A WEDDING ON BLUEBIRD WAY
Wilde, Dailey, Charles and Keith have written four short and heartwarming loves stories that take place in Serendipity, Texas. The stories entwine together as a groom is jilted at the altar by a runaway bride and the events thereafter. Readers will find this arc of the story interesting, as well as how all the characters from each story are connected. Wilde and Dailey’s stories are the most substantial, the other two require a little more depth. Fans of Wilde and Dailey will enjoy this charming anthology, and there is a little bit of heat in each story to satisfy the reader.
In “There Goes the Bride” by Allyson Charles, Savannah Loving is a runaway bride on her wedding day. When she takes off on a Ducati, she is pulled over by a cop, Hank Evans, whom she has known since childhood. Savannah has some explaining to do to a lot of people, including Hank. In “Bachelor Honeymoon” by Janet Dailey, Dr. Chance Worthington is a jilted groom who finds himself trying to move on from a disastrous day. Harper McClain, a wedding planner, is not only fretting over the cancelled Worthington wedding, but now her four-year-old twins have gotten into the wedding cake. Things start to look up for her when she meets Chance who takes an interest in her. Will what looked like a huge disaster at first turn out to be the best thing to happen to all parties? In “The Wedding That Wasn’t” by Lori Wilde, bed and breakfast owner Felicity Patterson is tired of having bad luck. When the wedding that could boost her business gets cancelled, Felicity is devastated. Will guest and uncle of the runaway bride Tom Loving be able to convince her that all is not lost? In “Loving Hailey” by Stacey Keith, catering server Hailey Deacon has never forgotten her old boyfriend Joshua Loving. When she runs into Joshua at his sister’s (cancelled) wedding, will the sparks between them fly once more? (ZEBRA, May, 336 pp., $7.99)