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Wedding of the Century (Marry Me series, #1)

Wedding of the Century (Marry Me series, #1)

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by Patricia McLinn

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"An evocative and powerfully told tale." -- American Library Association

A Scandalous Wedding, a Second Chance

Annette Trevetti, poor and unpolished, was a modern-day Cinderella about to marry her Prince Charming. Until a very pregnant woman strutted into the church -- staking a claim to Annette's fiancé.

The wedding was off and Annette was


"An evocative and powerfully told tale." -- American Library Association

A Scandalous Wedding, a Second Chance

Annette Trevetti, poor and unpolished, was a modern-day Cinderella about to marry her Prince Charming. Until a very pregnant woman strutted into the church -- staking a claim to Annette's fiancé.

The wedding was off and Annette was gone, the awful consequences of a family secret Steve Corbett had hoped would never rear its head. But now a single father, he can't wish it never happened, because it brought him the daughter he adores.

When a family incident finally draws Annette back to small-town Tobias, Wisconsin, after seven years, she and Steve must face each other, their mistakes, their yearning for a long ago love, and the reality that they can never go back to the innocent days before a wedding that went so wrong.

Drawn together by shared concern for a beloved elderly friend, they must step out of the past's shadow to save her and her home. ... But that shadow could blight their love a second time.

Can a little girl and an old woman help them absolve old sins and build a future?

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Wedding of the Century, Book 1 of USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn's Marry Me series, is a moving, passionate contemporary romance that will captivate fans of Bella Andre, Roxanne St. Clair, and Jill Shalvis.

Praise for Wedding of the Century:

"Once again author Patricia McLinn pens an evocative and powerfully told tale. The secondary cast also dazzles, especially Steve's precocious daughter. Fans will eagerly anticipate the sequel." – C. Penn, Amazon review

"McLinn shines in this story of a love that was meant to be." – 5-star Amazon review

"Highly recommended." -- Amazon review
Praise for the Marry Me series:

"With her two latest books set in a perfectly realized and perfectly charming small town, McLinn has created two beautifully written, richly emotional love stories that are a joy to read." – John Charles, American Library Association

"Gifted Patricia McLinn has written another wonderful series filled with emotion and romance." -- CataRomance Reviews

"McLinn has done a marvelous job creating the stories in this series." -- Fresh Fiction

Get all the books in Patricia McLinn's Marry Me series today!
Book 1: Wedding of the Century
Book 2: The Unexpected Wedding Guest
Book 3: A Most Unlikely Wedding
Book 4: Baby Blues and Wedding Bells

If you like Patricia McLinn's small-town romance stories, try her Seasons in a Small Town series now!
Book 1 (Spring): What Are Friends For?, coming in March
Book 2 (Summer): The Right Brother, coming in March
Book 3 (Autumn): Falling for Her
Book 4 (Winter): Warm Front, coming in May

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Marry Me Series , #1
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Meet the Author

USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn spent more than 20 years as an editor at the Washington Post after stints as a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.) and assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.). She received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University.
McLinn is the author of more than 40 published novels, which are cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, contemporary western romances, contemporary romances elsewhere in the world, historical romances, and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards.
She has spoken about writing from Melbourne, Australia to Washington, D.C., including being a guest-speaker at the Smithsonian Institution.
She is now living in Northern Kentucky, and writing full-time. Patricia loves to hear from readers through her website, Facebook and Twitter.

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Wedding of the Century 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
At the First Church of Tobias in Tobias, Wisconsin, Steve Corbett and Annette Trevetti are at the alter getting married when a pregnant Lily Wilbanks interrupts the ceremony. The intruder claims that Steve is the father of her unborn. When Steve fails to respond, a stunned Annette leaves the church, the town, and her beloved behind. Seven and a half years later, Annette returns home to help her beloved brother who broke his wrist though she has no plan to remain in her hometown once her sibling heals. When Annette and Steve see each other, sparks still fly, but she nevertheless feels betrayed and he furthermore credits her lack of trust to their break up. His elderly relative ¿arranges¿ for Annette and his seven-year-old daughter Nell to meet; the incident first panics then stuns Steve as he observes the two important women in his life behaving like buddies. As Annette and Steve realize they remain in love, he wonders if he should risk all by telling ¿Every Detail¿ about Nell. The second chance at love theme of WEDDING OF THE CENTURY showcases Patricia McLinn¿s ability to tell a compelling story starring a strong cast of characters. The delightful lead protagonists belong together and the mostly charming (except for his snobbish mother) secondary cast provides deep insight into the respective personalities of Annette and Steve. Though a final twist seems inane especially when the hero remained stoically silent at the church and subsequently blames Annette for their break up, fans will enjoy this novel and want sequels starring a friend and a brother or two. Harriet Klausner
D-does-reviews 6 months ago
I really enjoyed this small town second chance romance because it has everything I hope to find when reading a book by Patricia McLinn who has been one of my favorite authors for quite a few years. I was immediately drawn into this emotionally compelling storyline that brings our heroine Annette back to a town that she gladly left behind years ago because of a painful childhood and the humiliation of an interrupted wedding and a marriage that never came to be. Steve still carries the painful memories of that day but when Annette returns both she and Steve are compelled to face their own shortcomings and deal with the consequences of the events that broke them apart. I can't wait to read the rest of the books in this series and learn more about the people and the secrets of Tobias, Wisconsin. I read a complimentary copy of this book and all opinions expressed in my voluntary review are completely my own.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
The Wedding of the Century by Patricia McLinn Marry Me Series Book One Annette Trevetti was like Cinderella marrying Prince Charming. But unlike a fairytale, hers fell apart when the evil wedding crasher announces her claim upon the prince and nobody lived happily-ever-after. Now, her brother, Max, is hurt and she has to return to Tobias, Wisconsin to help him. In a town this small—there is no escaping the past. Steve Corbitt sees Annette for the first time in over seven years. She hasn't changed—and yet she has. They are now two very different people then they were back when he last saw her at their almost-wedding. And yet, so many secrets stand between them. When an elderly woman, who is a friend to both Steve and Annette, needs their help...can they put the past behind them to work together to help her? This is the first book in this series and I really enjoyed it. It's definitely a page-turner with several stories going on. Steve and Annette's past, Miss Trudi's future, a missing brother, and more. I'm really looking forward to more in this series. **Sexual content