A December Bride: A Year of Weddings Novella, by Denise Hunter is the perfect story to launch this series. Addressing a multitude of issues, this story captures one’s attention and holds it until the end.
Layla O’Reilly is working part-time waiting tables until she can get her staging business up and running. When she ends up attending her ex-fiancé’s wedding to her cousin with the man responsible for breaking them up, and walks out in a mock engagement to him, she is furious. But when she discovers that this engagement may open doors to launch her business, she agrees to continue the farce for a few weeks. Seth Murphy has loved Layla for years, but her anger toward him made it impossible to take any action. This situation is exactly what he has been waiting for. So he begins trying to win Layla’s forgiveness, and prays that he can win her heart.
I enjoyed this book. The characters deal with low self-esteem, anger, embarrassment, forgiveness, bitterness, and difficult family members. They attend church regularly. They appear to be believable, everyday people, and they captured my heart throughout the story.
I would recommend this book to all who enjoy reading Christian romance.
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