Summer Bride (Holiday Brides Book 2)
Sage Presley loves her job as the receptionist at Golden Skies Retirement Village in Holiday, Oregon. She enjoys the residents and their wisdom, even if some of them are more than a little quirky. Determined to ignore the matchmaking efforts of two women at the...more
My rating is 5 stars
When Justin bought his business and house, he inherited an eccentric cat, Crosby (if cats can be eccentric, that is). I loved reading about Crosby and his idiosyncrasies. He reminds me quite a bit of Felix, the cat who visits us, with the exception that Crosby is scared of mice. The fact that Justin happily accepted him and took over his care was just one of the examples of what a great guy Justin is.
So, Justin. He’s smart, ...more
You will just have to read if you want to know what HPH stands for. I love that the eccentric Matilda and the classical Ruth were also in this story from Valentine Bride. These two misfit Octogenarians bring such a ...more
Summer Bride returns to Golden Skies Retirement Village in Holiday, Oregon, where Sage Presley works as a receptionist and Justin James is working as a temporary electrician. Leave it to resident’s ...more
I loved it all! Justin and Sage meet while both working at the local retirement community. Justin is drawn to Sage, but mistakenly thinks she is married. The local matchmakers get involved, puzzling Justin as to why they would try to throw him together with a married woman.
I loved Matilda’s antics!
Sage and Justin were a cute couple. I loved the way that Justin involved Sage’s younger brother, Shane. I cannot get enough of these characters! I would love to see what happens in ...more
Shanna Hatfield has put together a humorous story with a mystery interwoven as the sweetest romance blooms. And there is a new star, Fred Asteer along with his Ginger. Cannot leave out Matilda and Ruth that bring you to tears laughing. Crosby the cat does not take a lesser role either. After a near tragic incident, Sage opens up again to Justin. Shane expresses his approval. Read what comes to pull your heart strings. The ending will require tissues.
I loved this book and it was a great sequel. It was great to be able to visit holiday and the Golden Skies again.
I loved that Matilda and Ruth who are part of Valentines Bride were part of the story as they brought humour and mischief and that we got to see Flynlee and Carson (also from Valentines Bride) finally get their HEA.
I love books that use the same characters as secondary characters in the next book as you get to see how they are ...more
The receptionist has caught the eye of the new electrician who is working in the new wing and he just wants to find a good woman to settle down with.
This is a good story about problems in their past and a romance that includes a half brother as part of the package but she doesn’t want a relationship ...more
The two elderly matchmakers, from Valentine Bride, are back at their manipulative best trying to steer the couple together. Both are fun, humorous characters who add worldly wisdom combined with childlike glee to the proceedings.
Although Sages story is quite tragic ...more
It's a delightful & touching story.
Justin is new to Holiday. He is the
town's new electrician. Working at
Golden Skies Retirement Village,
he see's Sage there everyday.
When he finally gets the curious to ask
her out, Justin see's that she has a son.
Sage has been raising her brother
for the pass five years. Sage & Shane
are both happy with their life in Holiday.
She's prime focus is caring for
Slowly Justin breaks down Sage's
walls, & becomes close to ...more
Justin has just relocated to Holiday and loves the small town. He's had to opportunity to buy himself a ready made electrician's business and he is happy making ...more
Sage and Justin are building a friendship clouded by misunderstandings. He’s fighting his attraction for a woman he thinks is married. She’s fighting her fears and feelings because Justin is too good to be true and her life is shadowed by a past she can’t get passed and a future she can’t afford to dream about.
I loved the heartwarming story of a couple who truly deserved all happiness. It was deep and very well written. In the midst of the struggles ...more
This is a really enjoyable story with lovable characters, humans and animals. When you start ...more
She never disappoints, always delivers, and truly warms my heart.
Justin and Sage’s story was so cute, heartwarming, and sincere.
Shane was truly an amazing addition to this story and who can forget Matilda and Ruth. Those two ladies are just the cream of the crop when it comes to matchmakers. I’d really love to meet them in ...more
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Set in the freshness of an Oregon spring, this sweet, standalone novella is a perfect read to make it through a long, cold winter.
Read full review in the 2018 Oct issue of InD'tale Magazine.
A wonderful read about the interactions between people who are striving to make friends and be needed in a family. Animals,and generations of people who support and encourage a happy future with a few laughs thrown in to keep it entertaining from beginning to end.
In addition to blogging and eating too much chocolate, she is completely smitten with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.
Shanna creates character-driven romances with realistic heroes and heroines. Her ...more