Stand-in Groom was the first of many Kaye Dacus‘ novels that I hope to read and I certainly enjoyed the story. Mostly, I liked how Dacus made prayers a part of main characters’ everyday life. I sometimes do forget the power of short and quick prayer, asking God’s guidance and wisdom. How relatively easy things are when you have God behind you….
Due to my coming from a small family, I certainly envied and enjoyed reading about the relationships between Anne and her cousins and the love and affection they were sharing with each other. Though life is hard, it definitely make things easier when you have people who got your back. This book made me wanna move to a small town where things are rather “still” and where everyone knows your business but also care for each other.
When wedding planner Anne Hawthorne meets George Laurence, she thinks she’s found the man of her dreams. But when he turns out to be a client, her “dream” quickly turns into a nightmare. Will Anne risk her heart and career on this engaging Englishman? George came to Louisiana to plan his employer’s wedding and pose as the groom. But how can he feign affection for a supposed fiancee when he’s so achingly attracted to the wedding planner? And what will happen when Anne discovers his role has been Stand-In Groom only? Will she ever trust George again? Can God help these two find a happy ending? (source: http://kayedacus.com)