A Season to Wed: Three Winter Love Stories

A Season to Wed: Three Winter Love Stories


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ISBN-13: 9780310395881
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 11/03/2015
Series: A Year of Weddings Novella
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 897,375
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Cindy Kirk is a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a National Readers’ Choice Awards finalist and a Publishers Weekly bestselling author. Cindy has served on the Board of Directors of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) since 2007 and currently serves as President. She is a frequent speaker at national and regional writing conferences. Website: www.cindykirk.com Twitter: @CindyKirkAuthor

Rachel Hauck is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA TODAY bestselling author of The Wedding Dress, which was also named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times and was a RITA finalist. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and pet and writes from her ivory tower. Visit her online at RachelHauck.com; Facebook: RachelHauck; Twitter: @RachelHauck; Instagram: @rachelhauck.

Cheryl Wyatt writes romance with virtue. She’s a USA Today bestselling author and has earned RT Top Picks, spots #1 and #4 on her debut publisher’s Top 10 Most-Blogged-About-Books list, Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence final, and other awards. Cheryl loves readers! Join her newsletter at www.CherylWyatt.com. Facebook: CherylWyattAuthor Twitter: @cherylwyatt

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A Season to Wed: Three Winter Love Stories 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous 18 days ago
Wonderful collection!
Virginiaw More than 1 year ago
These were very nice romantic stories. These are three winter love stories. The first story is Love at Mistletoe Inn by Cindy Kirk. This is a story of Hope Prentiss and John Burke. When they were 18 they ran off to get married. Hope panicked after the ceremony and she goes back home and John leaves town and they both think the marriage wasn't legal if the minister didn't send in the paperwork. They find out 10 years later that they are married and at this time John returns to town. Will they get to know each other again and stay married or will they get divorced. The second story is A Brush with Love by Rachel Hauck. Ginger Winters was burned as a child and thinks she is ugly. She loves to style other women's hair and make them beautiful. She remeets her first boyfriend who has returned to town after his family mysteriously disappeared. Can they reconnect? The third story is Serving Up a Sweetheart by Cheryl Wyatt. This story is of Meadow Larson and Colin McGrath. These two knew each other in high school also. Meadow was teased by all back then and can't be sure that Colin has become a better man. Colin offers to redo her catering kitchen when her roof collapses. Will they reconnect? These were all very enjoyable romantic stories. I received this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion.
Kathae More than 1 year ago
The three novellas in A Season to Wed were connected by the winter season, and all the couples had known each other in high school and were reunited back in their hometowns at least ten years later. The characters had to deal with past hurts that they had either endured or caused. In each novella, the bride and groom experienced the power of God's forgiveness and grace in their lives. This was a light read, clean, entertaining, and uplifting, and would be a great read not only for romance fans, but those who love weddings, also. I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.
SeasonsofGrace More than 1 year ago
Two of the authors in the books were new to me, Cheryl Wyatt and Cindy Kirk. I had already read a book by Rachel before and really enjoyed it, so I was very excited to be reading this book. I have grown to love novellas because I can usually finish each story in a days time. They are engaging and yet pretty straight to the point, not alot of unnecessary detail, and just enough to keep you interested in what is happening. I loved each story. I don't even know if I really have a favorite. They were all unique in their own way. Each dealt with issues of the heart. Cindy's book dealt with childhood dis-functional family issues, the scars they leave, the need to make your life secure, mistakes of the past. All portrayed with such sweet grace. Will the couple in this book get past the family issues and be able to make things work? Rachel's book was just as admirable. Ginger, a beautician with outward scars from a fire, who cannot see herself as anything but ugly, has even deeper inner scars from lies she has believed. Once again, dis-functional family life, a small town scandal, a