Boomerang Bride

Boomerang Bride

by Fiona Lowe

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ISBN-13: 9781426895265
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication date: 12/18/2012
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 347,275
File size: 884 KB

About the Author

Fiona Lowe is a RITA® and R*BY award-winning, author. Whether her contemporary books are set in outback Australia or in the USA, they feature small towns with big hearts and warm and likeable characters that make you fall in love. Sign up for her newsletter at All social media links are at

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The petite bride stood stock-still, her chapel-length beaded train sagging in the damp gutter while her white fingers clutched a two-tiered wedding cake. She stared long and hard into a vacant store window.

It wasn't a usual fall sight in Hobin, Wisconsin. Brides tended to marry in spring. Even then, Hobin was hardly the bride capital of the state or the United States. Hawaii took that prize with its tropical sandy beaches and swaying palm trees, surprisingly acing Hobin's snowbound winters and late-spring flowerings.

Still, in the last one hundred and fifty years, many a local bride had stood in the old log church but none that Marc Olsen could remember had stood alone on an almost deserted Main Street, late on a Sunday afternoon. But then again apart from his annual Thanksgiving visit, he'd been gone from Hobin a long time and things might have changed.

He glanced up and down the familiar wide empty road with the same shop fronts that he'd known as a kid. Nope, nothing had changed. The realization both annoyed and soothed him. He took a second look, this time casting his gaze around trying to locate the groom. A stray bridesmaid or ring bearer. Anyone?

No one.

He was used to oddities—he'd shed his small-town boyhood years ago, moving to New York City where a bride alone on a street wouldn't even make a ripple in the bustling Broadway crowd. But in Hobin it was more than odd. The bride wasn't moving. Perhaps it was performance art. In Hobin? Nah.

Completely intrigued, he gave his curiosity free rein. It was all about curiosity and had absolutely nothing to do with the fact that investigating the lone bride would further delay his cross-six-state journey and postpone his arrival at his sister's house. He knew that once he stepped over Lori's front stoop, the snare of family would clamp on to him like the grip of a Denver boot, which was why for the last twelve years he'd always arrived with a set departure date.

He crossed the street in a few brisk strides, with the chill of the air easily penetrating his light cotton shirt. He regretted not grabbing his cashmere sweater from his Porsche.

The bride had her back to him and as he got closer he realized the wedding dress hadn't come off the rack, but nor was it a Vera Wang creation. The faint sepia color hinted that many years had passed since it had first elegantly draped itself over a bride. Now the dress hung from sharp and narrow shoulders which seemed undecided about their posture, hovering between rigid and rolled back, and decidedly slumped.

On hearing his footsteps, she swung around, the unusual cake with its delicate lace icing wobbling precariously on its sugar pillars.

He grinned, deciding she was a cross between the bride in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Miss Havisham. The round neckline of the dress sat flat and puckered as if seeking breasts to give it the form it deserved and a strand of uneven-sized pearls graced a slender neck which moved into a pointed chin. Stray wisps of wayward auburn hair stuck to hollow cheeks, and a smattering of freckles trailed across a snub nose that some might at a pinch call cute. Black smudges hovered at the top of her cheeks but it was hard to tell if they were caused by fatigue or the remnants of day-old mascara.

He'd never seen a more homely bride in need of a makeover. This was definitely performance art. It seemed a shame that she'd gone to all this trouble on the one day of the week country people spent at home with their families.

"You seem to have lost the chapel." He extended his arm indicating the direction. "It's another mile down the road."

Marc was used to a wide-eyed reaction from women, often followed by a come-hither smile.

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Boomerang Bride 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 554 reviews.
GGW More than 1 year ago
A good read. Characters are well developed. A delightful heroine. The Aussie vs USA differences were well-integrated into the story so that it felt natural. Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great romance story. So worth your time. The characters and story are well developed and fun. Read and enjoy. The only reason it gets lower than 5 stars are people who do not want a romance free friday book. What babies. Please stop giving a review when you dont like the book genre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a fun read, and I appreciate the Free Fridays. The work that our Searcher puts in is wonderful for the rest of us. THANK YOU!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like a large varitey of books. I throw in a romance once in a while. I thought here at Valentine' s day, it was nice to a have a free Friday romance. I hate bodice rippers and this was not one. It does have some pretty lewd langauge and torrid sex though. Very explicit, so be warned, if that is not your cup of tea. This book was well written and edited. I liked all the characters but the hero. He was so resentful of helping his newly widowed mother and sharing his stuff with three sisters, when he was 17, it warped him for over next two decades? I wanted to smack some sense into him. He got on my nerves. Other than that, this was a very good book. Chick book, ages 18 and up. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun and easy read, romantic yet entertaining,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Will not disappoint
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the 650+ pages all night. Loved everything. There, heartbreak, illness, recovery, family issues, and more! All guaranteed to keep you reading! For a free B & N Friday book i was veey surprised! Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this selection to be well written and the characters well developed. HEA with a little Aussie in the mix made this a quite enjoyable Free Friday read!
cd72 More than 1 year ago
This was an 'all right read'. It got very repetitive when describing the many hot love scenes .. most of which could have been omitted. The heroine could do just about anything from being an excellent cook to a caring nurse to managing to start her own wedding planning business, with just her bridal gown + tiara to start with. Made for a good fairy tale with sex added. Just not my kind of story.   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The heroine is unusual even if the storyline isn't. This book delves a little deeper than your average romance novel and address some real-life concerns of one of the secondary characters. Sex scenes are good and steamy. I really liked this book a lot and would recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is not a clean romance. That's what i was hoping for but it has language and detailed sex. Just know that
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. It was fun to tryand read with an Aussie accent! I found myself caught up inthe day to day lives of the peiple in Hobin, and very happy with that fact! I read it inone day abd would read more from this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished. I enjoyed the story and characters. This story starts out around Thanksgiving so it was good to read this time of year. I would read it again because I liked the touches of humor and family situations. A nice feel good read to cozy up with around the holidays. did include some sex and dealt with breast cancer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books i have read in a long time. Great story about romance... but for me it was the side story that stole my heart. Great Free Friday Book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny " Rom-Com" type of book... Fun and sweet characters. Sometime a bit descriptive and long winded. Overall an enjoyable read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good plot. Just a little bit long winded. Even the eplilogue was to long.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a typical romance......predictable ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story and was enjoying it till the author had to put in such graphic sex - not necessary if the story is a good one.
jlh40 More than 1 year ago
Predictable, a little silly, pretty much mindless reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started thinking Nora Roberts/ Debbie Macomber style.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice, enjoyable read.
WebPotato More than 1 year ago
It was your typical sweet love story. What I enjoyed the most was learning about the Australian words and phrasing.
emerald1008 More than 1 year ago
I got this book last week as a free book, and I enjoyed it so much. Very witty, and the banter was amusing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It had two romances in one story, and a great epilogue too! I highly recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wanted to like this. But the writing is so bad, overdone and overwritten, riddled with unnecessary adverbs and cliches, that after a few pages i was skimming. Then i started skipping paragraphs and pages, trying to follow the solid plot while gritting my teeth at the delivery. I gave up. Not worth the time.