All Dressed Up in Love: A March Wedding Story

All Dressed Up in Love: A March Wedding Story

by Ruth Logan Herne

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Tara walks into Elena’s Bridal and finds her dream job—and a handsome man to match.

A third-year law student, Tara Simonetti just needs a job to pay the bills and put food on the table. After her father’s untimely death, she’s determined to give her small hometown what he didn’t have: a good, honest lawyer, but law school isn’t cheap. When she answers a want ad that leads her to Elena’s Bridal one blustery morning, she feels like she’s died and gone to heaven. All of the organza, gowns, and pearls she could ever imagine—her dream job, indeed.

To complicate matters, hotshot lawyer Greg Elizondo is working at the shop, trying to keep it afloat after his mother’s passing. He’s kind and more handsome than Tara cares to admit, but his laser-focus on the corporate ladder makes him the wrong match for her.

As they work to save the shop from its impending closing, their feelings begin to grow. But with Tara bound for the valleys of northern Pennsylvania and Greg set on New York City, all of the outside circumstances scream “NO.”

In the midst of juggling Bridezillas, wedding dress orders, and an upcoming gala for the shop, their attraction deepens, along with the reality that their goals are pulling them in two separate directions. No matter how Tara does the math, it doesn’t add up. Can God orchestrate their desires and goals into one happy ending?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310396161
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 02/24/2015
Series: A Year of Weddings Novella
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 123
Sales rank: 199,096
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Award-winning author Ruth Logan Herne is the author of over a dozen novels for Love Inspired and Summerside Press. The mother of seven children, she loves kids and pets. She is married to a very patient man who is seemingly unthreatened by the casts of characters living in her head. Visit her website at, e-mail her at, and visit her on Goodreads or at

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All Dressed Up in Love: A March Wedding Story 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Recommended This is a sweet and clean romance story.
itsraymarie More than 1 year ago
This story was super sweet and cute and just fun. I loved the setting and the characters, and enjoyed this one a lot. Tara is a law student, who takes a job at a local wedding dress boutique because she's low on funds. The owner, Grant, is a hotshot lawyer who took over the place when his mother died and has no idea how to run it. But he wants to keep his mother's beloved shop alive, and is willing to do whatever it takes to keep it going. I liked Tara. She was spunky, smart, and blunt. She wasn't afraid to tell it like it is. She wants to be a lawyer to help people, but its not her passion. She finds her passion while working in the shop, helping brides with their dream day. Grant thought his heart was in the big city at a law firm, but the more he works at the shop, the more he realizes how much he likes the small town, the atmosphere... and Tara. I liked both the characters, as they were a lot of fun. I had some issues with the portrayal of Grant, as there was a lot of saying what he was, but then he didn't actually show it. In this case, it was a good thing, as Tara has built up this idea of him being a greedy, big money lawyer, but he was actually kind and sweet. But I loved all the side characters too, and loved seeing the day-to-day of the bridal shop and how they all step in to help each other. The only issue I had was with the ending. I don't want to spoil things, but it went way too fast. Beyond the point of unrealistic and romantic daydream, and into ridiculous. I know I'm not into romance as much as most girls that read this kind of stuff, and therefore may not understand it as much as I should. But I thought the ending was not built up to. It happened randomly, and honestly kind of ruined it for me. But other than that, this was a fun, sweet story.
GHott More than 1 year ago
I REALLY enjoyed All Dressed Up in Love! I loved Tara. As a person, she is really fun and I do love stories about wedding dress shops. They seem so romantic. Plus, I really seemed to ‘get’ her marketing suggestions and how she was able to make it work. They reminded me of stuff on my to-do list and long forgotten memories. Sometimes these stories are difficult to review. They’re obviously well-written or they wouldn’t be in this set, yet, I want to give readers a true account so they can decide whether it’ll be a book they’ll love. All Dressed Up in Love is another book for my keep shelf!
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
From this book I learned several behind the scenes details of bridal fashion sales and shops. I was really impressed by the author's research of the industry and how she weaved it into the story. Saving Greg's mother's upscale bridal boutique was a compelling plot, but I wasn't able to fully connect with the characters for some reason. I enjoyed Tara's optimistic and bright personality which complemented Greg's more serious nature. They both struggled with their plans and vision for their futures, thinking they were on the path that would fulfill their dreams, but learned that by looking for God's guidance that a new dream was possible. (Thank you to Zondervan Publishing and BookLook Bloggers for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)
iblog4books More than 1 year ago
Ruth Logan Herne knows how to tell a story! All Dressed Up in Love introduces readers to Greg, a lawyer and the new owner of his mother's bridal shop, and Tara, a law student looking for a part-time job until she finishes school. Thankfully, they just happen to be what the other one needs during a difficult time. The story centers primarily around the happenings of the bridal shop. We get to read about brides coming in to find their perfect wedding dress, other characters who work at the shop, and plans to revitalize and save the shop. Of course, there are sparks between the two main characters, and a bit of romance and mixed feelings help propel that aspect of the story along. While the story did conclude a little abruptly, I was satisfied with the ending and enjoyed every minute spent with Greg and Tara in All Dressed Up in Love. This is definitely one of my favorites of this year's A Year of Weddings series so far! [4 stars] I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review.
Jackie117 More than 1 year ago
I won a copy of this novella in a contest, but i would have bought it anyway because of the author.  Ruth Logan Herne pulled me into the story when Tara Simonetti walked into a bridal shop to help a man run the business.  From the first moment, it's a comfortable fit for Tara. Not so much for the new owner, Greg Elizonido. It was his mother's shop, and he must decide what to do with it. He and Tara must decide whether to follow their hearts or be practical and follow their heads.  You'll enjoy the Tara and Greg's journey once you begin reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Great characters, wonderful story.