Kiss the Bride: Three Summer Love Stories

Kiss the Bride: Three Summer Love Stories

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Overview

They’ve helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples. Now twelve new couples will find themselves in the wedding spotlight in the second Year of Weddings novella collection.

Picture Perfect Love: A June Wedding Story by Melissa Mc Clone

When image becomes everything, it’s up to love to refocus the heart. Photographer Jenna Harrison wants every bride and groom to look picture perfect on their special day. But her own heart is still broken, the unworn wedding dress hanging in her closet a reminder that relationships aren’t always as perfect as they look through her camera lens. Attorney Ashton Vance is the one that got away, but he wrongly blamed Jenna for ruining his political aspirations. Even if Jenna can forgive him, dare he hope for a second chance at her love?

I Hope You Dance: A July Wedding Story by Robin Lee Hatcher

Can two left feet lead to one perfect romance? Grant Nichols is a genius in the kitchen and a klutz on the dance floor. But his friend’s wedding is shaping up to be a shindig the likes of which Kings Meadow has never seen—including dancing. Lots of dancing. Former rodeo queen Skye Foster is offering dance lessons for the wedding party. Grant and Skye are no match on paper. But when they step onto the dance floor, they create a melody all their own.

Love on a Deadline: An August Wedding Story by Kathryn Springer

Mac Kenzie “Mac” Davis returns to her hometown of Red Leaf, Wisconsin, and takes a job at the weekly newspaper writing about social events. When Hollis Channing, Mac’s high school nemesis, returns to Red Leaf to marry her celebrity fiancé, the editor asks Mac to cover all the festivities for the newspaper. The last thing Mac wants to do is reconnect with the person who made her life miserable when she was a teenager . . . unless it’s spending time with Ethan Channing, the bride’s older brother—and Mac’s first crush.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310395874
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 05/31/2016
Series: A Year of Weddings Novella
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 507,597
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Robin Lee Hatcher is the author of 80 novels and novellas with over five million copies of her books in print. She is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. Her numerous awards include the RITA Award, the Carol Award, the Christy Award, the HOLT Medallion, the National Reader’s Choice Award, and the Faith, Hope & Love Reader’s Choice Award. Robin is also the recipient of prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards from both American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. When not writing, she enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, Bible art journaling, reading books that make her cry, watching romantic movies, and decorative planning. Robin makes her home on the outskirts of Boise, sharing it with a demanding Papillon dog and a persnickety tuxedo cat.


Kathryn Springer is a USA Today bestselling author. She grew up in northern Wisconsin, where her parents published a weekly newspaper. As a child she spent many hours sitting at her mother’s typewriter, plunking out stories, and credits her parents for instilling in her a love of books—which eventually turned into a desire to tell stories of her own. Kathryn has written 19 books with close to two million copies sold. She lives with her husband and three children in Marinette, Wisconsin. Visit her online at kathrynspringer.com Facebook: Kathrynspringerauthor

