28 January 2014

A February Bride, By Betsy St. Amant

Allie left the love of her life at the altar---to save him from a lifetime of heartbreak. When a Valentine's Day wedding brings them back together, she struggles against her family's destructive history. Can Allie ever realize that a marriage is so much more than a wedding dress?
History repeats itself when Allie Andrews escapes the church on her wedding day---in the same dress passed down for generations and worn by all the women in her family---women with a long history of failed marriages. Allie loves Marcus but fears she's destined to repeat her family's mistakes. She can't bear to hurt Marcus worse.
Marcus Hall never stopped loving Allie and can only think of one reason she left him at the altar---him. When the two are thrown together for his sister's Valentine's Day wedding, he discovers the truth and realizes their story might be far from over. Can Allie shuck expectation and discover who she is as a bride and in the Bride of Christ? And if she ever walks down the aisle, what dress will she wear?

I feel as though I should say right off the bat, that if you’re looking for a full length romance book, this is not it.
This was a really short quick read but there was still plenty of romance in it.  One thing that I did enjoy about it, this is what I consider a ROMANCE.  There isn’t the erotica parts to it that are taking away from the story.  In this book, we were just able to spend time with Allie and Marcus.  That was all the story was about.
The only issue that I have with it was how predictable the story was, but I think that’s because of the length of the book as well as the fact it’s a romance.   I did like the twist that was thrown into this one because it’s your typical romance.  There is enough going on and it leaves you wanting to read more.  And it kept me turning the pages. 
The characters I think when it came to Allie’s character, she was really quite developed.  It was easy to understand why she was acting the way she was and what was going on.  But with Marcus, I felt like there was still a lot that we could have learned about him.
Overall, I still did enjoy this book.  It was a really sweet read and if you’re looking for a gentle romance, check this one out.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DL10HG2/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00DL10HG2&linkCode=as2&tag=crysmanrev-20    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-february-bride-zondervan/1117445657?ean=9780310338291&itm=1&usri=a+february+bride


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