Friday, February 10, 2012

The Accidental Bride



When a wedding reenactment turns real, Shay 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 the 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 expected.

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 busybody and an absentminded preacher, the make-believe vows result in a legal marriage. But before Shay can say annulment, Travis comes up with a crazy proposal. If she refuses his offer, she may lose her home. 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 by the worst mistake of her life? Or could their marriage be the best accident that ever happened?

My Review:

Delightful romance with more than a touch of angst! I love that combination -- when you can see so clearly why the hero and heroine are perfect for each other, but you can also see even more clearly why they are not! Hunter does a great job of engaging her readers' emotions in this seemingly ill-fated love story. From the impossible accidental wedding to the equally impossible gnarly past that needs to be overcome, the plot gets thicker before things smooth out and that kept me voraciously turning pages.

Travis has a lot to live down and Shay has a lot toforgive, and, more importantly, forget. What a conundrum! And at times I didn't know who I should be rooting for so I just sat back and enjoyed the read right through to the tremendously satisfying end.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of The Accidental Bride, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. Remember to put the title in the subject line so I can spot your entry easily. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday February 12 2012. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!


  1. I have a soft spot for bride stories and Denise Hunter stories, this sounds terrific. I'd love to be entered. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  2. Sounds like a fun read. Great review.

  3. I really liked the first book in this series and would love to win this one! Please enter me. Thanks!

    sunshine6892 at hotmail dot com

  4. LOL -- I'd pick everyone if I could, Anna! I'll tell to be nice to you this weekend. Or maybe I should go back to pulling names out of a hat. Either way the odds are in your favour 1 to 4 right now!

    Good luck everyone!

  5. thanks for the chance to read denise's latest novel.

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  6. Sounds like an awesome story to curl up with on a snowy day!!!!

  7. Sounds so good! I love Denise's work.

    mchapman (at) windstream (dot) net

  8. I love Denise's books....have read them all (recently bought her older ones.. used on A.)so please enter me for this one! I enjoy your blog and your posts on other blogs! Blessings~~

  9. Romance and Angst??? Oh, honey, I am SO there!! Sign me up, Kav, and thanks for the opportunity!!



  10. Seriously Julie, you like romance and angst? Who would have guessed???!

    Your welcome KarenK -- good luck!

    Jody -- the sparks in this book will melt away the snowiest of days!

    Hey Michelle -- I like Denise Hunter's style as well.

    Thanks Jackie!

    Good luck everyone!

  11. I want to find out what happens! I'm anxious to read this on a cold winter day snuggled under my blanket! Thanks for the chance to win it.

  12. Oh this sounds like an amazing book. I am intrigued. I would love to read this. Thanks for the chance to win.


  13. This sounds like a really fun read. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    amanda38401 at gmail dot com

  14. An intriguing storyline...would love to be entered for a chance to win:-)

    lornafaith at gmail dot com

  15. I would love to be entered to win!
    This book looks SO good!

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