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Unexpected Bride (The Wedding Party #1)

3.42  ·  Rating Details ·  72 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Always A Bridesmaid?Only her best friend's impending nuptials could bring Abby Hamilton back to her Michigan hometown. But when the bride runs away, the wedding reception turns into an unexpected homecoming party for Cloverville's Prodigal Daughter. Everyone's happy to see Abby...except Clayton McClintock, the bride's straight-arrow older brother--and Abby's unrequited cru ...more
Paperback, Harlequin American Romance #1198, 219 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Harlequin Books (first published January 1st 2008)
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This was a fast read that I picked up yesterday afternoon. I don't remember the names except for the heroine's daughter (Lara) and the hero (Clayton), but the basic premise is that reformed-troublemaker, now single-mother heroine returns to the town that shunned her for her best friend's wedding. Heroine has always had a thing for hero (bff's brother), and he has always used his disapproval of her as a reason to avoid her. A lot of push-and-pull, I'm leaving, I'm staying, I'm leaving on the hero ...more
Dec 21, 2011 Marianne rated it liked it
Unexpected Bride, by Lisa Childs is frustratingly slow-moving and tediously repetitive. Eight years ago, Abby Hamilton left Cloverville after events, some of which were not her fault, made it hard for her to stay. Now a successful business woman and single mother, she has returned with her 5-year-old daughter, Lara, to convince her childhood friend, Molly McClintock, not to marry the man she doesn’t love. But it seems Molly’s older brother Clayton, always the responsible one, still considers Abb ...more
Nov 08, 2010 Kathy rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, family
Abbey, grew up with the McClintocks as her parents neglected her... and the McClintocks all loved her, except for responsible, big brother Clayton... he found her annoying, and let her know it...

8 years have passed, and she's returning for sister McClintock's wedding... with her 4 year old daughter...

and sparks fly between Clayton & Abbey - as they come to realize that each has what the other needs... Clayton needs someone to take care of him, Abbey needs to take care of someone... Clayton n
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Jun 02, 2016 Marianne Lowe rated it it was ok
Quick read. Extremely predictable. Didn't really feel a connection with the characters. Resolved way too quickly.
Apr 03, 2015 Donna rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, 2015
Cute romance. Some angsty moments. Main characters held my interest. Minor characters have potential - may read their stories too.
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Lisa Childs was born on 31 October, a Halloween birthday predestined her to a life of writing suspense. Born soft-spoken into a big, boisterous family where only he who speaks loudest is heard, she learned early to express herself through the written word. She has been writ
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