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A June Bride (A Year of Weddings 1 #7)

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A year's worth of novellas from twelve inspirational romance authors. Happily ever after guaranteed.
It takes a reality TV show for Wynne to realize love isn't just a game.
Wynne Hardy never thought she'd get engaged on a reality TV show, but when she met Andy on The Rejection Connection, the two of them hit it off. Now he's asked her to marry him, much to the public's delig
ebook, 120 pages
Published May 27th 2014 by Zondervan
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Finished this within a couple of hours. I can describe it in three words: not so great. It was okay, I guess, but the "hero" of the story barely even made an appearance & the relationship was based solely on backstory between the couple so I didn't get to see their relationship develop at all. And the ending was very abrupt too.
Kinda disappointing...
Jay Sawdy
May 24, 2014 Jay Sawdy rated it it was ok
From the outset of the novella where Wynne is being interviewed on television, I was intrigued by the reality show concept which raised the possibility as to whether each character were who they appeared to be on screen or were putting on an act for the audience. Unfortunately the story really didn’t live up to the potential of its premise.

Whilst Wynne is clearly holding back and playing the ‘perfect part’ for the cameras, she remains one-dimensional as a character even during private moments of
Jul 16, 2014 Veronica rated it did not like it
Shelves: contemporary
I wasn't that crazy about this story and that's mainly because I thought Wynne was an idiot. I can't really understand why someone would think they could fall in love for real on a reality show, but I can see how it would be flattering to have that many guys interested. She gets engaged to a man she hardly knows, not even bothering to really find out if he's a Christian and only starts to wonder if they should talk about it a few weeks before the wedding! She doesn't really think she loves Andy, ...more
Kathie (katmom)
This one comes out May 27, 2014

This is another in the "A Year of Weddings" series published by Zondervan - Fiction. Each of these novellas focus on a wedding and the trials and tribulations leading up to the event. These are nicely clean, but have some UST for our reading enjoyment. Kisses can be FUN! They are also inspirational, but they don't beat you over the head about it.

I really wanted to enjoy this novella, as I have the others. But there were too many questions that were unresolved in th
Dec 29, 2015 Melanie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-read
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I didn't really care for this novella. I thought the main character was a little too trusting/naive. I didn't like the ending, either. There wasn't much to the romance and I would have enjoyed the book more had the characters spent more time together.

I liked the reality TV show aspect and thought the book was written well, but other than that there sadly wasn't much I personally l
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
This installment of A Year of Weddings takes an interesting turn. It's not necessarily about having found the right guy and getting married for a happily ever after. This book deals with the selection process. It deals with seeking inspiration. The characters differentiate between real love or just settling for whomever is convenient. More than anything, this book looks at the emotions of marriage. The euphoria of getting engaged, the preparation for a wedding, and even with the pain of rejectio ...more
Wynne Hardy sent in a tearful application for reality TV show The Rejection Connection after being dumped by her fiancé, Callum Royce, her high school sweetheart. She does the show, accepts a marriage proposal from the handsome and caring Andy Green, but finds herself lost in wedding plans that seem to have been taken over by the TV network. And she wants closure with Callum before marrying Andy, to confirm she’s made the right choice.

This novella is written entirely in the first person, from Wy
Jul 23, 2016 Laura rated it it was ok
I don't even know how I feel about A JUNE BRIDE. Wow. Totally mixed emotions. I couldn't believe she would actually go on a reality show after being rejected and airing all that garbage, and then picking some guy on the rebound who is obviously... not what he pretended to be, and to allow some power-hungry woman control in her life... and there is so much unsaid. She saw Callum twice in the story. And it ends unresolved. No happy ever after ending. Which leaves a big gaping hole in this ...more
This was just an okay read. The main character seemed too wishy-washy to me. There wasn't much depth to the story, which I guess is understandable, but that made me like it less.
Nov 03, 2016 Michelle rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016-reads
At first, I thought this one could be good. I liked the premise of having two potential love interests and not knowing immediately who she'd end up with, but the storyline just didn't feel believable to me. Wynne is ready to marry Andy, but as a supposedly strong Christian, she never even finds out if he's a believer or not? Shouldn't that be something they would have discussed before they're sitting down with the pastor who will perform the wedding? I was happy with the way things turned out in ...more
Wynne didn't think her broken-hearted confession in front of her best friend's camera would lead to such a hectic situation--but it did. Picky entered that video into a bid for a spot on a reality based television show. The video went viral and Wynne became a celebrity on Rejection Connection, a dating show that paired recently jilted women with eligible bachelors. One thing led to another, and before she knew it, Andy had proposed and Wynne accepted. Now she was preparing for the ideal June ...more
Swanangel15's Book Review
Oct 27, 2014 Swanangel15's Book Review rated it did not like it
I don't believe this. This series was going so good for me and then this book came along and put a snag in the series for me. This book did not live up to the standard of the other books and I will tell you why.

