A February Bride
By Betsy St. Amant
Allie left the love of her life at the altar – to save him from a lifetime of heartbreak. When a Valentine’s Day wedding brings them back together, she struggles against her family’s destructive history. Can Allie ever realize that a marriage is so much more than a wedding dress?
History repeats itself when Allie Andrews escapes the church on her wedding day – in the same dress passed down for generations and worn by all the women in her family – women with a long history of failed marriages. Allie loves Marcus but fears she’s destined to repeat her family’s mistakes. She can’t bear to hurt Marcus worse.
Marcus Hall never stopped loving Allie and can only think of one reason she left him at the altar – him. When the two are thrown together for his sister’s Valentine’s Day wedding, he discovers the truth and realizes their story might be far from over. Can Allie shuck expectation and discover who she is as a bride and in the Bride of Christ? And if she ever walks down the aisle, what dress will she wear?
This is the 3rd wedding novella in a year of weddings. You can see my reviews at the end of the post.
I’m hooked. I’m enjoying the short stories, the quick read (this one took a little over 2h, while my baby slept) and the sweet tales. I love weddings so this is my kind of story. The best part is that I get to read a little of several authors, and that’s always fun.
I loved this story. Even though it was short (obviously) it had all the great elements… love, heartbreak, the wacky friend, the bad relatives, the crazyness in the character’s head.
Again, not preachy, just a sweet story about fear getting in the way of love, and love that overcomes that fear.
I give it 5 stars.
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