Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Summer Bride

by Shanna Hatfield

Isn't there something just extra special and magical about a summer wedding? Don't ask me to say what, exactly, it is,  but it's there just the same.

I love summer weddings, especially if they are outdoors. Sunsets weddings, afternoon affairs, big ol' country barn celebrations - I love them all!

And that's part of the reason I'm super-excited to share about my last contemporary romance that releases this week on July 12.


Two scheming matchmakers are at it again…


Sage Presley loves her job as the receptionist at Golden Skies Retirement Village in Holiday, Oregon. She enjoys the residents and their wisdom, even if some of them are more than a little quirky. Determined to ignore the matchmaking efforts of two women at the retirement home, Sage’s sole focus is on raising her brother, Shane. In spite of her best efforts, she can’t help but notice the hunky electrician who continually comes to her rescue.

Grateful for the opportunity to open his own electrical business, Justin James moves to Holiday full of plans and dreams. He’s quickly drawn in by the close-knit community, but finds the lack of suitable single women disturbing. Despite himself, his attention is captured by the receptionist at the retirement home where he’s working on a big job. Yet, he can’t begin to understand why two matchmaking octogenarians are intent on forcing him together with the woman he’s convinced is married.

A sweet romance sprinkled with humor, hope, and the meaning of real love, Summer Bride will warm the hearts of readers while bringing them a smile.




Just for fun, here's a little excerpt:

“Isn’t Shane your son?”

Sage choked on the sip of lemonade she’d just swallowed. Matilda whacked her on the back as she coughed into a napkin. When she ceased coughing and could speak again, she shook her head. “Shane is my brother.”

Eyes wide in shock, Justin gaped at her. “Your brother? So you aren’t… you don’t have… Are you married?”

Had Sage taken another drink, she was sure she would have spewed it all over Justin. It was a good thing she’d merely sat glaring at him in disbelief. What on earth had given him the idea she was married and Shane was her son? How old did he think she was, anyway?

“She isn’t married,” Matilda said when Sage remained silent. “She doesn’t even have a boyfriend right now, do you, darling?” The old woman appeared to size up Justin before she leaned toward him. “Are you interested?”




USA Today bestselling author Shanna Hatfield is a farm girl who loves to write. Her sweet historical and contemporary romances are filled with sarcasm, humor, hope, and hunky heroes. When Shanna isn’t dreaming up dreamy characters, twisting plots, or covertly hiding decadent chocolate from the other occupants of her home, she hangs out with her beloved husband, Captain Cavedweller.
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12 comments:

  1. This new book sounds like such fun, Shanna. I attended an outdoor summer wedding by a lake a few years ago. It was lovely!

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  2. Great excerpt, Shanna! Best wishes on your new release!

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  3. I love stories about matchmakers.

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  4. I am almost finished with the book, love it, love Fred Asteer and the matchmakers

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  5. I’m looking forward to this book! Just pre-ordered

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