Wynne Hardy (a woman) had her heart broken by her fiance who she has been going out with for years. Wynne thought that the best way to get over her heart break and start over is by signing up for a dating television show (huh).

The television show is called "Rejection Connection" where she
Apr 30, 2014 Robin rated it it was ok
June Bride
Marybeth Whalen

Book Summary: Wynne Hardy never thought she'd get engaged on a reality TV show., but when she met Andy on The Rejection Connection, the two of them hit it off. Now he's asked her to marry him, much to the public's delight and fascination. They're all set to wed on live TV in a seaside ceremony at the height of the wedding season.
But just as Wynne thinks all her dreams are coming true, her ex-boyfriend walks back into her life at the worst possible time. Steve broke her h
Television has become such a circus that I find very little entertainment in it anymore. So I turn to books. Books are wonderful. Especially Christian fiction. There are many well written stories in a variety of genres: Romance, Suspense, Fantasy, Adventure, Contemporary, Historical, Dystopian, Mystery, Science Fiction and more! The beauty of Christian fiction is that the stories are energetic, engaging, passionate, and hopeful and thankfully they lack what I don't want to read: profanity, ...more
Wynne Hardy, with her best friend's encouragement sends in a tape for the new reality TV show, The Rejection Connection. She's just come out of a relationship with her high school and college sweetheart, Callum Royce. To her surprise she's selected as the star of this new bachelor-like show where she gets the opportunity to mend her broken heart and find love again. She chooses Andy Baker, and before she knows it they're planning an elaborate wedding. How much of the show was really reality ...more
Katie W
I've mentioned before that I don't watch The Bachelor, but I love books with that premise. I love the way the contestant whittles her choices down and I love getting to know the choices. But...I didn't feel like I knew either Wynne or Andy all that well. She talked about one reason why she chose him, but I really didn't know him because the book starts after the choice and before the wedding episode.

Wynne's best friend, Picky, talks her into making a video for a show that helps people find love
Jul 18, 2014 Laura rated it liked it
A June Bride by Marybeth Whalen was an alright read, and I definitely don’t agree with everything in it. I like to read books about brides and this book is another one of the books in the Year of Brides series.

Wynne is a young woman whose high school sweetheart and fiancé, Callum, had broken up with her. When her best friend, Picky, aims a camera at her she bare her heart about her recent break up, and in a weak moment, allows Picky, to submit the video to The Rejection Connection, a dating sho
Aug 15, 2014 Carrie rated it liked it
This could have been a great novella. It started out strong as Wynne deals with the whirlwind insanity of her reality show wedding and the expectations that come along with it. But when her ex fiance shows up all bets are off as the doubts begin to grow.

Wynne took a chance, hoping she’s find love after her longtime boyfriend balked at taking that final step. Her chance resulted in being on a reality show that hosted women who’d been rejected. At the end of the show, Wynne found her forever love…
Brooke (i blog 4 books)
I've really enjoyed this series so far, but honestly, this wasn't my favorite in the series. Let's start with the good points first, though. The premise of the book was super intriguing to this reality show fan. (Anyone else want to admit they still watch The Bachelor?!) So of course, I was interested in a book that gives the story of what happens once the cameras are "off." The thought of planning a wedding to be on TV nearly caused me to break out in hives, so I definitely felt empathy for ...more
Aug 04, 2014 Dawn rated it it was ok
After breaking up with the one man who stole her heart, Wynne Hardy finds herself the star of a reality show, Rejection Connection. There she meets Andy and the two begin dating, soon becoming engaged. In the midst of all of the wedding festivities, Wynne reconnects with her ex-fiancee. Will she go through with her wedding to Andy or not?

This novella disappointed me. I liked the premise of it - she's a contestant on a reality tv show, yet I found that the characters were a bit under-developed.

Brandi (Rambles of a SAHM)
Reality TV seems to be all the rage. There are survival shows, cooking shows and the ever-popular dating shows. In A June Bride we get to go behind the scenes of Rejection Connection where Wynne Hardy is the bachelorette looking for a man to replace the one who broke her heart. We join the story right after the show has ended and Wynne has chosen Andy to be her new love. Andy proposed to Wynne on the last episode and she said yes.

Wynne finds herself caught between her real life and her reality s
b00k r3vi3ws
Jun 03, 2014 b00k r3vi3ws rated it it was ok
Shelves: review-copy

While still recovering from a recent relationship, Wynne meets Andy on The Rejection Connection – a reality TV Series. They hit it off and soon Andy proposes. As, Meredith – another Reality TV Series star, offers to help Wynne become the perfect June bride, Wynne’s ex boyfriend walks back into her life. Will she go on to marry Andy or will she go back with Callum? With exposed hearts and secrets, take on the journey to find out Wynne’s fate.

