Friday, April 24, 2015

An October Bride

An October Bride
A Year of Weddings
Katie Ganshert
Emma is cat sitting for her parents while they are on their vacation when she comes across a bucket list written by her father. He's terminally ill and has slowly been working on the list. There are only a couple of things left to cross out. But Emma's heart almost stops when she reads one of them - "Walk Emma down the aisle." She drives home in a fog to find her dear friend Jake working on her sink. When she explains the list to him, he offers to help her with a fake wedding so that her dad can cross that off his list before he dies.

The imagery used in the story was so beautiful and refreshing. I felt like I was experiencing the crisp, fall air and country town with the characters. The chemistry between the couple was sweet, but also electric. The story was a novella, but the story didn't feel rushed or deficient by being short. The author was able to pack all the right elements for a heart tugging, romantic story into the plot. The part of the story that dealt with the issues surrounding the father was handled delicately and left me feeling sad, but hopeful. It added to the richness of the romance. If you haven't read anything by this author, this is the perfect way to get a small taste of her talented writing style that will stay with you long after you put the book down. She's one of my favorites and this story only cemented that feeling.

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