Our Bridal Shop by Danielle Blair

Posted January 24, 2019 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

Every family has its secrets, and the March family is no exception. 

For the March sisters, Match Made in Devon, the bridal shop opened and run by their parents, was a real-world representation of what true love was all about. But for eldest sister Alexandra, that kind of perfection has always seemed unreachable. 

Alex has spent over fifteen years in Boston, building up an impenetrable shell of confidence and taking control over her own destiny. If there’s anything missing from her life, it isn’t important anyway. But with her mother’s unexpected death Alex is forced to leave her life in the big city behind and return to her hometown of Devon…and a past she’s been running from for years. 

As the March sisters try to salvage the bridal shop their parents loved, Alex is forced to confront her painful past and the real reason she left Devon so many years ago…including childhood sweetheart Jonah Dufort. 

Jonah represents everything Alex has tried to forget and conceal. But sometimes secrets demand to be revealed, and when the past returns again in the form of a long-lost sister, it’s a shocking reminder to Alex that even a perfect marriage can have something to hide. 

With her world falling apart around her, Alex loses control of the perfect life she has built for herself. Now, the only thing that Alex can be certain of is that things will never be the same. 

Bound by fate, three sisters will have to redefine the meaning of family and discover the raw power of forgiveness and love.

Titles in the Match Made in Devon Bridal Shop series include — Our Bridal Shop – The Butterfly Dream –

Title:  Our Bridal Shop
Series:  Match Made in Devon Bridal Shop #1
Author:  Danielle Blair
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  January 2, 2019
Publisher:  Relay Publishing
My Rating:  3 stars

I’m frankly torn on “Our Bridal Shop” for several reasons.  While I found the premise of the story interesting, how that story was delivered to me was easy to put down and walk away from.  If I’m engaged in a story I should not be able to easily put it down, finish another book and then return.  That’s not my usual reading style.  Yet, I wanted to know what happened with the sisters and their new situation so I did return and finish their story.

Part of that reason of being able to walk away was the main character, Alexandra.  I simply could not like her, there is no other easy way to say that.  If I do not care if the heroine gets her happily ever after or not, then I’m not engaged in her story at all.

I would call “Our Bridal Shop” a good story, one that has an audience that will enjoy it.  And, it may surprise you to hear that I will be picking up the second story, “The Butterfly Dream” mainly because my curiosity is engaged, I want to know what happens next… and I’m reluctant to make a decision on whether I’ll follow an author or not based on one book.

Yet, the truth is, mine is only one opinion.  The only one that matters is yours… so if the cover description sounds intriguing to you then you should read it and make your own decision.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story.  It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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