Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A May Bride
by Meg Moseley

Publisher: Zondervan
Pages: 124
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  She’s prepared for her wedding all her life … but she forgot a few things.

Ellie Martin, a country girl in Atlanta, often de-stresses from city life by tending the flower beds of a church near her apartment. She has dreamed of a traditional wedding all her life, a wedding like the one her younger sister is planning back in their hometown. Their single mom will pay for Alexa’s wedding, but Ellie started her own wedding fund years ago. She only needs to find a groom.

She bumps into a man who’s a guest at a wedding on the church grounds. She’s noticed him around the neighborhood, but today he introduces himself as Gray Whitby. They embark on a whirlwind romance, but her mother doesn’t trust freewheeling men like him. Standing up to Mom leads Ellie to stick up for Alexa too. When Ellie risks her own plans for her sister’s sake, Gray feels betrayed. Will he always play second fiddle?

Will Ellie and Gray reconcile their differences so her dream wedding can come true, or will the romance they’ve begun come crashing down?


Kritters Thoughts:  A christian fiction novella length story that is a part of a collection.  A collection of monthly bride books was published in 2014 and I was intrigued to read a few of them - this was one.  

This one centers around Ellie Martin who is a new real estate agent in Atlanta, GA and comes from an interesting family that takes over her thoughts often.  You can tell from early on in the book that her family has made an impact on her and maybe not the most positive impact.  In walks Gray Whitby who will try to sweep her off her feet and in any romance book nothing can go just right.  

I think the big problems I had with this one was the author was trying to go from 0 to 60 in 120 pages and it just felt too much in such a short space, so it made feel too much like a roller coaster.  She was trying to jam a full romance novel into half the time and romance novels need the pages for the couples to have the ups and downs of a relationship, so this felt rushed and just off putting.  

I would read this author again, just may prefer to try a full length novel next time.


Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more


Ebook 2018 Challenge: 43 out of 100


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from netgalley.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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