Today’s Cozy Read is a Nantucket Love Story called The Convenient Groom (second in the series) by Denise Hunter. Despite the fact that this author has written 40+ books, this is the first book of hers that I’ve read but it won’t be the last. This novel was made into a Hallmark movie for TV.
Kate Lawrence is a totally all-together author/counsellor who has her life all planned out — has had ever since middle school when she found such satisfaction in helping others with their problems that she maps out her life goals which included getting a psych degree from Cornell and writing a best seller. Well, the book is being published the same day as her wedding to “Mr. Right-for-Her”, Bryan Montgomery, and while she’s tracking down the gazebo that is late arriving at the wedding site, she gets a call from her fiancé that leaves her jilted. Since the name of the groom had been kept a secret from all but a very few people involved, the carpenter creating the gazebo, Lucas Wright, steps up and offers to take Bryan’s place. Kate agrees to a 1-year temporary arrangement and things seem to go off without a hitch.
Problems set in when Bryan decides he’s made a mistake and breaks up with the girl he left Kate for. Of course, the fact that Lucas is in love with her complicates things even further. Can opposites be compatible? Could Kate, the relationship expert, be wrong about her parents’ marriage? Will her readers come back when they learn the truth about her temporary marriage? Is she trusting in God or trying to take charge of her own life? There’s lots of misdirection and miscommunication in this delightful romance set on idyllic Nantucket Island. * * * *
Cozy Read Wednesday is a recent meme. No list of rules — just leave a comment with a link to your Cozy Read published on Wednesday, mention that Ms M is hosting the meme, and feel free to use the Cozy Read Wednesday icon on your site. I look forward to reading your recommendations.