Sometimes it’s easier to read about the wedding drama happening in someone else’s life rather than deal with your own wedding drama. Whether you are planning your own wedding to take place at Arrington Apples in Humboldt County, are a bridesmaid in a wedding to be held at Compass Rose Gardens in Bodega Bay, or only the plus one for your boyfirend’s cousin’s wedding at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco, reading about the foibles and festivities of someone else can sometimes provide inspiration or some much-needed levity. Here are some recently released and soon to be released titles in the world of Christian fiction that have to deal with weddings and all the situations that surround them.
From Camy Tang, Weddings and Wasabi (WinePress Publishing, June, 2011) is the story of Jennifer Lim and what happens when her family wants her to work at the family restaurant after graduating from culinary school. Instead, Jennifer opens a catering business and meets a tough, Harley-riding wine merchant. But is this leather-clad dream all that he seems to be?
Canary Island Song (Howard Books, July, 2011), by Robin Jones Gunn, has San Francisco-resident and single mother to a grown daughter, Carolyn heading home to the Canary Islands for her mother’s 70th birthday party. Although it has been seven years since her husband died, she isn’t sure she is ready to pick up where she left off with her high-school sweetheart.
Joyce Magnin is back with another tale in the Brighton Pond series with Blame it on the Mistletoe (Abingdon Press, September, 2011). This time the residents of Greenbrier Nursing Home are acting stranger than ever. Someone may have found the fountian of youth, Thanksgiving is celebrated with a luau, and two residents may even end up married!
A Wedding Invitation (Bethany House, October, 2011) is written by Alice J. Wisler and is part romance, part mystery. Samantha has recently returned from the Philippines where she was teaching at a refugee camp and is now working in her mother’s clothing boutique. A wedding invitation gives her the opportunity to reconnect with a college friend. What she didn’t count on was running into the man who broke her heart and getting involved with helping find an Amerasian refugee’s mother.
For a look at Club Wed, a series about a wedding planner dealing with her own wedding and written by Janice Thompson, read: Weddings – planning and surviving.
All of these books are available online from retailers like Powell’s, Family Christian, and Amazon. They can also be purchased at independent bookstores like these located in northern California.
100 Butcher Street
Rio Dell, California 95562
Garlic City Books
7490 Monterey S
Gilroy, California 95020
Western Christian Books & Cafe
1618 Franklin St
Oakland, CA 94612-2806
Stinson Beach Books
3455 Shoreline Highway
Stinson Beach, California 94970
Lighthouse Christian Supply
7188 Amador Plaza Rd
Dublin, CA 94568-2318