Merriment and mayhem collide for a chaotic holiday season at the Inn at Hope Springs Farms.
General Manager, Stella Boor, is ready to marry her man and live in the home of her dreams. But she can do neither until she wins permanent custody of her six-year-old half sister, Jazz. Meanwhile, Jazz’s mother, Naomi, is determined to make trouble for Stella at every turn. When tension mounts, Stella takes drastic measures in order to protect her baby sister.
Event Planner, Presley Ingram, is keeping the ultimate secret. She’s planning a surprise wedding for Stella and Jack for Christmas Day. As passion ignites with her new lover, Presley pauses to consider if she’s planning Stella’s dream wedding. Or her own.
Head Chef, Cecily Weber, will wed the love of her life on Christmas Eve. But when her fiancé shows an irresponsible side she’s never before seen, Cecily begins to have doubts. Is she suffering from pre-wedding jitters? Or will she be forced to choose between marriage and the success she’s worked so hard to achieve?
Join three intriguing young women in their search for happily ever after.
DREAMS, DISTRACTIONS & DESTINIES!
MISTLETOE AND WEDDING BELLES (Hope Springs Series Book 3) by acclaimed author Ashley Farley is full of Wishes, Wonders and Weddings! This novel is filled with the possibility of dreams coming true for several characters. Cecily is getting married on Christmas Eve but as Chef for Jameson’s (the exclusive Restaurant located in Hope Springs) she is much too busy to plan her wedding. Since Presley is the Event Planner for Hope Springs, she volunteers to take care of everything. Stella, the owner of Hope Springs, along with Presley kidnap Cecily and take her shopping for a Wedding Dress. While they’re shopping, Presley encourages Stella to try on a Wedding Dress she keeps eyeing as well. Stella is engaged but hasn’t set a date yet because of a complication with her step-sister, Jazz. Presley is in love, too, but Everett has recently relocated to Nashville where his career as a Country Singer is finally taking off.
As the Christmas Season descends upon Hope Springs, decorating the Inn is underway and it is beginning to look magical! As all of Farley’s characters start making plans for the season, the distractions start. Cecily and her man can’t seem to agree on anything. Stella’s step-sister’s mother is creating all manner of havoc in their lives and continues to show up at the Inn. A custody battle is ongoing but the constant altercations are difficult for Jazz. Presley and Everett reconnect and he really wants her to move to Nashville but she feels obligated to stay a while longer at Hope Springs.
As Presley had begun making plans for Cecily’s Wedding, Cecily told her she wanted something much simpler. Presley decided she would approach Stella’s fiancée Jack with a proposition. Why not plan a surprise Wedding for Stella on Christmas Day? Jack readily agreed! Now you have to read this fabulous novel to find out exactly how they managed to pull off these Beautiful Weddings! After all, what can go wrong when you have Bride & Groom families that have never met? Or, no Father to walk the Bride down the aisle? Or, what about a total Surprise Wedding that caught everyone unprepared? For each of the Brides and Grooms, they believed they found their soulmates and their destinies!
I was provided a complimentary copy of this novel by Leisure Time Books. The opinions expressed here are completely my own and without influence.