Saturday, February 14, 2009
Saturday Book Stroll: Stand-In Groom by Kaye Dacus
Most Saturdays, I will be sharing books that I'm currently reading (and recommending!).
Of course my first love is Steeple Hill books and other cateromance, but Saturday afternoons are reserved for other various books I'm reading by authors I enjoy.
Hope you will consider picking up this week's featured Saturday Stroll book.
Featured book: Stand-In Groom by Kaye Dacus
Released Jan 2009
About the author:
Kaye Dacus is an author and editor who has been writing fiction for more than twenty years. A former Vice President of American Christian Fiction Writers, Kaye enjoys being an active ACFW member and the fellowship and community of hundreds of other writers from across the country and around the world that she finds there.
She currently serves as President of Middle Tennessee Christian Writers, which she co-founded in 2003 with three other writers. Each month, she teaches a two-hour workshop on an aspect of the craft of writing at the MTCW monthly meeting. But her greatest joy comes from mentoring new writers through her website and seeing them experience those “aha” moments when a tricky concept becomes clear.
Visit her Web site.
About the book:
When wedding planner Anne Hawthorne meets George Laurence, she thinks she's found the man of her dreams. But when he turns out to be a client, her "dream" quickly turns into a nightmare. Will Anne risk her heart and career on this engaging Englishman?
George came to Louisiana to plan his employer's wedding and pose as the groom. But how can he feign affection for a supposed fiancee when he's so achingly attracted to the wedding planner? And what will happen when Anne discovers his role has been Stand-In Groom only? Will she ever trust George again? Can God help these two believers find a happy ending?
What others are saying about it:
“Dacus pulls off a delightful story that places readers in the heart of the South with the debut of the Brides of Bonneterre series. Readers will enjoy this look at how lives are transformed through devastating events and how forgiveness is the key to a promising future. Nothing is as it seems in this heartwarming story.”
–Romantic Times, 4-Star Review
“Absolutely delightful! I enjoyed Stand-In Groom from cover to cover! Ms. Dacus’s clever story and wonderful prose will draw you away to a place deep in the heart of Louisiana, surrounding you with the scents, sounds, and sights of the deep south. A story filled with romance and intrigue, betrayal and forgiveness, I found myself laughing, crying and rejoicing right along with the characters.”
–M.L. Tyndall, author of The Falcon and the Sparrow and the award-winning Legacy of the King’s Pirates series
“Stand-In Groom is as sweet, beautiful, and chaotic as a perfectly planned wedding. Anne is a bright and wounded heroine you’re going to care about for a long time. George is a hero to capture your heart. Kaye Dacus will take you along for a fun, poignent ride in Stand-In Groom.”
–Mary Connealy, author of the Lassoed in Texas series and Of Mice...and Murder
WHAT I LOVED MOST ABOUT THIS BOOK:
First of all that I know the author. We were both aspiring together. And it is SO exciting to see her debut novel. I remember how very excited she was for me when I sold my first book. And I am so thrilled to get to hold and read hers too.
I would have LOVED this book even had I not known the author. I LOVE stories and movies about wedding planners. Wedding planners fascinate me. Especially if the wedding planner is single and looking. I mean, how hard would that be? To see all those other people get married yet not you. So I loved the plot of this book. Kaye's characters are charming and you can definitely see why Barbour snapped up this story and this amazing author.
If you don't own this book...get out there a grab a copy before they're all gone! I'm not just saying this because she's my friend. YOU WILL LOVE THIS BOOK! And I have a sneaking suspicion that after reading her work, Kaye will end up on your 'auto-buy' list.