The Southern Bride

The Southern Bride

by Lenora Worth

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Melissa Sonnier is desperate to find her own happily ever after as she helps her sister celebrate her beach wedding in Driftwood Bay, but it's difficult to move on and find love when she can't let go of Judson Duvall, a boy she's loved since middle school, even after their last break up in their on again, off again relationship. But as she watches her sister exchange her sacred vows, she sees Judson, waiting for her asking for one last chance. He vows he's changed. Can she risk her heart one last time?

After his latest rodeo related injury Judson Duvall is ready to hang up his spurs and always a man of action, defies doctors and drives all night to reach the only woman he's ever loved. He begs for one last chance and is prepared to do anything to win back Melissa's love. He claims he's changed, but is it enough or is it too late?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158320149
Publisher: The Tule Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 06/27/2016
Series: Driftwood Bay , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 282,736
File size: 414 KB

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The Southern Bride 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Cynthia181 More than 1 year ago
Great 3rd Book I love how each book carried over the chat and brought each of the sisters happiness. Melissa is finally going to get her true love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kind of lacking in my opinion. There’s struggling to get to where they want but then ends. I felt like I was missing a huge chunk of the story.
Hpergo More than 1 year ago
Melissa can’t believe her ex showed up on her sister Maddie’s wedding day. Just as Melissa thinks she might actually get over Judson, he comes back into her life, and this isn’t the first time. Judson has come to Driftwood Bay to finally try and work things out with Melissa. Now that he has quit the rodeo circuit, more due to his injury than anything, Judson wants to make things right. He realizes that he can’t live without Melissa and now has to convince her that he has changed. Will they end up pushing each other away again or will the third time truly be the charm? I enjoyed this book and series. If you enjoy a sweet read and love a series, I highly recommend the Driftwood books!
Kristyl21 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Melissa Sonier and Judson Duvall have a long history with a on again off again relationship. When Judson shows up at Melissa's sisters wedding they decide to start fresh and see what happens. I liked catching up with the characters from the first two books of the series as well as learning about the family more.
momof3boysj More than 1 year ago
Second chance love. Melissa and Judson must overcome a lot of baggage and trust to find their way back to each other. Love, determination, and support from family help this couple along the way. A sweet story.
My_Peace More than 1 year ago
In Driftwood Bride by Lenora Worth, while at her sister's wedding, Melissa can only dream of having her own happily ever after. She is finding it difficult to move on from the one man who has always held her heart but also broke it. Judson has been part of Melissa's life for so long and he's not ready to let go. He shows up unexpected and uninvited at Melissa's sister's wedding, hoping to finally get things right with Melissa. A professional bull rider recovering from a bad accident, he has finally vowed to change his ways and wants Melissa to be there with him. But Melissa isn't sure she can trust Judson again. Her heart and body say yes! But her mind is much more cautious. Will Judson will Melissa and her heart back? Or is it too late this time? Driftwood Bride is a second chance romance filled with emotion. I liked both Melissa and Judson. I liked that they could talk to each other despite everything, and even if she wasn't ready to take another chance with him, Melissa was willing to listen to him. They are mature and an easy to relate to hero and heroine. There is a lot of emotion, tension and conflict in Driftwood Bride, and Lenora weaves it all together in a believable plot. I enjoyed watching this new relationship between Judson and Melissa progress in Driftwood Bride. I was very intrigued to find out if they could finally make it work, because I could feel that they both meant so much to each other despite the hurt and heart ache. They get to know each other all over again and it happens quickly, but believably since they are so familiar to each other. Forgiveness and moving forward is not always an easy thing to do, and it is a struggle for Melissa in Driftwood Bride. There are great secondary characters in Driftwood Bride, in particular Melissa's family. They are close, and this dynamic was good an added to the plot...because it is something Judson struggles with. I loved the setting and could easily envision myself in Driftwood Bay! Driftwood Bride is well paced and the perfect length for the story being told. With good flow and clear writing, it was an easy book to fall into. I'd recommend Driftwood Bride to any romance reader. I received a free copy for an honest review.
jboehmke More than 1 year ago
This was an interesting story. Melissa is in her sister's wedding, and her on again off again boyfriend crashes the party. Judson was injured and is unable to continue on the rodeo circuit. There is a lot of baggage and drama, and they had quite the rocky relationship. Judson wants to win Melissa back, but Melissa is tired of repeating the same pattern with him over and over and over. I really love Melissa's family. That group of people is so wonderful and caring and forgiving. Judson did a lot of growing and so did Melissa. I really liked seeing the changes in their characters.
BookSnuggle More than 1 year ago
"Driftwood. Bride" is a sweet and second chance romance. A great story of two people who belong together. "Driftwood Bride" by Lenora Worth is book number three in the "Driftwood Bay" series. This is Melissa Sonnier and Judson Duvall's story. Melissa is home for her sister's wedding. She is happy for her sister and wonders if her day will ever come. Melissa's true love has always been Judson but their relationship has been an on again and off again relationship. Judson is a rodeo guy and has to quit the rodeo due to his last injury. After suffering depression and using alcohol to drown his miseries he realizes that he needs to get to the only woman he has ever loved, Melissa. His goal is to convince her that his feelings are real. Is it too late for them to have a chance at love? I received a copy of this book from Tule Publishing for an honest review. A great story to read on vacation at the beach, by the pool, or in your favorite chair. Curl up and enjoy this sweet story.
CArcidiacono More than 1 year ago
I really liked this story in the series. Melissa and Judson have known each other since they were little and have gone back and forth in their relationship. With Melissa's family around, and the peace and beauty of the Driftwood FL area, time will begin to heal their pasts. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
CatmomJD More than 1 year ago
A heartfelt story about forgiveness and second chances. You’ll find yourself cheering for Melissa and Judson as the rediscover the love that they had lost. Melissa Sonnier has many thoughts going through her head while she is at her sister’s wedding. Both of her sisters have found the love of their lives and Melissa wonders if she will ever have the same happiness as her sisters. Judson Duvall is risking his recovery after a bull riding accident. He has driven across four states to find Melissa and win her back. He has finally given up the rodeo and ready to settle down. He will do anything to show Melissa that he is a changed man. Will Melissa be able to forget what happened in the past and give Judson another chance? Beautifully written and descriptive, this book is a great addition to the Driftwood Bay series. Along with Melissa’s story, I also enjoyed catching up on her sisters Maddie and Michelle.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
A quick heartwarming read. Judson and Melissa have had an on again off again relationship for years now. He seems to always put the rodeo before her, she seems to always put her family before him. When things get rough she walks away, he leaves. Nothing ever seems to get resolved yet they always seemed to drift back to each other. After a rodeo career ending injury Judson is back and this time he plans to get Melissa back and keep her....always. A great light read for a lazy day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im too old for this kind of writing. TO THE AUTHOR: You must have a lot of young readers, and that carries a lot of responsibilities with it. You could help the girls learn punctuation as well as when to use him/his, was/were, that and commas. You, also, might want to consider setting a high moral standard for them. For our country. For our world. For Jesus Christ, the Creator, King and Judge of this world. Whether anyone believes it or not, He still is. John 3:16-17