Destination Wedding: A Novel

Destination Wedding: A Novel

by Deanna Lynn Sletten
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Destination Wedding: A Novel by Deanna Lynn Sletten

Life is full of surprises...

Claire Martin's life is perfect, or at least she tells herself it is. She owns a successful clothing boutique, has a steady, dependable boyfriend, and a beautiful grown daughter who is about to be married. Sure, Claire's husband of twenty years left her for a younger woman four years ago, but that is all in the past. Now, Claire is looking forward to her daughter's Bahama wedding and spending a week in paradise. The only thing Claire dreads is her ex-husband and his wife will also be on the island. Claire is determined to make the best of it, though. What Claire doesn't realize is ignoring her ex-husband for the week is going to be impossible.

James Martin's life is a mess. His wife of less than four years has made him the most miserable man on earth and now they are in the middle of a messy divorce. He's happy that he can forget her for a week as he goes off to the Bahamas to attend his lovely daughter's wedding. Jim is embarrassed to admit to his daughter and his ex-wife, Claire, that he made the biggest mistake of his life when he left her for another woman, so he makes up a story as to why his new wife didn't come along. When he and Claire are unexpectedly forced upon each other, Jim soon realizes what he's lost and he begins to wonder if he can find a way back into Claire's heart.


What readers are saying about Destination Wedding:

"Deanna Lynn Sletten is masterful when it comes to creating rich, memorable characters." Tia Bach - Mom in Love with Fiction Review Blog

"In true Deanna Lynn Sletten style, Destination Wedding is a delightful and heartwarming mature romance story that wraps its arms around the reader and engages them to follow the journey of a couple who unexpectedly rediscover their love for each other." - Kathleen Higgins-Anderson of Jersey Girl Book Reviews

"Deanna Lynn Sletten does a fantastic job writing what can only be described as high jinks. This story was so funny with the hilarious bickering between Claire and Jim, the future in-laws and loads of intercommunication." – Readers' Favorite Book Reviews

"Beautifully written with humour and heartwarming characters; you will find yourself lost in the Bahamas rooting for Jim & Claire." – Chicks That Read Books Reviews

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149286508
Publisher: Deanna Lynn Sletten
Publication date: 04/09/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 58,161
File size: 680 KB

About the Author

Deanna Lynn Sletten is the author of MAGGIE’S TURN, FINDING LIBBIE, ONE WRONG TURN, and several other titles. She writes heartwarming women’s fiction and romance novels with unforgettable characters. She has also written one middle-grade novel that takes you on the adventure of a lifetime. Deanna believes in fate, destiny, love at first sight, soul mates, second chances, and happily ever after, and her novels reflect that.

Deanna is married and has two grown children. When not writing, she enjoys walking the wooded trails around her home with her beautiful Australian Shepherd, traveling, and relaxing on the lake.

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Destination Wedding: A Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 11 days ago
I enjoyed reading this book, just couldn't leave it, just wanted to keep reading!
Books-N-Dogs More than 1 year ago
Quick read. Cute romance story.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite When your ex-husband leaves you for a much younger woman, things are bad. But when that ex-husband has to share a room with you at your daughter’s destination wedding because the hotel mixed up the reservations, things go from bad to worse. This is where Claire finds herself in Destination Wedding by Deanna Lynn Sletten. Her own boyfriend decides not to attend, so Claire finds herself completely alone with Jim who is acting odd about his own wife’s mysterious absence. I’ll admit that Deanna Lynn Sletten’s story had me expecting plenty of melodrama, yet this story was nothing but good old fashioned hilarity and amusing dramatics. What Claire doesn’t know, however, is that Jim is miserable and regretting his actions, and so he should. But Destination Wedding isn’t really about bitter exes, although there is a hint of bitterness as there should be. It is about learning to move on with your life and play the hand you were dealt. Four years after her divorce, Claire has a successful business, close friends and a boyfriend she is contemplating marrying. Deanna Lynn Sletten does a fantastic job writing what can only be described as high jinks. This story was so funny with the hilarious bickering between Claire and Jim, the future in-laws and loads of intercommunication. Watching this slightly contentious relationship grow to something more between a couple that’s already divorced was a new twist and I found it enjoyable. The author takes a mature approach to second chance love showing that the grass isn’t always greener. I don’t know if Claire thought that so much since she had to either live in the past or move on as Jim clearly had. But old wounds opened often heal quicker than those left to fester, which is a lesson this couple learned after an unexpected week in the Bahamas.
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Life is full of surprises ... especially when you get a second chance at love ... In Destination Wedding, author Deanna Lynn Sletten weaves a wonderful story of romance, forgiveness, love, and second chances. Set in the tropical paradise of the Bahamas, divorced couple Claire and James Martin try to set aside their differences and come together for a week long vacation at their daughter Mandy's beach wedding destination. With plenty of family and relationship drama, miscommunications, humor, and a richly descriptive setting of a heavenly tropical island paradise, what more could a reader want than to follow two middle-aged people discover that the grass isn't always greener on the other side, put their past behind and forgive each other, and get a second chance at love? In true Deanna Lynn Sletten style, Destination Wedding is a delightful and heartwarming mature romance story that wraps its arms around the reader and engages them to follow the journey of a couple who unexpectedly rediscover their love for each other. If you are looking for an entertaining romance to wile away a lazy summer afternoon, then look no further, Destination Wedding is that book, it will give you a warm fuzzy feeling and leave a smile on your face.
TheBookBag More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful story from Deanna!  I am always so excited when Deanna has a new book out. I know I am going to be taken away on a wondrous, emotional journey. In Destination Wedding we get to travel to the Bahamas and experience the sun, sand, and surf.  'No setting could have been more perfect for a wedding celebration.' But then, on the flip side, we also get to experience all the drama that goes with a wedding; glitches in the plans, divorced parents trying to be civil to each other, and getting to know the new in-laws. You know the divorced couple is going to have a hard time getting along as they try to put their past hurts behind them. But can they? 'The grass hadn't been greener on the other side. In fact, it had been brown, prickly, and downright nasty.' I love the settings in all of Deanna's books. She writes so beautifully and with so much description that I feel like I am there with her characters, enjoy the scenery as much as they are. One spot in the book in particular that I loved was when Claire enters her room at the hotel and sees it for the first time. I felt like I was looking at that beautiful room just as Clare was seeing it. Destination Wedding is the perfect book for reading this time of year. This is the wedding season, is it not? And how can you go wrong with a book set in the Bahamas? Deanna has done it again, writing another fabulous story, with wonderful characters, and a great setting! I loved my little escape to the beach!