01 November 2014

An October Bride by Katie Ganshert

 She wants to make her father's dream come true. She doesn't realize her own dream has been in front of her the whole time.
Emma Tate isn't a risk taker, so everyone in her small Midwest town is surprised when she suddenly becomes engaged to lifelong friend Jake Sawyer. No one but Jake and Emma know the true reason they're getting married---so Emma's dying father can walk her down the aisle.
While Jake and Emma plan an autumn wedding together, it becomes clear that their agreement has a few complications---the biggest being their true feelings for each other.
In this novella by award-winning author Katie Ganshert, a young woman must reconcile her dying father's dreams with her own dreams for love and for her future.

Being a total daddy’s girl, when I found out what this story was about, I was really excited about it and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.  I do think that Ms. Ganshert did a great job at describing what it’s like being a daddy’s girl, because those parts of the story were very well done.

While I was excited about this book and I did enjoy it, I was shocked at how disconnected I got from the story.  There were times with Emma’s character where I did feel as though she was acting very childish, and I almost wanted to smack her.  Jake’s character was one that I did like, but I didn’t love completely.  I did think that the two of them together was a very good matching because they worked quite well together.

Overall, I did still enjoy this story, but I can’t say if I would re-read it.  I was hoping to be able to connect more with the story and that part fell through for me personally.


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