“A December Bride” Book Review

Dec 22, 2014 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Denise Hunter’s newest book, A December’s Bride. This book is a novella apart of a “Year of Wedding” series that Zondervan has published – one novella for each month of the year. So if all goes well, I will be publishing a review for each of those books each month! So stay tuned!


As is my custom, if I could ask Denise one question about A December Bride, it would be — “Why did you have Layla and Seth set such a quick wedding date?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out!


And without further ado, on to Rachel’s Back Talk!


From the Back Cover:

What started as a whim turned into an accidental—and very public—engagement. Can Layla and Seth keep up the façade in Chapel Springs this holiday season—for the sake of her career . . . and his heart?

Under normal circumstances, Seth Murphy—the best friend of Layla O’Reilly’s ex-fiancé—would be the last person she’d marry. But the news of their upcoming (and phony) nuptials convinces a big client that Layla may be high-society enough to work for his agency—a coup that would put her fledgling home-staging business on the map.

Seth has secretly loved Layla for years, even when she was dating his best friend. Maybe she’ll never forgive him for the way he hurt her back then, but he has to try. And Layla is willing to keep up their engagement farce until she’s landed her client.

For Layla, it’s the chance to save her career. But for Seth, it’s his last chance to win her heart.


Rachel’s Back Talk:

5 – award winning covers


Just after reading the back cover, I already fell in love with the book! This book dealt a lot with the trust between Layla and Seth, and for the time it took, it was very believable.

Seth Murphy is a guy who any girl would dream of having — one that will stick up for her in any situation, even if it means proposing. As he tries to win her heart, he is very patient and is willing to allow Layla space and time in hopes their engagement might actually be “real.”

But oh, how I loved it! And once Denise added in the protective older brother, I was hooked. I loved this novella so much and I definitely want to read her series that branches off some of these characters!


Other Books of Denise’s that I will read next:

Barefoot Summer (A Chapel Springs Romance #1)

Dancing with Fireflies (A Chapel Springs Romance #2)

Falling Like Snowflakes (Summer Harbor #1)


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