Save the Date: A Limited-Time Christian Romance Collection – Book Review

Posted October 13, 2021 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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Save the Date: A Limited-Time Christian Romance Collection – Book Review

Save the Date: 12-book Collection

by Kari Trumbo, Hallee Bridgeman, T.K. Chapin, Chautona Havig, Shoshanna Gabriel, Dori Harrell, Liwen Y. Ho, Lisa M. Prysock, Camy Tang, Marion Ueckermann, Jaycee Weaver, Jan Thompson


Published by Olivia Kimbrell Press
Publication Date October 12, 2021
Genres: Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Written for: Adults
Pages: 1050

Synopsis:

Weddings for every season and occasion. Adventures, mishaps, and dream destinations—this collection has it all!

As our guest of honor, you’re cordially invited on a journey through twelve heartwarming and inspirational novellas that will take you from small-town America to romantic Paris, from the sunny shores of Hawaii to New Zealand. Office romances, friends-to-lovers, second chances, and more await you in these stories full of forgiveness, redemption, laughter, and love.
Say “I do” and claim your copy of this limited-time anthology by your favorite USA Today and bestselling Christian romance authors!

January Hope by Kari Trumbo Cleo Myles, a clothing historian, goes on the hunt for a wedding dress from an 1880s fashion magazine. When she discovers it’s been donated to a museum collection, the only thing standing in her way is the curator, Lowel Johnson. Unfortunately, he has a no-touch policy on all curated items that just might put a stop to her hunt and her heart.

A Valentine for Veronica by Lisa Prysock Temp agency owner Veronica Hayworth wonders why she purchased her dream wedding dress without a boyfriend in sight. When an encounter with a former high school peer, now a photojournalist for a wedding magazine, entices her to agree to a wedding feature for the February issue, the pressure is on to find a husband. Will Veronica’s pride and spontaneity lead to her demise, or will her faith lead to love?

I Take You by Marion Ueckermann Since childhood, Kaia Collins has dreamed about her fairy-tale wedding. But when her father’s choices crush Kaia’s dreams, her fiancé, Leo Campbell, is left scrambling for a solution to their dilemma. Kaia doesn’t want to delay their wedding, and neither does Leo—he’s waited a lifetime to make Kaia his wife.

Adoring April by Chautona Havig Whoever heard of a church expecting an incoming minister to marry their only single member as a condition for employment? Is that even legal? What kind of woman would possibly agree to such a crazy idea? What’ll it take for Jesse to go from avoiding April to adoring April in time for their wedding?

A Change of a Dress by Hallee Bridgeman Belle Merchant struggles to leave the past behind and find a future that has so far eluded her. Scarred by an incredible act of heroism, combat veteran Vince Prince wants nothing more than to become an army chaplain and courageously walk the road less traveled. The two unknowingly come together time and again until they actually meet in person.

Her Love So Sure by Jan Thompson She is a wedding planner—sort of. He is the man of the castle—maybe. Will the two be able to pull off the wedding of the century in this opposites-attract romance?

The Wedding Dress by T. K. Chapin What if the dress you wore on your wedding day had a story to tell? Alexa Anderson doesn’t want to wear her mother’s wedding dress when it’s time to marry the love of her life, Brad Jackson. Little does she know, the wedding dress has a story of its own to tell . . .

The Wedding Kimono by Camy Tang A tomboy massage therapist and her boss discover a mysterious message hidden in her grandmother's wedding kimono. Can her family legacy help her to see her inner beauty and open herself up to love?

One Vow for September by Liwen Ho She’s a writer with an unconventional assignment, he’s the jaded coworker playing her husband; together they’re one odd couple about to find out how real love is.

Braver with You by Jaycee Weaver She’d follow her childhood sweetheart anywhere, but first, they’ll need all her courage and all his support to make it through the wedding their mothers have planned.

Grateful for You by Dori Harrell Jeans-only Libby Castleton hasn’t spoken to lawman Jamie Connors since she turned down his proposal. But when she sees a frothy gown in a store window, she knows he’s the guy for her. But winning him back might mean landing herself in jail.

Countdown to Her Cowboy’s Christmas Wedding by Shoshanna Gabriel A handsome rancher. The girl next door. A childhood promise comes due that could change their lives . . . for better or worse. When their Christmas wedding preparations bring out painful memories of heartbreak, will Kate be able to forgive Jay — and herself — so they can finally be together?

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There are so many stories in this collection! I had the opportunity to read several of them in advance of the release.

One Vow for September by Liwen Ho could be my favorite of her stories that I’ve read. It was a charming hate-to-love story about September and Tristan, co-workers thrown together to pretend to be planning a vow renewal ceremony. I enjoyed the repartee between them and the bits of Chinese culture that were interjected.

Of the other stories I read, I really enjoyed Braver with You by Jaycee Weaver as well. There were a few I read that were good but not spectacular, and many stories in the collection I have not read yet, by authors I enjoy. I am super excited to read Adoring April by Chautona Havig – this is a story in her Marriages of Conviction series, which has been amazing.

If you are a fan of Christian romance, I encourage you to grab this collection. There are bound to be stories in it you will enjoy!

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About Chautona Havig

Chautona Havig lives in an oxymoron, escapes into imaginary worlds that look startlingly similar to ours and writes the stories that emerge. An irrepressible optimist, Chautona sees everything through a kaleidoscope of It’s a Wonderful Life sprinkled with fairy tales. Find her on the web and say howdy—if you can remember how to spell her name.

About Jaycee Weaver

Lover of Jesus, family, books, coffee, music, and crafting (in that order), Jaycee Weaver is perpetually pursuing at least one of her passions. She writes contemporary Christian romance with realistic characters in everyday situations where they always find a happy ending.

About Kari Trumbo

Kari Trumbo is a best-selling author of Christian and sweet romance.

She writes swooney heroes and places that become characters, with historical detail and heart. She’s a stay-at-home mom to four vibrant children. When she isn’t writing, or editing, she home schools her children and pretends to keep up with them.

Kari loves reading, listening to contemporary Christian music, singing when no one’s listening, and curling up near the wood stove when winter hits. She makes her home in central Minnesota, land of frigid toes and mosquitoes the size of compact cars, with her husband of almost twenty-one years. They have two daughters, two sons, two cats, and one hungry wood stove.

About Liwen Y. Ho

Liwen Ho

Liwen Y. Ho works as a chauffeur and referee by day (AKA being a stay at home mom) and a writer by night. She penned her first children’s picture book, “A Rainbow of Nine Colors” in high school (now available at Meegenius.com) and has been writing for grown-ups since 2014.

She writes sweet and inspirational romance infused with heart, humor, and a taste of home (her Asian roots). As a former therapist, Liwen enjoys creating realistic characters who find hope and healing through relationships. She lives with her hubby and their two munchkins in California and loves all things pink, family beach trips, and white chocolate macadamia nut ice cream.

She also enjoys writing about real-life matters, such as marriage, parenting and faith because truth can be as strange and entertaining as fiction. Her work has appeared in various online publications, including LiteraryMama.com and MomLifeToday.com, and she is a contributor at StartMarriageRight.com.

In her pre-author life, she received a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Seminary, and she loves makeovers of all kinds, especially those of the heart and mind. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her techie husband and their two children, and blogs about her adventures as a recovering perfectionist at www.2square2behip.com.

About Marion Ueckermann

MARION UECKERMANN’s passion for writing was sparked when she moved to Ireland with her family. Her love of travel has influenced her contemporary inspirational romances set in novel places. Marion and her husband again live in South Africa, but with two gorgeous grandsons hanging their hats at the house next door, their empty nest’s no longer so empty.

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