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Kiss the Bride: Three Summer Love Stories 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
VillaSyl More than 1 year ago
Kiss The Bride is a book of 3 short summer love stories; three individual stories written by three different authors. The three stories are about the various people that help make weddings memorable: the wedding planners, the dance instructors, and the photographers. Picture Perfect Love by Melissa Mc Clone Jenna Harrison had her heart broken when her fiancé, Ashton Vance left her at the altar. She's still struggling to get over him- and the financial damage he left her with. One day he shows up in her wedding photography shop to hire her for his sister's wedding. Jenna has no desire to be around the Vance family again, but the prospect of paying off her debts, truly forgiving Ash, and moving on with her life has her taking the job. The two realize that they aren't really over each other. But they aren't sure that they can build a relationship that works. Picture Perfect Love was a sweet romance. I liked the characters and the theme of forgiveness I Hope You Dance by Robin Lee Hatcher Grant Nichols is in town for his friend's wedding and he has to learn to dance. Skye Foster, the dance instructor, is teaching all of the wedding guests. Grant and Skye instantly hit it off; it seems that they are the perfect match for each other. What happens when they find out that their dreams are not in sync with each other? Although they aren't very much alike, they find themselves drifting toward each other. But there are things they need to work out before they can have a relationship. I Hope You Dance another sweet story of love at first sight Love On A Deadline by Kathryn Springer This story was about Mackenzie Davis, the daughter of the high school football coach. Dreams of being a famous journalist. Mackenzie has returned to her hometown to take care of her father after he had a heart attack. Working for the local newspaper, Mac is hoping to cover more important stories than what she has so far been given. A promised interview with a senator, leads her to write a story on a wedding on the local “money” family. Wouldn’t you know it, the boy she had a crush on is having to plan the wedding for his sister. Love On a Deadline well developed and interesting plot. There isn't any deep thoughtful story here. It's a novella. Kiss the Bride is a sweet, easy-to-read love story. It is Christian fiction, and the characters experience spiritual lessons and growth throughout the story. Kiss The Bride was an enjoyable read with 3 sweet stories that kept me entertained and satisfied my happily ever after sweet tooth. This would be a great by the beach read for the summer. I received a copy of the book from Harper Collin BookLook Bloggers program for my review.
mymissdaisy More than 1 year ago
About the Book (provided by BookLook) Meet the people who make it all happen—the planners, the photographers, the musicians who have helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples—as they find their own happy endings in the second Year of Weddings novella collection. Picture Perfect Love: A June Wedding Story by Melissa McClone When image becomes everything, it’s up to love to refocus the heart. Photographer Jenna Harrison wants every bride and groom to look picture perfect on their special day. But her own heart is still broken, the unworn wedding dress hanging in her closet a reminder that relationships aren’t always as perfect as they look through her camera lens. Attorney Ashton Vance is the one that got away, but he wrongly blamed Jenna for ruining his political aspirations. Even if Jenna can forgive him, dare he hope for a second chance at her love? I Hope You Dance: A July Wedding Story by Robin Lee Hatcher Can two left feet lead to one perfect romance? Grant Nichols is a genius in the kitchen and a klutz on the dance floor. But his friend’s wedding is shaping up to be a shindig the likes of which Kings Meadow has never seen—including dancing. Lots of dancing. Former rodeo queen Skye Foster is offering dance lessons for the wedding party. Grant and Skye are no match on paper. But when they step onto the dance floor, they create a melody all their own. Love on a Deadline: An August Wedding Story by Kathryn Springer MacKenzie “Mac” Davis returns to her hometown of Red Leaf, Wisconsin, and takes a job at the weekly newspaper writing about social events. When Hollis Channing, Mac’s high school nemesis, returns to Red Leaf to marry her celebrity fiancé, the editor asks Mac to cover all the festivities for the newspaper. The last thing Mac wants to do is reconnect with the person who made her life miserable when she was a teenager . . . unless it’s spending time with Ethan Channing, the bride’s older brother—and Mac’s first crush. And I thought . . . What a lovely collection of stories. I really enjoyed each one. Every story was sweet and touching and romantic. I enjoyed this collection very much and was pleased to meet some new authors! This is a great collection of stories for your summer reading. I recommend with 5 Stars! I received a complimentary copy of Kiss The Bride from BookLook and Zondervan in exchange for my honest review.
Butterflyblogger More than 1 year ago
Picture Perfect Love: A June Wedding Story by Melissa McClone Jenna Harrison is a wedding photographer who was left at the altar the night of her wedding rehearsal. Her fiance, Ashton Vance, accused her of ruining his political ambitions by Photoshopping a picture and posting it on Facebook. Although she kept denying it, he didn't believe her. He also left her with all the bills for the wedding which about bankrupted her. A couple of years later he come to her door apologizing and wanting her to photograph his sisters wedding. This story is about their journey to forgiveness and trust. I thought the ending was a little rushed. I also didn't think Ashton had learned his lesson about trust. I Hope You Dance: A July Wedding Story by Robin Lee Hatcher Grant Nichols is a genius in the kitchen and a klutz on the dance floor. But his friend’s wedding is shaping up to be a shindig the likes of which Kings Meadow has never seen—including dancing. Lots of dancing. Former rodeo queen Skye Foster is