distorted view of God all make this book an exciting mix of emotions. Will Ginger ever see herself as God sees her, as beautiful? Unconditional love may play a part in helping her find peace. Last but not least, Cheryl's story. Cheryl addresses bullying, the scars it leaves, unforgiveness, bitterness, and the pain they inflict. Yet, God's grace is amazing and He is capable of healing all wounds no matter how deep or how long they have festered. Personally, I love plots with character and life lessons. Their words bring encouragement and healing to hurting hearts. The ones that make us look deep inside ourselves and bring out issues we may need to work on. Stories that grow us into better people. I feel like each one of these stories in this book do that! They portray Jesus as healer, redeemer, nurturer of our souls. I believe this is a book I could read more than once and would certainly recommend to my friends. Disclosure: A copy of this book was provided to me courtesy of CelebrateLit Blogging Group. I was not required to review this book in a positive way, simply to give my honest opinion.
lilacqueen75 More than 1 year ago
*I received a copy to review through SLB Tours in exchange for an honest review* I always enjoy a cute anthology and this collection is sweet. Each story has a woman who was shunned for one reason or another in high school. Each one grows up into a strong, successful woman, but they each still feels scars from the past and must overcome those hurts and move on. Love at Mistletoe Inn tells the story of a young couple who eloped on a whim and almost immediately regretted it. Ten years later, they find out that the marriage counts and decisions have to be made about where to go from here. I love Aunt Verna and the way she is able to connect Hope and John in subliminal ways. These characters are smart and willing to work hard for what they deem is right and necessary. A Brush with Love is a little hard to read. Ginger has very prominent physical scars that leave her very insecure. After returning back to small town, hometown Alabama, she finds herself learning secrets from the past that rock her world. I love Ginger because when life handed her lemons, she made lemonade. She's a great character! Tom has his reasons for disappearing and coming home and he's such a true and persuasive gentleman. This story wormed its way into my heart and soul. Serving Up a Sweetheart tells the story of Meadow and Colin. Colin was part of a group who tormented Meadow in school and now he's here to make amends--if she'll let him. It's usually truth to say that people grow up and change. Dumb things are regretted and people are typically treated the way they should be. I love lessons mingled in with a great story. These are each great, clean, Christian romances that are perfect for a nice winter's day--or really, anytime. Content: mild romance (kissing); moderate religious elements; mild discussions of past violence. Clean!
Baranski1987 More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book for my honest review. A wonderful collection of stories by three very talented writers. Rachel Hauck, Cindy Kirk and Cheryl Wyatt all spin a wonderful love story for you to read and enjoy. All three storied with different sets of circumstances will have you glued to you seat as you devour this most wonderful book. Be sure to order your copy today. 4 stars!
MeezCarrie More than 1 year ago
If you like wintry weddings… if you like stories that revolve around the people who make weddings possible … if you like sweet and sometimes sassy romance, A Season to Wed is a great novella collection for you! All three authors – Cindy Kirk, Rachel Hauck, and Cheryl Wyatt – vividly bring their characters and settings to life, and each story points unequivocally to the Author who IS the very definition of Love. A perfect way to spend a chilly Spring evening! Love at Mistletoe Inn by Cindy Kirk - I was drawn to the brewing sub-plot romance between Amity and Dan – surprisingly even more than to the main characters Hope and John. In fact, I would be first in line to read a story with Amity & Dan as the MCs :) I also loved Verna and her Mistletoe Inn shenanigans, though that did take some suspension of disbelief. For the most part, I enjoyed the story -it's cute and sweet! However, I had trouble understanding some character motivation - particularly the motivation behind some of Hope's actions and reactions. A Brush With Love by Rachel Hauck is full of wit, grins, and southern sass but it’s also just such a heartfelt, moving, and beautiful picture of God’s love for us – and of true romance. Tom’s mission to help Ginger see her beauty, despite her scars, truly touched me. His execution of said mission brought tears to my eyes more than once. The epilogue – well – just make sure you have a tissue box handy but your smile will be firmly in place as well! Serving Up A Sweetheart introduced me to Cheryl Wyatt and made me want to hunt down her backlist and catch up! From the moment Colin encounters Meadow trying to assassinate a snowman, I knew I was going to like these two characters – separately and together – and I did! I loved the humor, the sweetness, and the theme of restoration (spiritual, relational, and literal). This novella also contained such a great line – “Colin cradled her gaze intently in an effort to anchor his answer therein…” Oh, don’t you just love that phrase – “cradled her gaze” ? (I received a copy of this book in exchange for only my honest review.)
