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A Fairytale Bride

(Chapel of Love #0.5)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  211 ratings  ·  61 reviews

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 finds a part-
Kindle Edition, 85 pages
Published June 7th 2016 by Forever Yours
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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 spectacularly large fall from grace in Washington circles when one of his published articles, rubs up t
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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
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
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 quite know how t
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 the background of our t
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.

Melissa owns the used booksto
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. ...more
Penny Ramirez
Nov 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Maybe 3.5, but I rounded up because bookstores & cats make me happy.

I've not read this series, but I'll look for it. I enjoy Ramsay's writing!
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
Aug 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Jefferson Talbert-Lyndon headed to Shenandoah Falls, Virginia to escape a blunder in his writing career. Melissa Portman left her teaching job in order to take care of her Grammy before she died. Now she's trying to keep Grammy's Secondhand Prose bookstore opened. Jefferson starts hanging out at the bookstore, helping Melissa clean and organize the place. He doesn't tell her who is really is. What will happen when she finds out? This is an entertaining one sitting read. It has likable characters ...more
Sep 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet short story of romance, love at first style. A story that says family money doesn't buy happiness or a sense of decency, and that you should always trust your cat's instinctual knowledge of a person's true nature. ...more
Kerry Smith
Dec 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great read...journalist Jeff retreats to family cabin after being lambasted for a story and meets the local book store owner, only problem in their way is his father's family seem to be trying to buy her out. ...more
Linda Smatzny
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Short romance. Quick read on my kindle.
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.
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Fairytale Bride is a sweet and funny short story written by author Hope Ramsay.
Maureen Hubley
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First book I have read by this author and I loved it.
Jul 17, 2018 rated it liked it
read from the Driftwood Cove bonus novella.
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. ...more
Marie Christensen
Apr 27, 2019 rated it liked it
cute quick read
Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I just loved it!
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Loved this story. I loved the bookstore and the characters. So much chemistry. Very emotional. Just a great book!
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very cute short story
Elaine C.
Dec 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was the perfect little short story to read after a fun Christmas day.
Jan 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
Short & sweet story. Not a lot of fluff or drama.
Leanna Hiner
Feb 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was a cute, fun short novella around 100 pages. You will fall in love with the characters and much of the story takes place in a secondhand bookstore, ie heaven for book lovers.
Holly Doyal
May 10, 2021 rated it it was ok
Just awful
Alleyne Dickens
Dec 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A short, fun read. Prequel to a new series.
Dec 31, 2017 rated it liked it
ATY challenge. week 1 - title has A, T and Y in it.
Jul 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a bonus novella in SUNSHINE ON SILVER LAKE, book five in the SWEETWATER SPRINGS series which was reviewed separately.

There was a bonus novella included—Hope Ramsay’s A FAIRYTALE BRIDE. This is the prequel to the CHAPEL IN LOVE series, of which the first book is A CHRISTMAS BRIDE. In A FAIRYTALE BRIDE, Jeff and Melissa come together in whimsical and heartwarming ways. Jeff is doing all he can to help Melissa keep open the used bookstore she inherited (from her grandmother who raised her.
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Hope Ramsay is a USA Today bestselling author of heartwarming contemporary romances, set below the Mason-Dixon Line. Her children are grown, but she has a beloved fur baby, Daisy the Cockapoo who keeps her entertained. Hope lives in the medium-sized town of Fredericksburg, Virginia and when she’s not writing or walking the dog, she spends her time knitting and noodling around on her collection of ...more

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