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A Wedding Blunder in the Black Hills

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  71 ratings  ·  25 reviews
David and Millie both have big problems. A widowed dentist with an almost-teen son, he’s being stalked by an amorous patient. Millie’s mom keeps sending her on blind dates, even though the café owner has trust issues. So when a lost filling lands Millie in David’s office, the two of them find a solution—a faux relationship. No one gets hurt and no one gets nagged. It’s a ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Barbour Books
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A.M. Heath
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
What I Loved: From the very beginning, I was hooked. One of the shining stars in this book is found in the supporting cast. Millie’s Aunts add so much warmth, charm, and humor to a great book. I loved these characters and I can only imagine that the author has met them at some point in her life.
Millie and David are wonderful together and I enjoyed the fake-date plot to the fullest!

Rating and Recommendation: A Wedding Blunder in the Black Hills is a 5-star book and I recommend it to anyone who
Oct 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Millie Hogan is tired of her mom arranging for her to go on blind dates. Her thoughts are on leaving the small town of Deer Park and going to Hollywood in the hopes of landing a cooking show on television. David Denvers is a widower with an 11 year old son trying to start fresh while taking over his dad’s dental practice, but one of his patients is relentlessly pursuing him with the help of his overbearing mom. How can Millie and David show the town and their families that they don’t need help ...more
May 27, 2011 rated it it was ok
I didn't enjoy this book much. For a classical pretend-boyfriend theme, I expected some sort of twist in the plot. But the story just drags on and on about nothing. Not much humor too. The cover is nice though.
Cathy Daniel
May 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book! It was so funny and just all around fun. I thought the epilogue was weird but minus that, great story!
Nov 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian, romance
Wow, I actually really liked this book. When I first started reading it, I expected it to be a rather slow and boring book. It just shows you really can't judge a book by its cover. Not only was the book not slow-moving, the characters and the entire story plot was very interesting.

This book made me laugh several times. I was in the bus reading today, and I nearly burst out in laughter after reading several scenes. The beginning was a little slow but as time passed, the book picked up speed and
Cathy Bickerstaff
May 21, 2018 rated it liked it
This was the first time I have read one of Kim O'Brien 's books. I will be looking for more.
A Wedding Blunder had interesting characters and real life issued to deal with. It also has a very interesting ending.
Colletta Miller
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Really fun read!
Sep 04, 2011 rated it it was ok
A good romance novel is a delicate balance between the predictable happy-ever-after, with a few surprises thrown in to keep us guessing, and enough humour to keep it moving without making me cringe. This novel had all three.

Millie is a 31-year-old waitress who works in her mothers' diner in Deer Park, South Dakota. She wants to leave town, go to LA and get in a commercial, a reality show, a daytime soap, so that one day her father (who left when she was a child) will see her and regret leaving.
Jun 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
A Wedding Blunder in the Black Hills
Kim O'Brien

It Was a Relationship of Convenience. . .Until It Became a Romance Millie Hogan and David Denvers both have big problems in small town Deer Park, South Dakota. Millie—a waitress with designs on Hollywood—has a mother who keeps setting her up on disastrous blind dates, even though Millie’s never met a man she could trust. David—a widowed dentist with an almost-teenaged son and opinionated parents—is being stalked by an amorous former patient. So when
Mar 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Author: Kim O'Brien
Publisher: Barbour Books
September 2011
ISBN: 978-1616262918
Genre: contemporary romance

It was only a relationship of convenience.... until it became a romance

Millie Hogan and David Denvers both have big problems in small town Deer Park, South Dakota. Millie--a waitress with designs on Hollywood--has a mother who keeps setting her up on disastrous blind dates, even though Millie's never met a man she could trust. David--a widowed dentist
Lisa Phillips
Aug 11, 2011 rated it liked it
Millie Hogan has dreams of Hollywood super-stardom; despite the fact she’s over 30, overweight and lives with her mother. She’s also (somehow) managed to date the entire male population of the town, though she never lets it go beyond a couple of dates so she isn’t ever vulnerable. She’s a woman who hides behind the dream she keeps putting off, because she’s too scared to take the risk.
The mother is in denial about her diabetes, acts one way in front of everyone and another in private, and has a
Millie is in her 30’s and working with her mother in the family café. As she serves her customers she dreams of being on reality TV. Her mom want to see her married and keeps setting her up on dates. Millie never dates long and is know for her trail of broken hearted ex-boyfriends. David lost his wife a few years back and has no plans to marry any time soon but his mother has other plans and has a stalker like woman on his trail. Millie and David go on a date set up by her mom and soon realize ...more
Aug 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A Wedding Blunder in the Black Hills by Kim O'Brien ISBN 978-1-61626-491-8

