Monday, September 21, 2015

Review: A July Bride (A Year of Weddings #8) by Beth Wiseman

A July Bride (A Year of Weddings Novella Book 8) by Beth Wiseman
ebook, 120 pages
Published June 24th 2014 by Zondervan 
Source: I received a copy from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
My Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars
A year's worth of novellas from twelve inspirational romance authors. Happily ever after guaranteed.
Can she forgive the man who left her at the altar?
Alyssa Pennington dated Brendan Myers for three years before she accepted his proposal. For almost a year, Alyssa's friends and family helped her plan a lovely wedding to take place in the church she'd grown up in. It was the happiest day of her life when she walked down the aisle to be united with the man of her dreams. But when Brendan left her at the altar, Alyssa was consumed by humiliation, embarrassment, and a broken heart that wouldn't allow her to trust anyone. Especially Brendan.

Brendan Myers knows he will spend the rest of his life regretting what he did to Alyssa, the only woman he's ever loved. Without her, his life is empty. In one fateful moment, he'd panicked, destroyed their future, and ruined everything. Now he plans to win her back.

But winning back his bride might prove much more difficult than he can imagine. And even if he does get her to the altar again, will she think turnabout is fair play?
My Review:
Alyssa is jilted right at the alter by her one true love. Within days, he realizes his mistake and goes to great lengths and cost to try and win her back. I can understand the hurt and pain that she probably felt, but thought she was a little immature to treat Brendan the way that she did. The story suddenly shifts to a love triangle and I honestly wasn't sure which guy was going to win her heart. Secrets are uncovered--secrets which led to the breakup, but it still seems a little silly. The ending surprised me but I was hoping for more of a connection between the characters, more romance.
I've really enjoyed this wedding series, but this one was a little more serious and not one of my favorites. I love the cover and I love the time of year, but most of the story seemed to take place in the wintertime and I wanted a fun July story.
Content: talk of sex, waiting for marriage--vague references to some couples not waiting; talk of adultery and cheating, no details. Technically clean.
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About the Author:  
Beth Wiseman"I wish I had the time to review books and chat with you here, but my writing deadlines just don't allow it. Please like my Fans of Beth Wiseman Page on Facebook where I try to post any news and interact with readers."
Beth is the best-selling and award winning author of the Daughters of the Promise series - Plain Perfect, Plain Pursuit, Plain Promise, Plain Paradise, and Plain Proposal. She is contracted with HarperCollins Christian Publishing. Her other series--the Land of Canaan Novels--begins with Seek Me With All Your Heart, then The Wonder of Your Love and now, His Love Endures Forever. Seek Me With All Your Heart is the first Amish fiction book selected as a Women of Faith novel in 2011. Beth has also written three contemporary Christian fiction novels, Need You Now published in 2012 and The House That Love Built in 2013. In The Promise, (2014) Beth jumps way outside the box. This story takes readers far away from Amish Country and small Texas towns to a dangerous place on the other side of the world. Inspired by a true story, Beth believes this is the book she’s been working toward for a long time. 2015 brings Beth back to the Pennsylvania Amish with her new series, Amish Secrets. She is currently working on book #2 following much success with book #1, Her Brother's Keeper.

You can also follow Beth on Twitter: @BethWiseman

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