Blessed Bouquets: Wed by a Prayer/The Dream Man/Small-Town Wedding

Blessed Bouquets: Wed by a Prayer/The Dream Man/Small-Town Wedding

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Blessed Bouquets: Wed by a Prayer/The Dream Man/Small-Town Wedding by Lyn Cote, Lenora Worth, Penny Richards

Three touching stories about faith, friends and the power of love.

"Wed by a Prayer" by Lyn Cote: They met at a wedding and couldn't stand each other. But then a troubled teen put them on the same path--for life?

"The Dream Man" by Lenora Worth: Could a businessman convince an ambitious beauty that faith and love could move mountains?

"Small-Town Wedding" by Penny Richards: He was the last person she wanted to see...until he returned to tell her about the tragic past they shared. Would the truth set her free--to love him?

Experience the wonder of falling in love, with three women who find happily-ever-after when they least expect it!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780373873142
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 06/28/2005
Series: Love Inspired Series , #304
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 4.08(w) x 6.66(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Lyn grew up loving books. Her favorite night of the week was Friday night, when the Bookmobile came to her neighborhood in Waukegan, Illinois. Lyn could only take home six a week--and there were so many to choose from. Her favorites were Cotton in my Sack by Lois Lenski, The Little House series and the One of a Kind Family series. Later, she discovered Georgette Heyer's Regency romances!

This love of books led to a desire to write. Lyn won prizes in high school and college for her poetry and, not surprisingly, Lyn became a history and English teacher. When she became a mother, she gave up teaching, and while raising a son and a daughter, she began working on her first novel. Then she wrote her second and third. Long years of rejection followed--as it does for most writers. Finally in 1997, Lyn got "the call" (an editor telephoning to buy the book). Her first book, Never Alone, was chosen to appear in the first year of the new Love Inspired line.

Now, Lyn spends her days writing books that show the healing power of divine as well as human love. Her nest is nearly empty and she and her real life hero, her husband, have more and more time to spend together. But books are still dear to her heart.

Inspiration can come in many different shapes and forms. The trick is being open to receiving them in their many guises. Steeple Hill author Lenora Worth has mastered the knack of pulling inspiration from the people and events that surround her. Moreover, she refines it in her writing and passes it on in a more literary manner to her many readers who draw strength from the uplifting tales. You could say that inspiration is not created or destroyed, but changed from one form toanother.

Of course, living in Shreveport, Louisiana has allowed the "glorious Old South" to imbue Lenora with a wealth of literary tradition, folklore, history, and unique characters from which to draw ideas. But Lenora learned at an early age that she had a gift for writing and that others were interested in what she had to say. "I always wanted to be a writer and growing up the youngest child on a farm in Georgia, I had lots of time to myself to create stories. Then I would write them up and sell them in the playground for a quarter." However, she is also quick to credit the influence of others on her success as a novelist.

Her first book for Steeple Hill was The Wedding Quilt--a tough book for Lenora to write because she drew from her own sister's death at the hands of a drunk driver as part of the plot.

She has won the Affaire De Coeur Readers' Choice Award in 1997, the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Love-Inspired Novel for both 1998 and 1999 (for Logan's Child and His Brother's Wife, respectively), and numerous local writing chapter awards. She is also now sharing her opinions with a non-romance reading public in Shreveport as a weekly columnist for The Times.

When it comes to her novels, Lenora hopes that they manage to inspire her readers in one way or another.

"So many people in life don't think they are worthy of love," Lenora explains, "so I try to tell them in my books that they are worthy of love--other people's and God's." Inspiring words, indeed.

Penny Richards has worked as a beautician, interior decorator, short-order cook, and store clerk. Besides studying cosmetology and interior decorating, she has taken courses in wine appreciation and screenwriting. She isn't afraid to tackle much in the way of anything creative, and has taught herself to play the guitar, oil paint (she's won some awards), and she does her own wallpapering and furniture refinishing.

Clearly, Penny likes the challenge of learning about something new, so she collects books.

She likes being an active part of her community, and is vice president of her garden club and arts league. She is also on the boards of the local literacy council, Friends of the Library, and Chamber of Commerce.

She likes old movies (the sadder, the better), flea markets, estate sales and yard sales (she loves a bargain), reading (everything, including cookbooks). She hates unloading the dishwasher (maybe the reason she seldom cooks?) and shopping for clothes (you can tell by her wardrobe) or food (you can't tell by her weight).

Between books, she's renovating her new old house, a Queen Anne built in 1902 (and is on the National Register of Historic Places), where she's put all the chipped and scratched dishes and furniture, the now sage-green commercial stove, and two of the antique ranges, giving her 15 burners. Her husband lives in hope that one day she may decide to use them.

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Blessed Bouquets: Wed by a Prayer/The Dream Man/Small-Town Wedding 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Every story in this novella was very well-written, and interesting. Stories are written by different authors, but all overlap characters. Well-worth investing in.