Books from the Backlog #232

Posted September 22, 2022 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 14 Comments

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #232A Lowcountry Bride by Preslaysa Williams
Published by Avon Books on June 1, 2021
Genres: Fiction / Romance / Multicultural & Interracial
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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A heartwarming Avon debut of love, forgiveness, and new beginnings set in the beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry.

Maya Jackson has worked for a renowned New York City bridal gown brand for years and dreams of becoming Head Designer. She has the talent, she just needs a chance to showcase her unique style. Due to an illness, she’s always prioritized her career over her personal life until Maya’s father fractures his hip and she returns to Charleston, SC. While home for only a few months, she’s thrilled to find an opportunity at the local bridal gown boutique, never expecting sparks to fly with its owner...

A military veteran and widowed father, Derek Sullivan hopes to save Always a Bride from bankruptcy in order to preserve the legacy of his family. He also wants to reconnect with his estranged, twelve-year-old daughter, who is still recovering from the loss of her mother. The last thing he needs is a relationship with a beautiful, smart, complicated woman who will be leaving soon.

When Derek begins to fall for the lovely Maya, he knows there’s no future. But destiny has its own plans, and these two lonely people with big hearts discover that coming home to love is the best gift life can give.

Why did I add A Lowcountry Bride to my bookshelf?

I thought a book about a bride would be appropriate to post today since my daughter is getting married tomorrow! I picked this book up at a used book sale near my house for $1. I don’t read a lot of books about weddings but they do hit the spot every once in a while. I am excited to give this one a try.

Life Update – As I am sure you know, my daughter is getting married tomorrow. I don’t talk about my mother-in-law much but she has been in a nursing home for some time. She has taken a turn for the worse and entered hospice yesterday. They think that things will happen quickly since she is unable to swallow. Obviously, I have a lot going on and may not be around a lot for the next little bit.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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14 responses to “Books from the Backlog #232

  1. I also have this one on my TBR, I did a random grab at B&N even though illustrated covers don’t work for me. I am very curious to see what you think of it! I hope you end up loving it.

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law but so excited for your daughter. It is funny how life hits us with sadness and joy simultaneously. Wishing you all the best over the next week!

  3. Yay for the wedding, but sooo sorry you have a loved one getting ready to leave you. Take all the time you need away from visits and blog. Hugs, Carole!

  4. Lots of virtual hugs and prayers Carole. I’m so sorry to hear about your MIL. That is so tough and mixed in with the wedding I’m sure you don’t know if you’re coming or going. I can’t wait to hear how the wedding goes. All the very best wishes for the new couple and your family. This looks like a good read (and maybe a nice distraction!) and I love the Charleston setting.