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A Wedding to Cherish by Evangeline Kelly

About the Book

A Wedding to Cherish by Evangeline Kelly

Book: A Wedding to Cherish (Wedding Planners Book 2) by Evangeline Kelly

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Christian Romance

Release Date: May 12, 2021


He’s about to marry the wrong woman until he meets the wedding planner, and now he has a decision to make.


Always the wedding planner and never the bride. That’s what Daisy Ray is afraid her future holds. Things never seem to go well for her in the love department, but her mom says God must be saving her for that special man.


Her world gets shaken up when she meets actor, Logan Terry, and his ice queen fiancée. She doesn’t expect for Logan to break up with his fiancée during their first appointment, and she certainly doesn’t expect him to ask her out on a date not long after.


Logan Terry wants a new career as a drama teacher, but his brother wants him to conform to his preconceived idea of success. When he meets Daisy, he’s ready to begin a new phase of life, but first, he has to deal with disgruntled family members who believe his decisions are rash and impulsive.


A whirlwind romance might be just what Daisy and Logan need, but are they ready to deal with the consequences? Will they realize they’ve moved the relationship forward too quickly, or will they hold on to what might be the greatest love of their lives?



My Review

5 Stars


The author had me hooked in the opening chapter. How was the engaged Logan going to end up with the single wedding planner, Daisy?


I loved the way the author provided a balance of funny scenes along with the sweet romance and tense family drama. Both characters learned to rely more on God as they navigated the ups and downs of relationships.


Even though this is the second book in the series, it stands on its own.


I strongly recommend this book to fans of clean Christian romance.

 

Romance: Very clean. Brief mention of kissing.

Faith: Both characters learned to rely on God.

 

About The Author


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Evangeline Kelly is the pen name I use to write contemporary Christian romance books. I married my husband (my perfect bad boy hero) in my early forties so I understand the longings of a single woman desiring love, as well as the contentment and sweetness of marriage.


And now, a little bit about me. When I was a kid, I had two dreams. One was to work with at risk youth and the other was to write books. After pursuing my passion of working with foster children for over twenty years, I finally decided to pursue my childhood dream of writing. My grandma kept all of my short stories in a box as a keepsake, and I read them occasionally when I need a good laugh. Not only do I love to write, I enjoy the pleasure of sitting down with a good book. I’ve always said that a good book is way better than any movie or television show!


I’ve witnessed suffering in my line of work, but I’ve also witnessed God’s redeeming love. A good Christian romance features both hardship and delight. My hope is that my stories not only entertain, but encourage, and most of all, that they bring glory and honor to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


Visit Evangeline's website for more great Christian romance: https://evangelinekelly.com/


Interview with Evangeline Kelly

 

1. How long have you been writing? When did you start?

When I was a kid, I loved penning short stories for my grandma, sparking an early passion for writing. When people would ask what career interested me, I would tell them I wanted to be a writer. As I grew much older, my path diverged toward social work within the foster care system, and I dedicated two decades of my life to that endeavor. Throughout the years, I’ve always loved reading, and the desire to become an author returned, driving me to write a book of my own.


In 2016, I self-published my short story Road Trip, but I didn’t really get started until I released my first two novellas Shaken and Matchmaker in 2017. I used those books to gain subscribers while I finished editing my first full-length book The Unwanted Assistant. I released that book in March 2018, and that kick-started my journey as an author.

 

2. What comes first for you, the plot or the characters?

I often work on the plot and characters simultaneously. Typically, I will start with the trope and a situation between the characters. Next, I’ll do a brainstorming session and think of as many things as I can for the plot and character development. I make sure I have an inciting incident to set the story in motion, and then I work on developing the characters even more. After that, I fill in my plot structure based on the trope, character arcs, and additional plot elements that are suitable for the story.

 

3. What part of A Wedding to Cherish was the hardest to write?

The biggest challenge was having Logan breakup with his fiancée and then pursue Daisy immediately after. I wanted to give him a sufficient motive to dissolve the engagement that readers would agree with, while not making him unlikable for moving on so quickly. Balancing those elements was definitely the hardest part of the book. 

 

4. Did anything surprise you when you were writing the Wedding Planners series?

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed putting myself in the wedding planner world. I took an online course for research purposes and loved all the elements that go into planning a wedding. Even though I’m an avid plotter, I ended up pantsing the first book in the series, A Wedding to Adore, and the ideas flowed so easily that it felt like the book practically wrote itself.

 

5. Why is Christian fiction important to you? What would you like to see more of in the genre?

I believe it’s a great platform to share Christ and the experience of those who follow Him. As a Christian reader, I love the encouragement that comes from seeing characters look to the Lord to help them through their problems, as well as tackle sticky situations with integrity. I would like to see more books in the Christian romance categories reflect the Christian faith. Many with clean and wholesome books are including them in that genre, but they don’t necessarily mention God or a Christian perspective. But there are still a multitude of wonderful Christian-themed books out there and I’ve had the privilege of connecting with many of those authors.

 

6. What can a reader expect from your books?

When readers pick up one of my books, they will see characters that grow throughout the story, dealing with problems from a Christian viewpoint (or in some cases they come to Christ). I like using themes of hope and redemption, and I try to include a level of emotional depth in my stories. While some books offer a stronger emphasis on biblical themes, others explore these elements to varying degrees. All of my books are from the first person point of view. I would like to write in 3rd person in the future, but I don’t have specific plans for that yet. The entirety of my work falls within the Christian romance genre except for The Secondary Inheritance and The Wedding Standoff, which fit into the Christian Women’s Fiction category. In addition, my Vacation Romance Series presents readers with clean and wholesome storylines, though they diverge from Christian categories.

 

7. Are you planning any more books in the Wedding Planners series?

Yes, I would like to add more books to the Wedding Planner series, but I don’t currently have a story in mind. As all the main female characters in the series work together as event planners, I would need to expand that story world to include new characters. 

 

8. Is there anything I haven’t asked that you would like to share with my followers?

I’m currently in the editing phase for a book in a new series focused on boss romance. This series takes place at the corporate office of a company called Rolland Myers, which has a chain of department stores. I plan to release My Unreasonable Boss in the month of March 2024.


Thanks so much for stopping by Evangaline!


Pick up The Wedding Planners series on Amazon or visit Evangeline's website for more great Christian Romance!


The Wedding Planners series by Evangeline Kelly

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