Welcome to Tuesday Wedding Tales blog series, where wedding-themed stories are the fare.
The Christmas Bride is the first novella in my series, Window to the Heart Saga, and focuses on the courtship and wedding of two of the supporting characters from the previous book, The Oregon Pursuit. Lucy was only supposed to be a character to give a contrast to my main heroine in the that book, but I fell in love with writing her, I ended up giving her a bigger part and setting her up at the end of that book to have her own story. The Christmas Bride originally appeared in the Christmas anthology, Under the Mistletoe, which I co-created with fellow author, Lorana Hoopes. We invited 6 other authors to join us in the anthology full of HEA novellas. A few weeks after the release of the anthology, I released The Christmas Bride independently.
The Christmas Bride
By Jenna Brandt
Lucy Rogers traveled west, running from a troubled past. As a new Christian, she meets and forms a relationship with Matthew McCoy, the son of the local pastor. Lucy runs the Trail’s End Saloon while Matthew works for the local saw mill. As they plan their Christmas wedding, Lucy’s past comes back to haunt her. Will her past allow them to build a future together? A heartfelt, sweet read full of romance, sure to warm your heart this holiday season.
Matthew placed his arm around Lucy’s shoulders as he gathered her in against his side. He leaned his head down, allowing the side of his face to rest on the top of her head. Just as the last few candles glowed, flurries of snow fell from the sky. Not enough to put out the candles but just enough to make the moment perfect.
“What do you think?” Matthew inquired.
“It’s magnificent,” Lucy murmured.
“I told you this Christmas would be better. Am I keeping my word?”
Lucy angled her head up to view Matthew. “And then some.”
Bonus Short Story, The White Wedding is included. The prequel to The Christmas Bride.
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About the Author:
Jenna Brandt is a Christian historical romance author and she is branching into contemporary romance in 2018. Her books span from Victorian to Western to WWI eras with elements of romance, suspense and faith. Her debut series, the Window to the Heart Saga, has become a bestseller and her newest venture is the multi-author series, The Lawkeepers. She is also an author in the First Street Church kindle world.
She has been an avid reader since she could hold a book and started writing stories almost as early. She has been published in several newspapers as well as edited for multiple papers. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in English from Bethany College and was the Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper while there. Her first blog was published on Yahoo Parenting and The Grief Toolbox as well as featured on the ABC News and Good Morning America websites. She is a contributor and curator for the website, Novel PASTimes, and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers Association (RWA) Associations.
Writing is her passion, but she also enjoys cooking, watching movies, reading, engaging in social media and spending time with her three young daughters and husband where they live in the Central Valley of California. She is also active in her local church where she volunteers on their first impressions team as well as writes for the church’s creative team.
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