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The Accidental Bride (Big Sky Romance Series)

Denise Hunter
The Accidental Bride (Big Sky Romance Series)
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The Accidental Bride (Big Sky Romance Series)

Denise Hunter

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When a wedding reenactment turns real, Shay finds she's an accidental bride.

Shay Brandenberger is raising her daughter in Moose Creek, Montana, on her childhood ranch, nestled against the Yellowstone River. Despite the hard work, she can't seem to keep her head above water - and now the bank is threatening to foreclose. She prays for a miracle, but the answer she receives is anything but expected.

Having agreed to play the bride in the Founders' Day wedding reenactment, Shay is mortified to be greeted at the end of the aisle by none other than Travis McCoy, her high-school sweetheart - the man who left her high and dry for fame and fortune on the Texas rodeo circuit.

Then the unthinkable happens. Thanks to a well-meaning busybody and an absentminded preacher, the make-believe vows result in a legal marriage. But before Shay can say annulment, Travis comes up with a crazy proposal. If she refuses his offer, she may lose her home. If she accepts, she may lose her heart.
Shay isn't sure if the recent events are God's will or just a preacher's blunder. Will trusting her heart to the man who once shattered it be the worst mistake of her life? Or could their marriage be the best accident that ever happened?



- Publisher Two high-school sweethearts, a wedding reenactment, and one absent-minded preacher. Is it a recipe for disaster or a chance for a new beginning?

Shay Brandenberger is a survivor. She's lived through a crazy childhood, a failed marriage, and single parenthood-with her confidence intact.

But not for long. Because when Shay participates in her town's Founder's Day wedding reenactment, she finds herself face-to-face with the one man who takes her breath away and leaves her weak in the knees: Travis McCoy.

Travis is back in town after years way on the rodeo circuit. His one regret in life is breaking Shay's heart when they were high-school sweethearts. He's determined to get it right this time.

So when their Founder's Day "marriage" is accidentally made official, Travis seizes the day. Can Shay put aside her pride to let Travis help her, or will their accidental marriage be dissolved before it can begin?



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About "The Accidental Bride (Big Sky Romance Series)"

When a wedding reenactment turns real, Shay finds she's an accidental bride.

Shay Brandenberger is raising her daughter in Moose Creek, Montana, on her childhood ranch, nestled against the Yellowstone River. Despite the hard work, she can't seem to keep her head above water - and now the bank is threatening to foreclose. She prays for a miracle, but the answer she receives is anything but expected.

Having agreed to play the bride in the Founders' Day wedding reenactment, Shay is mortified to be greeted at the end of the aisle by none other than Travis McCoy, her high-school sweetheart - the man who left her high and dry for fame and fortune on the Texas rodeo circuit.

Then the unthinkable happens. Thanks to a well-meaning busybody and an absentminded preacher, the make-believe vows result in a legal marriage. But before Shay can say annulment, Travis comes up with a crazy proposal. If she refuses his offer, she may lose her home. If she accepts, she may lose her heart.
Shay isn't sure if the recent events are God's will or just a preacher's blunder. Will trusting her heart to the man who once shattered it be the worst mistake of her life? Or could their marriage be the best accident that ever happened?


- Publisher

Two high-school sweethearts, a wedding reenactment, and one absent-minded preacher. Is it a recipe for disaster or a chance for a new beginning?

Shay Brandenberger is a survivor. She's lived through a crazy childhood, a failed marriage, and single parenthood-with her confidence intact.

But not for long. Because when Shay participates in her town's Founder's Day wedding reenactment, she finds herself face-to-face with the one man who takes her breath away and leaves her weak in the knees: Travis McCoy.

Travis is back in town after years way on the rodeo circuit. His one regret in life is breaking Shay's heart when they were high-school sweethearts. He's determined to get it right this time.

So when their Founder's Day "marriage" is accidentally made official, Travis seizes the day. Can Shay put aside her pride to let Travis help her, or will their accidental marriage be dissolved before it can begin?


- Publisher

Meet the Author

Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter is the award-winning author of eight novels and three novellas including Surrender Bay: A Nantucket Love Story and The New Heights series. She and her husband helped start a new church two years ago that continues to reach the unchurched in their community. Denise serves on the worship team and leads Book Connection, a Christian fiction book club for women. She and her husband are raising three boys.

