You’re Invited! 6 Romantic Reads for Wedding Season

by Karen Green

Whether you’ve said, “I do,” “I did” or “I don’t,” there’s no denying that a wedding can be a very romantic occasion.  And according to TheKnot.com’s membership, if you are expecting a wedding invitation, chances are it will be arriving right about now. From the flowers to the vows, the stage is set to celebrate romance, and love is most definitely in the air.

Weddings in our favorite romance novels are often fraught with deception or performed out of necessity, but sometimes they are just what we hope them to be—symbols of love and commitment that are sealed with a kiss. Here, in honor of the beginning of wedding season, are six stories that feature newlyweds and nuptials and the very sweetest happily-ever-afters.

 

Daughters of the Bride by Susan Mallery

When their mother announces plans to marry, three sisters must put aside their own issues with love to support her. For awkward Courtney, that means hiding an affair she’s having; for Sienna it means deciding whether or not to accept her third proposal; and Rachel must put aside the heartache from her recent divorce. Can they keep it together long enough to watch their mother say, “I do”?

Red Clover Inn (Swift River Valley) by Carla Neggers

Being the maid of honor at her cousin’s wedding has shown confirmed bachelorette Charlotte Bennett that love and marriage can be authentic and sweet after all. And being in the quaint town of Knight’s Bridge has shown her that slowing down a little may be a good thing. Inspired, Charlotte offers to take care of her cousin’s inn while she is on her honeymoon, but her tranquility is interrupted when a handsome newcomer shows up.

To Marry a Prince (The Royal Weddings) by A.C. Arthur

Crown Prince Kris DeSaunters is supposed to be celebrating his father’s upcoming wedding, but when he meets Landry Norris, the woman brought in to style his father’s fiancée, he can think of only one thing—her. Landry is just as attracted to Kris, but before they can even think of being together, they must get through the wedding, even after discovering that somebody is determined to stop it.

The Best Gift (Sisters & Brides) by Irene Hannon

When A.J. inherits her beloved aunt’s bookstore, she also gets its manager, Blake. A.J. and Blake don’t seem to have anything in common, except for a desire to keep the bookstore running. But as time goes by and the two get closer, they realize they may desire something in each other, as well. Perhaps A.J.’s aunt knew that she was leaving her niece with something more than a store.

Unveiling the Bridesmaid (The Life Swap) by Jessica Gilmore

Hope McKenzie has always taken care of her little sister, and now, as a bridesmaid, she’s planning her wedding! The only problem is that it means dealing with the best man, Gael O’Connor, and the cynical New York artist may be too much for Hope to handle. That is, until Gael realizes that the beautiful, shy bridesmaid may be exactly the person to change his mind about marriage.

All He Needs (Weddings by Diana) by Shirley Hailstock

Wedding consultant and new magazine editor Renee Hart lives and breathes weddings, even though her own plans to walk down the aisle never came to fruition. Now she has discovered that the man who broke her heart is also her biggest competition, coming back to work for his family’s rival publishing house. Renee knows she can make her wedding business thrive, but will she ever be planning her own again?

Which of these weddings would you most want an invitation to? Let us know in the comments!

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