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A Fairytale Bride

(Chapel of Love 0.5)

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A CHAPEL OF LOVE SHORT STORY

After a very public career disaster, journalist Jeff Talbert-Lyndon wants to escape from the world. Picturesque Shenadoah Falls, Virginia, seems like the perfect place to relax and regroup before heading back to real life. But when he discovers the charming bookstore Secondhand Prose - and its lovely, slightly overwhelmed owner- he f
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Kindle Edition, 85 pages
Published June 7th 2016 by Forever Yours
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☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
I would have to give this novella a 5 Star/Kitty rating. This was a super sweet story that drug me into the premise by involving a flame that kindles at a used bookstore. I loved Melissa and Jeff's characterization. The romance between them was super cute and this was the perfect novella to go along with Driftwood Cove. I absolutely LOVED both stories and would recommend them to all! Thanks so much to the publishers and NetGalley for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review. I ...more
Claire Robinson
May 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shit-hot-series
3.5 - "Guess I picked the wrong day to go commando." Stars!

If you are looking for a quick, cute and sometimes funny read to while away a couple of hours, then A Fairytale Bride fits really well into that category.



This is my first read by this author and I really enjoyed getting to know Melissa, Jeff and the people of Shenandoah Falls. Jeff is incognito, hiding out in his father’s cabin after a spectacula
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Wendy'sThoughts
May 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Small Towns, Romnace, Novella
3 Believing in HEA Stars
This was a very quick read incorporating many things I usually like in a story. Two characters who are smart, well read and brought together by happenstance.

Our fella is a maligned journalist. He did some cutting edge investigative reporting on a corrupt political situation with the players unfortunately manipulating all of his proof to look bogus. To retreat from the backlash from the publicity and hurtful quotes from his own well placed political father, he goes to t
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Carrie
May 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Jeff Talbert-Lyndon decides to head to Shenadoah Falls, Virginia to try to escape from the world after a very public career disaster. Hiding out in the remote cabin he finds himself a bit stir crazy and ends up in the local book store where he meets Melissa Portman.

Melissa has been fighting what feels like a losing battle trying to keep her grandmother's store in business. When Jeff walks into her life and asks about a part time job she has to turn him down. Jeff however doesn't quit
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Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The reason I picked up A Fairytale Bride by Hope Ramsay to read? Because I am a huge fan of her Last Chance series. I have read every single one of them and I have loved and enjoyed they stories they told.

Short novellas can be a hit or miss. Sometimes the stories feel too rushed and a lot of the times they are just not very well written. Not with this lovely story! I do not feel like the story was rushed (though if it was longer I would have enjoyed it even more!).

I loved
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Susan
Apr 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A Fairytale Bride

Hope Ramsay


I devour everything Hope Ramsay writes and A FAIRYTALE BRIDE is exactly why. It is the first book, or I should say novella in Hope's new series, Chapel of Love series. It is short and sweet and left me wanting more after I finished reading it and that's why I love this author. All of her books do this to me. So that is my only complaint about A FAIRYTALE BRIDE. When it was over, I wanted to keep reading and stay in the characters business
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Gail
Oct 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a quick, sweet and funny romance story. It is the prequel to Hope Ramsey's new series Chapel of Love. I fell in love with the small town of Shenadoah Falls, Virginia and it's residents. I really love the quaint little bookstore with it's two adorable cats Hugo and Dickens. I really hated to see the story come to an end. It is a great beginning to which I think will be an AWESOME series. Looking forward to reading the next book A Christmas Bride.
Clare O'Beara
May 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: america-romance
The short story romance tale is nice enough and there is a pleasant focus on the little bookshop's two cats. A journalist who didn't do his research is in disgrace (so should his editor be) and sulking in a small town instead of trying to rebuild his reputation. He meets the attractive lady who inherited a secondhand bookshop and sees that she's not got to grips with cleaning it and rearranging, preferring to read. Offering to work for minimal wage (doing a student out of a job) the man pitches ...more
Bernie
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Fairytale Bride is a sweet and funny short story written by author Hope Ramsay.
Linda Smatzny
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Short romance. Quick read on my kindle.
Hannah
Jul 17, 2018 rated it liked it
read from the Driftwood Cove bonus novella.
Lynn Grier
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great read. Loved the book.
Jeannette Barreto
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good story,easy to read and the plot is interesting.
Maureen Hubley
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First book I have read by this author and I loved it.
Marie Christensen
Apr 27, 2019 rated it liked it
cute quick read
Heidi
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hope Ramsey's stories are full of people who I would love to meet and towns that I would love to live in.
Alleyne Dickens
Dec 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A short, fun read. Prequel to a new series.
Theresa
Dec 31, 2017 rated it liked it
ATY challenge. week 1 - title has A, T and Y in it.
OpenBookSociety.com
Jun 11, 2016 rated it liked it
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A Fairytale Bride
Chapel of Love, Book #.5
By Hope Ramsay
ASIN: B01CDDAFJW
Author’s Website: http://www.hoperamsay.com
Review brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra

Synopsis:

A CHAPEL OF LOVE SHORT STORY

After a very public career disaster, journalist Jeff Talbert-Lyndon wants to escape from the world. Picturesque Shenandoah Falls, Virginia, seems like the perfect place to relax and regroup before heading back to real life. But when he discovers the charming
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Andra Weis
May 22, 2016 rated it liked it
http://openbooksociety.com/article/a-...

