His Christmas Bride

His Christmas Bride

by Lara Van Hulzen

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Lucas lives in New York, but he's always loved Marietta. When he gets engaged, he decides Montana is exactly the place to get married. Tanner Ranch brings back happy memories of horseback riding and summer nights under the stars making it the perfect place to hold his wedding. However, Erin Tanner walks back into his life and other memories start to make him doubt whether he's chosen the right bride.

Erin Tanner is content to live a simple life in Marietta, helping her dad run the family ranch. However, things haven't been easy for the Tanners. With their ranch in financial trouble and in desperate need of repair, Erin knows she needs to do something. And fast... Even if that means saying goodbye to any hopes of a romantic future with Lucas St. Claire by hosting his wedding at the Tanner Ranch.

While Lucas struggles with his feelings, Erin tries to move past hers and accept that Lucas isn't part of her future. But the connection they felt years ago pulls them toward one another, and Lucas is forced to face the truth of what he really wants in life.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158943508
Publisher: The Tule Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 10/30/2017
Series: The Marietta St. Claire's , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 84,406
File size: 375 KB

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His Christmas Bride 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great characters, but it dragged a little. All in all it was a very enjoyable read and will get more in this series
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice xmas romance. Set around ranches and horses makes it perfect for me! You will not be disappointed. It does drag a bit here and there but all in all very enjoyable.
MikiHope More than 1 year ago
What a sweet, clean romance that is anything but straight forward! Erin has had a crush on Lucas since they were both very young. Lucas used to spend a lot of time at the ranch where Erin lived with her Dad. They were best friends. Then Lucas went off to college and they just never connected again. She still lived at the ranch--he lived in NYC trying to live up to the family business and his brothers. He met a women and they were going to get married. Luca was really easy going but insisted on the wedding taking place in his hometown. She happened to spot Erin's families ranch and decided that would be the perfect spot for the wedding---this fiance was a Bridezilla--and that is putting it mildly!! Erin was friends with Lucas' sister and she was convinced to go to the engagement party---that is where they re connected in a big way--but still called each other friends--but the spark was there. They both tried to ignore it---and this is where the story gets interesting! There were parts that had me heartbroken for Erin--parts that made me shake my head in disbelief--and parts that made me happy! This is a novel that anyone would enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn’t want to put this book down and that is how I know a book is good. I enjoyed the characters and how they were developed through the book. The story line was interesting and made me wanting to read more to find out what happens next. I will definitely be reading her books again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Erin has loved Lucas since they were teenagers. Now he is back but planning his Christmas wedding. Will she ever get over loving him? This is a well written story with strong and believable characters. Wonderful Christmas romance. Couldn't put it down. joy943
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lara Hutzen wrote an interesting story about a teenage crush continuing without fuel for years. This is not a cliffhanger, but it is a complete story within a series. Erin Tanner was never a flighty girl. She was the quiet half of the twin set. Her brother's exploits made her stay away from that path because it hurt her father. She was a hardworking partner with her dad and her happiness was riding astride on her horse after the chores were done, or losing herself in a book. Lucas St. Claire was one of four siblings within a very rich family. He found Erin to be his youthful best friend. He enjoyed his family's visits to their family ranch where each sibling had their own wing of the family mansion. He loved going over to the Tanner Ranch with his youngest sibling, Mckenna who shared his joy of riding. Erin's secret crush for Lucas kept her adoringh him for years. Despite the long ,months without him, his family's quick visits and his continual friendship kept her heartfires warm. Their last moment fueled her hopes. The last time she had spent time with Lucas, Erin had graduated from school. He had found her and he had kissed her. She never forgot the thrill of that moment even though through his absence while they went to college. She googled him as the years slipped by and she saw a rover of rich, famous women connected with him. She hid from him during his flash trips back to his family after college. Lucas never returned to the Tanner ranch, and then when he finally did, he had beautiful sophisticate, Vanessa, on his arm. Erin was faced with the death of any hope that Lucas could ever love her with the announcement of his pending nuptials. This is a story for any romance fan. There are NO explicit sex scenes. I recommend this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Erin has been in love with Lucas since high school but after college he goes to New York to work but suddenly returns and ask Erin if he can have his wedding to someone else in her barn. Keeps you guessing until the very end if true love will really come true.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable . .. but some parts were dragged out. Loved Lucas family and their unity and how they supported him when they thought his choice of a fiance was a mistake and Erin ' s father shows his love. True love wins.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A cute, Christmassy, one that got away romance. Short, sweet, predictable
