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Summer Bride (Holiday Brides Book 2)

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From USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield Two octogenarians won’t stop until they make a match. . .

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 th

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Kindle Edition, 239 pages
Published July 12th 2018
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Glenda Kinard
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omg once again I am in awe of another Great Book by the Wonderful Talented Highly Gifted Shanna Hatfield!! Summer Bride was just to good for words I could go on and on with high praises for Summer Bride. I loved visiting Holiday again and getting to visit the Golden Skies aka HPH
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 livel
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Phyllis
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars, romance
Summer Bride by Shanna Hatfield
Meddling Matchmakers
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, h
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Robbie
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE to read sequels to books, especially when there are delightfully quirky characters like Matilda and Ruth (you may remember them from Valentine Bride). Chills of excitement ran through me when I saw the second Holiday Brides Book by Shanna Hatfield was being released, and I wasn’t disappointed.

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 R
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Jeffrey
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Watch out! The two elderly matchmakers from the author's Valentine Bride (Holiday Brides book 1) are at it again. Retirement home ladies Ruth and Matilda can't help themselves as they scheme to match two more deserving young people together. Sage Presley works at the retirement home as a receptionist. Justin James is the head electrician finishing a new wing on the facility. The attraction between these two is immediate but Ruth and Matilda think they need a little push. Thinking Sage is already ...more
Jessie
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Sweet Summer Read

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 S
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Jerri
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Justin, Sage and Shane's story

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.
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Stephanie Jenkins Ortiz Cerrillo
What a refreshing, sweet love story. Not to mention that it has many giggles within. I'm so happy I read this book. It has renewed my belief that there can be happily ever after's and knights in shining armor. I just fell in love with these characters and hope to see them in future Holiday books by Shanna Hatfield! ...more
Mary Beth
Apr 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Sage Presley loves her job as the receptionist at Golden Skies Retirement Village in Holiday, Oregon. Quite frankly, I was bored.
Aisling Cooper
Jul 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
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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 do
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Dorothy Roller
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story is so good and funny that had me really cracking up. It is taking place mostly in a retirement center and two of the women are sort of matchmakers and one is a bit crazy and hilarious.
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 si
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Julie Jobe
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Matilda and Ruth strike again! I really enjoy this novella series by Shanna Hatfield. Matilda, Ruth, and their crazy antics really make the books so much fun! You never know what they’re going to do and when they do something, it’ll most likely make you laugh out loud. I also enjoy seeing just how different they are, but how rich and long standing their friendship has been. In addition to these wild human characters, there’s a seriously funny animal character or two in this novella that only add ...more
Kathy Wideman
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in this series but they can be read as standalones. I haven’t read the first one and wasn’t confused or lost at all. This book is a sweet, romance novella. I read it in once sitting. It is a clean romance with just a few stolen kisses. Sage works at a retirement village and loves her job. Two of the ladies that live there are trying to play matchmakes between Sage and Justin an electrician. Sage’s focus is raising her brother. Justin is interested in Sage but thinks she i ...more
Rose Ann
Summer Bride ( the 2nd book of Holiday Brides) is such a sweet, uplifting book that when it ends I felt myself “sigh” . Sage Presley has given up on relationships because nothing is more important than raising her brother Shane . Sage and Shane are all the family each other have, till a car accident brings a handsome electrician into their live.

Justin James was following a car that just ran the red light and hitting another car trapping the victim inside.after calling 911 he tried to rescue the
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Doni
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I adored this book!
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
her brother.
Slowly Justin breaks down Sage's
walls, & becomes close to both her
& S
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claire jones
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
A sweet natured book about a young woman learning how to trust. Sage has not had a good upbringing and has taken on the responsibility of the r young half brother Shane. Justin is new in town and just wants to meet a nice young woman.
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
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Candy Laine
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
At the Golden Skies Retirement Village in Holiday, Oregon it's time for the matchmaking seniors to bring another couple together. Sage is the receptionist as what her friends refer to as the Hokey Pokey Hotel. She's got her hands full taking care of her teenage brother. She has no plans to start a relationship or get involved with anyone.
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
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Julia David
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved Sage, Justin and Shane. From the beginning, Justin just gets Sage and knows that she and Shane are a package deal. Sage is raising her brother and has not had time to date anyone. Shane takes all of her time. Until Justin shows up. Justin is ready to settle down and Sage seems just like the kind of woman he wants to settle down with, except he thinks she is married. Sage thinks it is easier when men thinks she is married. She won't have to turn them down when they ask her out. With the hel ...more
Ann-Maree Howarth
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a lovely story this book was it will have hooked to the very end. Shanna Hatfield is one of my favorite authors and this book will not disappoint you. This is book two of the series but the first one I have read, I do have “Valentine Bride” sitting on my Kindle waiting to be read. I just love the residence of the Golden Skies Retirement Village. This book will warm your heart and if you read it on a cold winter night like I did you are totally going to enjoy it. I received an ARC copy of th ...more
Amy Petrowich
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hope and happiness are hers for the taking

