Fall in love with Heart’s Landing,
a romantic wedding destination,
in the first book of a Hallmark series.
Jenny always dreamed of getting married at Heart’s Landing. But when she finally visits the charming small town, she’s there to make wedding arrangements for someone else: her cousin, who also happens to be her boss and a famous movie star. To keep the event secret and avoid a media circus, Jenny pretends she’s the one getting married.
Nick is intrigued by this bride-to-be who starts visiting his bakery every afternoon for sweet treats and conversation. He has to keep reminding himself that she’s already spoken for.
As Jenny deals with her cousin’s ever-changing demands, she tries to hide her attraction to Nick. Planning this wedding couldn’t be more complicated…and what will happen once the truth comes to light?
This funny, heartwarming romance includes a free original recipe for the best-ever Lemon Bars.
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A Simple Wedding
Captain’s Cottage a turn of the century mansion. Brides across the country wanted Heart’s Landing to be married at.
Jenny and Kay were closer than cousins, and wanted Jenny to organize her wedding. She had been with Kay since she got her first staring role, knowing how to have everything ready, for Kay always seemed to wait till the last minute. Planning a wedding for people in the entertainment world, she knew nothing or how to even begin, saying you need a wedding planner instead. Pleading of how she trusted Jenny and she had already had her notes of what she wanted. Fifty people and wanted as soon as possible. Who doesn’t love wedding, reading how it comes about. The author has a magic touch of bringing this to life for us, the smell of flowers, the colors, and the setting. For Jenny when she heard the news, how would people in this town think of her and the secrets she had been keeping. Could there be a shining knight near by to make it right. Delightful, enjoyed the mystery part and romance . Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion by Net Galley, Hallmark.
A Simple Wedding Becomes a Dream Come True
I received an ARC of Leigh Duncan's A Simple Wedding for an honest review. A Simple Wedding was the first book that I have read by Leigh Duncan and I can truly say that I loved the book. It was a wonderful romantic story. The story, the characters and the setting were incredible. Leigh Duncan showed that she is a wonderful storyteller. A Simple Wedding is the story of Jenny Longley, personal assistant and cousin to a Hollywood mega superstar and Nick Bell, owner and baker of I Do Cakes. Jenny's cousin, Karolyn "Kay" Karter just got engaged to her co star Chad Grant and Jenny's next assignment is to arrange a small intimate wedding for Kay and Chad in Heart's Landing, the same location that Jenny dreamed where she would one day get married. The only catch is that Jenny cannot say that she is planning Kay and Chad's wedding, she has to pretend that it is her wedding that she is planning to her fake fiance Tom/Bob Cash. Jenny's parents died in a train wreck when she was a child and her mother's sister Maggie raised her. That is why Jenny feels obligated to do everything, as repayment to Aunt Maggie taking her in and for Kay always being there. Jenny and Nick first meet when Nick literally runs into Jenny as she stares at a horse draw carriage that is passing by covering her with a dozen of cupcakes he needed to deliver. Jenny is the consummate romantic and was dreaming about her own wedding and not Kay's. Jenny goes into the bakery to clean up and offer to pay for the ruined cupcakes. Denise, the counter girl told her it was all taken care of. Nick gives Denise orders that whatever Jenny wants is on the house. Jenny orders a cupcake, and she loves it. She sets up a cake tasting with Denise. Jenny starts to visit I Do Cakes daily for a cupcake and coffee and getting closer to Nick. Nick tells the other wedding merchants in Heart's Landing, that Jenny is a true Heart's Landing bride. So they all want to go out of their way to make all her dreams come true. Meanwhile, Kay is becoming a "Bridezilla". She changes the wedding size from fifty to two hundred fifty, the cake flavor, and the color scheme of the wedding. Jenny blames all the changes on her fiance, Bob and his mother. When Jenny questions Kay's demands, Kay challenges Jenny questioning her about whether or not Heart's Landing can handle her wedding. Jenny knows that the businesses Heart's Landing could not survive the negative from Kay if her wedding is not perfect. Nick falls in love with Jenny, a woman he believes is engaged to another man. The story is filled with bittersweet moments that I so enjoyed. I loved the friendship and romance between Jenny and Nick, how Nick does so many sweet things for Jenny, even though he thinks she can never be his. A surprise plot twist changes everything, and Jenny wonders what will happen to her relationship with her new "family" that she found in Heart's Landing, not to mention her Prince Charming. I loved the happily ever after. It was a perfect romance and I loved every page. The bonus is that there is a recipe for Lemon Bars at the end of the book. They sound delicious!