on Sep. 7, 2018 :
Title: Wedding Surprise
Author: Ann Harrison
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Wedding Surprise" by Ann Harrison
Mari has finally come back to Cherry Lake, Montana after having been away for 10 years as she had promised on her husband's death bed. Why was this promise so very important for Mari? Would she be able to now face the ghost of her past? I found this story had a lots going on from a drug addict mom, love of a best friend [Ethan, a family that seemed to love Mari, being pushed away from her best friend, running away from it all...into Rake [Ethan's brother] and didn't come back until the death of her husband, Rake Now, that was something...why had she gone with Rake and married him in the first place? Fulfilling Rake's wishes after his death we find Mari has come back to Cherry Lake planning to renovate her hotel ballroom. Mari even planned to hire Ethan while hopefully being able to share her secret. Before all of this will happen Mari will have to come clean to what had made her leave Cherry Lake in the first place and telling Ethan this big secret. How will this come out for these two? Who else will there be that Mari will have to confront about her leaving Cherry Lake? Will these two ever be able to bury their past and move on? To get answers to all of these questions and more you will have to pick up "Wedding Surprise" and see who well this author delivers it so well to the reader. I will say it was one dramatic story that seemed to go on and on but Ethan would stop until he got all of his questions from Mari answered. It was interesting seeing how much his mother and father had some answers that Ethan needed to know from them. This was definitely one of those reads that I wasn't sure about some of the characters ...Ethan, his mother and father, however by the end after everything is unfolded and pretty much cleared up the story comes out making better sense in what all had gone on with many of the secondary characters in this story. It was hard to believe a lots of these peoples problems was with communicating with each other. Wow, what a dramatic family story!
Thank you to the author for the gift of the read and for me giving my honest opinion of the read.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)