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Married 'til Monday

(Chapel Springs #4)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  2,098 ratings  ·  315 reviews
With a big anniversary party in the works for his ex-wife’s parents, Ryan has just one weekend to play Abby’s husband . . . and win back the woman of his dreams.

Ryan McKinley has tried to move on from his ex-wife, Abby. He’s sulked, he’s gotten angry, and ultimately he bought her dream house. Big mistake. Living alone in the massive two-story has only made him miss her mor
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 9th 2015 by Thomas Nelson (first published June 2015)
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Cee (The Mistress Case)
ARC provided by publisher through Netgally in exchange for a honest review.

I didn't realize this was a Christian Fiction when I requested it.

How do I put this without receiving backlash from the Christian community?

I’ve read my share of Christian Literature and found them mediocre when it came to the romance genre. Why? Truth is they lack the romance part. The Christian references and mention of God tend to overpower the-butterflies-in-stomach sensation I love getting from romance books. I am a
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-book
I absolutely love this story....

Ryan is awesome! For him to wait for Abby, his ex for three n a half years is something that I applaud. Not many guys are able to do so. He loves her unconditionally but he was young then n was clueless... But he made up for all the mistakes he did then.... For him to suffer thru the years n then went thru what he went to win her back is..... *sighhhhh* [Have no words to express how much I love him for that]

I hated Abby at first.. Just like the siblings... How c
I just have to say, I love the cover!

I always enjoy Ms. Hunter's books and I've been looking forward to reading this one. I've enjoyed this whole series and was curious to finally get some answers about Ryan and Abby.

Ryan and Abby were college sweethearts, but their happily ever after came to an end only a year (or so) into their marriage when Abby leaves Ryan. The story picks up three years later when Ryan finds would Abby never told her parents about their divorce. When he's invited to his in
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Somehow I missed the fact that this was the last in the series when I first picked it up, but that didn't deter me from me enjoying the story one bit (it worked as a stand-alone). I really loved it!

Abby and Ryan have been divorced for three years when they end up going on a road trip together to attend a 35th wedding anniversary party for Abby’s parents. Ryan wants to go because it means a chance to win Abby back, and Abby resignedly agrees because, well- she hasn't told her parents about the di
Dec 28, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. There were points that the characters were heartbreaking, and their messy past was very fitting for what needed to take place in their lives now... but the pace and plot of the book was very fast for what all needed to happen for them to HEAL properly.
So...I've been wanting to read this since the first moment I read the synopsis. I'd never read any of the series before, but I honestly tried to read them first. This book taunted me from the shelf for a solid month while I read the first, got the second, and made it halfway through that one...and then I caved. And read the whole story in two sittings on a single day.

I knew I'd love it. I had extremely high expectations, and I still loved it. I connect really well with characters that are workin
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Melissa Tagg, Rachel Hauck or Denise Hunter's earlier novels.
When ranking Denise Hunter’s novels, like any reader, I certainly have my favorites. But each time I learn of a new novel from this seasoned author, excitement is more than a little off the charts and I am guaranteed a lovely read at the very least. As her latest four-book series draws to a close with this release, I saw my review copy patiently awaiting its turn to be read and after reading it, am left wondering how I delayed cracking open its pages this long. Those who’ve read all three of the ...more
Jun 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*I reread this story as an audiobook and it was really good! I had to stop listening a bit before the end of the story, as my Audible Escape membership ran out, but since I had already read the book, I knew how things worked out. I enjoyed both reading and listening to the story.*

I have been wanting to know Ryan’s full story since book one of this Chapel Springs Romance series, and the author certainly did not disappoint me! In fact, I have really enjoyed this entire series. Dancing with Firefli
Apr 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Married 'til Monday was such a fantastic read! I have loved this series, Chapel Springs, so much and hope we get more books with these characters some day. Ryan's story was so sweet and I loved the reconciliation story -- a great showing of second chances.