VicG More than 1 year ago
Rachel Hauck, Cindy Kirk and Cheryl Wyatt in their new book “A Season to Wed” Book One in the Year Of Weddings Novella Collection series published by Zondervan takes us into the lives of Hope Prentiss, Ginger Winters and Meadow Larson. From The Back Cover: They’ve helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples. Now twelve new couples will find themselves in the wedding spotlight in the second Year of Weddings novella collection. Love at Mistletoe Inn by Cindy Kirk Sometimes the road to happiness is paved with youthful mistakes. Ten years after what she thought was her almost-wedding, Hope Prentiss discovers that the ceremony counted—and, as fate would have it, the jilted John Burke has just ridden back into town. After spending some time with John and helping plan a Christmas wedding for a mystery couple, Hope begins to wonder if she really wants a divorce . . . or a real wedding of her own. A Brush with Love by Rachel Hauck Revealing the beauty in other women might be Ginger Winters’s specialty—but it will take an unexpected kind of love to help Ginger see the beauty in herself. Ginger Winters will be the “beauty-maker” for the Alabama society wedding of the decade. But when high-school crush Tom Wells shows up looking for a haircut, Ginger’s thinly veiled insecurities threaten to keep her from love once again . . . despite Tom’s best efforts. Serving Up a Sweetheart by Cheryl Wyatt Meadow knows how to serve delicious food to match any wedding theme. But can she accept love when it’s served up on a silver platter? Meadow Larson is having the mother of all Mondays when her roof caves in during a blizzard, right before the most important wedding contract of her career. Renovation contractor Colin McGrath offers to fix Meadow’s roof, even though he knows he is the last person she would accept help from. But the more Meadow gets to know the new Colin, the more she realizes God may have something more permanent in store than a new catering kitchen. This book is the first collection of the individual Weddings Novella stories that Zondervan published. Let me start off by saying that each of these stories is very clever and all are a lot of fun. Cindy Kirk starts us off with Hope, who is a Wedding Planner, and she faces a number of surprises, not just in the planning but in her personal life as well. Then Rachel Hauck gives us Ginger, who is an insecure “beauty-maker”, who if she is ever going to receive love must come to grips with these insecurities. Finally Cheryl Wyatt gives us Meadow who is a wedding caterer whose roof caves in. She gets more than just a new kitchen. Each one of these stories provides us with wonderful characters that live and breathe on the pages and whom we rally behind them and root and cheer for them to succeed. “A Season to Wed” collects three marvelous stories that are truly great romances. This book does not disappoint at all. I enjoyed it and I am already looking forward to the next Novella Collection. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Zondervan. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Griperang72a More than 1 year ago
Only one of these authors have I read before and that was Rachel Hauck. I have enjoyed her books and I enjoy books about weddings so I jumped at the chance to read this book. Each of the stories were very enjoyable quick reads for me. I like how each story is about a wedding planner who ends up finding the happiness they give to all of their clients through the weddings they plan. I can't say as one of the stories is my favorite as I enjoyed each of them in their own way. This book was a nice book to spend the weekend with. I liked how Rachel took Ginger with her insecurities and showed that she was worth loving. Cheryl took Meadow from someone who was down and brought her up and gave her the happiness she needed. Then we have Hope from Cindy's story who was planning a wedding for a mystery couple but ends up getting her own surprise. All in all this is a great book.
Smw30 More than 1 year ago
I love stories about weddings and winter themes. Its three in one stories. That's awesome , its nice to have more than one story in a book at times. I would recommend to all adults who love reading.