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One-of-a-Kind Bride

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It’s a promise she intends to keep at all costs

Taylor Preston never breaks a promise, especially to her dying mother about following her dreams to become a successful New York bridal gown designer. But when Taylor unexpectedly loses her high-profile job, she returns early to Last Stand, Texas where she happily spent childhood summers, to help with her cousin’s wedding. On
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Published April 23rd 2020 by Tule Publishing
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Christine~justlovemybooks.com blog~
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
I just adore second chance romances. One -of-a-Kind Bride by Charlene Sands was a perfect combination of all the things I look for and love in a romance. Taylor and Coop met as children when Taylor spent her summers away from New York City visiting her cousin. During those summers, she and Coop grew close. At one point their relationship became more than childhood best friends. But Taylor left at the end of the summer as she usually did each year. She would start college and prepare for a career ...more
Robin Bielman
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A heartwarming novel that gave me all the feels! Taylor and Coop's love story was filled with everything I love - friendship, teasing, romance, family, special memories, and a small town where I felt right at home. I had the best time reading this book! ...more
Phylis Carpenter
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Taylor, Coop and Julie were best friends while growing up. Julie and Coop lived in Last Stand and Taylor came to spend the summers there, they all looked forward to those summers spent together. Taylor and Coop used to make promises to each other and hid them in a box in the gazebo where they used to play. When they were 17 Taylor and Coop were in love with each other but Taylor's Mother wouldn't let her stay because she said it was only puppy love and Taylor had to pursue her dreams. Which she ...more
Wendy'sThoughts
Apr 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Charlene Sands Fans, Romance
3.5 Promises To Keep Stars
* * * 1/2 Spoiler Free A Quick Review
Promises can be tricky. They may seem simple at the time of making them but then in a hot minute, they can become extremely complicated. Taylor Preston made a promise to her mother to become the successful bridal gown designer she wished for her.

At first, it seemed Taylor was on her way.
She was working in New York City, far away from the small town where she grew up. Taylor worked hard, her brides loved the work she did but in an u
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Elaine
Rating 4.5/5*

This is a heartwarming second-chance romance set in Last Stand, Texas.

Taylor Preston used to spend summers in Last Stand, spending most of her time with her cousin, Julie and their friend Ryan “Coop” Cooper. The three were inseparable and had a pact that they never broke their promises to each other . . . . Taylor and Coop became a couple during that last summer but Taylor had promised her Mum to follow her dreams so she left him behind striving to become a bridal gown designer in N
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Lynn Brooks
Apr 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A reunion dreams are made of! With a delightful sweet romance, Charlene Sands brings her readers a heartfelt reunion of summertime friends and first loves in ONE-OF-A-KIND BRIDE. The characters are fun, their connection feels like they were never apart and the added depth of the family and friends around them makes for a romantic reunion. I loved their story!

Taylor Preston is easy to like. She's never been shy about being a big city girl in New York City, but her summers spent with family in Las
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Paula
Apr 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
One-of-a-Kind Bride by Charlene Sands takes the reader to Last Stand, Texas. This is a place that has stood even when it should have fallen. It is made up of a tough but caring community. Those who visit never forget the town. Readers will not either.
Taylor has made a return visit to a place spend her summers. These were happy summers but she always planned to make her home in the Big Apple as a designer. As always there are bumps in the road to fulfilled dreams, with Taylor hitting a big one.
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Bonnie Gonzales
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for my review.
Oh the characters in this book really tugged my heartstrings, from young Cassie right up to Grandpa Joe, heck I even wanted to cuddle Muffy the dog.
And the story line is just the best, from the promise box Coop made for Taylor when they were kids till what happened with it twelve years later just makes this one of the best second chance romances you could read, take my advice and let it play your heartstrings you won’t be sorry.

Emma
Apr 23, 2020 rated it really liked it

One-of-a-Kind Bride by Charlene Sands
It’s a promise she intends to keep at all costs
Taylor Preston never breaks a promise, especially to her dying mother about following her dreams to become a successful New York bridal gown designer. But when Taylor unexpectedly loses her high-profile job, she returns early to Last Stand, Texas where she happily spent childhood summers, to help with her cousin’s wedding. On Taylor’s first day back, the boy she left behind twelve years ago comes to her rescue an
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Sue
I received this arc from Tule Publishing in exchange for an honest review. The story took place in Last Stand Texas and features Taylor. She lives in New York but used to spend her summers in Last Stand with her cousin Julie and their friend Coop. Julie is getting married, and Taylor a designer is returning to be maid of honor and has made the Wedding and bridesmaid dresses. Right before she is to leave, she is fired because her boss finds her designs too Edgy and Different. She heads out early ...more
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One of a Kind Bride takes us back to Last Stand, Texas for a second chance romance that hits all the emotions right on target. Taylor often visited her cousins in Last Stand and formed a deep friendship and more with Coop. Fate wasn’t kind to them back then and each moved on. Now, Taylor is back in town after losing a job that she was perfect for, but the company didn’t feel her bridal designs were a fit for them any longer. Disappointment turns to determination as Ta
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Mia
Broken promises don't always stay broken

Taylor Preston made a promise to her mother as she was dying that she would go to New York and become a wedding dress designer. Keeping this promise meant leaving the childhood friend and boy she was halfway in love with behind in Last Stand. But New York and the wedding dress design industry are hard to break into and even harder to be successful in. Taylor is at a breaking point when she comes back to Last Stand to help her childhood best friend prepare
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Janine
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A sweet second chance romance story.

