"A December Bride" by Denise Hunter is actually the 1st novella in the "A Year Of Weddings Novella" Series, but I didn't know about it until after I had read "A January Bride" and "A February Bride". It really didn't matter, though as it isn't connected to the other stories at all. It does, apparently, have the same characters as Denise Hunter's book "Barefoot Summer", though. So it "gives away" some plot points from that book (like who ends up with who), so it might be good to read it first if you think you'll want to read it.
Layla O'Reilly has started her dream job of staging homes for sale, but until it gets off the ground, she continues to work at Cappy's Pizzeria. Out of desperation due to her date being sick, she attends her ex-fiance's wedding to her cousin with his best friend. Layla comes from the wrong family on the wrong side of town and her cousin thinks she's better than her. To protect her from the onslaught, her date, Seth Murphy blurts out that not only are they dating, but engaged (for a month from then!). Seth has always loved Layla and has kicked himself for not asking her out before Jack did. Is this his chance to get her to forgive him for hurting her in the past and win her heart?
With this being a novella, I was able to read it in a couple of hours and the story moves along really fast. It was still enjoyable and fun to read. Sometimes it is nice to have a quick story to fill an evening. "A December Bride" is a Christian romance although there isn't anything deep or theological.
"A December Bride" is available in eBook format for $3.79
I received free copy of "A December Bride" in exchange for my honest review.