Wedding Bell Blues (The Piper Cove Chronicles)

Wedding Bell Blues (The Piper Cove Chronicles)

by Linda Windsor
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Wedding Bell Blues (The Piper Cove Chronicles) by Linda Windsor

Not even a big budget can help Alex make her sister's wedding the event of the year. The usually calm and collected Alex is rattled when the man who walked out on her sixteen years ago to pursue a rock-and-roll career returns to be the best man. In desperation, she calls on her three best friends to help pull off the shindig, and keep her away from the devastatingly handsome Josh. Tomboy Ellen, shy Jan, and vivacious Sue Ann join forces to keep Alex on track. But fate won't be stopped in this small seaside town. Alex finds it as impossible to avoid Josh as it is to deny that he's a changed man. Is it too late for their love? Only faith, family, and best friends will tell.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061755583
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/17/2009
Series: Piper Cove Chronicles Series , #1
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 525,321
File size: 695 KB

About the Author

Maryland author Linda Windsor has written some twenty-nine historical and contemporary novels for both the secular and inspirational markets, but she is most noted for delivering “The Lift of Laughter and Spirit” in her modern inspirational romances. A Christy finalist and winner of numerous industry awards, Linda has written for Multnomah Publishing (historical fiction and contemporary romances), Barbour Publishing (romcom novella), and Westbow Press (the Moonstruck romantic comedy trilogy). Wedding Bell Blues, the first book in her new The Piper Cove Chronicles series, is featured on Avon Inspire's launch list.

In addition to writing and doing fiction-writing workshops at conferences across the country, Linda continues a music and lay speaking ministry started by her and her late husband, and she is a part-time financial analyst. She also works on “as desperately needed” home improvement projects on the 18th-century-plus house that she and her husband began restoring in 1986. Wallpaper and paint are definitely in her near future.

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Wedding Bell Blues 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had read this author's other book first, For Pete's Sake, and really liked it, so when I found out about this one, I was quite excited. Disappointment quickly set in and I had to FORCE myself to finish the story. The main character, Alex, was so unlikeable I found myself wishing Josh 'her love interest' would find someone else. Alex constantly did the wrong thing, moaned to God about it, and then asked God to make everything right. She never seemed to grow and learn. Her personality grated on my nerves and I was unable to root for her or her situation. How unfortunate, when For Pete's Sake was exactly the opposite.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful book. Avon Inspire impresses me once again. So far with all of their books I have read, I have loved, not just liked, but loved every single one! Previously, I have read Linda Windsor's Scottish historical series and enjoyed it, but this book is way fabulous beyond that series. I cannot wait to read the sequel 'For Pete's Sake'. I'm glad I own it already, but it's too bad that it's packed for the move... *sigh* br/ br/ Alexandera, the main character in this story undergoes a lot of stress, and a lot of real life. Through her journey with family, friends, and Christ a reader can really get pulled into looking at where their own life is with listening silently to what we are to hear. I fully enjoyed this story with the ensemble of characters, and when I thought the book couldn't get any better a bit of a mysterious twist was thrown in that was great fun as well to uncover. br/ br/ I really enjoyed this book, and I'd relate it to Rachel Hauck's 'Sweet Caroline' and 'Love Starts with Elle'. It is a book that I would should just about anyone read. It's a good vacation or weekender that will make you smile and sigh with contentment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first installment of The Piper Cove Chronicles from Linda Windsor shines with good writing and fun deeply layered characters. This is the first book of Linda Windsor¿s that I¿ve read, but it won¿t be the last. She writes with a sensitivity that allowed me, as a reader, to fully engage with the characters and see both Alex and Josh¿s perspectives. And there are huge hurdles in this romance. Much more than the fact that he left her with only a note 16 years ago. While the old sparks and attraction are still there, Alex isn¿t willing to jump into his arms and repeat the mistakes of the past. And the characterization fully supports her reactions. The setting is the fun Maryland Eastern Shore which Linda writes well. I could practically see the community and the real ones that surround it. There is also a full cast of supporting characters who add to the book¿s warmth and layering. And I have a feeling her girlfriends will find themselves in leading roles in future books.
MichelleSutton More than 1 year ago
This is the first novel I've read by Linda Windsor and now I'm wondering what took me so long to delve into her stories. I own several more, which I will soon be reading, especially if they are all as good as this book was. I really enjoyed the tension between characters. Especially the hero and heroine. The longing for each other, and yet trying-to-remain-aloof-but-not-succeeding portion of the story kept me smiling. I love a book that has passionate kissing in it, especially when the two people who are drawn together also feel like they shouldn't succumb to what they long for. That makes for the best romantic tension. And this book has fabulous kissing and romance, yet they never fall into dangerous territory because Joshua is heroic enough to flee temptation. The author has a gift for description, making your heart float at times. She also has a great sense of humor and uses witty metaphors. Incredibly romantic, this novel had just enough sizzle to hook me on her books for life. Not to reduce it to sizzle, because the spiritual element was deep and edifying as well, but I SO love an inspirational novel that has more than just one kiss at the end. Trust me, if you love romantic tension, great character arcs and an interesting plot, this story has a gourmet distribution of them all. Delicious and addicting. I loved it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like always, this author has built characters that have a sense of humor, as well as some short comings. Alex's biggest short coming is the fact that she is afraid to trust. To trust God and to trust Josh. She's also too impetuous. But what's great about her is that she recognizes her failings and is the first to admit them. I love the fact that she is very believable. And Josh. Well, I just love him. I love how he fights for what he wants. And he wants Alex. He's determined to show her that his faith is real and that it has changed his life. The Bosom Buddies. What a unique group of friends these women are! I'm looking forward to reading each of their story in turn. I think that my favorite character is the little girl who is sitting on the swing with Alex at the end of the book. She's such an imp that it reminds me of my friends who have young children. I don't want to wait until the next one is done to read Ellen's story. Or Jan's. Or Sue Ann's. I'm totally hooked!
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Piper Cove, designer Alexandra ¿Alex¿ Turner is stunned to see her ex- husband rock star Josh Turner in town, as this is not the type of place for a person like him even if he is back to attend her younger sister's wedding as the best man. However, Josh has an ulterior motive for coming home earlier than he had too. He has radically changed his life having found the Lord and wants a second chance with the woman he still loves. Alex also loves Josh, but does not trust him with her heart. Josh knows his work is cut out for him to prove to Alex he is not the same person who hurt her. As she struggles with her father¿s health and his giving away the home she cherishes to her sibling as a wedding present while also helping her sister with her upcoming nuptials, Alex turns to the bible for solace, but has troubles with accepting that ¿to err is human to forgive divine¿. --- This inspirational second chance at love tale stars two likable individuals who made lack of communication mistakes their first time around leading to their separation and divorce. The secondary cast, mostly the townsfolk, enhances the deep look at the fully developed lead couple. Readers will root for them to find a way back to each other. Although some passages might stun parts of the audience with their titillating metaphors, fans will enjoy this warm tale of history repeating itself as love may not prove enough once again. --- Harriet Klausner