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Once Upon a Wedding: A Fiction From the Heart Second-Chances Anthology

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Say I do…

Eleven best-selling and award-winning authors request your presence as they share all-new novellas that will have you humming the wedding march and dreaming of champagne toasts. It’s easy to tie the knot with these heartwarming, second chance love stories.


I Do, Again by Jamie Beck
A makeup artist who is forced to become her bridezilla client’s eleventh-hour bridesm
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Expected publication: June 11th 2019
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Claire Robinson
5 - New beginnings... Stars!

~~ Review for- A Wedding in Swan Harbor by Donna Kauffman~~

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Gale
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For now, I have only read Donna Kauffman’s A Wedding in Swan Harbor. If the rest of the stories are as heartfelt, heartwarming, loving, charming…[please feel free to add your own words!]…as this one was, it will definitely be a winner anthology.

The author tells us that this is a story of second chances but it is so much more, imho. Overall, she really hit the mark with what it feels like to lose a great love and then find a second chance, right before your eyes. I won’t say too much about the ac
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Sally Kilpatrick
May 11, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Okay, so I haven't read ALL of these yet, but it is my wont to leave a review when I've turned in the page proofs for a story, and I have a novella called Snowbound in Vegas in this collection. If you read it, I think you'll find that for all of us this collection was a bit of a balm to the soul. A lot has changed in the publishing industry and in our personal lives, but we worked on this together, chatting about challenges and victories alike behind the scenes.

So far I've read Jamie Beck's char
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Susan Peterson
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Second chance romances are my favorite love stories, so I was excited to find that this group of talented authors have contributed to this anthology! I read Tracy Brogan’s novella, Weather or Knot, and loved it! It was entertaining and romantic, and Allie and Dylan are such a great couple! On top of their second romance story, it was a thrill to be reading about storm chasers! The hunt for tornadoes crackled with tension, but no more than the feelings and attraction that our couple still feels f ...more
Eileen
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I totally loved the stories I’ve read, so far, in the Once Upon a Wedding anthology collection by the Fiction From the Hear authors. These stories are second chances at love for their characters.

A Wedding in Swan Harbor by Donna Kauffman has two old friends reunited for a wedding. Blueberry farmer Lily never expected that Sam, her late husband’s best friend, would get time off from his military intelligence position and attend the wedding, let alone a week earlier. Sam left his military positio
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Phylis Carpenter
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Wedding in Swan Harbor by Donna Kauffman

This was such a cute story to read. I really enjoyed it. Faith is getting married to a longtime friend of hers (Max). While her Mom (Lily) and her are planning Faith's wedding she leaves a few details out that she tells her Mom later. It is a really emotional tale with a very happy ending. I think everyone would love to read this story. It is a very easy and fast read. I am trying not to give any spoilers so just take my word for it, it is truly an aweso
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Sue Galuska
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is a collection of 11 novellas all dealing with weddings. My review is only on the book A Wedding in Swan Harbor by Donna Kauffman.

Lily Dawson is excited for her daughter Faith's upcoming wedding but is also feeling melancholy and missing her husband who died four years ago. While Lily and Faith are in the wedding shop looking for a dress for Lily, who shows up but Sam Fletcher, her husband's best friend. Lily had a crush on him when she was young, but then she met Dan and he was the o
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Carrie
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Please note this review is only for Donna Kauffman’s A Wedding in Swan Harbor.

Lily Dawson is a widowed blueberry farmer who is in the middle of getting ready for her daughter's wedding. Enter Sam Fletcher, her late husband's best friend and daughter's godfather, who has agreed to escort Faith down the aisle (unbeknownst to Lily). Lily has experienced her share of sorrow but through it all has learned to move forward and celebrate life. Sam has spent his adult life in the Navy and it's been sever
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Michelle Pierce
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to read; I Do, Again by Jamie Beck. I really enjoyed this story and instantly fell in love with our heroine Ellie. I really felt for Ellie with everything that had happened in her past. She is a makeup artist and taking care of the wedding party she is hired for when a twist of fate puts her in the wedding and she ends up seeing someone from her past, Cody. She feels as though she is 'cursed' and that bad things happen to people she cares about. Unfortunately antics ensue at t ...more
Beverly
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This review is for I DO, AGAIN, a novella, by Jamie Beck contained in ONCE UPON A WEDDING: A FICTION FROM THE HEART SECOND CHANCES ANTHOLOGY.

