THE WEDDING HEIRESS
ISBN# (10): 0-373-71521-8/ (13): 978-0-373-71521-3
October 14, 2008
225 Duncan Mill Road, Don Mills, Ontario, Canada M3BK9
$5.50 U.S./$6.50 Canada
Rating: 4 Cups
Delaney McBride needs money but she would rather find another way to have it in her possession than revisit Holiday Bay, Wisconsin. Her great-aunt, Ellie, had left her a hundred thousand dollars but there is one condition.
Mike Connery still calls Delaney, Pumpkin. As a lawyer, he phones and request she come home so everyone mentioned in her great-aunts will can partake of their inheritance. He can tell by her tone she is not too happy to follow the rules, but he will do everything to change her mind.
Delaney is swimming in debt and her savings are depleted. If she goes home to inherit the money her grandmother left her, she will be helping others in the town, whom her great-aunt left an inheritance. Two things stand in her way, planning the last of the weddings her aunt had in the Storybook Wedding Shop book, and Mike. He is a lawyer, and a mechanic, raising eleven-year-old daughter, Andrea. He describes his life as smooth, safe, and practical, until Delaney opens old feelings. When Delaney hires Andrea to help in the shop, Mike fears they will become deeply attached. Afraid her weddings will turn into disasters, Mike believes otherwise. He wonders could Delaney be the one woman to share the rest of his life, but is it enough to prompt a wedding with enchantment?
I really enjoyed The Wedding Heiress. There were times I felt as if I had accompanied Delaney to Holiday Bay. The vibrant characters feel as if they leaped off the pages and became real. Mike is a stupendous dad who is there for Andrea. I love stories where the dad is left raising the child while working. I thought it was sweet how Mike was able to refresh his mind with the games he once played on Delaney. The conversation is not lacking, the secondary characters add finesse, and the romance filters with an on-going passion with Delaney and Mike. This beautiful, optimistic read is indeed excellent.
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