Monday, September 22, 2014

"The Wedding List" Autumn Macarthur

Book Description

You never forget your first love... 
With her eye for design and her cut-glass accent, no-one would guess Beth Forrest’s impoverished background. It’s all throw pillows, china patterns, and upper class brides as she manages the Wedding Registry at Pettett & Mayfield, the stately maiden aunt of London department stores. It’s not quite her dream job, but each bride she helps to select beautiful and oh-so-expensive items for their gift list brings her one step closer to buying a little home of her own, and financing the education she longs for. 

When physics professor James Tetherton-Hart, brilliant in his research lab but awkward and disorganised in everyday life, comes to the store in desperate need of both a gift and a partner for a wedding that evening and recognises her, all her careful plans and meticulous checklists are turned upside down.

Now her first love is back, determined to make her his partner for life, not just the evening. But unless Beth can let go of the mistaken beliefs that separated them in the past, and appreciate the depth and breadth of God’s love for us all, her only gift from the wedding will be another heartbreak.

Author Bio:

Autumn Macarthur is an Australian writer of inspirational romance living near London with her very English husband, three spoiled cats, and a guinea pig with a dandelion addiction. She loves reading, cooking, gardening, and writing deeply emotional stories to make you smile and remind you how big and wide and deep God's love and forgiveness can be.

She tends to talk a little too much, laugh a little too loud, and eat a little more than maybe she should. She's thankful to be blessed with some good friends and a very patient husband. Most of all, she's eternally grateful for God's great love and mercy.
When she's not talking to her strawberry plants or cherry blossoms, she can be found blogging at; on Facebook as Autumn Macarthur, and on Twitter as @autumnmacarthur. She's also on Goodreads.
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The Wedding List is a Christian romance! 

Please don't buy this book if you are offended by the G-bomb (God), Jesus, and mention of prayer, church, or the Bible. 

Includes Halloween costumes, kissing, and a hint of gentle slapstick humour, as well as British spelling. 

37,000 words 152 paperback pages 

My Review:
"The Wedding List" Autumn Macarthur is an inspirational romance! It is also a look at how judging people is so wrong! 

I wasn't sure I was going to really like this story because it started with Beth Forrest’s boss making her wear , "the corpse's bride costume" as part of her job. I didn't see the warning before I read this book and I am glad I didn't because I would have preconceived ideals, because I don't like Halloween. With all that I have just said, I loved this book and the Halloween costumes were a big part of the story, I love the way it all fell into place. Actually it was quite amusing. That is all I can say about that without giving a spoiler.

Beth and James were from different worlds, she was poor and he was rich and no one wanted them together. When James was away for a week, Beth left without a "Goodbye".  James and Beth never forgot their first love and also wondering why no contact from the other one.  Then one day after ten years, they are face to face again! Is God getting them back together or is He telling them to forget their love and move on with their other dreams!

While reading this story, I found myself wanting to cheer on James and Beth as they stood up to the bullies in their lives, and yes some of these bullies were family members.

I found this story quite enjoyable and believable and cannot wait till the others stories in this series (Love In Store) is available. There is going to be a Christmas, New Year's Eve and Valentine Day story in this series! They will be in my To Be Read List.

I was given a free ebook copy by the author for my honest review!

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