Another novella down and I have really lost interest in
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
I was really looking forward to reading this book. The premise sounded good, one I would be interested in. I don't know what happened though. Somewhere it lost it's way and I wasn't as enchanted as I should have been.

The book didn't really focus on the reality TV show so much. It's more of what happens after Wynne has already picked the guy, Andy, and what happens in the aftermath of the show. One of my problems, I think, was that I really didn't know either Andy or Callum. I didn't get a good s
Jul 07, 2015 Jessica rated it it was ok
Wynn is interesting. I suppose I can see that she is trying to move on and be happy, but I wondered the whole time if she really thought this was the best option. Why go through with everything just to (view spoiler) Meredith is a piece of cake. And I just absolutely cannot like Steve. (view spoiler) ...more
Hallie Szott
Sep 11, 2016 Hallie Szott rated it it was amazing

In “A June Bride,” the seventh installment of Zondervan’s A Year of Weddings, Marybeth Whalen crafts a lighthearted and fun read. I enjoyed how she engages the cultural fascination with competitive, romantic reality TV (exemplified in multi-season shows like The Bachelor and The Bachelorette) as the backdrop for the wedding whirlwind. And telling the story singularly from Wynne’s perspective, Whalen, I think, offers a new approach to this wedding-themed no
Wall-to-wall books - wendy
Well I really liked this book... up until the end. I like books about reality shows :-) I am not a fan of TV shows like that (The Bachelor, Bachelorette, etc.) but I do love books about TV shows like that, LOL - I don't know why??

What I look for in a Novella or short story is - Is there a definite beginning, middle and end. And this one was totally missing the end. The whole rest of it I really liked! But the end or lack of really ruined it for me. And even if it did have an end, it wouldn't ha
Karen Korb
Jul 07, 2014 Karen Korb rated it it was amazing
My Thoughts On The Book: I have read all but one of the years worth of wedding novellas so far and loved them all. This novella was my first book by Marybeth Whalen and I hope not my last. Whalen did a remarkable job of drawing you into the plot. I loved this story! It was a quick read and very touching. Whalen develops her characters to the point that you feel as if you know them personally. Each of these is a stand alone novella so if you have not begun reading them you can jump in anywhere ...more
Gina Hott
Sep 18, 2014 Gina Hott rated it liked it
Hott Synopsis:
Wynne Hardy has always wanted to be a June bride. She’s just had a different groom in mind.
When things take a turn for the worse in her long term relationship Wynne lets her bestie talk her into a reality show called “The Rejection Connection”. Her stint on the show has given her the opportunity to be the June Bride she’s wanted to be.
Is this the reality she really wants?

Hott Review:
This wasn’t a bad book I just had the feeling that it wasn’t amazing. It was cute and sweet and perf
Aug 10, 2014 Cindy rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014, 2014-netgalley
A June Bride is another novella in the Year of Weddings series. This one involved a reality show and a tv engagement. Being a June bride, I was really looking forward to this one and a beautiful wedding. But I was disappointed.

The story was well written and I did enjoy it but didn't love it. I just didn't really feel like I connected with the main character. I felt as if it was lacking something. It was an entertaining quick read but truthfully I am glad that I didn't pay for it.

Maybe someone wh
Oct 29, 2014 Cym rated it liked it
Although A June Bride was a different kind of love story with a unique writing style that did not spell out everything for me, and even if I like that that it’s fast-paced and there’s an air of enigma, I felt that the mysteries remained just that, mysteries. For example, I didn’t get to know Andy (what’s his reason for joining the reality show?) or Callum (is he rooted in faith like Wynne?), it’s all just the TV show this, the TV show that. I am not a fan of reality shows for the reason that the ...more
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Marybeth Mayhew Whalen is the author of The Things We Wish Were True and five previous novels. She speaks to women's groups around the US. She is the co-founder of the popular women's fiction site, She Reads Marybeth and her husband Curt have been married for 24 years and are the parents of six children, ranging from young adult to elementary age. The family lives in North Caroli ...more
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  • A January Bride (A Year of Weddings, #2)
  • A February Bride (A Year of Weddings, #3)
  • A March Bride (A Year of Weddings, #4)
  • An April Bride (A Year of Weddings, #5)
  • A May Bride (A Year of Weddings, #6)
  • A July Bride (A Year of Weddings, #8)
  • An August Bride (A Year of Weddings, #9)
  • A September Bride (A Year of Weddings, #10)
  • An October Bride (A Year of Weddings, #11)

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