Every month for the past year, I have looked forward the next release in The Year of Weddings novella series put out by Zondervan. These short, two hour reads were perfect for a night in and I was introduced to several new authors. I was thrilled to hear Zondervan decided to do it again. This year instead of each book focusing on the bride, the hero or heroine (or maybe both) work in the wedding industry.
In Love at Mistletoe Inn, Hope Prentiss and her aunt Verna host weddings on their property. During a wedding fair, Hope discovers that her secret marriage to John Burke when she was sixteen is, in fact, still valid despite the minister not filing the paperwork. Right after this discover, Hope goes home to find her husband sitting in her aunt’s kitchen. After spending some time alone, things heat up and an annulment is no longer an option for Hope and John. While helping to plan a perfect wedding for a mystery couple, Hope begins to remember all of the things she once loved about John, all of the things they have in common. She begins to question her decision to divorce.
Cindy Kirk is a new author to me. I haven’t read any of her work. I’m still trying to decide how I feel about one of the events that happened right after John and Hope met up again. Part of me understands and part of me doesn’t think it was necessary for the story. While readers will be rewarded with a happy ending, this installment didn’t engage me like the others. I’m still looking forward to the next installment though since I got a sneak peak at the end of Love at Mistletoe Inn.
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