In the prologue of A February Bride, by Betsy St. Amant, we learn that Allie Andrews was to marry Marcus, a man she loved. However, on their wedding day she runs from the church, giving no explanation, and leaves him standing at the altar. Now, four months later she learns that her best friend, Marcus’s sister, is engaged and she wants Allie to be her maid of honor. The word awkward doesn’t begin to describe the situation Allie finds herself in once she agrees to her friend’s request.
Allie believes she did the right thing by not marrying Marcus. Her family was not conventional and she was afraid she was just like them and would end up hurting Marcus. Then there was the matter of the awful wedding dress that had been handed down for generations. Since the wedding day episode, the dress resided in her closet as a permanent reminder. Her friend’s pre-wedding festivities throw Allie and Marcus together. Quickly, it becomes evident there is still something between them. Even so, getting past the past may not be possible no matter what they want.
This is a story about love, communication and honesty. The characters are likeable and believable. Written with compassion and sensitivity, the author has crafted a lovely story.
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