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(Fleur de Lis Brides #1)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Perfectionistic Branna Lind has found true love with James Newbern, but the winds of Hurricane Katrina have pushed their wedding date into an uncertain future. She can’t wait on Fleur de Lis to be restored to marry James. They need to wed pronto, before she reveals news sure to shock her family.
James is determined to protect Branna. Since their engagement, his gun toting e
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Published December 7th 2016 by The Wild Rose Press
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Mar 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a free book and voluntarily chose to review it. This is a book that tells of Branna and her possible wedding. There is barely anything I can say about this book without giving you spoilers. It takes place after Hurricane Katrina and Branna has many worries as she plans her wedding. Branna is what I would consider most women in her situation to be realistic.
Feb 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Linda Joyce writes about the Gulf coast: the people, their land and their heritage. The Fleur de Lis Bride series is about 3 cousins Camilla, Branna and Biloxi. Now adults the women have returned home to accept their duties to their families and heritage. A little romance is woven into each story, a little suspense and a level of accomplishment. The Bride series could have had more developed characters and story line. I liked Bayou Bound in the Fleur de Lis series better.
Dec 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book." Loved this couple. They went through a lot before they could walk down the aisle but it was all great in the end. Love the girls in this series of books and so glad to be able to read of their weddings. I am anxiously awaiting the release of the other books in this series. A must read series. ...more
Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book; this is the first book in the Fleur de Lis Brides series written by Linda Joyce. Branna Lind has found true love with James Newbern, but the winds of Hurricane Katrina have pushed their wedding date into an uncertain future. She can’t wait on Fleur de Lis to be restored to marry James. James is determined to protect Branna. Since their engagement, his gun toting ex-fiancée has been dipping into crazy. He’s certain she’ll settle down after the wedding, but when she steals Br ...more
Barbara Hackel
Feb 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Branna and James had to postpone their wedding because of Hurricane Katrina. Unfortunately it has turned Branna into somewhat of a bridezilla and not the gracious person we met originally. Of course much of this can be blamed on pregnancy hormones, but still, I felt she was more of a spoiled brat than anything. Perhaps I am harsh, but it seemed like everyone else was inconvenienced by the storm and aftermath of work, but no one acted as poorly as she did.

Still I love the story of the brides and
Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fleur De Lis, what a beautiful home--until the hurricane damages it and delays Branna's wedding to James. So, what to do--helping with the restoration but there is a problem--something that keeps Branna from helping as much as she would like. As with most weddings the planning is very stressful--especially when you have a mother like Branna's. So Branna breaks down and wants to run away to Vegas to get married--but James knows that would actually leave her miserable. In the mean time they are st ...more
Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Weddings always make me happy! But like the one in Branna, Fleur de lis Brides Series, there's a lot more going on in the background to make a ceremony happen than you think.

Branna truly has to get her house in order in more than one way after Hurricane Katrina to make this wedding happen. James is there to love her, encourage a little balance in her life, and work together to begin their new life in the best manner possible. They've got some good things coming.

I've read all of Linda Joyce's boo
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Dec 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
♢♢♢♢♢ 4 STAR REVIEW ♢♢♢♢♢

Brenna and James are a loving couple that were supposed to be married but mother nature had other plans. Now two weeks before their wedding once again it seems fate has other plans that might put a stop to achieve their happy ending.

This book had some serious situation, some of them were left open making you wonder the conclusion, others you wanted to scream poor Brenna and wanting you help her. Don't get me wrong at the end the main plot was finished smoothly and with t
Peggy Clayton
Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Linda Joyce is one of my favorite authors. She writes with the reader totally in mind and her characters are simple people. The story line is always flowing and most of the time you never want to put down the book. With that said I loved Brannas story it was a wonderful story that something of hers got stolen and she had to have that for her wedding. We all have felt that way when we get married that something from a special person has given us and we wanted to take it down the aisle when we mar ...more
Cindy Reifel
Dec 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Branna loves James and is definitely looking forward to their wedding. The only problem is that things aren't working out the way Branna wants and, she is turning into the clasic bridezilla. It may have something to do with the fact that James' ex-fiancé has lost her mind, is carrying a gun around and has stolen the heirloom pearls that Branna is to wear at her wedding. It may also have to do with the fact that Branna has decided to just drag her fiancé to Vegas and James is refusing. It's a bum ...more
Pelusa Rivera
Dec 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Given an ARC for voluntary review for netgalley. Branna and James were a great couple. Weddings are a hassle to begin with, just imagine having to deal with one after a storm hits! The poor couple have to deal with a crazy ex, her over bearing mother, it's enough to just want to elope, but James wants Branna to have her wedding, because he knows eventually that is what she will want, so he is determined to make it happen. True love at its finest. ...more
Linda Rimer-Como
Nov 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a delightful read! The author has such an elegant way with the written word, you are drawn into the book. The story line is remarkable and the characters have great connections with one another. A tragic event and a delusional ex can not destroy the love James and Branna have for one another. Fantastic read, don't miss this one!

I voluntarily read and reviewed this book, all opinions expressed are my own.
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
With my wedding coming up soon, it was fun to read about someone else experiencing the "crazy" - even if it was fictional. I just loved Brianna & James so much. In fact everyone should have a James in their corner! Ladies, this one is a must give to anyone's soon-to-be hubby! Thank you NetGalley and Ms Joyce for giving me the opportunity to read and review! ...more
Maureen Mckenzie
Dec 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Love all of Linda's books. Love this cover and the Louisiana theme as I am a La. resident so it makes it all the more relatable and special. Branna has made me anticipate the next Fleur De Lis bride book. ...more
Dec 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Super start to a new series
I liked this book was not sure if it was for me when i read the blurb but im so glad i tried it.This sucked me in right from the start next thing i knew half the night was gone and i had read it all this was a fantastic book cant wait to read more.
Terry Trahan
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sweet and sensual read

Branna and James FINALLY tie this knot. Even with all the obstacles thrown in their path, they persevered, making their victory so much sweeter.
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Angel Hatfield
Branna would soon be married to her james. They had to cancel their Labor Day wedding because of Hurricane Katrina but they were about two weeks off now. The old Aunts needed to be brought home as they were confused at what was going on. Two weeks and Branna could go on her honeymoon then back to Florida. Go back to teaching communications at the community college, focus on her new husband,and preparing for their baby as Branna was already pregnant but no one knew yet. Biloxi would have camilla ...more
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Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wedding woes.

An excellent book about planning a wedding where nothing is going how it's supposed to. We have a hurricane and a crazy ex that need to get in the past before a future with a happily ever after could be possible.
I love the great flow of words written by this talented author. I'm looking forward to continuing this awesome series. So good!

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Amazon Best Selling author and multiple RONE Award Finalist Linda Joyce writes contemporary romance and women’s fiction featuring assertive females and the men who can’t resist them. She lives with her very patient husband in a house in metro-Atlanta. Linda’s a closet artist who paints with a brush, yet longs to finger paint…but hates getting her hands messy. She’s addicted to Cajun food and sushi ...more

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