by Ruth Logan Herne
Greg hired Tara to help at his mother's bridal shop as a desperate man. Within weeks, he was desperate again, this time to win her heart and keep her from leaving Philadelphia for good.They've helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples. Now twelve new couples will find themselves in the wedding spotlight in the second Year of Weddings novella collection. Greg Elizondo hadn't bargained for this. Any of this. Satin. Lace. Tulle. Pearl inlay, embroidered bodices, and Swarovski crystals. The bridal shop business it took his mother three decades to build, the enterprise that covered his university and law degrees in full, was struggling because he might be part-genius when it came to contract law . . . But corset-style gowns with a mermaid flair? Shoot me now. Tara Simonetti hated law school, but loved the community grant funding her presence at Temple University's esteemed school of law. She could not fail. Would not fail. But when a notice for bridal store help appeared on the community notice board, Tara applied for the job immediately. While grants and loans helped pave her way, money for food was scarce. Legal precedence, moot court, and judicial clerking all had their place, but they were nothing compared to Alcenon lace, tucked silk skirts, and a well-placed peplum. Greg had grabbed her help as the act of a desperate man. Within weeks, he was desperate again, this time to win her heart. But after using community funds to get her degree, how can Tara turn her back on the people who helped finance her goal? But if she leaves Philadelphia and Greg to return to her small-town in northern Pennsylvania, she'll be leaving her heart behind. A heart he won, fair and square by posting a help wanted notice on the coffee shop board . . . A heart that filled the missing niche in his mother's acclaimed bridal store. A heart Greg longed to cherish forevermore.
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April is willing to do anything for her sister's wedding-until she comes face to face with Jack Vaughn. Jack is the only person from April's past who she never wanted to see again, and her sister just handed him a front row seat to the wedding.
Mari is the last in a lineup of five bridesmaids in her sister's wedding, but she's the first to step up when the wedding starts to fall apart. Can one bridesmaid undo the chaos caused by a poorly chosen maid of honor and save her sister's wedding?
Happily ever after begins today. The honor of your presence is requested at three spring weddings . . .
As a photographer, Jenna puts her heart into every wedding she photographs. But her own heart is still broken, the unworn wedding dress hanging in her closet a reminder that relationships aren't always as perfect as they appear through a camera lens.
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This hair stylist has adorned many a bride with the perfect bridal tresses. Now, she must overcome her past in order to realize that she, too, can find true love this January.
An owner of a Victorian inn and charming rustic barn is used to creating the perfect setting for other couples’ nuptials. But when she falls head over heels for the new man in her life, will she be prepared to walk down that aisle?
When a woman's plan to take control of her romantic future collides with a man's plan to prove her wrong, will the two destroy their longstanding friendship or realize they're made for each other?
Emma Tate wants to make her father's dream come true. She doesn't realize her own dream has been in front of her the whole time.
Annie's always wanted a home and a family. But will pretending to be a bride get her closer to her dreams?
Kelsey vowed never to love a cowboy again. But then she meets Brent.
Can Alyssa Pennington forgive the man who left her at the altar?
It takes a reality TV show for Wynne to realize love isn't just a game.
Ellie Martin has prepared for her wedding all her life . . . but it seems she may have forgotten the most important part.
War changes everything . . . even their love.
Susanna has found her true prince, and their happily ever after is just around the corner. But when Nate asks her to give up something precious to her, Susanna can't help but wonder if it's a sign that their love is not meant to be.
History repeats itself when this bride runs out of the church on her wedding day - in the same dress that had been passed down for generations and worn by her mom, grandma, and great-grandmother who also ran out of their weddings.
Who can work in a house that's overrun by contractors and carpenters? Not Madeleine Houser, a successful novelist who gladly accepts a temporary office in a charming bed and breakfast owned by an innkeeper she's never met.
What started as a whim turned into an accidental - and very public - engagement. Can Layla and Seth keep up the facade in Chapel Springs this holiday season - for the sake of her career . . . and his heart?
Happily ever after begins today. The honor of your presence is requested at three winter weddings . . .
When Meadow's roof caves in right before the most important wedding contract of her career, she needs help—and fast. But Colin, her high school classmate and the only person who can bail her out, is the last man on Earth whose help she can accept.