Shay Brandenberger, a divorced mom, is trying to raise a daughter and maintain her parents’ ranch while hiding behind the hurt and embarrassment of the past. Her first love, Travis McCoy, left her on the courthouse steps to a fast and free life on the rodeo circuit. Now, he’s back in Moose Creek. Shay agreed to portray the bride in a wedding reenactment not knowing that Travis has been asked to play the groom. After the preacher accidentally sends in their old marriage license, they discover that the marriage was real. Travis wants to win her back, but Shay is stubborn and resistant not wanting to be hurt again.
Denise Hunter’s “The Accidental Bride” is more than just a romantic story of two people destined for each other. The story is about what happens when we live our lives based on what others think. Shay was full of pride and shame over her past that she was hindered from forging into the future. Thinking only of herself, she forgot that the only One she had to please was God. Seeking God’s will for her life meant forgetting about what others were thinking and saying about her.
Hunter’s goal of bringing readers to an awareness of how simple life can be when we please God rather than man is successfully achieved in this romantic story of a man trying to win back the trust of the only woman he’s ever loved and the woman trying desperately to save her heart by rejecting his.
“The Accidental Bride” releases Tuesday, January 3, 2012. A great weekend read, you will enjoy Hunter’s characters and story. Hopefully, you will discover the grand adventure of following God rather than listening to the prattle of man.
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