Monday, March 9, 2015

Spring Brides : Three Novellas

GIVEAWAY

HAUCK, RACHEL
WORTH, LENORA
MOSELEY, MEG
SPRING BRIDES : THREE NOVELLAS

Happily ever after begins today. The honor of your presence is requested at three spring weddings ...

A March Bride by Rachel Hauck
Susanna Truitt (Once Upon a Prince) is three weeks from royalty. She'll soon marry King Nathaniel II of Brighton Kingdom. But when the government insists she renounce her American citizenship before the wedding, coupled with the lack of involvement by family and friends, Susanna's heart begins to doubt whether this marriage is God's plan for her.

An April Bride by Lenora Worth
Bride-to-be Stella Carson cannot wait another day to marry soldier Marshall Henderson. But when Marshall returns home to Louisiana, it becomes clear to them both that he is not the man he used to be. With only weeks until the wedding, Stella and Marshall must choose between a marriage built on the past and faith in long-ago love or a very different future than the one Stella imagined.

A May Bride by Meg Moseley
Ellie Martin, a country girl living in Atlanta, has dreamed of a traditional wedding all her life, but she's missing a key ingredient to her plans for the future: a groom. Then Ellie meets Gray Whitby-at a wedding of all places. But when Ellie jeopardizes her own future for the sake of her sister, Gray feels like he'll always be second to Ellie's family. Can Ellie and Gray find their own way together amidst the demands and perceptions of others, or will their romance end before it has truly begun?

My Review:

These novellas were originally released as individual ebooks in 2014. I love that Zondervan has compiled the whole year's worth into four books, divided by season. Hoorah for this spring collection -- not only because the stories are completely captivating, but because it brought the hope of spring as well.

A March Bride by Rachel Hauck -- Amazing! I haven't read Once Upon a Prince but I got right into the story without any problem. I think fans of the book will get an even bigger thrill out of this little hiccup in Nathaniel and Susanna's love story. It is rife with angst as they struggle to mesh their lives and expectations. A beautiful and profound faith message makes this an even richer read.

An April Bride by Lenora Worth -- This one really tugged at my heart. Such a huge subject to tackle in a novella and yet the author does an incredible job of creating a deep and moving love story around very complicated circumstances. I can't say more without posting spoilers but this novella really made an impact on me.

A May Bride by Meg Moseley -- A memorable (and very creative) first meet had me grinning. I knew right away that Ellie and Gray were meant for each other, but Moseley takes them on a bumpy ride to matrimony. There's grit and angst aplenty as these two learn to give more than take as they face the dynamics of becoming a couple.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Spring Brides please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday March 15 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

31 comments:

  1. Looking forward to reading this one! Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks for the review and giveaway. momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. A great group of authors to band together in a novella collection makes for a great read. Good luck, Loraine.

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  2. This would be perfect for my niece who is about to get married.

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    1. it would definitely be a good gift for a bride. Good luck, Melissa.

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  3. I love the cover of this book and I love that the great little stories have been joined to make one terrific book! Thank you, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Isn't the cover sheer bliss with that pop of purple? Makes me think of crocuses. (is that the proper plural spelling of crocus?) Anyway...I want spring!!!!! Good luck, Melanie.

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  4. This is a great collection and I would love to win a copy! rmaney(at)firstarpchurch(dot)org.

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  5. The cover of this book is just gorgeous! I would love too read this book.
    oh dot hello dot hiya at gmail dot com

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    1. And the inside is just as gorgeous, Danie. Good luck!

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  6. Ooh, I've been wanting to read these books! Glad to hear they're so good. :)
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    crazybooklover7 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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    1. They're delightful as a matter of fact. Good luck Aerykah!

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  7. I could use a little spring! I've enjoyed some of the other stories in this series, I would love to read these. :)
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. Couldn't we all use a little spring?! Good luck, Merry.

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  8. All of these stories sound great. I'm especially looking forward to reading Rachel's since I loved Once Upon a Prince. Her royal wedding series is so good.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. I'm reading Once Upon a Prince right now, Pam. You're going to love her novella. Good luck.

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  9. I read Once Upon A Prince, and would love to read the rest of the story as they say! Also enjoyed a book by Meg not long ago, so I think these three authors sound like a winning combination!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Awesome combo for sure. Good luck, Patty.

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  10. Would love to win this book. Thanks for the give-away.
    teshaw(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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    1. You're welcome, Tammie. Good luck.

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  11. Hi Kav. Great post. I remember being on a site when they were starting these books. Thought it was neat and wished to read them. Thanks for your reviews. Please put my name in.
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. I think it's neat that they released them monthly as ebooks but I much prefer 'book' books so I really restrict ebook reading. Love that they are releasing them this year in paperback format. So much fun. Good luck, Maxie.

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  12. I love the idea of all the Bride books in one and the authors are all great too! Spring is just about here and this will be the perfect read!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. That's what is so appealing about this series. Powerhouse authors delivering satisfying 'novel length' feel reads. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  13. I would love to be entered! Heard a lot of good things about this book and one of my favorite authors is included, Rachel Hauck:) Love her fairy tale stories. Thanks!

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. My goodness, that novel is the first thing I've read by Rachel Hauck and I am so impressed. Just finished How To Catch a Prince and am even more impressed. Good luck, Charity.

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  14. Our library readers love the 3 stories in 1 book. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to win this book.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Janet. Good luck.

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  15. So glad they are releasing these in paperback. Would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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    1. I am too, Boos Mum -- they are a lovely addition for any keeper shelf. Good luck.

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  16. Looks like a wonderful collection! thanks for the chance to win. truckredford(at)Gmail(Dot)com

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