Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Accidental Bride, Big Sky Romance Series #2 by Denise Hunter

Book Description:  Two high-school sweethearts, a wedding reenactment, and one absent-minded preacher. Is it a recipe for disaster or a chance for a new beginning? 
Shay Brandenberger is a survivor. She's lived through a crazy childhood, a failed marriage, and single parenthood-with her confidence intact.
But not for long. Because when Shay participates in her town's Founder's Day wedding reenactment, she finds herself face-to-face with the one man who takes her breath away and leaves her weak in the knees: Travis McCoy.
Travis is back in town after years way on the rodeo circuit. His one regret in life is breaking Shay's heart when they were high-school sweethearts. He's determined to get it right this time.
So when their Founder's Day "marriage" is accidentally made official, Travis seizes the day. Can Shay put aside her pride to let Travis help her, or will their accidental marriage be dissolved before it can begin?

My Review:  Could this really happen?!?!  Shay stands in as the bride at the Founder's Day wedding reenactment.  Not realizing that she is really marrying her high school boyfriend, Travis.  It wasn't suppose to be a real/legal ceremony but someone forgot to tell THAT to the preacher. 
Shay has one failed marriage behind her and a child from that union...can she and Travis find  a way to overcome this obstacle.  ( I would have had the marriage annulled But this IS fiction!).  So, Travis convinces Shay to stay married to him (after all he has longed for her all these past years!) to save her home.  Hmmm!
This is meant to be a fun, light read about trusting in God's Bigger plan.  I, however, had a few problems with the whole story (even though it IS fiction!).  
I just couldn't get around the fact that two people who use to like each other could or would act this way...can we really believe that God would make people marry just to save a home?  
Even though Denise Hunter writes well, the story just lacked that believable part.  Okay, so I'm a realist!  
*This book was provided for review by BookSneeze/Thomas Nelson Publishing*

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