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A Small Town Bride (Chapel of Love #2)

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  126 Ratings  ·  47 Reviews
Amy Lyndon is tired of being the Poor Little Rich Girl of Shenandoah Falls. In her prominent family, she's the ordinary one - no Ivy League education and no powerful career. But when her father tries to marry her off, she knows it's finally time to stand up for herself, despite the consequences. Now that she's cut off from the family fortune, her first challenge is to figh ...more
Kindle Edition, 337 pages
Published March 28th 2017
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Mar 28, 2017 Carrie rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Amy Lyndon has spent her life being the spoiled rich girl of the town with the only skills she learned growing up was how to shop. When Amy's father insists that the twenty eight year old accept a marriage proposal from a rich man that she doesn't love or he will cut off her allowance and throw her out of the house Amy however decides to take her life into her own hands.

Living out of her car with only the clothes on her back Amy decides the way to defy her father is to get a job and stand on he
Jen Ryland
I wasn't sure about A Small Town Bride at first. When I do read romance I generally read Regency and this to me felt like the contemporary romance version of a cozy mystery novel. Amy is a spoiled and aimless member of a large Virginia family, and after she refuses to marry the very successful hedge fund manager who just proposed to her, Amy's father cuts off her credit cards and phone and goes on vacation, locking her out of the house. (Ha - that does sound kind of like the modern version of a ...more
Blodeuedd Finland
Ha, that blurb is so not telling the truth. Amy loves spending money, she loves the easy life, but then her father throws her out and tells her to marry her boyfriend. And here the truth of the blurb comes in. Sure she is all wtf!? at first. But she does not go running to her bf cos she decided she wants love and he is not that. And she does not go running to family either. She buckles down, gets a hardworking job and tries to fix her life.

Amy was sure a spoiled princess at first, but she truly
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

Look at that cover! It's gorgeous! I was so excited for A Small-Town Bride. I was all *grabby hands* and eagerly dove into Amy and Dusty's story. Aaaaaaand instantly hated both the hero and heroine.

Hold on! Hold on! Keep reading...

Which is exactly what I did. Because I love Ramsay's romances and I had faith. Though, I'll be honest, I was working up a good character rant with each page I turned.

But I was proven wrong. Amy
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Sweet, not so simple romance between an unlikely pair. The towns poor little rich girl and the man that was not right for her, but challenged her. Amy was more than anyone would have figured. I was hoping to have more than just another rich spoiled female as that lead. Amy shows that she was made of more than just the life she lived. I personally felt like dad and the rest of the family was selling her short. Just because she did not conform to what they wanted her to do, say, and be.

If you are
books are love
Apr 02, 2017 books are love rated it really liked it
Received in exchange for a honest review.
This is a delight to read. I love how Amy and dusty both grow but also learn from one another. For Amy in order to take control of her life after her dad kicks her out she proves to her family and herself that she can stand on her own and make it. For Dusty we see how he falls in love and shows others that he isn’t what they think he is. Both help each other learn to grow, mature and love.
Dusty was a stand up guy. He had everything be a learning opportuni
The Delight
Poor little rich girl loses it all and then comes into her own to find out there is more to life than money with an irascible, commit-o-phobe angler-loving landscaper.

A Small Town Bride is the second installment in the Chapel of Love series working well in order or as a standalone highlighting the small town antics of the wealthy Lyndons, the quirky wedding situations at the Inn, and a few unlikely romances.

Amy Lyndon really was a spoilt and sheltered rich girl, but she was also to
Apr 15, 2017 Meaghan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley
Amy and Dusty were perfect. She was dynamic and interesting, and really stuck to her guns as far as standing up to her family. Dusty went out on a limb to help her, and she not only didn't let him down, but they found something special with each other.
Mar 14, 2017 Gail rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of the book from Net Galley for my honest review.

What a heartwarming romance story about life, growing up and second chances. A fast paced story that was very hard to put down.
I loved every minute of it and hated to see it end!
Looking forward to the next story in the series!
Heather andrews
Feb 25, 2017 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing
Dusty knows how to clear things up, “honey, if you think what happened on Thursday night was pity sex, then you need to think again. I stayed because I wanted to. There is no other reason. I think you’re a beautiful, smart, desirable woman.” Amy is a good woman, to help get her man's mind off some heavy matters she offers to comfort him, “I can see how that might be the case. So, should I start stripping in the car? Give you something else to think about?” I liked this book, I loved Dusty and I ...more
Kimberly Cermak
Mar 14, 2017 Kimberly Cermak rated it it was ok
A Small Town Bride was just an average story. A rich girl who needs to grow up, a bad boy who is trying to live a different life and they fall in love. The characters did not catch my attention and at times I was extremely confused with all of the other characters.
Misty (Red's Romance Review's)
Mar 16, 2017 Misty (Red's Romance Review's) rated it really liked it
Amy Lyndon is use to having the finer things in life, coming from a wealthy family it is to be expected, money is no object... as long as you do what is expected of you. First you do the Ivy League education, then take what you have learned and move on in the family business... but Amy chose a different path, one that didn't involve those things, and now it is coming back to bite her in the butt! Her father wants her to marry her upstanding boyfriend, one groomed very much like herself, one who ...more
Feb 21, 2017 Kimberly rated it liked it
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3.5 Hearts So this is a bit of a typical story. Spoiled little rich girl needs to grow up, daddy kicks her out, she hooks up with the bad boy playboy and they fall in love because they both see that the other is not what the expected. We all know this storyline and yet we still come back to it time after time.