The characters were great and I felt like we really got to know them through this story. Abby had a difficult life and I definitely felt for her and all she went through. Ryan was a great MC and I loved how he tried to woo Abby back to him and
Marian Baay
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A lovely and captivating novel from the pen of Denise Hunter, “Married ‘til Monday” is more than a lighthearted romance. The author explores the psychological aspects of the effects of child abuse during the adult life.
Having read the previous books in this series, I looked forward to Ryan’s story. I knew he was divorced and couldn’t get over Abby – but what had happened exactly? In “Married ‘til Monday”, the reader will discover what went wrong during their marriage, but also that real love is
When I read a book, in three days, that says a lot for the book. It was definitely my favorite in the Chapel Springs series. Denise hunter’s books always carry a strong, emotional romance but this one was different for me; it was a romance between two people who were once married. It was a great reminder on how we should and shouldn't treat our loved ones. It was a story of learning to admit when you are wrong, and saying that you are sorry. And, as always, Denise Hunters always writes wonderful ...more
Chloé W.
Nov 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Hmmm-mixed feelings about this one.
Book #4 didn't exactly live up to what I remembered of the Chapel Springs series. I'll never pass up an opportunity to read about the McKinley family, but I was uncomfortable with some of the content.
Alyssa Amey Madjeski
Aug 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In Married til Monday, Ryan McKinley gets an unexpected invitation to his ex-wife Abby’s parents’ anniversary party and learns a startling truth- she’s never told them about their divorce! Abby McKinley hates going home to Maine because of her rocky relationship with her father, but this time she caved to her mom’s pleading. She’s also dreading all the questions about why Ryan couldn’t make the time to come with her. But when he shows up on her front step looking better than ever, telling her he ...more
Ryan McKinley is still in love with his ex-wife Abby. He bought the house Abby daydreamed about. When Abby's mother calls to persuade Ryan to attend their anniversary celebration, Ryan sees it as an opportunity to at a second chance to win back Abby's heart. It turns out Abby has not told her parents she and Ryan are divorced due to her strained relationship with her father. Can the road trip from Indiana to Maine bring Ryan and Abby back together?
Abby carried a lot of hurt and pain from her ch
Andrea Cox
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was ok
by Andrea Renee Cox

The lead female annoyed me to pieces. I never did like her. She kept flip-flopping on whether or not she wanted to get back together with her ex and ended up playing with his emotions more than anything. I ended up rooting for him to forget her and move on to a more settled woman who wouldn't change her mind about loving him over and over again.

My mom found this book a light and fun read, so I know other readers will enjoy it a lot more than I did.

This is my honest review.
Dec 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, indiana
If you enjoy Christian romance Denise Hunter is a MUST READ! Seriously, I'm never disappointed when I read one of her stories! ...more
Very good! I'd been looking forward to Ryan's story almost from the beginning of the series and this book did not disappoint. It was quite interesting to read his and Abby's story. ...more
Abigail Harris
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Should I review this book?
Malia Saldaña
Sep 28, 2020 rated it liked it
I can’t believe I only gave this book three stars. I feel bad, but Annie just drove me nuts. I could not stand her. I feel like Ryan should’ve just moved on, but I’m glad they worked through their problems. I wished we could’ve been in Chapel Springs more. Definitely loved the updates on the other couples. My favorite couple was definitely Jade and Daniel. I read that book in like three days. I’m also a huge fan of Pj and Cole. I’m definitely going to try the Summer Harbor series now.
Over the past few years, Ryan McKinley has watched each of his younger sisters find love and happiness. He had that once too. But three years after his divorce, Ryan can't get Abby out of his heart. He's even bought her dream home and is living there. Then he gets a call from her parents out of the blue. Ryan soon learns that Abby has not told her parents about their divorce as he's been invited to celebrate their anniversary in Summer Harbor, Maine. Ryan sees the trip as a second chance to win ...more
Dora Hiers
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Yeah. What could go wrong? lol.
"There's no if. I'll be back next Monday, and everything will be exactly like it is now. You'll see."

I was soooo looking forward to Ryan's story after reading all the other books in the Chapel Springs series. The poor guy has been pining for his ex-wife, Abby, and I couldn't wait to hear their story. This restoration romance didn't disappoint!