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 the
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Shash
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I smiled, laughed and sighed my way through this book. I loved the story and loved the characters (both the two and four footed ones). Sage is amazing! Her dedication to her brother is inspirational. I loved the way Justin made him a part of everything, too. Justin really saw and understood Sage and was a perfect partner for her. It just took her a while to realize that. :) It was so fun to watch Matilda and Ruth try to help the romance along. They are a great pair and such a riot! I hope we get ...more
Nethanja
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ruth and Matilda are doing it again, proofing they are good in matchmaking. Justin is all for it but his love interest Sage seems married with a son. Sage became the caretaker for her half brother Shane when she was 18 and she took it very serious. She really likes Justin but there is no place in her life for love. Can Justin convince Sage that he not only came to love her but also her brother Shane?
This is a really enjoyable story with lovable characters, humans and animals. When you start read
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Tess
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Excellent. Of course! Many laugh out loud moments. Ms Hatfield has characters with wit and charm and are written in such a way that you expect them to be your neighbors. Pretty sure Sage and I would be super close friends.

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I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists,
and/or authors, including Netgalley. I am not required to write positive
reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this
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Tonya Lucas
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I‘m in Heaven, every time I read Shanna Hatfield book, I finish it saying one of two things, “well that’s the cutest story I’ve read yet” or “that’s my favorite one so far!”
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 p
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Teri
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been waiting for this book for a very long time, and it didn’t disappoint! Justin was just the best sort of fella for Valentine Bride Fynlee’s friend Sage. She has a lot of walls built up from her lousy childhood & rightfully so, plus she has the extra responsibility of raising her teenage brother Shane. Somehow it takes a crazy tomato soup incident, Fred Asteer, & some sweet residents of the Hokey Pokey Hotel for them to open up their hearts. Definitely keep a tissue handy toward the end!
Patricia
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
this is a sweet lovely story. I was given a copy of the book but this is an honest review. if you have read any of her other books you will love this one. the matchmakers are at it again. Sage is raising her teenage brother and works at the senior citizen home. Justin is an electrician and is working at the home when the matchmakers are at it again. you have to read it to meet Fred Asteer. oh cannot forget the mouse, and the fact that it really happened to Shanna very good story
Deanna Stevens
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-read
I enjoy a story with older people in it along with the young. The characters were interesting and just like someone we all know somewhere in our lives.. so real! I smiled, sighed and had a few oh no's, I really enjoyed the Summer Bride.
I receive complimentary books from CelebrateLit, publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including Netgalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own and voluntary.
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Shirley Linn
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a heartwarming story with wonderful characters that pull you in and keeps you turning the pages until the end. Justin and Sage are working at a retirement home. They are attracted to each other but, her main priority is raising her brother. When the hilarious match makers get involved it really gets interesting. This is a romantic, sweet, funny story with loveable characters and I would definitely recommend it.
Dawn P
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this series!

Soooo I totally read these out of order and I have to say this one is my favorite so far. The match making residents from HPH are at it again. I aspire to be more like Matilda in my life! Sage is such a sweet character and I’m glad she has her own story. Then you add a calf named Fred Asteer and a grumpy cat called Crosby and this story is just wonderful. I admit I teared up a bit in the final chapter.
InD'tale Magazine
4.5/5.0

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.


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Vicci Lucas
Feb 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely a treat!

Shenanigans abound in this delightful tale about Sage and Justin. Our elderly matchmakers are so much fun and every character Is someone that I would genuinely enjoy being friends, co workers and neighbors with. The unity part of the HEA with Sage, Justin and Shane had my eyes leaking.
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A hopeless romantic with a bit of sarcasm thrown in for good measure, Shanna Hatfield is a best-selling author of clean romantic fiction written with a healthy dose of humor.

In addition to blogging and eating too much chocolate, she is completely smitten with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.

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