Perhaps you recognize the name of the author of August’s Year of Wedding Novellas (available July 28). Kathryn Springer authored September’s offering last year in the series.
This year, she returns readers to the small town of Red Leaf, Wisconsin. Mackenzie Davis, Mac to everyone who know her, returned to town to care for her father after the beloved coach suffered a heart attack. Staying longer than she’d planned, covering random social events for the job she’d begged for at the local paper, she’d ready to proceed with the life she’d dreamed of. Outside of Red Leaf. When the editor of the paper assigns her to cover all of the events of her high school nemesis, Mac is thrown into the path of Ethan Channing. Her first love. As the two of them spend time together preparing for Hollis Channing’s wedding, Mac discovers that perhaps her first love was her true love.
This story took a fun little detour from the “people in wedding industry occupations” theme that has run through this year. Yes, the wedding is a social event that the newspaper wants covered but neither Mac nor Ethan work with brides full-time. Watching Ethan’s clueless attempt at putting together the perfect wedding for his sister in a month’s time is at times humorous and at other times heartwarming. It was also enjoyable to catch up with the couple from A September Bride a little bit.
***Zondervan provided me with a complimentary copy of this novella via NetGalley in exchange for an honest and fair review. All opinions expressed are my own.