Full of angst, the remnants of a emotionally and physically abusive childhood:
It's not true. Nothing he said is true. I'm n
Dana Kamstra
May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Characters: With a story that looks into the heart like this one does, it needs characters that truly come alive off the page. Ryan and Abby do that. Both characters are quite complex and developed making them and their situation quite believable. They also have the reader rooting for both of them to work things out, because it is obvious that they are better together than seperate. The other characters who grace the pages are not many, but they create an impact and further develop the story bet ...more
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love the McKinley family, and this book was no exception. In this book, we get to see more about Ryan and his story. Throughout the entire Chapel Springs series, we have seen bits and pieces of Ryan and the broken heart that was left behind by his divorce. I was excited to finally get his full story, and see how this played out.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review*
This was such a good book and I enjoyed every moment of it. The second chance story line was written so well and I was rooting for them to get back together. Learning about Abby's childhood was tough and I felt so badly for her. (view spoiler)

If the rest of the series is as good as this one I'll definitely have to read them soon.
Debbie DiFiore
Heroine ruined the book

I would have really liked this story but the heroine just annoyed me. Yes she was damaged but her constant pushing away was too much. The hero was so in love with her. I don't understand why she didn't see it. The dog Boo was wonderful of course. His family was a little judgemental but the loved their son and she hurt him. I wish he would have chased her but then there wouldn't be this book. Unfortunately it wouldn't have been a big loss. Just not a great love story.
May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have loved reading the stories of the McKinley siblings. And although he's never been front and center in any of the stories, Ryan has always been a favorite McKinley of mine. I can't remember which book is when I figured out that his story would be a second-chance love story, but once I did, I couldn't wait to read it. And it did not disappoint! Ms. Hunter is such an engaging storyteller. I always feel like I have a front-row seat to the though I'm a fly on the wall experiencing th ...more
Hallie Szott
Dec 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This review is also posted on Book by Book.

As I write this, I keep remembering just how thoroughly I loved and enjoyed Denise Hunter’s Married ‘til Monday - I cannot think of a single thing that disappointed me. Since falling in love with the McKinley family in the previous three Chapel Springs novels, I have eagerly been waiting for the novel that tells heartbroken and divorced Ryan McKinley’s story. In Married ‘til Monday, circumstances allow him the chance to spend time with his ex-wife, Abby
Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"Married 'til Monday" is the fourth book in the "Chapel Springs Romance" series written by Denise Hunter and published by Thomas Nelson. I have really loved this series! Each sibling has their own quirks, but each is so loveable.

Ryan McKinley married the love of his life after college, and after the loss of their baby and tensions in their relationships, his wife Abbey left him. This book starts three years after their divorce, and Ryan is still struggling to recover from it. His family, usuall
Jennie Lynn
Jun 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ryan McKinley has tried to move on from his ex-wife, Abby. He’s sulked, he’s gotten angry, and ultimately he bought her dream house. Big mistake. Living alone in the massive two-story has only made him miss her more. When her parents call him out of the blue about their anniversary party in Summer Harbor, Maine, Ryan believes God has dropped a golden opportunity straight in his lap.

Abby McKinley never exactly told her parents about the divorce. A strained relationship with her dad has culminated
Susan Snodgrass
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Abby and Ryan have been divorced for 3 years in this last book in the Chapel Springs series. Ryan has never stopped loving Abby and wonders what happened in their marriage. Abby, too, wonders why things went south the way they did.

Abby's parents call Ryan, inviting him and Abby to their 35th anniversary celebrations. Seems Abby hasn't informed them about the divorce. Ryan has never stopped thinking about Abby, even going so far as to buy their dream house for himself. He views this trip as an o
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Denise Hunter is the award-winning author of more than 35 novels, three of which have been adapted into Hallmark movies.

Denise writes heartwarming, small-town romances, peopled with layered characters who have real-life issues. Her readers enjoy the vicarious thrill of falling in love and the promise of a happily-ever-after sigh as they savor the final pages of her books.

In 1996, Denise began her

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