Monday, January 9, 2012

The Accidental Bride by Denise Hunter

When a wedding reenactment turns real, this cowgirl suddenly finds she’s an accidental bride. Shay Brandenberger is raising her daughter in Moose Creek, Montana on her childhood ranch, nestled against the Yellowstone River. Despite her hard work, she can’t seem to keep her head above water—and now the bank is threatening to foreclose. She prays for a miracle, but the answer she receives is anything but. Having agreed to play the bride in the Founders Day wedding reenactment, Shay is mortified to be greeted at the end of the aisle by none other than Travis McCoy, her high school sweetheart—the man who left her high and dry for fame and fortune on the Texas rodeo circuit. Then the unthinkable happens. Thanks to a well-meaning busy body and an absent minded preacher, the wedding reenactment results in a legal marriage. But before Shay can say annulment, Travis comes up with a crazy proposal. If she refuses his offer, she’ll lose her home. But if she accepts, she may lose her heart. Shay isn’t sure if the recent events are God’s will or just a preacher’s blunder. Will trusting her heart to the man who once shattered it be the worst mistake of her life? Or could their marriage be the best accident that ever happened?

First off, I have to say that I really enjoy Denise Hunter's books.  She is one of my favorite Christian fiction authors.  She isn't an over the top kind of Christian author, but instead, has a way of writing that most people can relate to.

I love books set in the west, in small towns, on ranches, surrounded by beauty and mountains.  Especially when there are hunky cowboys to be found.

Travis is one incredibly patient man, I have to say.  Sometimes I found the amount of his patience to be a bit unbelievable, but hey, it's fiction and a girl can dream.  He is a hard working, generous man.  That's how we like them, right ladies?

I enjoyed the tension that built through the book.  It kept me hanging on and hoping.  This was a fun story with an ending that will leave you satisfied.  This was a quick read for me and filled my fix for a clean romantic distraction.

I read this book courtesy of NetGalley and Thomas Nelson, Publisher.


  1. Great review! I've been wanting to read this book for so long! It sound so good!

  2. I have been wanting to read this book for a long time now. Your review makes me want it more.

  3. nice riview,,,putting it in my TBR...your riview make me cant wait to reading..^^


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