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A January Bride by Deborah Raney

princessjdl's review

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hopeful inspiring lighthearted

4.0

jenamber00's review

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emotional hopeful inspiring lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.0

I picked this book out for my "January" read and I'm so glad I did! It was a super cute and fun read! It had a great premise and I had a good time. I felt it was really fast pace too and was done in one sitting. 
I do feel like the middle-ish wasn't really thought out enough, it felt rushed. I felt confused as to why the characters were confused and it just didn't make sense sometimes to me. HOWEVER! I loved the style of writing as a whole and I felt the ending tied up nicely. Would definitely recommend to anyone wants a Christian or just even a clean romance, this is your quick read, you'll enjoy!!

jfraser82's review

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4.0

Short and sweet..😊

jnjackson's review

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3.0

This had a very "meet cute" storyline, and overall it felt charming and sweet.

beyondevak's review

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3.0

Let me first begin by saying that I liked A January Bride. I did. Really. But...it was initially a little hard for me to get into. It did not draw me in as I had hoped it would. In all honesty, I had to encourage myself to keep reading. I'm glad I did. What followed was a sweet, funny, and totally interesting love story. With that said, the love that came to be between Art and Maddy was on stealth speed. Uh...yep. All in all, this was a clean, cute Christian romance.

I received an e-copy of this title from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

ameserole's review

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3.0

A January Bride is the second book from the A Year of Weddings series. This book was about Maddie and Art. Their relationship was pretty unique because they were sort of pen pals before they ever met each other. Of course.. they both had their own image and assumptions for the person would look and act like. Some of the assumptions were hilarious - which is why I really enjoyed this book.

Remember how I said they were sort of pen pals? Yeah, okay.. more like note pals? It was honestly cute.. I remember writing notes with my friends every now and then in High School.. but other than that we would just text each other.

Overall, Maddie and Art were pretty cute. I laughed so hard because they thought the other person was so freaking old. A lot older than they were. Again, some of the assumptions were funny. However, that's all I really got from this short book. I guess I just expected a little bit more in this book - like the first book.

janeeyre_914716's review against another edition

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hopeful inspiring lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

4.0

jillread's review against another edition

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emotional lighthearted fast-paced

4.0

rpatel675's review

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4.0

This book was quite amusing with all the misunderstandings between Madeleine and Arthur. It is a story about two people who start to fall in love before they have even met each other.

Madeleine is a well known author and her deadline for her next book is approaching fast. Add on top of that that she had to move from her nice condo in New York to move to Kansas to her sister and brother-in-laws house. They moved out because her brother-in-law found a job in Ohio and she decided to stay in their house while it was getting renovated for resale so she could stay close to her mom who was in a nursing home with Alzheimer's.

With all the noise going around in the house she is falling behind schedule with writing her book. Her sweet, old neighbor, Ginny, suggests that she go to her friend Arthur's bed and breakfast inn that wasn't getting used to finish up her book. Ginny talks to Arthur and gets permission and Madeleine couldn't be more grateful.

Arthur Tyler is and English professor. He owns the bed and breakfast inn and also lives there in the basement. His wife had started the inn and kept it running but every since she passed away from cancer three years ago he hadn't taken much care of it. He was okay with Ginny's friend coming to write her book. At least someone could find the inn useful and it didn't matter too much since he would be at work during that time.

The first day that Madeleine showed up to the inn she got a great deal done and was very pleased. She left a note for Arthur letting him know how much she appreciated him letting her use his place while she worked. This started a long chain of notes that they wrote to each other. Though they learned a lot about each other through the notes a few things happened to make them both think that the other was old. Imagine their surprise when they first meet and notice that both a young people. Can their notes actually turn into something real?

tiggeruo's review

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4.0

I love this sweet love story, about two people who didn't see it coming but still found time to bless who they thought may be someone different and find love for themselves as well as others. I know this is a novella but my only wish was that the story was longer this is a great and fun read and I can say easily be read in an hour to an hour and half. Definitely worth the buy. I can't wait to read more A year of the wedding books