Tuesday, August 30, 2016

"To Have and to Hold"

Book Description from the publisher:

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 Takes the Cake: A September Wedding Story by Betsy St. Amant
Charlotte Cantrell is always the baker; never the bride. When Will, a regular at Charlotte’s bakery, catches her attention, she can only hope that he is the reliable man this single mother has always hoped to find. The problem is that he’s regularly stopping in to buy cookies for another girl. But when Charlotte is hired to bake a host of wedding goodies for a difficult bride and finds out Will is the best man, she has the perfect opportunity to get to know him better—and find out how serious Will is about this other girl in his life.
The Perfect Arrangement: An October Wedding Story by Katie Ganshert
Amelia Woods is a small-town wallflower and the proud owner of Forget-Me-Nots, a quaint flower shop. Her love life has always been a bit lackluster—until she ends up in an embarrassing fender-bender with handsome Nate Gallagher. Meanwhile, Amelia’s younger brother, William, has proposed to his girlfriend. Amelia would be excited except she has evidence that the fiancée is not who she says she is. It seems Nate is the only one available for any advice-giving, and he’s good at it—and pretty fun to talk to too. As Amelia works to craft the perfect flower arrangements for other people, she begins to wonder if real love is better than the dream. And if it is, will Nate still be interested when he learns who she is?
Love in the Details: A November Wedding Story by Becky Wade
When Josh returns to his hometown of Martinsburg, Texas, to help his best friend get married, he didn’t intend to run into church wedding coordinator—and ex-girlfriend—Holly. He can’t help but pine after the girl he never got over. Holly broke up with Josh years ago in an attempt to ensure his future success. But she loved him then and still loves him now. As she helps him plan his best friend’s wedding, she longs to be with Josh but doesn’t feel worthy of his big-time lifestyle when she is more comfortable in her smalltown world. Will Josh and Holly be able to keep things as they are when their true feelings threaten to surface at every turn?

My Review:
"To Have and to Hold" is such a sweet collection of novellas!  I loved all 3 of them and was left wanting to read more!  This novella collection contains the stories that were released last September, October and November.  In the first story, Charlotte is falling for Will whom comes into her bakery (The Dough Knot, how cute is that?!), but it turns out he is buying sweets for another girl, of course, but Charlotte is given the chance to spend more time with Will and for him to spend more time with Charlotte as well and perhaps see her as more than just a baker.  Amelia owns a flower shop, Forget Me-Nots (another adorable shop!) and has never had much of a love life.  Life becomes a little more interesting following a small accident involving Nate, whom Amelia finds she is attracted to and likes to talk to.  Becky Wade's novella is the last novella in this collection and is such a sweet story of Holly, who finds herself as the church wedding coordinator in close contact with her ex-boyfriend whom has returned to town for his best friend's wedding.  I highly recommend this book, such a great collection of sweet love stories that will cause you to drift away to sweet romance and gorgeous fall weddings. 

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

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