
There are plenty of angst, and the mom's manipulative, but it's also a moral lesson: the most things change, the more it stays the same. Is her heart in the right place? Is it law of unintended consequences? WHY should she stay clear of Drake? Some parts of the complications don't make sense. And the suspicions are also hard to explain except with "insecure".
Top reviews from other countries
The ins and out of substituted bride/substitute husband were a trifle farcical for myself.
Ok for long winter nights, but, lacking in any real substance, too predictable