Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A Season to Wed by Rachel Hauck, Cindy Kirk, and Cheryl Wyatt {Blog Tour Review and Giveaway}

Genre: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, Christian
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication Date: November 3, 2015
Number of pages: 336
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 at Mistletoe Inn by Cindy Kirk

Sometimes the road to happiness is paved with youthful mistakes.

Ten years after what she thought was her almost-wedding, Hope Prentiss discovers that the ceremony counted—and, as fate would have it, the jilted John Burke has just ridden back into town. After spending some time with John and helping plan a Christmas wedding for a mystery couple, Hope begins to wonder if she really wants a divorce . . . or a real wedding of her own.
A Brush with Love by Rachel Hauck

Revealing the beauty in other women might be Ginger Winters’s specialty—but it will take an unexpected kind of love to help Ginger see the beauty in herself.

Ginger Winters will be the “beauty-maker” for the Alabama society wedding of the decade.

But when high-school crush Tom Wells shows up looking for a haircut, Ginger’s thinly veiled insecurities threaten to keep her from love once again . . . despite Tom’s best efforts.

Serving Up a Sweetheart by Cheryl Wyatt

Meadow knows how to serve delicious food to match any wedding theme. But can she accept love when it's served up on a silver platter?

Meadow Larson is having the mother of all Mondays when her roof caves in during a blizzard, right before the most important wedding contract of her career.

Renovation contractor Colin McGrath offers to fix Meadow’s roof, even though he knows he is the last person she would accept help from.

But the more Meadow gets to know the new Colin, the more she realizes God may have something more permanent in store than a new catering kitchen.
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Rachel Hauck is a USA Today bestselling author. Her book, The Wedding Dress, was named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times and a RITA finalist. Her book Once Upon A Prince was a Christy Award finalist. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and two pets and writes from her ivory tower. 
Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win which garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. She’s been writing—and selling—ever since. Cindy has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Publishers Weekly best seller. Cindy has served on the Board of Directors of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) since 2007. In November 2014, she began serving as President of the 10,000+ member organization. She’s a frequent speaker at not only the national RWA conferences, but large regional writing conferences. She has also presented at smaller retreats and conferences across the country. She lives on an acreage in Nebraska with her high school sweetheart husband of too-many-years-to-count and their three “boys” (a shih tzu, a blue heeler and a dorkie). Their daughter lives close by with her wonderful husband and their two little girls. 
Cheryl Wyatt writes romance with virtue. She’s a USA Today bestselling author and has earned RT Top Picks, spots #1 and #4 on her debut publisher’s Top 10 Most-Blogged-About-Books list, Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence final, and other awards. Cheryl loves readers! Connect with her on:
4 Stars
*I received a copy to review through SLB Tours in exchange for an honest review*

I always enjoy a cute anthology and this collection is sweet. Each story has a woman who was shunned for one reason or another in high school. Each one grows up into a strong, successful woman, but they each still feels scars from the past and must overcome those hurts and move on.

Love at Mistletoe Inn tells the story of a young couple who eloped on a whim and almost immediately regretted it. Ten years later, they find out that the marriage counts and decisions have to be made about where to go from here. I love Aunt Verna and the way she is able to connect Hope and John in subliminal ways. These characters are smart and willing to work hard for what they deem is right and necessary.

A Brush with Love is a little hard to read. Ginger has very prominent physical scars that leave her very insecure. After returning back to small town, hometown Alabama, she finds herself learning secrets from the past that rock her world. I love Ginger because when life handed her lemons, she made lemonade. She's a great character! Tom has his reasons for disappearing and coming home and he's such a true and persuasive gentleman. This story wormed its way into my heart and soul.

Serving Up a Sweetheart tells the story of Meadow and Colin. Colin was part of a group who tormented Meadow in school and now he's here to make amends--if she'll let him. It's usually truth to say that people grow up and change. Dumb things are regretted and people are typically treated the way they should be. I love lessons mingled in with a great story.

These are each great, clean, Christian romances that are perfect for a nice winter's day--or really, anytime.

Content: mild romance (kissing); moderate religious elements; mild discussions of past violence. Clean!

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