Friday, January 13, 2012

Review: The Accidental Bride (A Big Sky Romance #2) by Denise Hunter

About author:
Denise Hunter is the award-winning author of 16 novels, including Surrender Bay and Convenient Groom.

Denise lives in Indiana with her husband Kevin and their three sons. In 1996, Denise began her first book, a Christian romance novel, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she's been writing ever since. Her books often contain a strong romantic element, and her husband Kevin says he provides all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!

Genre: Romance, Religion & Spirituality
Published January 3rd 2012 by Thomas Nelson

About book:
Two high-school sweethearts, a wedding reenactment, and one absent-minded preacher. Is it a recipe for disaster or a chance for a new beginning?

Shay Brandenberger is a survivor. She's lived through a crazy childhood, a failed marriage, and single parenthood-with her confidence intact.

But not for long. Because when Shay participates in her town's Founder's Day wedding reenactment, she finds herself face-to-face with the one man who takes her breath away and leaves her weak in the knees: Travis McCoy.

Travis is back in town after years way on the rodeo circuit. His one regret in life is breaking Shay's heart when they were high-school sweethearts. He's determined to get it right this time.

So when their Founder's Day "marriage" is accidentally made official, Travis seizes the day. Can Shay put aside her pride to let Travis help her, or will their accidental marriage be dissolved before it can begin?

My Review:
This is the second in the Big Sky Romance series.  It could be read as stand alone but would be a much better if you read A Cowboy's Touch book one in this series.

Shay Brandenberger and her childhood sweetheart, Travis McCoy have eloped to get married in her happily ever after. But Travis forgets something very important and leaves her waiting on the court house steps.She waits and waits and Travis never comes back. Leaving her dreams of happily ever after and her heart shattered. From this day she makes all the wrong choices. She marries, then is abandoned again, but this time with a child. Then low and behold Travis shows back up in town.

This is a wonderful story of love and the pain of letting go of past hurt and the will and strength from God to be able to forgive, trust and hope.  The author created a strong since of pride in Shay that only God could penetrate.  There is a great lesson in humbling oneself displayed in the love and patience Travis has for God's will in this relationship.

The only happily ever after I look forward to in my life is God's will.

I highly recommend this book.

I rate this book a 5 out of 5.

I got a copy of this book from Netgalley/Thomas Nelson it was a personal choice.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  This is review is my own opinion.

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