Emma’s life is about to change in a big way. Her father is dying and she is grasping for a way to make things right. She knows that her father hopes to someday walk her down the aisle at her wedding, but she isn’t currently engaged to anyone. When her friend, Jake, suggests that he could be her groom and that they could fulfill the wish, Emma jumps on board with the idea. But, things in life are rarely this simple.
There are supportive family members, an excited town, a best friend who questions Emma’s sanity, a handsome and kind groom, and the return of feelings for Jake that Emma thought she had squelched long ago. How can Emma go through with this wedding, when it is just going to be for show? Is there a chance that Jake could ever feel more for her than simple friendship? And what about Emma’s father? Can anything make that right?
This novella is a sweet, touching tribute to the importance of family and of trusting in God, whether we like His answer to our prayers or not. An October Bride is book 11 in the A Year of Weddings novella series. (5 stars)
ABOUT THE BOOK:
What if the only way you could make your father’s last wish come true . . . was to marry the man of your dreams?
Emma Tate has just moved on from one fiancé, so when she announces a sudden engagement to her lifelong buddy Jake Sawyer, every busybody in Mayfair goes into high alert. Of course, no one but Jake and Emma know the real reason they’re getting married—so Emma’s dying father will have a chance to walk her down the aisle.
But while Jake and Emma move forward with their plan—and frantically plan an October wedding—it becomes clear that their agreement has a few complications . . . the biggest being their true feelings for each other.
With dubious friends, deliriously thrilled parents, and a town that won’t keep its nose out of their business, Emma and Jake will have a lot to contend with if they’re going to pull this off. The real question is: Who wants this wedding more, Emma’s dad . . . or Emma?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Christy Award finalist and Carol Award winner, Katie Ganshert, graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison with a degree in education, and worked as a fifth grade teacher for several years before staying home to write full-time. She was born and raised in the Midwest, where she lives with her husband, their young son, and their goofy black lab, Bubba. When she’s not busy writing or playing or reading or snuggling, she is obsessing over the paperwork and the waiting that comes with adoption. You can learn more about Katie and her books by visiting her website or author Facebook page.