New--The 12 Brides of Christmas! You're invited to a Christmas wedding...that is twelve of them! Discover the joy of an old-fashioned Christmas romance with these twelve heart-warming stories. Brand-new stories from renowned inspirational fiction authors will take you into the heartland of historical America. Releasing each week starting October 6, you'll want to read them all.
#9: The Festive Bride
When Roy Gibbons finds Alma Pickens as a mother to give his daughters for Christmas he thought it would be a simple arrangement. But this is the only wedding Alma will have, and she is determined to make it festive. Will this bride be more than Roy bargained for?
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Available Now - #3: The Evergreen Bride
Available Now - #4: The Gift-Wrapped Bride
Available Now - #5: The Yuletide Bride
Available Now - #6: The Gingerbread Bride
Available Now - #7: The Nativity Bride
Available Now - #8: The Christmas Tree Bride
Available Now - #9: The Festive Bride
Available Now - #10: The Christmas Star Bride
Available Now - #11: The Snowbound Bride
Available Now - #12: The Fruitcake Bride
...have yourself a Cozy Little Christmas!
About the Author
Christian author Diana Lesire Brandmeyer writes historical and contemporary romances. Author of Mind of Her Own, A Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee, and We’re Not Blended—We’re Pureed, A Survivor’s Guide to Blended Families. Once widowed and now remarried, she writes with humor and experience on the difficulty of joining two families, be they fictional or real life. Visit Diana’s website: www.dianabrandmeyer.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was a great story that could have been a full length novel! I loved the story line and characters. The feelings and personalities of each one were believable and flowing. So much in such a small novella makes it a full quick read. Alma wants an independent life taking care of her widowed father. Roy wants a mother for his girls. The two are thrown together in a most unexpected twist! The story is about their finding out God’s plan for their lives and how it may not be what they expected. Great Christmas spirit! I received this book for an honest review.
*Book Description* As Roy Gibbons wiped up oatmeal off the Kitchen floor, he realized for the umpteenth time, he needs a wife. His oldest daughter even asked for a new mother for Christmas. He thinks he finally found one and thinks it will be a piece of cake to marry her. Was he wrong? Is he in deeper water then he imagined? Alma Pickens cannot believe that no matter how many discussions her father had with her, he still offered her hand in marriage to someone she barely knows. And her father has plans of his own! Worse yet, Roy does not even want a wife, but a mother for his children. Will this plan ever work? This is her first and Lord willing, last wedding she'll ever have and she plans to do it right. Does he? Does he have a clue what he's gotten into? *What I liked* I really liked the special moments between Roy and Alma. Really cute scenes and cute kids almost always make for a good story! Love! *What I didn't like* The only thing I didn't like is that being such a short, short book, the end was really rushed. This will not hinder my opinion on Diana Brandmeyer however! Love her writing! *My Rating* *Why my rating is what it is* I have 4 1/2 stars out of five on my blog and 5 stars on websites because it really is a great book, just really rushed and their isn't really a description of what they look like either.
Novella 9 in the 12 Brides of Christmas, this was probably my favorite so far. It is the first book that I have read by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer. It was a really sweet read which takes place in Southern Illinois in 1886. I am really enjoying this 1800's time period. It was a simpler time and family values are quite alive at this time. Roy Gibbons is a widower in this story with two daughters who are much in want of a mother figure in their lives They recently moved from their home in Collinsville to escape the constant memories of his deceased wife Janie. The daughters clearly need a mother and Roy, a wife, but will he marry simply to fill that need or because he truly loves and cherishes the person? He meets Dr. Pickens daughter who cares for his girls while one of them is ill. A bond is formed between Alma Pickens and Roy's daughters. It seems like a good resolution, however, Alma is not satisfied to marry simply because of convenience or need. She has a list of requests of her own. The story is sweet and a feel good read that I know Christian readers will enjoy. I highly recommend this story. I received this ebook from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given.
I enjoyed it...
The Festive Bride by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer is an amazing novella. I was given this book free in exchange for an honest review. I started reading right after I received it and didn't put it down until I finished. I couldn't, it was too good. It is a story about an arranged marriage done right. I am going to buy the rest of this series immediately.