Cynthia181 More than 1 year ago
True Love Erin was running the family ranch and helping take care of her dad after her brother left. Lucas was back in town and was planning a wedding. His fiancee Vanessa saw the Taylor ranch and wanting to be married in their barn. Erin has always had a crush on Lucas but was willing to have the wedding because the money would pay off some of their debts. But things may be a little different.
KimberlyDawn55 More than 1 year ago
His Christmas Bride is the third book in the Marietta St. Claire's series. Lucas is living in New York when he gets engaged and decides the wedding should be in Montana. Erin has stayed in Montana and is worried about the family ranch. Erin ends up hosting the wedding in the hopes that it will help save the ranch. But as Erin and Lucas spend time together, they both realize things weren't quite what they seemed. Will Lucas figure out he has chosen the wrong bride? Will Erin and Lucas recapture what they once had? I enjoyed this story, and I definitely recommend it.
Shweetsandi More than 1 year ago
This is the third book that I have read by this author and each time I read one of her books I start to fall more and more in love with her style of writing. Let me just throw a few things out there for you to chew on...Lucas spent summers in Marietta as a kid and the one thing he really wants is to be married here. In fact he insisted that is high NY city fiance that this is the ONLY place that they can be married. So Vanessa really has no choice. Enter stage right Erin Tanner and her ranch. Badly in need of repairs and yet the perfect place to host the wedding. Lucas and Erin are old friends from back in the day. Hum Hum Hum maybe this young man is not so much a city slicker as he let's on to be ya know. This is a wonderful read to start this Holiday season of right.
Suze-Lavender More than 1 year ago
Lucas wants to get married in Marietta. His bride-to-be, Vanessa, is a city girl, but she wants to give Lucas his countryside wedding. She's even found the perfect location, the Tanner ranch, Erin's home and business. Erin and Lucas used to be good friends and Lucas is the one for Erin. She's loved him ever since she was a teenager. Seeing him with someone else is a huge blow. However, Lucas isn't completely immune when it comes to Erin either. What will he do, is he going to ignore his feelings for the girl he used to dream about when he was a teenager and marry Vanessa or are his feelings for Erin too strong? His Christmas Bride is a terrific festive story. I love reading about weddings and Christmas is such a romantic time to get married. Lucas might not have chosen the right woman though and I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough to find out if he'd go through with his intended wedding or not. It's clear from the start that Erin is perfect for him and I was hoping he'd discover the true nature of his feelings. The question is if he'll see sense in time and this kept me on the edge of my seat. Lara Van Hulzen has chosen a fantastic setting for her Christmas story, a beautiful ranch that could use some work. I liked how Erin loves her family home and how hard she works to keep it going. It gives the story an interesting and irresistible angle. His Christmas Bride is a story about money versus no money. In love money shouldn't play a role though and I loved the message Lara Van Hulzen gives her readers. His Christmas Bride is a wonderful story filled with beautiful romance, countryside charm and plenty of surprises.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
Lucas has returned home to Marietta with his fiance, Vanessa from New York, for his wedding. Since he has returned, he soon finds out what he is missing and that includes his childhood friend, Erin. Erin is the girl next door that everyone loves, where Vanessa is high maintenance and has a secret that she is keeping from Lucas. Will Lucas being marrying the right Christmas bride? Loved these characters, Erin is just perfect, so simple in life and loves the St Claire family. Vanessa is just evil! Completely wrong for Lucas. Love the St Claire family, can't wait for the next book!!
DJTP More than 1 year ago
His Christmas Bride by Lara Van Hulten, a great addition to The Marietta St Claire's series. I'm looking forward to seeing what the next book in this series brings to us.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this one! The story is really great and there are characters you will love and hate but all of them are memorable. Lucas Hathaway is back in Marietta after spending years in New York. With him is his fiance Vanessa and they are planning to have their wedding in Marietta. It's the one thing about the wedding he's insisted on. Lucas' dream has always been to work a ranch in Marietta but family duty has kept him working for the family company in New York. The Tanner ranch is the perfect setting for the wedding but that means spending a lot of time with Erin Tanner. They were friends during the summers Lucas spent in Marietta and Erin has always had a crush on Lucas. Being around Erin has Lucas questioning his life, the marriage, and what he really wants. Definitely a book I recommend.
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Good read. Wii look for more!
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Enjoyed the story
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Loved the pace and story
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