Monday, January 19, 2009

Stand-In Groom by Kaye Dacus

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Stand-In Groom

Barbour Publishing, Inc (January 2009)


Kaye Dacus


Kaye Dacus is an author and editor who has been writing fiction for more than twenty years. A former Vice President of American Christian Fiction Writers, Kaye enjoys being an active ACFW member and the fellowship and community of hundreds of other writers from across the country and around the world that she finds there.

She currently serves as President of Middle Tennessee Christian Writers, which she co-founded in 2003 with three other writers. Each month, she teaches a two-hour workshop on an aspect of the craft of writing at the MTCW monthly meeting. But her greatest joy comes from mentoring new writers through her website and seeing them experience those “aha” moments when a tricky concept becomes clear.


When wedding planner Anne Hawthorne meets George Laurence, she thinks she's found the man of her dreams. But when he turns out to be a client, her "dream" quickly turns into a nightmare. Will Anne risk her heart and career on this engaging Englishman?

George came to Louisiana to plan his employer's wedding and pose as the groom. But how can he feign affection for a supposed fiancee when he's so achingly attracted to the wedding planner? And what will happen when Anne discovers his role has been Stand-In Groom only? Will she ever trust George again? Can God help these two believers find a happy ending?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Stand-In Groom, go HERE

What they're saying about it:


Stand-In Groom is a story about miscommunication magnified! Romance has never been so confusing or so complicated! Anne Hawthorn is a very sought after professional wedding planner. Her devotion to meeting her clients’ every need and making sure that their weddings are dream-come-true events is unmatched. During an unusually busy wedding season, she meets a couple who appear very out of sync…he’s too old for her, and she seems oddly detached from her soon-to-be husband. If that wasn’t disturbing enough, Anne finds herself extremely attracted to the groom. Little does she know…he finds her attractive too.

And herein lies the problem. See, the groom isn’t really the groom. George is simply standing in for the real groom because he’s a bit too famous and busy to bother about wedding plans. A nifty little confidentiality clause in the legal contract keeps everyone hush-hush. While underneath….the lawyer handling the legalities of the wedding (also Anne’s cousin) knows who the real groom is, and doesn’t want Anne to know. Why? Well, that’s another complicated twist to things. And then the poor stand-in groom, George winds up misunderstood every time he turns around!

Anne has to go to some pretty extreme measures to get to the bottom of this mess, and you will not believe what she finds there! I’m worn out reading this story! If you enjoy romance with more twists and turns than a roller-coaster, Kaye Dacus’ Stand-In Groom is exactly what you’ve been looking for!

“Dacus pulls off a delightful story that places readers in the heart of the South with the debut of the Brides of Bonneterre series. Readers will enjoy this look at how lives are transformed through devastating events and how forgiveness is the key to a promising future. Nothing is as it seems in this heartwarming story.”
Romantic Times, 4-Star Review

“Absolutely delightful! I enjoyed Stand-In Groom from cover to cover! Ms. Dacus’s clever story and wonderful prose will draw you away to a place deep in the heart of Louisiana, surrounding you with the scents, sounds, and sights of the deep south. A story filled with romance and intrigue, betrayal and forgiveness, I found myself laughing, crying and rejoicing right along with the characters.”
M.L. Tyndall, author of The Falcon and the Sparrow and the award-winning Legacy of the King’s Pirates series

“Stand-In Groom is as sweet, beautiful, and chaotic as a perfectly planned wedding. Anne is a bright and wounded heroine you’re going to care about for a long time. George is a hero to capture your heart. Kaye Dacus will take you along for a fun, poignent ride in Stand-In Groom.”
Mary Connealy, author of the Lassoed in Texas series and Of Mice...and Murder

1 comment:

Scrambled Dregs said...

borrowed this to post on NR Wed. I knew you'd share. Thanks, Girl.