Book Reviews of The Wedding Arbor (Serenity, Series, Bk 1) (Love Inspired, No 84)

The Wedding Arbor  (Serenity, Series, Bk 1) (Love Inspired, No 84)
The Wedding Arbor - Serenity, Series, Bk 1 - Love Inspired, No 84
Author: Valerie Hansen
ISBN-13: 9780373870844
ISBN-10: 0373870841
Publication Date: 11/1/1999
Pages: 252
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 8

4 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Steeple Hill
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

3 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed The Wedding Arbor (Serenity, Series, Bk 1) (Love Inspired, No 84) on + 144 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Excellent book! From the first few pages, I knew this was going to be a GREAT book, full of romance and mystery. Lots and lots of chemistry between the characters and a very sweet but suspenseful story that had me sitting on the edge of my seat.

The cover doesn't do the characters justice; for me personally, this just isn't the way I saw them. Both characters had strong personalities and backgrounds. The story was very well-written. This is one book that I keep in my library for when I want to read it again!
reviewed The Wedding Arbor (Serenity, Series, Bk 1) (Love Inspired, No 84) on + 18 more book reviews
Lots of action and emotional drama. Loved it.
reviewed The Wedding Arbor (Serenity, Series, Bk 1) (Love Inspired, No 84) on + 241 more book reviews
This book is a solid "meh" in the romance department. Sara Stone is driving down a highway in blinding rain when she loses control. Rescued by a large dog and his owner, ex-cop Adam Callahan, Sara finds herself trusting this man and falling in love.

Love doesn't take a few days, as in this book. My willing suspension of disbelief only goes so far. Also, Sara is running from an abusive boyfriend. At one point, she knows that he has followed her into the small town in the Ozarks where Adam lives. Instead of waiting for him to escort her to a church social, she goes with a 13-year-old whom she's befriended. Stupidity like that should be painful.

The characters aren't all that memorable and, while the scenery described might be nice, that doesn't make up for the distinct lack of plot. Hansen has written other books that I've liked, particularly "The Perfect Couple" and her sense of humor again shows here, but this book feels rushed.