“A February Bride” Book Review

Feb 16, 2015 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Betsy St. Amant’s novella, A February Bride, which is apart of the “Year of Wedding” series. This is my first book that I have read of Betsy’s books and really enjoyed it!


As is my custom, if I could ask Betsy one question about A February Bride, it would be — “Was it easier or harder for this storyline to aline realistically in a novella?” 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:

Allie left the love of her life at the altar—to save him from a lifetime of heartbreak. When a Valentine’s Day wedding brings them back together, she struggles against her family’s destructive history. Can Allie ever realize that a marriage is so much more than a wedding dress?

History repeats itself when Allie Andrews escapes the church on her wedding day—in the same dress passed down for generations and worn by all the women in her family—women with a long history of failed marriages. Allie loves Marcus but fears she’s destined to repeat her family’s mistakes. She can’t bear to hurt Marcus worse.

Marcus Hall never stopped loving Allie and can only think of one reason she left him at the altar—him. When the two are thrown together for his sister’s Valentine’s Day wedding, he discovers the truth and realizes their story might be far from over. Can Allie shuck expectation and discover who she is as a bride and in the Bride of Christ? And if she ever walks down the aisle, what dress will she wear?


Rachel’s Back Talk:

5 – award winning covers


This novella was a sweet and refreshing book. We dove right into Allie’s life and I found myself hurting (and scolding!) her for the situation that she was now in. Allie had this mentality that what she had done in the past was to only save Marcus of more hurt and ultimately, a life with her family.

The Hall’s were such a great family! I love the way that they showed forgiveness to Allie, even after the hurt she caused them. The fact that Marcus’ sister was Allie’s best friend had a way of being awkward.

But did Marcus and Allie realize that true love is always won out? The beautiful way that this novella shows loving someone even when you don’t think they love you back, is such a great example for life today.

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