An Unexpected Bride Tour ~ Book Spotlight, Review and Giveaway ~ Shadonna Richards

Today I am welcoming author Shadonna Richards to the blog on her tour with Sizzling PR for the contemporary romance/romantic comedy novel 'An Unexpected Bride'. On my stop of the tour, I will be spotlighting the book and providing a review.

Shadonna will be giving away an ebook copy of Unexpected Bride to one randomly drawn commenter.  So remember to comment, see below for more information on the giveaway.

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Emma Wiggins is about to marry her heart-stopping, gorgeous boss, CEO Evan Fletcher, in seven days—too bad he doesn’t know it yet!
Desperate to fulfill her ailing grandfather’s last wish to see her settle down and get married, Emma Wiggins, a 30-year-old, career-focused executive tells him a little white lie on his deathbed that she is in fact engaged--to her boss, deliciously handsome and emotionally unavailable, Evan Fletcher.
The situation takes an unexpected turn when her grandfather's condition improves slightly and to her shock, he goes ahead and arranges a wedding ceremony at his hospital bedside before he passes on. Now, all Emma has to do is convince unsuspecting, commitment-phobic Evan to tie the knot with her in seven days. Can love blossom in the most unlikely situation?

 I was excited to read the book after reading the summary.

The author wove a believable relationship with Emma and her "Gramps". I think many of us, if given the same circumstance, would do whatever it took to grant the most important person in our life their final wish. Emma got herself in quite a mess once she told her "Gramps" she was engaged, and I was curious how she was going to get herself out of her predicament.

There was so much the author could have done with the plot, the storyline was cute, the characters were perfect for one another. I found the author was too descriptive, she tended to over describe unrelated facts. At times, I found myself skimming pages just to move the story along. I was somewhat confused with Emma's relationship with her mother, why would she not refer to her as "mother", "mom" or even her first name, rather than refer to her as "Mrs. Wiggins"?

As I was reading along, the book just ended. She left alot of unanswered questions for this reader: What happened in the last conversation between Evan's and his father?, Why did Evan finally change his mind ~ what about the family curse?  The whole story centered around the upcoming nuptuals, but at the end you didn't learn anything about it.

I was hoping for more from 'An Unexpected Bride'. The author missed an opportunity to make this a WOW. The author spent to much time being descriptive in other areas except when it was really needed ~ at the end.

I think many will enjoy the book. So if you have a chance go out and pick up a copy. I received this advance copy in exchange for an honest review.

Bestselling author Shadonna Richards enjoys reading and writing about the magic of romance and the power of love. She has a B.A. degree in psychology and is the author of the non-fiction books, A Gift of Hope and Think and Be Happy: 365 Empowering Thoughts to Lift Your Spirit (an Amazon Kindle #1 Bestseller in Meditation). Winner of Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write 2010 Day Two Challenge, she is also a member of Romance Writers of America. An Unexpected Bride, a contemporary romance, is her first novel, an Amazon Bestseller in Romance and has sold 20,000 copies in its first four months on Amazon Kindle. She's a proud mommy and wife and lives in Canada with her husband and son.
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Shadonna is giving away a copy an Ebook copy to one (1) lucky winner. You must use the Rafflecopter form to enter to win.

Choosing the right wedding music and wedding songs for your big day is extremely important.

  What one song do you want played (or did you play) at your wedding?
I would love to hear from you!

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Shadonna said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks so much for featuring An Unexpected Bride on your wonderful blog! Good luck to all the participants in the raffle. :-)

kerry said... Best Blogger Tips

I had played Evanescence You. It always makes me think of my lovely wife maria.

Na said... Best Blogger Tips

I would like to have From This Moment On by Shania Twain playing. There are so many good songs to choose from.

Kat ~ Forever Book Lover ♥ said... Best Blogger Tips

Kerry~ what a beautiful song.

Na~ The song gives me chills. Beautiful choice.

Thanks Kerry and Na for stopping by. I love comments. :)
Good luck to you both.

karla said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey Kat...another great review! My wedding song was Always and Forever...unfortunately it didn't ring true! Lol. What can I say?! Good luck to everyone!

Kat ~ Forever Book Lover ♥ said... Best Blogger Tips


That's a beautiful song. Love the pun with "ring" :0

I have always loved the song, "At Last", I think that is rather popular with the wedding DJ's..

kimba88 said... Best Blogger Tips

Great review Kat!

AmberMarie said... Best Blogger Tips

Entered the giveaway. My song will probably be I don't wanna miss a thing.

BTW... You won a blog award! Go check out :)

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