About The Book:What started as a whim turned into an accidental---and very
public---engagement. Can Layla and Seth keep up the façade in Chapel Springs
this holiday season---for the sake of her career . . . and his heart? Under normal circumstances, Seth Murphy - the best friend of Layla O’Reilly’s
ex-fiancé - would be the last person she’d marry. But the news of their upcoming
(and phony) nuptials convinces a big client that Layla may be high-society
enough to work for his agency - a coup that would put her fledgling home-staging
business on the map. Seth has secretly loved Layla for years, even when she was
dating his best friend. Maybe she’ll never forgive him for the way he hurt her
back then, but he has to try. And Layla is willing to keep up their engagement
farce until she’s landed her client. For Layla, it's the chance to save her career. But for Seth, it's his last
chance to win her heart.
About The Author: Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of "Barefoot Summer" and "The Convenient Groom". She has won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader's Choice Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist. In 1996, inspired by the death of her grandfather, Denise began her first book, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she's been writing ever since. Her husband says he inspires all her romantic stories, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too! When Denise isn't writing she's busy raising three heroes-in-the making with her husband. You can learn more about Denise through her website www.DeniseHunterBooks.com or by visiting her FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/authordenisehunter
My Thoughts On The Book: When I first heard about this series of novellas a couple of months ago, I was so thrilled beyond thrilled! This was a great chance to have a guaranteed read each month for a year. How could you beat that? The sad thing was that I got busy and forgot to read the other eleven. When I saw that A December Bride on the read and review list I thought at least I could read one and then go back and read the others. Upon finding out that it was set in the same location as Barefoot Summer, I knew I had to read this book. Thank you Booksneeze for giving me that opportunity. I chose it in ebook form so I could start reading it immediately and since we were having a rainy, cold day I was able to finish it in a couple hours! The story was good. I liked the fact that the whole story line begins with a lie and develops into a romance between two old acquaintances. I would definitely recommend it - especially if you enjoy contemporary romances. I look forward to reading future novellas in the A Year of Weddings series and Denise Hunter's next Chapel Spring novel, Dancing with Fireflies, which is set to release March 2014. I hope I have the opportunity to review that one as well.
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I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.