When Belle Bannister, a real Georgia peach, checks into Grace Chapel Inn on a mission to find a husband among the eligible bachelors of Acorn Hill, the Howard sisters teeter between disbelief and awe. Belle sets off to plan her wedding, trusting God to supply the groom, and teaches them all an unlikely lesson about faith. Meanwhile, Jane gets a letter from her ex-husband, Justin, announcing that he is coming to visit. What could he want after all this time? Does he regret losing her? Will he want to rekindle their lost romance? As Alice and Louise prepare for the possibility that Jane will move back to San Francisco, Jane is reminded that forgiveness can make all things new.
|Series:||Grace Chapel Inn Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Melody Carlson has published more than ninety books for children, teens and adults with sales totaling more than two million copies and many titles appearing on the ECPA bestsellers list. Several of Melody’s books have been finalists for, and winners of, various writing awards, including the Gold Medallion and the RITA Award. Over the years, Melody has worn many hats, from preschool teacher to youth counselor to political activist to senior editor and author. She has two grown sons and lives in central Oregon with her husband and chocolate Lab retriever. They enjoy skiing, hiking, gardening, camping and biking in the beautiful Cascade Mountains.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Prolific author Melody Carlson proves that authors can keep delivering captivating stories, even as they near their 100th book. In Ready to Wed, she has created a town that is a character in itself. It seems to come alive and welcome you in. All the characters are memorable, from the Howard sisters to their strong-willed Auntie to their pastor, Kenneth, who has perfected Popping In 101¿a prerequisite class in Seminary. Belle Bannister drives in town in a pink convertible to find the husband God showed her in a dream. Her stay at the Inn gets the sisters reluctantly involved in Belle's quest when their Auntie Ethel becomes infatuated with the idea of a wedding. The manhunt is on and while the sisters like sweet Belle, they pity the town's bachelors. From the moment Auntie berates Jane on page one for wearing old gardening clothes and Crocs in public¿even if that public is her own garden¿you'll be enchanted by Acorn Hill and its inhabitants. Caring, warm and a bit whacky all define the characters that flow from Carlson's pen. If you were raised in a small town, you'll be nostalgic recognizing old neighbors. If you're a city dweller, you may find yourself longing for life in Acorn Hill. Whichever you are, you'll not come away untouched by this warm story of friendship and faith. I'm looking forward to the next books in this series. Ready to Wed receives a high recommendation.