offering dance lessons for the wedding party. Grant and Skye are no match on paper. But when they step onto the dance floor, they create a melody all their own. The have one major difference of opinion. She wants lots of kids and he doesn't want any kids. Of course they over come their differences and all ends well. Love on a Deadline: An August Wedding Story by Kathryn Springer All MacKenzie "Mac" Davis wants to do is write for a big town newspaper. She returned to Red Leaf, Wisconsin to take care of her father after his heart attack. She thought it would be for a short time but she has been there a lot longer than she anticipated. She took a job at the local newspaper and all they seem to want her to do is the fluff things. The editor wants her to photograph and write a story about the Hollis Channing wedding. That's the last thing she wants to do. Hollis was not very nice to her in high school. Mac also had a big crush on Ethan Channing, Hollis' brother. Mac and Ethan do indeed spend a lot of time together in preparation for the wedding. I enjoyed reading all three novellas. Some were better that others though. This was a quick easy read that I would recommend. I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way.
Jaquelyn More than 1 year ago
Kiss the Bride was a perfect summer read. It is one of those great three for the price of one books. The characters in each story are unrelated, but that can be a good thing. One of the main characters in each book has a job that has something to do with weddings. Whether it’s taking pictures, teaching someone to dance, or writing about them for the town paper, they are all connected to the industry in some way. I had a blast reading each one and getting to know each couple. Each of the love stories was unique. Some had a romantic history, some had never met before, and some knew each other from when they were younger. I really enjoyed that none of them were routine romances and that every character was very different. I had never read a book by McClone or Springer, but can honestly say I would be happy to read more from them in the future. Robin Lee Hatcher is an amazing author and I loved getting to visit King’s Meadow again in her story. These stories will take you on a fun adventure of mending broken hearts, and finding love in unexpected places. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good romance. I will be looking for similar books in the future. I received a copy of this book from Zondervan Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed are my own.
WildflowerMom More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable set of clean, light romances! Two are stories with second chances at romance, and one love-at-first-sight. Robin Hatcher's story links back into the King's Meadow series, so it was nice to revisit there and fill in more of their story. The last one unexpectedly tugged at my heart, with a twist to it that added a lot of depth. A theme of forgiveness and trusting God for the future came through in all of them. This would be a nice summertime read. Recommend! (Book provided by NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review.)
BethErin More than 1 year ago
These novellas are so good that I can't even begin to pick a favorite. Jenna and Ashton's story is rooted in forgiveness and trust. Grant and Skye share a love of horses and the outdoors but their difference of opinion on a crucial issue leads to heartache and soul-searching. MacKenzie and Ethan reminisce about their high school days while scrambling to create a dream wedding for his sister. I enjoyed the focus on the behind the scenes wedding helpers and I'd love to get my hands on the rest of this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss The Bride is a book of 3 short summer love stories. All three stories are focused around people who are involved in weddings. Picture Perfect Love: A June Wedding Story is written by Melissa McClone. Jenna is wedding photographer that is still hurting from her canceled wedding 2 years earlier. Ash called the wedding off due to a photo that went viral that his sister posted but blamed Jenna for. Now Ash stands at Jenna's door asking her to photograph his sister's wedding. I Hope You Dance: A July Wedding Story is written by Robin Lee Hatcher. Skye owns a dance studio and is giving dance lessons to the Anderson-Malone wedding party. Grant is one of the groomsmen cannot make the lessons and sets up a different time for his lessons. Skye and Grant quickly get engaged before discussing their desires for children. Skye wants a big family and Grant does not want children. Love On A Deadline: An August Wedding Story is written by Kathryn Springer. Mac is a reporter/photographer for the local newspaper and is given the assignment to cover a wedding. She find out the bride to be, Hollis Channing, use to be her next door neighbor who was not very nice to her. Hollis' brother, Ethan was her high school crush. The Channing family moved away right after the father's death and has never returned. When Mac goes to the Channing home to take photos she runs into Ethan. All three of the stories are quick, easy fun to read stories. The stories are Christian romance stories with Christian couples who fall in love at first sight. This is a good book to curl up and read on a lazy day. The stories are very short so the characters cannot be introduced in depth, but the authors do a good job. Each of the stories have a little bit of mystery in them regarding how the couple will be able to move past hurts for the sake of others. The stories teach about forgiveness and living a Christian life and developing stronger faith. I would give this book a 4.5 I received a copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers for an honest review.
momof3boysj More than 1 year ago
