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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Second Chance Bride by Sandra Edwards (Virtual Book Blast Event / Book Review / Contest Giveaway)

In association with Goddess Fish Promotions, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book blast event for Second Chance Bride by Author Sandra Edwards!

Book Review

Second Chance Bride by Sandra Edwards
Book 1: A Sapphire Bay Novella / Sapphire Bay Series
Publisher: SE Press
Publication Date: July 18, 2014
Format: eBook - 44 pages
             Kindle - 1948 KB
             Nook - 168 KB
BNID: 2940149740901
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Book Description:

After being jilted, practically at the altar, Genie Wainwright heads to Hawaii to escape the well-meant pity party her friends and family are bound to throw on her behalf. What she never expects is to find someone to help her mend her broken heart.

Donnie Taylor, owner of the posh Sapphire Bay Resort, has no interest in marriage--until he meets an unforgettable guest at the hotel. What starts out as a kindhearted gesture brings Donnie something he never expects--love!

Book Excerpt:

“Mother.” He sucked in a breath, hoping it’d help him stay calm. “Contrary to what you might think, your job at the hotel is not matchmaker. In fact, you don’t have a job here at all.”

Marla marched around the counter and grabbed Donnie’s arm, leading him toward the center of the lobby. “Donnie… what’s it gonna hurt if you escort a pretty girl to dinner? She’s all alone.”

“It’s not a good idea.”

“Why not?”

Donnie laughed as a trapped feeling washed over him. “If she’s here alone, I’m sure it’s for a reason. And I doubt she wants me intruding.” “Oh, great…” Marla threw her hands in the air. “You’re just going to let her wither away until her heart is beyond repair?”

“I’m sure someone is up for the task of saving her. Maybe even someone here at the hotel.” Donnie shrugged and shook his head. “But it’s not me.”

“It’s not gonna kill you just this once.”

Donnie’s jaws clenched but he managed to get his objection out anyway, “Mother, I don’t have time to go roaming around the hotel looking to invite all the single women to dinner.”

“You don’t have to invite all of them. Just one.” Marla took on a triumphant smile. “And you don’t have to go looking for her.” She turned Donnie around. “She’s right over there,” she said, giving him a push in the direction of the gift shop.

My Book Review:

After being left at the altar on her wedding day, jilted bride Genie Wainwright changes the planned honeymoon destination from Maui and escapes to the posh Hawaiian Sapphire Bay Resort on the island of Oahu to mend her broken heart.

Donnie Taylor comes from old Texas money and is the owner of the Sapphire Bay Resort. He enjoys living in paradise and running the resort, but he hasn't met a woman that he would want to spend the rest of his life with.

With a little matchmaking help from Donnie's mother Marla, Genie and Donnie meet and get an unexpected chance at love.

Second Chance Bride is wonderful romantic novella that transports the reader to the tropical paradise island of Hawaii where they follow the unexpected fairytale romance of two people who weren't looking for love. This sweet little romance is the perfect escape on a lazy summer afternoon, the story has just the right amount of romance, humor, and a rich description of the tropical island setting that will easily draw you into the story and leave a smile on your face.


About The Author

NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY Bestselling Author Sandra Edwards writes award-winning romance in a variety of subgenres such as paranormal (mostly time travel and reincarnation), contemporary, and suspense. She lives in the U.S. (west coast) with her husband, two kids, four dogs and one very temperamental feline. Sandra's books often push the envelope and step outside the boundaries of conventional romance.


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  1. This sounds like such a fantastic story line! Thanks for hosting!

    1. Hi Bev! Thank you for stopping by today. This is a wonderful novella, hope you get a chance to read it. :)

  2. Thanks for posting Second Chance Bride!

    1. Hi Sandra! Thank you for the opportunity to host your book blast event. Second Chance Bride is a wonderful story, it left me wanting more. :)