It’s the month of June and officially wedding season. Don’t believe me, just look and see how many of your Facebook friends start posting their wedding (or anniversary) photos, informing people how many years they’ve been married. In fact, my anniversary was on the 3rd (celebrated 17!). So I thought it would be fun to talk about the wedding process and books that fit each step. This was so hard for me to narrow down because I read hundreds of books every year. But I got some help from some friends and came up with some great recommendations.
*Sorry if any of my explanations are a little spoilerly (yep, made the word up).
It’s no surprise that a proposal is kind of a big deal. In Teresa Tysinger’s Someplace Familiar, her heroine, Livy, is an artist. One day in town with her boyfriend, she sees an old easel but doesn’t buy it. Towards the end of the book, our great hero buys that easel. He sets it up in the field where they go for a picnic at the top of the mountain. On a canvas on it is written “be my adventure…marry me?” If that doesn’t make you swoon, I don’t know what will.
In the novella collection Always a Wedding Planner, we get four stories that take you through some interesting stories centered around wedding planning. These wedding planners are “always the wedding planner, never the bride” until when the books start and they meet their heroes. You get a cake baker, wedding coordinator, seamstress, and chef in one fell swoop. I also might cheer this one extra hard since my story is about the cake baker. :)
The Justice of the Peace Wedding:
In my novel, An Unlikely Proposal, the hero proposes that he and his best friend marry to help one another out. She needs health insurance, he needs childcare. After prayer, they decided to tie the knot in front of a JP. I’m kind of partial to this one, because that’s how I married by husband.
The Traditional Wedding:
In A Heart Redirected (book 4) by Elizabeth Maddrey, not only is the hero a male wedding planner, but we get to see a wedding from previous Peacock Hill Romance characters. I loved this whole series for the wedding destination setting itself. You’ll definitely want to read the entire series.
A lot of CCR books seem to skip the honeymoon portion of the show (understandably) and gives us an epilogue with actual wedding or pregnancy announcements. However, in Jaycee Weaver’s Whatever Happens Next, we find the couple honeymooning in Dover, Delaware. I love this book for a few reasons: Dyson, military, epilogue. You’ll have to read it to see how it all ties together!
What Christian contemporary romance books do you love that fit the different parts of the wedding? I’m always looking for new reads or enjoy talking about favorites. :)
I don’t have a giveaway this time, but In Search of a Prince is on sale for ebooks. It’s $1.99 and has a traditional African wedding with a royal wedding as well. If you haven’t read it, now’s the time!