Picture Perfect Love: The last thing Jenna expected was her ex-fiance` showing up at her door two years after he broke off their engagement at the rehearsal. And Ashton's request for her to be the photographer at his sister's wedding was an even bigger surprise. Ashton revealed he learned the truth and was seeking forgiveness. Jenna let him known he was forgiven, but she still wasn't able to help him. After Jenna let him know the hardships she had faced over the past two years, he offered financial atonement. Needing the money, and knowing that perhaps this was something in God's Plan not-yet-revealed, Jenna reluctantly agreed, with a condition for Ashton to volunteer in her church's youth group activity. Little by little, Ashton and Jenna kept being thrown together, and through that, forging a friendship. But, when an issue of trust comes up again, Jenna feels her heart tested. Once again, truth is revealed and Jenna and Ashton must learn that love isn't easy--sometimes it's messy, forgiveness must be complete and without reservation, and trusting God to help one find His Plan isn't easy, but it is necessary for a "picture perfect love." This story reminds us how important it is to let God's Plan work through the messy stuff in life in order to find the long term love with a partner. Forgiveness and trust are as essential as love, and Walking in Faith will get each of us through anything. I highly recommend this beautifully written story!
lolly-pops More than 1 year ago
Meet the people who make it all happen—the planners, the photographers, the musicians who have helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples—as they find their own happy endings in the second Year of Weddings novella collection. Picture Perfect Love: A June Wedding Story by Melissa McClone When image becomes everything, it’s up to love to refocus the heart. Photographer Jenna Harrison wants every bride and groom to look picture perfect on their special day. But her own heart is still broken, the unworn wedding dress hanging in her closet a reminder that relationships aren’t always as perfect as they look through her camera lens. Attorney Ashton Vance is the one that got away, but he wrongly blamed Jenna for ruining his political aspirations. Even if Jenna can forgive him, dare he hope for a second chance at her love? My thoughts: PICTURE PERFECT LOVE is the first story I’ve read by Melissa McClone. I enjoyed PICTURE PERFECT LOVE and it held my interest all the way through. I didn’t think much of Ashton though. He accuses Jenna of betraying his trust, but yet over and over he betrays hers. I don’t know if I would have forgiven him quite as easily as she did. I had to admire how she handled herself around him and his sister, showing forgiveness, yet standing firm for her rights. There were some things I didn’t like. Letting the bride’s brother pay double her going rate to photograph his sister’s wedding. If she truly forgave them, then she wouldn’t have done that. She seemed a bit mercenary, with that and with another issue. I did like how she found a good church and friends who supported her, both spiritually and in friendship and love. If you like contemporary romance, you’ll enjoy PICTURE PERFECT LOVE. 4.5 stars. I Hope You Dance: A July Wedding Story by Robin Lee Hatcher Can two left feet lead to one perfect romance? Grant Nichols is a genius in the kitchen and a klutz on the dance floor. But his friend’s wedding is shaping up to be a shindig the likes of which Kings Meadow has never seen—including dancing. Lots of dancing. Former rodeo queen Skye Foster is offering dance lessons for the wedding party. Grant and Skye are no match on paper. But when they step onto the dance floor, they create a melody all their own. My thoughts: I HOPE YOU DANCE is the seventh book in the second Year of Weddings series by Zondervan. Skye is a dance instructor for weddings and is big with waltz’s and two-steps. She is also a rodeo queen and dreams of marrying a cowboy. Grant is a cowboy, loves country music, but he cannot dance. My first impression of this story was hokey. The characters were somewhat flat, the story was predictable, and there was no meat to the story. The only conflict was over the issue of kids. Robin Lee Hatcher is a hit or miss author for me, and I’ve missed her series lately some of the secondary characters were introduced in, but this story stood alone anyway. Ms. Hatcher’s writing is impeccable, and fans might really love it. Also those who love the Year of Weddings series. A quick read, I finished in a little over an hour. 3 stars. Love on a Deadline: An August Wedding Story by Kathryn Springer MacKenzie “Mac” Davis returns to her hometown of Red Leaf, Wisconsin, and takes a job at the weekly newspaper writing about social events. When Hollis Channing, Mac’s high school nemesis, returns to Red Leaf to marry her celebrity fiancé, the editor asks Mac to cover all the festivities for the newspaper. Th
Brittany--Ann More than 1 year ago
There are three novellas in this collection and all three stories revolve around a kiss that sends rockets flaring into the sky. But all three stories reminded me of a song sung by two sweet, young ladies. In the first novella of this olio, the formula for romance novels is already in play. Ashton broke up with Jenna during the wedding rehearsal, but now his sister wants Jenna to photograph her wedding and he has to come and make nice to Jenna to get her to agree to the job. He’d really like to rekindle the relationship, but Jenna isn’t feeling the love, YET. Picture Perfect Love by Melissa McClone Grant needs Skye to teach him to dance for his best friend’s wedding, but the dancing lessons interfere with his working hours, so he has to schedule his lessons privately. What Skye does for Grant is to help him find the music within his heart. I Hope You Dance by Robin Lee Hatcher Mac needs that one story to make her big break as a reporter, and her boss wants her to cover Hollis Channing’s wedding (one that is supposed to be secret). Hollis is not Mac’s favorite person, in fact, Hollis went out of her way to humiliate Mac at every turn. When Mac goes next door to get pictures of the wedding venue, she runs into Hollis’ brother, Ethan, who has moved back to town to take over the medical practice. One fly in the whole ointment is Ethan’s and Hollis’ mother, who wants to have her finger in every little pot she can. It’s a lot for Mac to overcome the old Hollis, the new Hollis, and the high school crush she had on Ethan, and she still has to write a story for the newspaper. Love on a Deadline by Kathryn Springer. These three stories are easy to read, entertaining, and not at all formulaic. Five Stars, Two Thumbs Up, and a kiss that will buckle your knees.