Sunday, May 7, 2017

A Spring of Weddings by Toni Shiloh and Melissa Wardwell

A Spring of Weddings by [Publishing, Celebrate Lit, Shiloh, Toni, Wardwell, Melissa]Book Description:
A Proxy Wedding

Carly James values loyalty and friendship above all, so when her best friend calls asking her to be a proxy bride, she says, ‘yes.’ How hard can it be to say ‘I do’ so that her best friend can be with the one she loves? Only, Carly never counted on the feelings that began to swirl around with the proxy groom.

Damien Nichols likes life lined up from A to Z, but when his best friend calls in a favor, disorder begins to reign. Instead of taking a quick flight to the proxy wedding, he must take a road trip with the proxy bride. Carly’s free-spirit attitude bumps heads with his meticulous approach to life. As Damien discovers the woman underneath the carefree fa├žade, his emotions become involved.

Will love become real at A Proxy Wedding?

Hope Beyond Savannah

Lily Allman and Nikotemo (Nik) Lagatuo were the poster children for the term “opposites attract.” He was an evangelist and CEO for a non-profit from Samoa who grew up in a large loving family. She was a blond bombshell with a funky style and no family to call her own. Two of the most unlikely people meet in the most unlikely of places, but God had a plan when He brought them together. They never let their differences deter them from the love they had for each other, but when Nik’s mother comes to the States for the wedding, the idea of wedded bliss is shaken. Can prejudices be over looked, insecurities overcome, and hope for a better future be restored so that these two can have all that was promised?

My Thoughts:
Both of these were good, quick reads.  Neither is a story you will want to stop and put down but rather sit down and read to the end!  In a Proxy Wedding, we meet Damien and Carly.  The two are both good at heart but opposites in personality.  Though they are different, there are similar outlooks and I enjoyed seeing the attraction and personalities grow/change. 
In Hope beyond Savannah, it is another opposites story but on a wider scale (in my opinion).  Lilly and Nik are together and the issue they mainly have is his mother.  The author does a good job with some tricky subjects and handles them with care.  I hadn't considered the issues people still face in relationships like this but this author showed that this type thing still happens and how God is the one people answer to.
Both stories have faith woven through and I really enjoyed them.  4/5 for me.

Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book (via CelebrateLit).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.