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Gift-Wrapped in Her Wedding Dress by Kandy Shepherd
Andie Newman has experienced deep, passionate love, but it turned into pain. She is still in her mourning period as she doesn’t believe she will find another love the same. She is a friendly person, who is more than happy to share her family with others. She loves family life even though that may not happen for her. Then she meets Dominic Hunt. Andie’s company really wants the party planning contract for Dominic’s Christmas ball. She is hopeful when he asks her to come back for a second interview. Dominic has stipulations for the publicity stunt, and Andie tries to abide by those wishes.
Dominic had a loving family until they were taken from him at Christmas. He dislikes Christmas now. He had a choice of two things in life, and he was fortunate to have someone show him the way to a good life. He is a self-made billionaire, but he has had some disappointments in his life with the death of his family and the demise of his first marriage. Now his first wife is back to interfere with his business, and this makes him angry. It is then he finds he needs a fiancée to seal the business deal. Andie agrees, and the deception begins. As they begin to find their feelings for each other, Christmas becomes a special and magical time.
This is a story that will have the reader oohing-and-ahhing over the development of the relationship between Andie and Dominic. Dominic probably realises first how much Andie means to him. Andie feels that she has had her love in this lifetime. However, she comes to see that there can be more than one love after death.
This is a really sweet story and will have you smiling to yourself, as Andie and Dominic circle each other, reluctant to part with their preconceived ideas of how love should be. When they find they should be together, the love flows from them to their nearest and dearest.
Reviewed by Heather
A review copy of this book was provided by the author. All ARRA members who leave a comment by 23 December 2015 will go in the draw to win this book.