With a big anniversary party in the works for his ex-wife’s parents, Ryan has just one weekend to play Abby’s husband . . . and win back the woman of his dreams.
Ryan McKinley has tried to move on from his ex-wife, Abby. He’s sulked, he’s gotten angry, and ultimately he bought her dream house. Big mistake. Living alone in the massive two-story has only made him miss her more. When her parents call him out of the blue about their anniversary party in Summer Harbor, Maine, Ryan believes God has dropped a golden opportunity straight in his lap.
Abby McKinley never exactly told her parents about the divorce. A strained relationship with her dad has culminated in a distant relationship with her parents, but she’s finally succumbed to her mom’s pressure to make the drive for their 35th-anniversary party.
Then Ryan shows up on her doorstep, looking as handsome as ever. When he insists he’s going to Summer Harbor, with or without her, Abby knows she can’t say no. Her parents still think they’re married and now Ryan knows it too. It’s just a one-week road trip with the man who broke her heart. What could possibly go wrong?
|About the Contributor(s)||Denise Hunter
Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than twenty-five books, including A December Bride and The Convenient Groom, which have been adapted into original Hallmark Channel movies. She has won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader's Choice Award, The Carol Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist. When Denise isn't orchestrating love lives on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, drinking green tea, and playing drums. Denise makes her home in Indiana where she and her husband are rapidly approaching an empty nest. You can learn more about Denise through her website DeniseHunterBooks.com or by visiting her Facebook page at facebook.com/authordenisehunter.
|Publish Date||Jun 9, 2015|
|Series||A Chapel Springs Romance|
- Review by Brittany at the Books and Biscuits Blog
Overall, I liked Married ‘til Monday as a library read. Ms. Hunter displays her award-winning ability to create a cast of engaging characters, who personify the real-life challenges faced by Christians. The truth behind Abby’s past and the challenges that tore apart her marriage will rivet readers who enjoy emotionally-driven plotlines, while Ryan and his extended family will continue to delight fans of the Chapel Springs series. While Married ‘til Monday remains true to Ms. Hunter’s style, I never became entirely immersed in the story. The emotional plotline of the novel significantly slowed the pacing in key sections and resulted in secondary characters questioning the actions of the primary characters. At that point, I had to agree with their assessment and found myself wishing for the book’s final resolution.
Special thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Nelson for the advanced copy of Married ‘til Monday!
Brittany at the Books and Biscuits Blog (Posted on 6/9/2015)
- Review by Sally
This is a touching love story of two people who were hurt and divorced. As they travel to the anniversary party they are able to discuss what went wrong in their marriage and even talked about childhood events that affected their adult lives. This book impresses the importance of dealing with past issues and learning to keep an open communication because without them it will cause issues in your life that will make it miserable and possibly ruin an otherwise good relationship as it did with Ryan and Abby.
I loved this book because the characters and story were so real. It could be a situation in anyone’s life. Abby and Ryan’s story touched my heart and I was unable to put the book down. I highly recommend this book…it is filled with hope and forgiveness.
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book by the publisher, Thomas Nelson, through BookLook Bloggers, blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.
(Posted on 6/7/2015)