I DO, AGAIN is a purely entertaining read with all the feels one would expect in a second chance story. I laughed. I cried. I was sad. I was happy. I was relieved. I was satisfied. All this in just roughly 70 pages! How could anyone ask for more? This is truly a credit to the superb writing talent of the author!

Jamie Beck gives readers a well written story
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Terri
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I read A Wedding in Swan Harbor by Donna Kauffman. I loved this second chance romance by Donna Kauffman. The story is based around the wedding of a young couple, but the story is really about the bride's mother and her godfather (the best friend of her deceased father). It was wonderful that the romance was for the older couple. Kauffman's writing style is so smooth that it feels like you are swaying as you glide into the romance. Her dialogue is superb and her characterization is so fantastic t ...more
Princess Thuy
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've only had the chance to read A Wedding in Swan Harbor by Donna Kauffman but if the rest of the stories are as great as this one, I'm definitely going to go back and read the rest. A Wedding in Swan Harbor is a second chance in life love story. And I absolutely loved it. I had a smile on my face the whole time. The sexual tension was so palpable between Lily and Sam that I just wanted them to get together already but the build up of the relationship was just so wonderful to read. And Faith, L ...more
Cindy Rhodes
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is my honest reveiw in exchange for reading an ARC of Jamie Beck's contribution to this anthology and I know every one of the authors will not disappoint us! I Do, Again is the story of Ellie and Cody. Ellie is a makeup artist and due to unusual circumstances, she steps in at the last minute for her Bridezilla to fill in for one of the bridesmaids. Little does she know that the first person she sees as she starts to walk down the aisle is her ex Cody who is one of the groomsmen. Their story ...more
Anita Beaver
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My review is for I Do Again by Jamie Beck. Ellie and Cody marry young and have a wonderful marriage. However Ellie has had many tragic events happen in her life and feels she is cursed. She believes bad things happen to people she loves. Cody and Ellie lose their daughter 2 days after she is born. Ellie blames her curse and divorces Cody to protect him. They are both very much in love with each other, but havent seen each other in years. One day they meet again at a wedding........ You will have ...more
Denise Van plew
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Out of this one I got a chance to read A Wedding In Swan Harbor that just took my heart away. I adore second chance romances especially since I am an older reader with waiting on the that second chance on forever love. So when I met Lily in this one I was taken right away into her world with her story. Since she will be given her second chance in the form of Sam you are stuck like glue to see which way it goes. They grab our hands taking us on their paths with the ups and downs but many warm hea ...more
Pat Aschenbeck
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This review is for Donna Kauffman’s “A Wedding in Swan Harbor” only.
Faith is planning her wedding with the help of her mother Lily. Faith has asked Sam (her late fathers best friend and Faith’s Godfather) to give her away. Lily and Sam first met when he worked for her father while he was in his teens. Lily thought after she lost her husband she was done with romance but while Sam is helping with wedding plans things begin to develop between them. This is a very sweet tale about second chance l
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Pam
Apr 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I Do, Again - Ms.Beck has given her readers an entertaining story about love & second chances. Cody is standing up in a wedding for a friend from law school when his ex-wife literally fell back into his life. This story hit all my emotions. I laughed, cried, cringed, & laughed some more. Any tragedy that could hit a wedding seemed to hit this one. If the rest of the stories are as good as this one, this will be a great anthology!
Joseph Holweger III
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was gifted an arc from Liz Talley, the author of the short story a morning glory wedding in this anthology! I’m a fan of her books, especially the morning glory stories and it was so fun to revisit the characters! The morning glory wedding was a charming story of pure love and forgiveness and is a great addition to this anthology!
Jamie
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! If you are looking for a sweet and short story that will capture your heart the Donna Kauffmans novella A Wedding in Swan Harbor should be on your list! I immediately fell in love with the characters and their second chance story.

Thank you to Donna Kauffman for allowing me the opportunity to read this Novella and provide my honest opinion.
Judy Tucker
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've read A Wedding in Swan Harbor and it's a must second chance read. The characters support each other and share a real life experience together.
Lisa Wells
I have only read Donna Kauffman's novella A Wedding in Swan Harbor.
I loved this novella about a second chance with love! A lot of emotion mixed with a little possible matchmaking and chemistry off the charts! A very feel good read. I can't wait to read the rest of the anthology!
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Wall Street Jounral best-selling author Jamie Beck’s realistic and heartwarming stories have sold more than two million copies. She is a Bookselle
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