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Always the Designer, Never the Bride: An Emma Rae Creation [NOOK Book]

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It’s taken Audrey Regan years to establish herself as a wedding dress designer, and to date she’s been roped into creating dresses for nine of her girlfriends. Request #10 follows her vow to “Just say no!” and comes from her very best friend. She can hardly turn Carly down!         



Audrey arrives in Atlanta early to perform ...
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Overview

It’s taken Audrey Regan years to establish herself as a wedding dress designer, and to date she’s been roped into creating dresses for nine of her girlfriends. Request #10 follows her vow to “Just say no!” and comes from her very best friend. She can hardly turn Carly down!         



Audrey arrives in Atlanta early to perform all of her maid-of-honor duties along with final fittings for a one-of-a-kind dress. But Carly’s wedding is nothing short of an event, complete with Prince Charming, and the festivities make Audrey question whether there’s a prince of her own anywhere in her future.  



Enter the groom’s brother and best man. Shaggy-haired, tattooed bad boy J.R. Hunt couldn’t be any more different from Prince Charming if he rode in on a Harley Davidson.  Oh, wait. He actually did ride in on a Harley!



"Sandra D. Bricker is the Babe Ruth of romantic comedy with one home run after another! Third in the hilarious series, I didn't want Always the Designer, Never the Bride to end.  I'm anxiously waiting for the next book in this series. Novel Rocket and I give Always the Designer, Never the Bride our highest recommendation. It's a 5-star read!" - Ane Mulligan, Sr. Editor Novel Rocket


"Sandie Bricker's latest romance is as beautifully woven as a haute couture gown. Always the Designer, Never the Bride offers readers a fun and engaging storyline, along with some sparkling embellishments, including an array of bridal design tidbits, guaranteed to have you reaching for your needle and thread. Highly recommended!" - Janice Thompson, author of the Weddings by Bella series



"Always the Designer Never the Bride shows yet another angle of the journey from 'I think I love you' to 'I do' and all the side adventures that keep her readers begging, 'Tell me another story!'"   Cynthia Ruchti, radio personality and novelist, author of the Carol Award finalist They Almost Always Come Home



"Sandra Bricker has done it again! Like every book in this series, Always the Designer, Never the Bride made me laugh, made me sigh, made me root for the heroine, and made me cry. When I reached the last page, I didn't know whether to whimper because I had to leave Audrey and J.R. behind...or exhale that sigh of satisfaction bornof reading a truly wonderful story. No way I'm loaning this one out, because <gasp> what if it isn't returned!" - Loree Lough, best-selling author of more than 80 award-winning books, including reader favorite From Ashes to Honor
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Clothing designer Audrey's greatest accomplishment so far is designing nine of her friends' wedding dresses. She has just vowed never to do it again when her best friend, Carly, asks her to come home to Atlanta and design hers. Feeling trapped, Audrey obliges, but the wedding preparations have her wondering whether she will ever be a bride herself. But when Audrey meets J.R., the groom's tattooed, Harley-riding brother and best man, it seems she just might be designing a wedding gown of her own in the not-too-distant future. VERDICT Bricker's quaint contemporary refreshingly lacks the preachy tone of so many Christian romances. Audrey is a three-dimensional character dealing with real issues (like struggling to pay bills), and the chemistry between the two protagonists is believable. This third humor-filled series entry (Always the Wedding Planner, Never the Bride; Always the Baker, Never the Bride) should appeal to readers who enjoy Melody Carson.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426755699
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Series: Another Emma Rae Creation
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 262,712
  • File size: 891 KB

Meet the Author

Sandra D. Bricker was an entertainment publicist in Los Angeles for more than fifteen years. There she attended school to learn screenwriting and eventually taught the craft for several semesters. She is now a best-selling, award-winning author of Live-Out-Loud Fiction for the inspirational market, best known for her Emma Rae Creation series for Abingdon Press. As an ovarian cancer survivor, she gears time and effort toward raising awareness and funds for research, diagnostics, and a cure. Find Sandra online at SandraDBricker.com.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2012

    Love this series

    Love this series. Christian values without being pushy about it. Takes place in Roswell, GA, where I lived for 7 years.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Loved it!

