Friday, September 5, 2014

Review of "A May Bride"

Review of A May Bride

by Meg Moseley

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She’s prepared for her wedding all her life … but she forgot a few things.
Ellie Martin, a country girl in Atlanta, often de-stresses from city life by tending the flower beds of a church near her apartment. She has dreamed of a traditional wedding all her life, a wedding like the one her younger sister is planning back in their hometown. Their single mom will pay for Alexa’s wedding, but Ellie started her own wedding fund years ago. She only needs to find a groom.
She bumps into a man who’s a guest at a wedding on the church grounds. She’s noticed him around the neighborhood, but today he introduces himself as Gray Whitby. They embark on a whirlwind romance, but her mother doesn’t trust freewheeling men like him. Standing up to Mom leads Ellie to stick up for Alexa too. When Ellie risks her own plans for her sister’s sake, Gray feels betrayed. Will he always play second fiddle?
Will Ellie and Gray reconcile their differences so her dream wedding can come true, or will the romance they’ve begun come crashing down.

MY REVIEW:  Being honest, I noticed this series of  a year of wedding novellas and figured that they would be predictable and not exactly top notch.  I decided to give one a try though, and I am hooked.  This is a quick read as it is a novella and it really did not seem predictable at all.   I was pleasantly surprised by the interactions between Ellie and Gray, as well as interactions with her mother.   Ellie uses gardening as a way to de-stress and sneaks to a church garden to achieve that goal.  She thinks no one will ever find her and who would be upset at someone for weeding their garden anyway?   I know I certainly would be pleasantly surprised by that!   Wonder if Ellie wants to come weed my flower garden?  I rate this novella 4 stars and I am now looking forward to reading the other novellas in the series.   
I received a free pdf version of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

About the Author:

Meg Moseley
Author's bio from www.megmoseley.com:
Although I’ve lived more than half my life in other states, I grew up in California and am still a California girl at heart. I love vintage bungalows, twisted oaks on rolling hills, and the rocky beaches of the Central Coast.
A few blocks away from home stood the Lutheran church where I came to faith, first through Sunday School teachers whose kindness drew me to the kindness of God, and then through confirmation classes. The Bible verses that had been drilled into my head came to life in my heart.
After moving away from home as a teenager, I worked at a variety of jobs, from candlemaker in a tourist town to administrative assistant at a Christian college. I married a wonderful man from Michigan, and we lived north of Detroit for seventeen years. That’s where we started homeschooling our three children, a journey that we finished in Georgia when our youngest graduated from high school in 2009.
My husband and I live near Atlanta, close to the foothills of the Southern Appalachians. His motorcycle often carries us to the mountains of Georgia, Tennessee, or the Carolinas. Sitting on the back of the bike, I can pray, enjoy the beautiful views, and plot new stories. Fiction makes my world go ‘round, whether I’m writing it or reading it.

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