on Feb. 17, 2015 :
Bride By Design Anthology
Online Proposal by Barbara Joan Russell
Colleen O'Hara's best friend just got married and was moving from Tennessee to South Dakota. Not only did Sadie send the bouquet Colleen's way, she also wanted to set her up with her new brother-in-law. Being it was only letting him email her, she agreed.
Drake Reed missed his brother's wedding, as he was detained in the hospital on that special day. When Clark came over and asked him to email Sadie's best friend, he agreed. Being shy and awkward, Drake found it difficult to talk to a girl even through email and with her being states away. But he finally did, and was glad of it.
A romance blooms via the Internet and all things seem hunky dory. Ha, there is always a wrench to be thrown into perfection. Even in a small South Dakota town, those wrenches can be thrown. After Colleen visits, will there still be a chance for romance?
Tristan's Redemption by Catherine Lynn
Maggie O'Hara, Colleen's younger sister from Online Proposal, is headed for New York. She is going to work for one of the top wedding dress designers. For a girl from a small Tennessee town, life is a bit different in the Big Apple.
Tristan West is not the man he used to be, far from it. Pan-handling for money and sleeping in at a homeless shelter has been his life for a year. Living with guilt and just waiting to die. And then she comes along.
Something about that blue-eyed homeless man has Maggie determined to help him, whether he wants help or not. I enjoyed this story. Every homeless person has his or her story...this is Tristan's.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)