The problem was I didn’t find either character had pulled me in. Amy is written very naive and young. When I started the story I wondered if I had
Jun 04, 2017 Heidi rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. I could not put it down once I started it. It had a great plot, great location and great characters. Besides the romance between the two main characters, Amy and Dusty the story had a message. Amy is born into a rich family who thinks of her as "ridiculous" and "silly". She believes them until her father kicks her out of the house thinking that she will run to the rich man that her family has chosen for her to marry. Instead of doing that Amy finds a job, a place to live, and ...more
Mar 24, 2017 Sarah rated it really liked it
Dusty is living with a stigma of his family and the town does not like him. He loves the town he lives in but he's starting to wonder if he needs to find a place to start over, however for now he is set up to fix the in he works out up and now he has a spoiled rich brat he has to train. What more could go wrong in his life right now? Amy is forced to get a job and she is locked out of her house her dad seems to want to teach her left and she wants to turn the tables and teach her family a lesson ...more
May 06, 2017 Jessica rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book free for my honest review. I have never read this author before but I liked it. Amy Lyndon is the poor little rich girl but shes done living that life. Her father tries to marry her off and she has had enough. She is cut off from family money and needs to make it on her own. She looks for work with a landscaping crew the boss Dusty Mcneil thinks theres no way she can handle the job she proves to him and her family that she can do whatever she sets her mind to. Dust ...more
Loved the premise but the writing fell flat for me. The pacing was way too slow and the characters appeared one dimensional. I also couldn't really buy into Dusty letting the heroine sleep in the car and the scene where she climbed the fence naked made absolutely no sense - there was no reason given for why she couldn't just put her clothes back on. Also, the sheer amount of secondary characters was a bit OTT; I struggled to keep everyone straight, especially when the heroine kept mentioning her ...more
Isha Coleman
Mar 24, 2017 Isha Coleman rated it it was amazing
A women looking to find herself learns about the world and the heart on her trek of self - discovery. Amy has the perfect life. Her family is rich. Her needs are all taken care of, but she isn't happy. Her wake - up call comes in the form of a marriage of convenience proposition and an ultimatum, which sends her on a journey that changes her life and opens her heart. With Hope Ramsay and her Chapel of Love Series, there is never a lack for sentiment. Ms. Ramsay gives her readers stories of wisdo ...more
Madison  Monroe
Mar 18, 2017 Madison Monroe rated it it was amazing
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This was a beautiful, romance staring the broody Dusty and not so rich anymore Amy. I do not know where to start with praising this book, so I will start with my inner feelings. This book made me feel good and it exemplified love, patience, and determination. Hands down, this is one the best books that I have ever read in 2017. I have never read a book by this author before and the book perfectly demonstrates why you should read books by indie authors. I enjoyed myself while reading this book an ...more
May 27, 2017 Brianna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Small Town Bride by Hope Ramsay was a quirky and cute book to read. With her fair share of mishaps, Amy Lyndon is an endearing protagonist who is fun to follow on her journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Definitely a fun and uplifting read that was well developed.
Jul 19, 2017 Regan rated it really liked it

another good read in this series. I really like Amy as a character. I also liked the changes in Ramsay revealed his inner struggles layer by layer. There were parts that read a little juvenile -- more YA than adult romance. That said, this would be an excellent series to introduce a young adult to contemporary romance.
Chris, RN
Jun 17, 2017 Chris, RN rated it really liked it
Humorous, perfect beach read. Spoiled rich girl has to earn a living. She finds herself an entry level, hands-in-the-dirt job. Then her boss tries to slightly sabotage her, as he thinks she's taking work from someone who really needs the work.
Terri Bond
Jun 15, 2017 Terri Bond rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a heartwarming clean love story with a cast of rich characters. i loved this book and havre become of fan of hope ramsay
Tiffany Faw
May 03, 2017 Tiffany Faw rated it liked it
Didn't like it as much as the other books I've read by Hope Ramsay.
I thought Amy's storyline was a little too unrealistic.
Mar 14, 2017 Marjorie rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this second book of this Shenandoah Falls series. What others perceive versus what is true is one of the prevalent themes throughout this story.  Tearing each other apart is upfront and personal, and yet when a character explains how he or she actually feels, you are able to see beyond the gossip and either accept or disagree with the reasons for their own behavior due to the circumstances they have been dealt with.  I truly appreciate the insight this author has.  I cheered for ...more
Stephanie Rollins
Mar 12, 2017 Stephanie Rollins rated it it was amazing
Amy is a spoiled, rich young woman. Her family is the large school of fish in a small pond. Her father kicks her out and cuts her off, hoping it will lead her to accept Grady's proposal. However, Amy wants love. With Grady, there is nothing.

Surprising everyone, Amy takes a job as a gardener's assistant. She works for Dusty, the town's white trash. However, is Dusty really cut from the same cloth as his family? Amy falls hard for him in spite of her objecting family.

Her father may have cut her of
Mia Lansford
Mar 06, 2017 Mia Lansford rated it really liked it
A fun read. I would have liked a stronger conflict. I'd recommend A Small Town Bride to anybody who likes sweet contemporary romance.
Mar 05, 2017 Georgine rated it liked it
I was given an early copy of this book to read.
It was a good romance story.
Would recommend this book
Apr 02, 2017 Ann rated it really liked it
Spoiled rich girl cut off by irate dad meets hard working man with a past. Good story that does deliver a few surprises. Amy does develop and become a likable character with the help of Dusty and his dog. I like Hope Ramsey and her Last Chance series and this stand alone romance delivers a great story with some good back up characters that might deserve a book of their own.
Mary rated it really liked it
Apr 22, 2017
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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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Chapel of Love (3 books)
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