Wednesday, April 30, 2014

An April Bride

Book description:  "War changes everything . . . even their love.
Bride-to-be Stella Carson can't wait to marry her longtime sweetheart Marshall Henderson. But Marshall has been away serving his country and has suffered a head wound. After being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, he has distanced himself from Stella, asking her not to visit him in a Washington, D.C., hospital. Marshall returns to Louisiana just four weeks before the wedding, but as the big day draws near, Stella wonders if the man she's loved for most of her life has become someone else.
Can true love conquer all for Stella and Marshall, even the tragedy of war?"
My review:  Although novellas aren't my first choice, I am enjoying the "A Year of Weddings" novellas.  An April Bride, while not my favorite, was still pretty good.  Not only does a lot have to happen in a short amount of time because the book is short, a lot has to happen because of the time frame in the book.  The author, Lenora Worth, crams a lot of story in the pages of this book.  I enjoyed reading it, but some of the actual time frame was confusing as I read.  For awhile it seemed like more time had passed than what actually had.  I think Stella was a little too romanticized rather than real although the author did try for it to be more balanced.  I think part of that comes from the fact that she didn't have a whole lot of book space to make her more real. Stella and Marshall will however, make you think, give a few sniffles along the way, and stay with you for a few days after you finish the book.  I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from Zondervan through the Booklook Blogger Program in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.  

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