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Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Accidental Bride...Review

About the book:
When a wedding reenactment turns real, this cowgirl suddenly finds she's an accidental bride.

Shay Brandenberger is raising her daughter in Moose Creek, Montana on her childhood ranch, nestled against the Yellowstone River. Despite her hard work, she can't seem to keep her head above water-and now the bank is threatening to foreclose. She prays for a miracle, but the answer she receives is anything but.

Having agreed to play the bride in the Founders Day wedding reenactment, Shay is mortified to be greeted at the end of the aisle by none other than Travis McCoy, her high school sweetheart-the man who left her high and dry for fame and fortune on the Texas rodeo circuit.

Then the unthinkable happens. Thanks to a well-meaning busy body and an absent minded preacher, the wedding reenactment results in a legal marriage. But before Shay can say "annulment," Travis comes up with a crazy proposal. If she refuses his offer, she'll lose her home. But if she accepts, she may lose her heart.

Shay isn't sure if the recent events are God's will or just a preacher's blunder. Will trusting her heart to the man who once shattered it be the worst mistake of her life? Or could their marriage be the best accident that ever happened?

After being left at the altar by her childhood sweetheart, Shay moves on with her life.  When Travis McCoy comes back into it however, that life is turned upside down.  When a wedding reenactment turns real, Shay wants nothing more than an annulment, but Travis has other ideas. Unable to convince Shay that he loves her, he instead convinces her to stay married, simply so she can keep her ranch.  Agreeing despite her misgivings, Shay must discover if Travis' intentions are honest and if this marriage is something she really wants.

A completely implausible premise, but a delightful heroine and a charming hero.  This was just one of those fun books.  Given the unbelievable premise, I fully expected to simply be entertained, but I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it.

The Christian elements are present, but light, just like the story.  This is one of those escape books that you can read without much effort, but still enjoy. The romantic elements were a bit more descriptive than one might find in Christian romance, but not necessarily inappropriate as they were between a married couple.  I actually found them refreshing.  Second in the Big Sky Romance series, the book stands alone well, but characters from A Cowboy's Touch return.

Thanks to Audra Jennings of The B&B Media Group for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Denise Hunter here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 2/12

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4/5 Stars

1 comment:

  1. This sounds so fun! And also like it would make a great movie!