My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Temporary Bridesmaid by LuAnn Brobst Staheli was a good fast story.
The story is about Jenny Grant, all her friends are married and the last one is getting married. She has a great job, well not always but she can take care of herself, but what is missing is a man, and since that isn’t happening she decided to settle on not worrying about being married, but of course it is in the back of her head.
She is helping her friend with her wedding and so she seems a little envious that her friends can find someone and not her. She also is dealing with her mom and some of her medical issues, pretty much life keeps going on.
James Cox had a strong feeling to sell his company and move to Salt Lake City, not sure why, but he knew Heavenly Father wouldn’t lead him astray. He found a temp job at the same company that Jenny works for.
Of course they would be perfect together but there a bunch of mishaps they don’t meet at first. They do eventually meet.
There is also Jenny’s friend Stephie, she is having some issues and I thought that was more interesting than Jenny’s life, I am hoping the author will write another story about her as well.
Even though I loved the story I felt that some of the characters weren’t as developed as others. Also only James every mentioned prayer helping to guide him, I wish the women in the story also spoke about saying a prayer or going to church. I think this would have added to the story. I do like it was a clean Christian romance.
I did receive this book for an honest review.
What Goodreads says the book is about:
Jenny Grant has given up on men, and therefore her dream of ever getting married. But when James Cox comes to work in her building as a temp, she has to convince herself to stay true to her new conviction. All around her, everything is falling apart in her life. She’s been asked to be the Maid of Honor for her best friend’s wedding—leaving Jenny the last single in her group—her mother’s forgetfulness has progressed to a level that might prove dangerous, and the raise and promotion Jenny longs for may not be within her reach. When a man who looks like James steals her wallet her distrust of men rests on his shoulders.
James Cox has no idea why he has given up his position as a California CEO to move to Salt Lake City, but he’s certain it isn’t to find a bride. When the call comes for a temp position at a computer programming company, he figures this must be why. But his co-workers are not always easy to get along with, especially the fiery-tempered woman named Jenny Grant. If he didn’t find her so beautiful and interesting, it might not matter. Except that it does
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About the Author:
Lu Ann Brobst Staheli got her start as a celebrity paparazzi-stalker-chick, which led to her award-winning career as a ghostwriter for celebrity memoirs. A masochist at heart, she taught junior high school English for 33 years, and once spent two weeks of summer vacation backpacking through Europe with 15 of her students. She has won three Utah Best of State Medals—two for writing and one for teaching—but refuses to wear them all at the same time because she’d hate to be known as a show-off. She is the true bibliophile, with something in excess of 1,000 books in her personal home library. After having donated the nearly 1,000 books in her classroom library to the other English teachers in her department, Lu Ann moves this year to a new position as the school librarian, where she can be surrounded by books and share her passion for reading with the entire group of students and faculty. Her published works include A Note Worth Taking, a MG/YA novel; When Hearts Conjoin, the story of the conjoined Herrin twins; Psychic Madman about mentalist Jim Karol; One Day at a Time: Teaching Secondary Language Arts; Books, Books, and More Books: A Parent and Teacher’s Guide to Adolescent Literature, as well as numerous newspaper and magazine articles. Lu Ann is a Senior Editor with Precision Editing Group, where she works with clients on both fiction and non-fiction manuscripts
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