Shay Brandenberger's life has been filled with shattered dreams, disappointments and heartache. Her childhood was filled with hurt since she grew up poor and without. This was compounded because of being raised in the small town of Moose Creek. Now an adult Shay still struggles with feeling that everyone looks at her as a charity case, and whispers about all the bad things that have happened to her. Deep down Shay has a feeling that she is not special at all and she struggles constantly with trying to prove that she is worth more than people think.
A single mom struggling to make ends meet and keep her parent's ranch afloat after she was left by her husband Garrett this proud and spirited woman tries to keep her head held high. However, things are about to change for Shay when she agrees to play the bride in the town's Founders Day play. What should have been a pretend event turns into a real, legally binding marriage through the mistake of the absent-minded minister. How will Shay handle the town gossip when she finds herself now married to her one true love - the one that had left her at the alter 14 years before.
Travis McCoy is Moose Creek's golden boy. However, the Travis McCoy that left Moose Creek and the love of his life 14 years earlier to pursue a career in the rodeo is not the same man that has come back to take care of his parent's ranch. His heart longs to have a second chance with the girl he left standing at the alter so many years before, but after such a devastating hurt will she allow this man back into her heart and life? Then things suddenly change when at the last minute Travis is asked to play the groom - will he have the patience and endurance to prove his love to Shay?
This is a sweet story of love and life - of change and forgiveness.
Thanks to the publisher and B&B Communications for this review copy.
The Accidental Bride by Denise Hunter
Thomas Nelson/January 3, 2012/ISBN 978-1-59554-802-3
304 pages/trade paper/$15.99
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