    I have enjoyed all the books in this series so far. They are well written and quite humorous.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 10, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Sandra D. Bricker is the Babe Ruth of romantic comedy!

    Sandra D. Bricker is the Babe Ruth of romantic comedy with one home run after another! Third in the hilarious series, I didn't want Always the Designer, Never the Bride to end. Bricker makes her characters your best friends and you want to keep hanging out with them. She doesn't take her readers down totally predictable paths in the story, and Always the Designer follows that tradition. Up to the last page, I wasn't sure what she would do with Audrey and J.R. I'm anxiously waiting for the next book in this series. Novel Rocket and I give Always the Designer, Never the Bride our highest recommendation. It's a 5-star read!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    Highly Recommend

    If you like clean chic lit, this is a great book for you! Loved it!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 12, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    Great third book in the series, and hopefully not the last! The

    Great third book in the series, and hopefully not the last! The Tanglewood characters endure more problems, solutions, and falling in love in this book. The characters keep getting better, and the series is wonderful!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2012

    Intertaining

    I liked this book better than the Wedding Planner. It seemed to move along better. I think there is one more and I would read it.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 29, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    very cute bood recommend the whole series

    cute book easy read.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2012

    great series!

    I really liked both books available in this series and even checked for Sandra Bricker in my local library.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2012

    There is something about the “Emma Rae” collection o

    There is something about the &ldquo;Emma Rae&rdquo; collection of fiction novels that makes me smile, giggle and upon the close of that last page, give just a tiny sigh delight and comfort&hellip;like enjoying a yummy plate of your favorite desert. Decadent, with just the right amount of fluff and sweet.

    Oh there isn&rsquo;t much to worry about, but having an old fashioned good time with this latest installment in the Emma Rae collection. Audrey is such a loveable, quirky character and one that you just can&rsquo;t help but cheer for. A totally loveable ensemble of characters, including a little girl in pink cowgirl books put a smile on my face and joy in the moment spent reading their story.

    I would definitely advise the reader to pick up the previous two novels in this collection. Just as much a hoot (though the first remains my fav), you will be better able to track the large ensemble cast. There were times I thought the cast a bit too large, but as the book continued, I separated them better.

    More than one yummy kiss, some tasty entrees, gorgeous wedding gowns and just a quirky, light read, it&rsquo;s a chick lit/romantic comedy I&rsquo;d definitely point readers toward.

    This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers through CFBA for my copy to review.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    great

    Loved it, had to buy the rest of her books!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 24, 2013

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    This series is really fun.  The first book introduced us to the

    This series is really fun.  The first book introduced us to the Tanglewood Inn.  The second book broadened the cast of characters.  Now the third book brings the main character in to this world and we are able to see these characters that we love all interact.  I liked getting to know the new characters and getting to know the older characters better.  

    The story is good, the romance sweet, the relationships of characters, especially friendships, is great.  I love the characters and their relationships with each other, whether friends, business associates, or romantically involved.  Sandra D. Bricker has created a place in Atlanta that I want to go, to meet all these people.

    Warnings: None

    I would let my 15 year old read this story, but it is for adults and I don't think she would appreciate the story or the characters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Great Book

    Loved this book. Especially for a freebie! Great story, hard to put it down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    sweet

    Really enjoyed it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Great read

    Great read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Highly recommend

    Very good and a clean read. This author has talent.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 10, 2012

    Great fun read

    I love thos series of books...very nice relaxing read...you should
    read....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    these books are fun

    really like this series

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    Clean and Funny.. Great lighthearted Romance

    A light funny read. I want to check the ones out that are before this book. Though it is easy to read even if you havent read the previous ones in this series. Looking forward to the next one!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    Great summertime reading

    This is a wonderful book - great summer time reading.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2012

    Love it

    Lightheart story with a feel good feeling.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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