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Fiction you will read over and over again
5 stars By Christine, Aug 17 2017
Despite being the second book in the Big sky Romance series, it was the first one I read and I was hooked from the beginning not just on this book but on the series. I immediately ordered the other 2! 
 Denise Hunter  is a master at creating characters that you can relate to and characters that become your friends. I found  myself thinking about this book and the story about Travis and Shay all the time.  You long for them  to get together and many times you think it has happened but then there are twists and turns that ensure you keep reading. If you are going on holidays and want to immerse yourself in a book - this is for you but make sure you take the others in the series as well, you won't want to put them down 
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Romantic Novels at their Best
3 stars By Brooke, Aug 01 2015
Denise Hunter comes up with some amazing plots for books - and This one is no different. I loved the characters and storyline and the way it ties into the 1st book of the series. Highly recommend!!
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Loved it!
5 stars By Hannah, Jan 22 2014
I love a good romance with a bit of depth and humour, and this book ticked all those boxes. The characters are likeable (okay, I fell in love with them!), the storyline captivating and the descriptions so vibrant I was sure I'd look out the window and find myself suddenly transported to a good old American ranch. Really enjoyed this book and immediately went searching for the rest of the series to read. 
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God is So Patient
4 stars By Margot, Dec 04 2013
This book is just like all the great historical romances where arranged marriages or marriages-of-convenience turn into the real thing over time, only it is set in modern America!
Travis is a dear, patient man who is so generous and so in love it almost hurts to watch him trying so hard to win the hurt-hardened heart of Shay. I so often wanted to grab Shay and Travis and give them a good shake and then sit them down and force them to TALK to one another. So much heartache over misunderstandings and lack of communication.
But eventually, love wins out and the ending is worth the agony of watching them hurt each other so much along the way. I loved the character of Miss Lucy, who may be old and scatty, but is also full of wisdom and prayer. We would all benefit from having a Miss Lucy in our lives. 
All in all, it was a very enjoyable book.
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My Favourite!!
5 stars By Booklovers1, Jul 02 2013
Denise Hunter really knows how to write a romance story that will move your heart, as evident in her novel The Accidental Bride. Hunter wrote so that the story feels like reality and that the chemistry in Shay and Travis relationship feels tangible, no matter the tension. 

Shay Brandenberger has lived through a crazy childhood, a failed marriage, single parenthood and deep humiliation, thanks to the man who takes her breath away, Travis McCoy, her childhood sweetheart. Travis McCoy is back in Moose Creek, after many years on the rodeo circuit. It is a decision he deeply regrets as the act broke Shay's heart, causing her profound humiliation. Therefore the purpose of his return is to claim her back, although it is definitely going to test his patience. However it defiantly did not occur the way he (or Shay) expected. So when their Founders Day "marriage" re-enactment is accidentally made official, Travis seizes the day. Can Shay put aside her pride to let Travis help her, or will their accidental marriage to dissolve before it can begin?
 
What I love most about this story is that Hunter goes straight into the plot line and keeps the story rolling. Not only that, but the intimate description of the relationship between Shay and Travis is one that will keep you hooked, giving the story a deeper meaning. 

However I did learn a valuable lesson that is found in Galatians 1:10- "Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God?" (NIV) Most females in our secular society are so caught up in trying to please society that they get so caught up in it and lose sight of reality. This is especially evident in Shay's world, for she struggles with society's perception of her, until her friend tells her that the only opinion of importance is God's. I found this a really valuable lesson for I too sometimes care too much of what others think of me. 

The Accidental Bride is definitely a romance novel not to be missed, due to the ability it has to stir your heart. The personalities of the characters are well crafted so Hunter translates the exact feelings she intended. The Accidental Bride is unquestionably a novel that illustrates Hunter's ability to write deeply moving romances that grip the heart, which she is well known for. 
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  • Catalogue Code 338757
  • Product Code 9781595548023
  • ISBN 1595548025
  • EAN 9781595548023
  • Pages 304
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Romance
  • Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Publication Date Jan 2012
  • Sales Rank #78244
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.281kg

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