What happens when a man inherits a house with the woman who left him standing at the altar? A sweet, heart-warming romance, at least that’s what happened in Almost A Bride.
My Review of Almost A Bride
Mandi had almost married Grayson but she found his inability to open up and trust her with his past a barrier she could not cross. So she left him standing at the altar in pursuit of something better.
Two years later, Mandi is back in town and finds herself the part-owner of a property along with Grayson. The two have to find a way to make a decision about the property even with the past hanging over their heads.
I was immediately drawn to Grayson. I was curious about his history and what he had done and witnessed to be put in the witness protection program. I could only imagine how difficult it was for him to have to leave everything behind and walk away…as well as how hard to be stuck in a place filled with memories of your ex after being jilted but unable to leave without having to start over.
Mandi also endeared herself to me. I could understand how hard it would have been to take a leap of faith to marry a man you had only known for a relatively short time…especially when he refused to share key things about his past with you.
Still, the tension between the two, their obvious affection for each other, and the hint of a mystery made for an easy read. I loved meeting these characters and the story of their lives together. I enjoyed the small community of Turtleback Beach and understood why both characters were drawn to the people there and the sense of family they provided.
There were, however, two characters that depicted an alternative lifestyle which was something of a surprise for me as this is marketed as a Christian book. While I don’t believe we have the right to judge each other, it is the duty of Christian authors to tout the standard that is set by God even if it means we have to disagree with the world.
The author also did a great job with the antagonist. The glimpses of his backstory made his behavior understandable even as you hated his choices and wished he would behave differently. I would have liked to have a bit more details on Nana’s history but the hint of mystery in her background added was a nice touch to the story.
Almost A Bride was a clean read which I thoroughly enjoyed as I was left with a nice, good satisfied glow. I received a complimentary copy of Almost A Bride from Prism Tours; a positive review was not required. Purchase your copy of Almost A Bride using one of the links below.
About Almost A Bride
Almost a Bride
(Turtleback Beach #1)
By Rula Sinara
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
June 1, 2019, by Harlequin Heartwarming
Can he love her…
And keep her safe?
No one in Turtleback Beach knows that veterinarian Grayson Zale is in the witness protection program—not even the woman who left him at the altar. When a joint inheritance brings Mandi Rivers back to their small seaside town, Gray can’t deny that their connection is as strong as ever. But his mysterious past remains between them; can he reveal the truth without endangering Mandi—and their future?
About Rula Sinara
Award-winning and USA Today Bestselling author Rula Sinara lives in rural Virginia with her family and crazy but endearing pets. She loves organic gardening, attracting wildlife to her yard, planting trees, raising backyard chickens and drinking more coffee than she’ll ever admit to. Rula’s writing has earned her a National Readers Choice Award and HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, among other honors. Discover more at www.RulaSinara.com, where you can sign up for her newsletter.
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