Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Book Review - "An April Bride"

Book Description from the publisher:

War changes everything . . . even their love.
Bride-to-be Stella Carson can't wait to marry her longtime sweetheart Marshall Henderson. But Marshall has been away serving his country and has suffered a head wound. After being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, he has distanced himself from Stella, asking her not to visit him in a Washington, D.C., hospital. Marshall returns to Louisiana just four weeks before the wedding, but as the big day draws near, Stella wonders if the man she's loved for most of her life has become someone else.
Can true love conquer all for Stella and Marshall, even the tragedy of war?

My Review:
Lenora Worth has written a great addition to this series with her novella, "An April Bride."  War is so real and the effects of war are so real and Lenora does not tiptoe around this.  Stella is thrilled to be marrying her best friend and true love, they have always been the perfect couple.  However, Marsh has been injured and does not remember his life, much less Stella.  Can they go through with this even though the love and memories that they have made and shared are not remembered?
I enjoyed this story and I especially loved the minor characters in this book.  Don't get me wrong I really liked Stella and Marshall, but I felt as if the minor characters really made the story and all play vital roles.  One part of the story that stood out to me and I reread it and reread it again and highlighted it is during Stella's conversation with Myrtle when Myrtle tells Stella that she had to fire two workers and she is going to do her best to pull off the catering of the wedding how she wanted it to be.  This leads to Stella pouring her heart out to Myrtle and Myrtle tells her "What you need to aim for isn't perfect, baby doll,  You need to aim for the best you can do.  Because that's all you can do, any day of the week.  You just do the best you can do and let the rest work itself out."  This was exactly what Stella needed to hear and honestly it was something I needed to as well and it is something that I will be rereading many more times.  I highly recommend this year of weddings series and enjoy spending this month with Stella and Marshall in their beautiful hometown. 

*Thanks to BookLook Bloggers Program for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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