3/10/14

A February Bride - Betsy St. Amant

4 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
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?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Betsy St. Amant is one Good Girl who enjoys writing about Bad Boys in her YA fiction novels. She lives in Louisiana with her adorable kindergartener, is often found consuming massive amounts of chocolate, and is an avid reader who is constantly wondering where Mr. Darcy went. A freelance journalist and fiction author, Betsy is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and is multi-published in Contemporary Romance. Her ninth Love Inspired novel will release January 2014, while her first YA novel, ADDISON BLAKELY, CONFESSIONS OF A PK, released 2012 through Barbour Books. She recently contracted a 2-book deal with Zondervan. When she’s not reading, writing, or singing along to the Tangled soundtrack with her daughter, Betsy enjoys inspirational speaking and teaching on the craft of writing.Betsy is proud to be represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of The Steve Laube Agency. Visit www.tamelahancockmurray.com & www.stevelaube.com

MY REVIEW -
This was a very cute book! I liked that it started out kinda different. Instead of being alone and trying to find a man, Allie runs away from hers! The beginning starts out like "The Runaway Bride" then turns into "27 Dresses" when she has to be the bridesmaid for her best friend (who is also the sister of the man she ran from!).

The story was kinda predictable - but remember I don't mind predictability as long as it ends the way I want it to, LOL. So, of course it does have a happy ending but there are a few twist and surprises in there.

There is real nice character development. All the characters are very likeable and I had no trouble picturing each of them, their friendships and relationships.

I love reading "new-to-me" authors. This is an author I will keep my eye on (and isn't she adorable?).

Thanks "Book Look Bloggers" for sending me this e-book to read and review!

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