About the Book
A Proxy Wedding
Carly James values loyalty and friendship above all, so when her best friend calls asking her to be a proxy bride, she says, ‘yes.’ How hard can it be to say ‘I do’ so that her best friend can be with the one she loves? Only, Carly never counted on the feelings that began to swirl around with the proxy groom.
Damien Nichols likes life lined up from A to Z, but when his best friend calls in a favor, disorder begins to reign. Instead of taking a quick flight to the proxy wedding, he must take a road trip with the proxy bride. Carly’s free-spirit attitude bumps heads with his meticulous approach to life. As Damien discovers the woman underneath the carefree façade, his emotions become involved.
Will love become real at A Proxy Wedding?
Guest Review from Mindy Houng
What a fun collection of novellas!
I have always enjoyed Toni Shiloh’s writing and the novella A Proxy Wedding in this collection is no exception. Even with the limitation on length, Toni Shiloh creates a believable and enjoyable premise and plot with two friends of prospective groom and bride participating in a proxy wedding. The characters Damien and Carly are multi-dimensional with past hurts that blockade possibility of a healthy relationship. Their conversation is real, their faith down-to-earth and touchable. The lessons of life and faith that both Damien and Carly learn are universal for all of us. I would love to see this novella developed into a full-length novel.
The novella Hope Beyond Savannah is the first from Melissa Wardell I have read. I enjoyed reading about the Samoan culture and language and how Nik and Lily meld their differences in culture, language, food, and background. Their love is based on their shared faith in God and their mutual respect and admiration for each other despite their differences. The writing is easy to read and the characters are lovable. The plot is well-developed though it’s a novella- length.
I thoroughly enjoyed both of the stories and look forward to reading more from both of the authors.
I was given a copy of this book from the authors via Celebrate Lit Tours. I was not required to write a favorable review. All comments and opinions are solely my own.
About the Author
Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness.
She spends her days hanging out with her husband and their two boys. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the president of the ACFW Virginia Chapter.
You can find her at http://tonishiloh.wordpress.com
Guest Post from the Author Toni Shiloh
Spring is here! I love the season and its reminder of new beginnings as the flowers bud and bloom. To me, Spring is a reminder of God’s faithfulness and the beauty of hope.
When I sat down to write A Proxy Wedding, I had to imagine spring time, because the dreary, overcast skies outside my window were a constant reminder that I was in a completely different season. Fortunately I took the opportunity to use my imagination and remember that winter wouldn’t last. I would not be forever cold, or battling the illnesses that come with the change of weather.
It’s a reminder that we need to renew our mind. In A Proxy Wedding, Carly is intent on making lemonade from her lemons. She has renewing her mind down pat, but not in a healthy way. One would think a person capable at looking at the bright side would be more willing to take risk, but not Carly. To her they were the source of her lemons. Instead of dreaming, she’d hemmed herself in, just in a different way than the hero, Damien.
Damien has become so work oriented that he has no idea how to slow down and smell the roses. He’s rushes through life instead of lingering over the blessings God gives us daily. Carly is intent on making Damien bask in new adventures.
In order for Carly and Damien to see God’s handiwork in their lives, I had to remind them that they were not products of their past. That in God, they’re a new creation with new opportunities available to them.
I hope you enjoy A Proxy Wedding. May you think of the Father’s love as you take time to stop and smell the roses.
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