Deer Park, South Dakota is too far away from Hollywood to please Millie Hogan. She as a dream to get out of this place and make something of her life, if only she could leave her mom. At thirty-one years old Millie's mom constantly set her up on dates and hinted about grandchildren. The latest is to dater her mother's dentist, David Denvers. Men never stayed. Her grandfather and father had left wives.

David, a widower and
Millie had always planned on leaving her hometown and the family diner but her Mother has other plans. Hoping to make a love connection for her daughter she tries her hand at matchmaking. With goals in mind Millie tries to keep her Mom happy and keep to her dreams.

Widowed David and son Bart have moved back to Deer Park. Having taken over his father's dental practice he and his son are attempting to get their lives back to normal after the loss of David's wife Lisa. With the help of helpful
May 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Although the title is a bit misleading, I really enjoyed this book! The characters were warm, quirky, and downright hilarious at times. I laughed out loud multiple times while reading it. I did get upset with the characters at times. I wanted to yell "WHY?!" at Millie on quite a few occasions, but that, to me, is what makes a book good, because it drew reactions from me.
The only thing that holds me back from absolutely loving this book may seem little to some, but it's important to me. The
Sep 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book it reminded me of a love inspired book. It was a cute love story It made me laugh out loud sometimes.

It is a story about a girl named Millie she and her mom own a diner in a small town called Black Hills. She always dreamed about being a actor on tv she always wanted to go to california but her mom had health problems and she felt she had to stay. Her mom would always try to do what she felt was best for Millie even though Millie felt her mother was to pushy. Her mother
Patricia Kemp Blackmon
Aug 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Patricia Kemp by: NetGalley
I wasn't expecting to enjoy this book as much as I did. We never know what good can come from life's trials and tribulations. Never under estimate the power of prayer and God's timing in answering our prayers.
The main characters were pretty normal in my book considering their past. It was funny one minute and serious the next. I liked that the author touched on child bullying since it is such an issue for some children. The one thing in the book that confused me was a group of elderly friends.
Well-meaning moms want their children to be happily married - although not necessarily to each other – so they set up their children on dates. Said children rebel against this and set up their own plan that has them pretend to date, just so their moms will quit the match-making. But a platonic relationship starts turning into something more. Okay, it's a familiar cliché, but Kim O'Brien goes beyond to create a story about faith, acceptance, forgiveness, redemption and how we're not to blame for ...more
Oct 29, 2014 rated it liked it
I read this book in Matchmaker Weddings, a compilation of two romances. This is the review for this book from that book review:

"I enjoyed this book. Both stories are about a couple who decide to "fake date" to get their family/friends off their backs about dating. I liked them both but I enjoyed the second one better.

In the first book, David and Millie decide to "fake date" to pacify her mother and try to stop his "stalker girlfriend" They find themselves falling in love and have to work
May 01, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
Enjoyed the interaction between David and Millie, even though their friendship started out as them pretending to date to get their matchmaking mother's off their backs, but over time their friendship grows and they start to develop real feelings for one another. There were parts of the story that bothered me though, David's son seemed too old for David's age, and he seemed to act more like a teenager than an 11 year old. Also even though David didn't want his son to get attached to Millie, he ...more
April Suter
Sep 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Cute little story--Millie and David pretend they are interested in each other just to get their parents' off their backs. Millie and her mother run a diner and David is a dentist with a woman running after her. Read to find out their future and how they find God's path for them.
Enjoyed the read but did not think the title of the book is even close to what happens.
319 pages
Jan 03, 2016 rated it liked it
This was a nice, quiet, clean romance.

I do think this book's title was odd and didn't fit the story.

This was a more serious book than I thought it would be given the fake dating angle, although I did have a few moments when I laughed out loud.

The "aunts'" interplay was not really funny to me and I would have edited them out.
Sandy  Kemp
Jun 28, 2012 rated it liked it
it was ok, a bit heavy on the "save me, jesus" stuff. There was no indication on the cover that it was a christian book.
Rena Jo
Jan 12, 2013 rated it did not like it
Worst book i have ever read.
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