Saturday, September 19, 2015

Review: An August Bride (A Year of Weddings Novella #9) by Debra Clopton

An August Bride by Debra Clopton
ebook, 120 pages
Published July 29th 2014 by Zondervan
Source: I received a copy from the published through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars


A year's worth of novellas from twelve inspirational romance authors. Happily ever after guaranteed.
Kelsey vowed never to love a cowboy again. But then she meets Brent.

After a cowboy broke her heart, Kelsey Wilcox traded in her boots for flip-flops and a bistro on the beautiful sandy beach of Corpus Christi. Two years later, still not believing in happy endings, she is about to endure a weekend of torture at her cousin's beach wedding. Not only will she be forced to watch yet another wedding, but her great-aunt and her two best friends---aptly nicknamed 'the matchmaking posse of Mule Hollow'---are coming to the wedding, and Kelsey is sure to be on their radar.

Brent Corbin has had his share of bad luck with women and isn't looking for love or looking forward to the weekend of wedding festivities as a groomsman for his friend. When he sees a commotion on the beach and what appears to be a mermaid in distress, he doesn't hesitate to dive to the rescue. His attention is instantly captured by the woman he's saved and it turns out they're part of the same wedding party. But the instant Kelsey spots his soaking wet boots she wants no part of him.
Thrown together through the weekend and with the meddlesome encouragement from the matchmakers, Brent is determined to pursue Kelsey and change her mind about cowboys. Sparks fly at this August wedding as Kelsey and Brent dance a rocky Texas two-step toward a beach wedding of their own.

My Review:

Once again, I was rewarded with a cute meet from this series. Kelsey's cousin is getting married on a beach in Texas and when Kelsey tries to do something heroic, she finds herself being rescued by a tall, dark, and handsome cowboy. The only problem is, she was jilted by a cowboy and never wants to date one again. I absolutely loved the way they met and the way the sparks flew--not completely in a good way.

I could understand Kelsey's feelings and they were made clear throughout the course of the story. She's a great character and fiercely loyal. Brent is determined to prove that all cowboys aren't bad and I love the creative ways he goes about proving it.

With the help of the adorable, yet crazy, matchmaking posse, this sweet, clean romance is sure to make a reader swoon. I loved the humor, the setting, and the fun characters. It kind of makes me want to own a ranch on a beach.

Content: mild romance (kissing); very mild religious elements. Clean!

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About the Author:
 Debra Clopton 
An award winning author and a 6 generation Texan Debra Clopton considers herself not just a storyteller but an entertainer and that is what she thinks about foremost as she creates her plots for her readers. To write stories that connect to readers with a little of everything: laughter, tears, heartfelt emotion, fast paced-page turning entertainment. She wants her readers to leave their stress behind while reading her books. And she wants her readers to walk away from her stories with a smile on their face or a satisfied sigh—but she wants them feeling like they are leaving great friends behind and wanting to return. Debra strives to write heroic, swoon-worthy heroes and strong, sassy heroines.

Because Debra really does live in the country many of her funny incidents have truly happened to her…like her true life mischievous donkey, Samantha who became a reader favorite in her second book And Baby Makes Five. Or raiding wild hogs who surrounded her house became a scene in Cowboy for Keeps and just recently there were 8 donkeys on the loose on the road leading to her ranch and she and her husband had to try and herd them off the road then corral them—this is certain to show up in one of her upcoming books. Debra doesn’t waste any of her life experiences whether it’s funny experiences to help readers laugh or her experiences with the grief and the harder things of life, Debra pulls on all those emotions to touch her readers.

Debra loves to hear from readers. You may contact her through this website or by mailing a letter to: Debra Clopton, PO Box 1125, Madisonville, Texas 77864.

Visit her website here.


1 comment:

  1. Awe, this sounds really cute. My mom loves to read clean romances. I'm going to recommend your website to her. Thanks for visiting! :)