Book Description from Book Look:
All Annie Price has ever wanted is a place to call home. Growing up in the foster care system, that dream seemed far away, but now Annie’s dream may be coming true. A friend she met in an online book group wants to retire and has offered Annie a fresh start managing her little bookstore. Believing the opportunity is an answer to prayer, Annie packs her suitcase and moves to Red Leaf, Wisconsin.
The residents of Red Leaf welcome Annie into the fold . . . everyone except the bookstore owner’s son, Jesse Kent. But Annie refuses to let the handsome deputy keep her from embracing her new home with open arms. She even volunteers to help the local historical society refurbish an old church and agrees to be the “bride” for a special reenactment celebrating the museum’s open house.
Jesse Kent can’t believe his mother has handed the keys to her business over to a woman she met on the Internet. Annie’s beautiful, of course, and smart as a whip, but what do they really know about her, anyway? What if she’s come to their town just for his mother’s money? The only way to see if his suspicions about Annie Price are true is to keep a close eye on her-even if it means he has to marry her! Planning their mock wedding will give him the chance to uncover Annie’s motive for moving to town. But as the day of the wedding approaches and secrets come to light, Jesse must face the truth. He wants Annie to be his September bride . . . for real.
I had a great time reading this novella! It’s light and easy, no need to analyze much about the plot or characters. It’s simple yet romantic, no mushiness, just straightforward acknowledgement of emotions. I find myself agreeing with Jesse about his distrust of people. One can never be too sure of someone nowadays, especially someone we meet on the Internet.
*Speaking to myself, “Look who’s talking! Didn’t you meet your husband online?”*
Anyway, that’s not the point. It’s how God has worked in Annie’s life and has given her a chance to experience joy. It’s how someone has shown Jesse something valuable that he had taken for granted all his life. It’s how to be an encourager; someone who encourages each person to go after his or her dream, even if it might seem silly and without getting something in return.
I highly recommend this book! I love how the author made the characters very authentic, their backstories melded perfectly into the story. I laughed a little, I cried a little, I hoped a little. Very entertaining read!
Note: I got A September Bride e-book to review compliments of BookLook Bloggers in exchange for honest opinions.