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Hope’s Bakery By Sophie Mays

 

A Contemporary Christian Romance (Magnolia Harbor Book 1)

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STORY-LINE HOPE’S BAKERY BY SOPHIE MAYS:

In Hope’s Bakery, single mother Hope Nolan, owns Hope’s Bakery; the only one of its kind in her small town. Hope’s life has not been easy as her son father’s left without a word and never seen again.  Since then, Hope stayed away from her church, using work as an excuse.  Often her mother tries to persuade Hope to attend and reconnect with her church family.

So far, the bakery’s doing well; she’s known around town as the “The Wedding Cake Queen”.  If things continue to go well, in six months, Hope can hire a helper which will free up much-needed time for her.  With her small son to support, her bakery needs to succeed.  Watching every penny, doing all the work herself, and worrying if the orders will keep coming, Hope lives with daily stress.

However, disaster looms on the horizon.   A new restaurant’s opening up across the street serving deserts and coffee, as well as, meals.  The chef’s extensively trained in Italy;  which scares Hope to death.  If her bakery goes under, what will she do?  How will she support Rylan?  Meeting the chef, Michael, she feels attraction immediately.  But, she has no time for men or romance. However, Michael will not go away;  coming to the bakery every morning for coffee and sweets.  How will all this play out?  Will love bloom for Hope?  My romance book review of Hope’s Bakery follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

First I must say I loved this book which author, Sophie Mays, filled with emotion and family dynamics.  Mays built the romance in Hope’s Bakery gently and slowly.  The reader discovers Michael’s a Christian man searching for forever;  not heated emotions of the moment.  With Christian values and faith in God, he gently shows Hope a better way of business and life. Including Rylan’s a skillful stroke as he’s a wonderful child.  I wanted to kiss him all over his face and tickle him until he cried for help.

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Kiss A Bridesmaid by Courtney Hunt

 

A Novella In The Always a Bridesmaid Series

(Always a Bridesmaid Book 3)

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STORY-LINE KISS A BRIDESMAID BY COURTNEY HUNTER:

In Kiss a Bridesmaid by author Courtney Hunt, we find Abigail Browne, strolling in beautiful Forsyth Park.  Living alone since her Grandmother decided to move into the local senior retirement center, Abigail’s lonely and without a job.  Watching a lovely wedding group prose for photo’s, Abigail notices the dog sitting peacefully with the group.  When the doggie ring bearer takes off after a frisbee, Abigail grabs the leash and ends up muddy and bedraggled.  Recused by wedding caterer, chef, and owner of  The Pie Plate restaurant, Shortie Campbell, Abigail finds herself opening up to him.

Suggesting she apply for a job with his partner, Always a Bridesmaid’s, who provides everything needed for a successful wedding including extra bridesmaids and groomsmen.  Abigail, shy and withdrawn, finds it hard to relate to people, but knows she must find a job or lose her home.

As Abigail and Shortie, work together, in the business, they become closer and closer.  But Abigail has childhood trauma which she must come to terms.  Can these two build more than a business relationship?  My reviews for romance novel,  Kiss A Bridesmaid, follows.

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The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation By Erica Ridley

 

 

THE DUKES OF WAR BOOK 1

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STORY-LINE THE VISCOUNT’S CHRISTMAS TEMPTATION:

The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation’s a clean sweet romance between two independent strong people.  Lady Amelia Pembroke manages things, from her brother’s household to persuading Viscount Benedict Sheffield his annual Christmas party must go on.  For Amelia has decided to choose her future husband from the attendees using Debrett’s Peerage. She sets out to manage Lord Benedict Sheffield the way she manages everything, like a tiny general in charge of Her Majesties troops.

After lightning and subsequent fire destroy the ballroom, Sheffield’s determined to forgo the Christmas party for much-needed rest and relaxation.  Amelia’s determined to manage him into changing his mind for

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