Taylor Preston and Ryan “Coop” Cooper were best friends and sweethearts when they were younger. Their relationship ended when Taylor decided to follow her dreams of becoming a bridal gown designer in New York.

Taylor has finally returned to Last Stand, Texas, for her cousin Julie’s wedding and when she sees Coop it stirs up old feelings. But Taylor knows Coop is still mourning the lose of his wife and she is only in town temporarily, so nothing can happen. Tay
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Laura D
Apr 29, 2020 rated it liked it
Taylor never breaks a promise. She made a promise to her dying mother to always follow her dream. Her dream has always been to be a famous wedding dress designer in NY. She was living her dream life when she suddenly finds herself unemployed. Her cousin's wedding is in Last Stand Texas in a few weeks so she heads out to help out with the wedding details. She has not been to Last Stand in twelve years. She use to spend summers here with her cousin and Coop. The were the three musketeers until the ...more
Debbie Caswell
Apr 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a story that will tug at your heartstrings a book that once you start it you won't want to put it down It is well written flows beautifully and draws you into the life of the characters

Taylor Preston may be a New York city girl at heart but some of her best memories are from family holidays in Last Stand Texas so when things in New York aren't going so well she sees it has a chance to head to Last Stand early to help her Cousin Julie with her wedding plans. The first person she meets whe
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Shelagh
Apr 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
One of a Kind Bride brings readers back to Last Stand Texas for a lovely second chance at love story. Bridal gown designer Taylor Preston lives and works in New York though she spent summer holidays on Last Stand with her cousin Julie and best friend Ryan “Coop” Cooper through her teens. Coop was her first love and someone with whom she exchanged promises each year as they grew up. Back in Last Stand for Julie’s wedding, Taylor is thrown back together with Coop, who is now a widower with an eigh ...more
Sandi Ramirez
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-challenge
This book wowed me simply from the wedding dress talk. Yes I am one of those of those people. But the beautiful dresses that our designer Taylor Preston creates is amazing. In spite of that she does lose her job in New York City so she is back in Last Stand, TX early for the wedding of her best friend. Life has a way of a working out the way it suppose to be it seems as the first day back who does she bump into but the one guy she left behind. Ryan Cooper or Coop and Taylor were inseparable back ...more
Sherri Babb
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful written second chance romance story. I found the story to be dramatic, edgy and romantic all at the same time. I loved the small town feel and all the side characters just add that much more to the story line. I loved Coop and Taylor together. When you add in his daughter Cassie it just makes the story that more special. I look forward to reading more by this author. I voluntarily reviewed this book in exchange for an honest review.
Becky Burciaga
Apr 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of a Kind Bride by Charlene Sands was the perfect book for what I hope to be another series set in a Last Stand, Texas. With a brilliant, flowing dialogue that literally pulled me through the story...and witty banter being an added bonus, the pages nearly turned themselves from beginning to end. Definitely a lovely story to escape into.

This ARC was complimentary, provided by the Publisher. I am voluntarily providing my honest review.
Rachel Kennedy
Apr 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
A second chance romance for Taylor and Coop.

She is in town to help out with her cousin's wedding, after losing her job in the city.

He is a single Dad, who will do anything not to see his daughter hurt.

The chemistry is still there between them, but will they give it a chance?

A great read! I loved the character of his daughter.

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for a voluntary and honest review.
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Paula Pugh
Apr 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Second chance romances are wonderful especially when there is a lot of push and pull between characters. This book is terrific!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Donnajo
I voluntarily read a advanced reader's copy of this book for a honest opinion.

A possible second chance at romance storyline.
One-of-a-Kind Bride by Charlene Sands.
I really enjoyed this story right from the start with it's heart-warming storyline.
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Gayner
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sweet feelings

I want a she-shed! A story of life long friends who find love along the way. I have the same kind of love story with my husband of 48 years. I would love to see the wedding gowns Taylor makes and craftsmanship.
Debra  M.
Apr 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Promises made promises kept .Coop and Taylor and her cousin Julie spent their Summers together in Last Stand by the gazebo . Years later their tearing down the old gazebo along with those old memories they shared ,making way for a she-shed for Julie's wedding gift.Loved how Ryan"Coop" was always there to rescue Taylor.Would make a good Hallmark movie. ...more
Louise Bird
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Will there promise of love overcome his fears?
Jacki
Apr 24, 2020 rated it liked it
What I liked:
The writing style
The characters
Standalone
HEA

I look forward to reading more from this author.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC from Tule Publishing.
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Charlene Sands is a USA Today Bestselling author writing over 50 contemporary and western historical romances. Her books have been honored with the National Readers' Choice Award, the Cataromance Reviewer’s Choice Award and she's a two time winner of the Booksellers Best Award. Her book, The Texas Renegade Returns, was voted Best HQ Desire of 2014.

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