A December Bride by Denise Hunter
Zondervan, November 26, 2013

A novella can be done badly and I’ve read a few that fall into that category recently. This one by Denise Hunter doesn’t fall into that category though. A December Brides kicks off the series; A Year of Weddings Novella, where a different author writes a wedding novella. An author a month, a novella a month. Oh and if you like this cover, the others are just as gorgeous.

So this novella takes readers back to Chapel Springs where we first met Beckett; the hero of Barefoot Summer – Denise Hunter’s first book in the Chapel Springs Series. This time here we get to see what happens with Beckett’s sister Layla. Layla finds herself accidentally engaged to her ex-fiances best friend and what follows along is just lovely and sweet. This is a well written novella, where things move fast but characters are given as much time to grow and change as can happen in such a short amount of time.

I loved it because it made me smile, giggle and it kick started my reading for 2014 – always a good thing!

 Thank you to NetGalley for a copy of this novel for review.  I was in no way obliged to give a positive review