Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A Season to Wed Tour + Giveaway



Title:  A Season to Wed: Three Winter Love Stories
Authors: Cindy Kirk, Rachel Hauck, Cheryl Wyatt
Publisher:  Zondervan
Release Date:  November 3, 2015
Genre:  Contemporary Christian Romance

ABOUT THE BOOK

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 at Mistletoe Inn by Cindy Kirk
Sometimes the road to happiness is paved with youthful mistakes.

Ten years after what she thought was her almost-wedding, Hope Prentiss discovers that the ceremony counted—and, as fate would have it, the jilted John Burke has just ridden back into town. After spending some time with John and helping plan a Christmas wedding for a mystery couple, Hope begins to wonder if she really wants a divorce . . . or a real wedding of her own.

A Brush with Love by Rachel Hauck
Revealing the beauty in other women might be Ginger Winters’s specialty—but it will take an unexpected kind of love to help Ginger see the beauty in herself.

Ginger Winters will be the “beauty-maker” for the Alabama society wedding of the decade.

But when high-school crush Tom Wells shows up looking for a haircut, Ginger’s thinly veiled insecurities threaten to keep her from love once again . . . despite Tom’s best efforts.


Serving Up a Sweetheart by Cheryl Wyatt
Meadow knows how to serve delicious food to match any wedding theme. But can she accept love when it's served up on a silver platter?

Meadow Larson is having the mother of all Mondays when her roof caves in during a blizzard, right before the most important wedding contract of her career.

Renovation contractor Colin McGrath offers to fix Meadow’s roof, even though he knows he is the last person she would accept help from.

But the more Meadow gets to know the new Colin, the more she realizes God may have something more permanent in store than a new catering kitchen.
                                                                                                                                                                      


MY THOUGHTS

Do you like Hallmark TV movies or books about weddings? I do. There's just something about wedding stories that brings out the sweetness of love. With A Season to Wed, it's not only about boy meets girl and they get married in the winter and live happily ever after. All three stories touched on realistic struggles. 

In Love at Mistletoe Inn, second chances and having faith for God and in each other brings about understanding between Hope and John. Verna, both of their's adoptive mother's gentle meddling creates opportunities and hope to fulfill each of their wishes, but is it ten years too late?  (O, I would love to add, the side story of Amity and Pastor Dan - CUTE!! Would love another story on them!)

In A Brush with Love, a person's physical scars may not be the only thing hindering their chance to shine. The scars in their hearts have already built a wall of insecurities in the name of protection.  Will Ginger see what others see or will she let her chance of happiness slip through her hands?  I love the reference of The Proposal (movie) in this novel. Very sweet and I love that line!

In Serving Up a Sweetheart, I'm reminded of how God can use what we perceive as weaknesses and humiliation for something good. Meadow's past experiences with bullying have put a cloud over her eyes on the very people that have hurt her, harboring distrust, yet allowing her heart to empathize and fill with compassion for those with similar experiences. A story of forgiveness and letting go and let God heal, completely. 

All three stories shared themes of love and letting go the past - whether it's insecurities, or disparaging remarks or judgmental stances from others.  Finding forgiveness and faith that God have something good out of it all in store for you.  I enjoyed them and because they are novellas, I'm able to enjoy each one in between full novels, and get my fix on some sweet romance.  I'm already looking forward to the next collection, Toss the Bouquet (out May 2016)!


NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book through Singing Librarian Book Tours for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.


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ABOUT THE AUTHORS


Rachel Hauck is a USA Today bestselling author. Her book, The Wedding Dress, was named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times and a RITA finalist. Her book Once Upon A Prince was a Christy Award finalist. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and two pets and writes from her ivory tower. 



Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win which garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. She’s been writing—and selling—ever since. Cindy has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Publishers Weekly best seller. Cindy has served on the Board of Directors of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) since 2007. In November 2014, she began serving as President of the 10,000+ member organization. She’s a frequent speaker at not only the national RWA conferences, but large regional writing conferences. She has also presented at smaller retreats and conferences across the country. She lives on an acreage in Nebraska with her high school sweetheart husband of too-many-years-to-count and their three “boys” (a shih tzu, a blue heeler and a dorkie). Their daughter lives close by with her wonderful husband and their two little girls. 


Cheryl Wyatt writes romance with virtue. She’s a USA Today bestselling author and has earned RT Top Picks, spots #1 and #4 on her debut publisher’s Top 10 Most-Blogged-About-Books list, Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence final, and other awards. Cheryl loves readers! Connect with her on:


                                                                                                                                                                      

GIVEAWAY 

Winner received a print copy of A Season to Wed.

                                                                                                                                                                      

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2 comments :

  1. Have completed Rafflecopter ~ would love to win a print copy of A Season to Wed: Three Winter Love Stories
    Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  2. Annie, I enjoyed your review! I love those Hallmark Channel weddings.....

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