Thursday, September 25, 2014
Review of "A February Bride"
Happily ever after guaranteed. Allie left the love of her life at the altar—to save him from a lifetime of heartbreak. When a Valentine’s Day wedding brings them back together, she struggles against her family’s destructive history. Can Allie ever realize that a marriage is so much more than a wedding dress? History repeats itself when Allie Andrews escapes the church on her wedding day—in the same dress passed down for generations and worn by all the women in her family—women with a long history of failed marriages. Allie loves Marcus, but fears she’s destined to repeat her family’s mistakes. She can’t bear to hurt Marcus worse. Marcus Hall never stopped loving Allie and can only think of one reason she left him at the altar—him. When the two are thrown together for his sister’s Valentine’s Day wedding, he discovers the truth and realizes their story might be far from over. Can Allie shuck expectation and discover who she is as a bride and in the Bride of Christ? And if she ever walks down the aisle, what dress will she wear?
MY REVIEW: Allie is a delightful character who makes the perfect nervous bride.....as in "she's in love, but afraid to marry due to her family's curse".....Allie thinks her family is cursed. The women in her family have been married many, many times and they all wore the same dress. How can she doom her love, Marcus, to the CURSE? Now, to top it all off, her best friend who happens to be Marcus's sister is marrying and she is her maid-of-honor. So she and Marcus have to see each other a great deal after she recently ran and left him standing at the altar ALONE! To make matters even worse, it would just have to be February and Valentine's Day with hearts and love and kisses floating all around. This is a cute love story. It is a quick read and I rate it 4 stars!
I received a free pdf version of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
About the Author:
Betsy St. Amant lives in Louisiana and is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers group. Betsy is multi-published through Steeple Hill and has been published in Christian Communicator magazine and Praise Reports: Inspiring Real Life Stories of How God Answers Prayer. One of her short stories, ‘Kickboxing or Chocolate’, appears in a Tyndale compilation book, and she is also multi-published through The Wild Rose Press. She has a BA in Christian Communications and regularly freelances for her local newspaper. Betsy is a fireman’s wife, a mommy to a busy toddler, a chocolate-loving author and an avid reader who enjoys sharing the wonders of God’s grace through her stories.