Picture Perfect Wedding: a charming southern romance of second chances

Picture Perfect Wedding: a charming southern romance of second chances

by Lynnette Austin

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"[Picture Perfect Wedding] it will charm readers who love a good second-chance romance."—Booklist

Beck Elliot thought he'd never again see the woman who broke his heart, but when Tansy Calhoun moves back to Misty Bottoms, she's impossible to avoid—and so are his old feelings.

Beck and Tansy were inseparable—until Tansy left Misty Bottoms, Georgia, promising to come back after she finished school. Beck stayed behind to save the family business, dreaming of the day when Tansy would return. Instead, his trust and his heart were broken when she inexplicably married another man and bore his child.

Five years later, Tansy comes home, a sadder and wiser woman. Despite his anger, Beck finds it hard to avoid her and her adorable little daughter—especially with all the busybodies of Misty Bottoms going out of their way to throw him and Tansy together, hoping a lingering spark will reignite their enduring flame.

Magnolia Brides Series:
The Best Laid Wedding Plans (Book 1)
Every Bride Has Her Day (Book 2)
Picture Perfect Wedding (Book 3)

Praise for The Best Laid Wedding Plans:
"Entertaining...the push and pull of emotion feels real." —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
"All about small towns, community, and sweet and sexy romance." —Booklist
"A sweet escape into the wonderful world of brides, weddings, and extra-special locations." —Fresh Fiction

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492618034
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Series: Magnolia Brides , #3
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 536,571
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

LYNNETTE AUSTIN loves Starbucks, peppermint patties, and long rides with the top down and the music cranked up! She grew up in Pennsylvania, moved to New York, then to Wyoming, and presently divides her time between Florida's beaches and Georgia's mountains. She's been a finalist in Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Contest, PASIC's Book of Your Heart Contest, and Georgia Romance Writers' Maggie Contest. Having grown up in a small town, that's where her heart takes her-to those quirky small towns where everybody knows everybody...and all their business, for better or worse. Visit Lynnette at www.authorlynnetteaustin.com.

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Picture Perfect Wedding: a charming southern romance of second chances 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anlenhart1 More than 1 year ago
This is a sweet second chance romance set in the South. The story centers on Tansy and Beck, high school sweethearts that grew apart during college. Unfortunately Tansy made a mistake at a party and ended up married and pregnant. After 4 years and a difficult divorce, she returns home to Misty Bottoms with her adorable daughter Gracie Belle. She decides to open/take over a bakery and ends up buying Becks grandfather's house. Beck isn't happy about it, but soon he forced to spend time with the girl that broke his heart. Will Tansy and Beck be able to work out their past and find their happy ending? I love a good southern romance that captures small town life. I thought Ms. Austin did an outstanding job of writing realistic characters with real problems. I loved this book and would recommend it to fans of southern contemporary romance. I was given a free copy for an honest review.
Barb-TRC More than 1 year ago
Picture Perfect Wedding by Lynnette Austin is the 3rd book in her wonderful Magnolia Brides series. I have really enjoyed the first two books in this series, and once again, Lynnette Austin gives us another wonderful sweet romance, with a great couple. In the last book, we knew that Beck and Tansy would be the leads in this book, and from the start, I was hooked again. In Picture Perfect Wedding, Tansy Cahoun returns home after 5 years, to Misty Bottoms, leaving behind an ex husband who gambled away all their money, and later on we learn more about Tansy’s miserable marriage. Tansy will join her friend Jenni Beth, to help with future weddings at Magnolia Brides. Tansy plans to find a place to build her new Sweet Dreams bakery, and she has her heart set on her former fiancée, Beck’s grandfather’s house. Beck Elliot has a successful contracting business, but Beck has never forgotten his true love, Tansy, who left him years before. In fact, when Tansy returns home, Beck is a bit cold and tries to avoid her; he has never been able to forget her, nor move on. But much to their dismay, both Beck and Tansy find themselves being pushed together by family, friends, and the whole town. Beck is a true gentleman, and forces himself to have his men help fix up Tansy’s new place, which brings him closer to her. Tansy has a beautiful precious 4 year little girl, Gracie Bell, and she is determined not to let her daughter lose another man in their loves, even if her ex didn’t care about either of them. Tansy is excited to be working closely with Jenni Beth and Cricket, as we watch them plan the weddings. This was a fun part, with Tansy doing the fabulous different wedding cakes, and Cricket doing the flowers. Jenni Beth’s Magnolia Brides business is just what Misty Bottoms needs to help rejuvenate the town. What follows is a sweet lovable romance that will find Beck slowly trying to convince Tansy to give their love another chance. They both needed to overcome their fears of the past, and the addition of Gracie was another perfect choice to bring them together. I loved every moment of this book; loved the small town atmosphere; loved all the characters; and adored the wonderful couple. Lynnette Austin has done a masterful job in each book to make us fall in love with the leading characters. Needless to say, I love this series, and Austin is fast becoming one of my favorite romance authors.
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
Wow, what a completely awesome novel from author Lynnette Austin. Picture Perfect Wedding grabs you right from the beginning and the engaging plot never loses momentum. The two primary characters, wedding cake designer Tansy Calhoun, and business owner Beck Elliot, have scorching chemistry. Their journey for a second chance at love is replete with desire, trust and forgiveness. This is the third book from the author's Magnolia Brides series and it can be enjoyed as a standalone. Tansy and Beck were engaged and madly in love, with big plans for a wonderful future together. Then Tansy's father died. After the funeral, Tansy returned to college, while Beck continued to run his family's construction business and lumberyard. Tansy's overwhelming grief led her to a night of drunkenness and sex with Emerson Forbes, a wealthy loser. As a result of their one night stand, Tansy is pregnant. She marries Emerson because his self-righteous parents want to save face. Their marriage is in name only and Tansy is miserable. She is still in love with Beck. Four-year-old Gracie is cute-as-a-button and the light of Tansy's life. So when Emerson gambles everything they have away, including their home and savings, Tansy divorces him. Tansy forgoes any kind of undiscovered financial support in exchange for full parental rights of Gracie, and returns to her hometown of Misty Bottoms, Georgia. Now Tansy is looking forward to a new future, eventually owning her own home and bakery. Her mother, friends, and eventually Beck, are truly happy to have her home. Overtime, Beck is able to forgive Tansy's infidelity, and rekindle the love they once shared. This is a charming and eventful small town romance with a meaningful plot and well-defined characters. Ms. Austin is an excellent storyteller and her words kept me enthralled from the very first chapter. Gracie is beyond cute, and I could not help loving her character. Tansy and Beck pack a lot of heat, even though their sexy times are behind closed doors. If you enjoy a novel with a strong heroine, an eclectic group of caring friends, and a hero that just won't give up, then check out this book. Overall, this is an exciting story that twists and turns in all the right places. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Picture Perfect Wedding almost reads like a grand saga. Beck and Tansy are on a quest. For Tansy that entails creating protecting her heart from further destruction and providing a chance for her child to feel happy and safe. Even if that means facing a past that she'd rather leave buried. Beck sort of comes across as a jerk in the beginning but due to the way things ended between he and Tansy, that's to be expected. Tansy allowed bad choices to decide who she became. Alcohol led to an event that changed her life but forced her to grow up quickly. Unfortunately, it also led to her breaking the heart of the one person she could always count on. Lynette Austin's stories are empathetic and captivating. She levels out the gripping emotion with the light hearted banter and the delightful characters she thinks up.