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Sharon Galligar Chance
- Published on Amazon.com
Remember the movie, "Four Weddings and a Funeral?" Well, now here comes "Three Weddings and A Giggle," a trio of matrimony-inspired novellas by noted Christian novelists Liz Curtis Higgs, Carolyn Zane, and Karen Ball. In the first short story, "Fine Print," author Liz Curtis Higgs introduces her readers to Meghan DeWitt, a public relations counselor who has been called in to help a prominent publisher gain confidence in his speaking abilities. When she meets the handsome Hugh Osborne, Meghan feels a tug at her heart, an emotion that she hasn't felt since her jerk of a former fiancé dumped her. However, it's going to take a lot to convince Meghan that the time is right to fall in love again. Luckily, for her and Hugh, there's a whole lot of matchmaking going on by Hugh's daughter and father. Hugh and Meghan don't have a choice but to fall head-over-heels for each other. This is a delightful story exploring God's mysterious ways in bringing two reluctant hearts together. Higgs, who is as well known for her humorous skits as an inspirational speaker as she is for writing (her other two Christian-based novels are "Mixed Signals" and "Bookends"), really strikes a chord with this heartwarming tale. In Carolyn Zane's short story, "Sweet Chariot," the action follows the antics of Opal and Eunice, two little old ladies who purchase a motor home, sight unseen, then drag their adult grandchildren, Lexie and Jake, along for a cross-country trip. Readers will delight in the mischievous antics of the two matchmaking grannies, and the stunts they pull to bring the two helpless victims together. Zane, who is the author of over twenty novels, presents a tender tale filled with love and laughter. Karen Ball's tale, "Bride On The Run," is the story of Alexandria Wingate, a lovely and very eligible young woman who defies her father's wish for her to marry a man she despises. When she manages to escape the nuptials with the assistance of her best friend and one-time nanny, Birdy, the fun is on. When their adventures take Alex right into the unknowing arms of Birdy's nephew Evan, well, let's just say the match made in heaven needed a little encouragement to get off the ground. Ball, who is the senior fiction editor for Multnomah Publishers, produces a whimsical, sentimental story that will touch the soul. Each of these short stories offer warm Christian messages revolving around characters learning to trust God. Although some of the plots are a little predictable, the characters in each story have been carefully developed - the women are feisty, the men are believably sensitive, and all are even a touch confused about what they want out of life. This lively faith-filled collection would be a wonderful gift for anyone who loves the Lord and enjoys a good romance.