(A Year of Weddings)
Author: Betsy St. Amant
Length: 112 pages
Publisher: Zondervan Fiction
Rating: 5 Stars
In A February Bride by Betsy St. Amant, history repeats itself when this bride runs out of the church on her wedding day---in the same dress that had been passed down for generations and worn by her mom, grandma and great-grandmother who also ran out of their weddings. The heroine struggles to break destructive cycles of the past. Can this bride shuck expectation and discover who SHE is as a bride and in the Bride of Christ? And if she finally walks down the aisle, what dress will she be wearing? Readers will enjoy this novel of redemption centered on a winter wedding. -Goodreads
With wedding bells ringing in the distance and a groom waiting at the alter, the last thing on Allie's mind is "getting hitched."
What is she thinking about?
Mistakes of her family's past.
Mistakes made by every woman who has ever worn the wedding dress that she is now donning.
Mistakes she feels doomed to repeat.
Mistakes that make her run.
A February Bride is the story of Allie. A woman who feels that she is sure to repeat the mistakes of marriages of convenience and serial marriage which plague her family tree. Unable to forgive herself for abandoning Marcus, the love of her life at the alter. Allie is reluctant to except an invitation from his sister and her best friend, Hannah, to her wedding shower.
This is a story of two hearts destined to be together but kept apart because of the self imposed bondage of fear.
Extolling the virtues of unconditional love and forgiveness, A February Bride provides a wonderful modern day example of "old things becoming new" when seen through eyes unblinded by condemnation and judgment and ears closed to the ghosting voices of the past.
A February Bride is a wonderful contemporary romance with a Christian spin. At 112 pages, this spirit lifting novella offers both a balm to the harried soul and food for thought. Filled with relatable characters and real life situations; this is a book that will appeal to both young and old readers alike.
A February Bride is the second novella in the A Year of Weddings series. This can be read as a stand alone, but getting the complete series is advised.