A Fairytale Bride is a quick, fast pace, enjoyable romance novella. Usually I am not a huge fan of novellas because there is just not enough time to get sufficient depth to the story for my liking. I must say though that Hope Ramsay has done a good job and I did not feel like the story was lacking in any way.

Jefferson Talbert-Lyndon has run away from New York City to Shenandoah Falls as a result of an article he had written for New York, New York. He thought he had the corre
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Gaele
Cute. That’s the first word that comes to mind with this story. A simple premise: two overly judgmental cats, a second-hand bookshop desperately in need of organization and customers, a newly-placed owner still reeling from the death of her grandmother and a mysterious man far different from the ‘usual sort’ in town.

Secondhand Prose is one of the many shops that make up the quaint main street in this little town, now run by Melissa after her grandmother’s death. She’s still reeling from the une
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Diana in SC
Jun 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cute and Sweet

   This is called a short story, but it is about 70 pages long plus an excerpt from the next book, so it felt more like novella length to me.  I like this cute, sweet story.  It is a romance with a pair of book-lovers, which is an adorable idea.  Melissa's grandmother recently died, and she inherited two grumpy cats and an unprofitable used bookstore in her small hometown in the Virginia mountains.  Melissa wants to keep the store, but she does not have enough money to
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Sophie (Blogger)
Jun 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Melissa Portman has had a couple of rough months, between her grandmother passing away and taking on the responsibility of her bookstore it has been a big change in her life. Jeff Talbert has had his name all over news, so he decides to hide out in a small town away from everyone to think about what he is going to do next.
When Jeff walks into Melissa's store in an attempted to hide from someone he doesn't want to see, he doesn't realise just how much this small quirky bookstore would change his
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Andrea
Jun 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Do you have an hour? Curl up with your Kindle and this book for a whirlwind romance that will capture your heart and leave you a little warm and fuzzy inside. Melissa reminds me a bit of myself. She just wants to read her books and save her secondhand shop in memory of her grandmother. She also has two obnoxious cats who pretty much don't want anything to do with anyone else. She also knows how to appreciate a fine male specimen.

Jeff is also quite likable, despite his family history.
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Miriam
Jun 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: series, contemporary
Jeff's hiding. Melissa's struggling. Actually, they're both struggling, now that I think about it, just differently.

Jeff's downfall cost him his job, the life he'd known, and left him feeling lost. He has no idea who he is now that his career's over. Melissa's loss has left her floundering in dimly lit waters and the only rescue boat in sight is one she doesn't want to board. She's hoping for another way out but it's looking more and more like there isn't one.

When these t
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Becky
Jun 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
An absolutely adorable story to start off what looks to be a fun series!

Every time I read a Hope Ramsay book (I've read a few in the Last Chance series), I wonder why I haven't read more. Given this prequel short story, the Chapel of Love series is definitely one I want to keep reading!

I really liked both Melissa and Jeff. She's trying to keep her recently deceased grandmother's used bookstore afloat, wears princess-story-themed t-shirts, and reads romances; he is a journalist and fe
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P.e. lolo
Jun 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
A short story about a journalist who is trying to hide, and a book store owner who is trying to save not only her store, but the building. Jeffery Talbot Langston got let go from the magazine he was working for when the story he wrote about a political figure was being ridiculed as wrong and his source being an ex or would be ex. Leaving everything and wanting to be rid of his name as well. He ends up in a small Virginia town. This is where he meets Melissa Portman who is trying to hang onto her ...more
Annette
Sep 15, 2016 rated it liked it
I would really like to give this short story 3.5 stars.

Jeff is a talented reporter who has lost his job. His father has publicly embarrassed him. Jeff feels disappointed and he's looking for a new start.

Melissa is barely keeping her head above water running her late Grandmother's second hand bookstore. She and Grammie's two cats are in mourning for the woman who cared for all three of them.

When Melissa and Jeff meet for the first time, there is an immediate se
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Cathy
Jun 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
"A Fairy Tale Bride" by Hope Ramsay is a short, quick read that is heartwarming and fun. Melissa and Jeff are sweet together. She is struggling to keep her grandmother's book store afloat. He's in town to hide from his life. I really liked both characters - they are both independent and smart. Their banter about books was entertaining and seeing their relationship blossom was endearing. At times, my heart broke for Melissa, understanding her heart was hurting yet I admired her for her dedication ...more
Alison
Jun 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read by this author but now I’ve had a taste of her writing I will seek out her back catalogue which upon investigation there seems to be quite a few!

A short story, less than a 100 pages, so a quick easy read but contained all the ingredients for a book lover like me. A bookshop called ‘Secondhand Prose’ a young couple of book lovers and cats lol .. so my afternoon of reading was complete.

A touch of humour, a few sexy bits and the angst of Melissa findi
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Hope Ramsay was born in New York and grew up on the North Shore of Long Island, but every summer Momma would pack her off under the care of Aunt Annie to go visiting with relatives in the midlands of South Carolina. Her extended family includes its share of colorful aunts and uncles, as well as cousins by the dozens, who provide the fodder for the characters you’ll find in Last Chance, South Carol ...more

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