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December 19, 2014

The Christmas Star Bride {Amanda Cabot}

The Christmas Star Bride {Amanda Cabot} | #12bridesofchristmas #tingsmombooks #bookbloggers
Esther Hathaway lost her one true love at Gettysburg twenty years ago, but she is still willing to celebrate her niece’s wedding by commissioning Jeremy Snyder to paint her portrait. Will Esther's prayers for God to ease her loneliness be answered by a wounded vet?

A sweet story about second chances. 

Ester has dedicated her life to raising her niece, Susan, and running her late sister's bakery. She lost the love of her life to the war, and she has never considered having another chance at love. When she hires a local artist, Jeremy, to paint Susan's portrait for her wedding day, all things change.

Jeremy has also lost the love of his life and has given up on love at his age and in his condition. But once he meets Ester, things begin to change for him as well.

The relationship between Ester and Jeremy is so sweet and will leave a smile on your face.

With both parents avid readers, it's no surprise that Amanda Cabot learned to read at an early age. From there it was only a small step to deciding to become a writer. Of course, deciding and becoming are two different things, as she soon discovered. Fortunately for the world, her first attempts at fiction were not published, but she did meet her goal of selling a novel by her thirtieth birthday. Since then she’s sold more than thirty novels under a variety of pseudonyms. When she’s not writing, Amanda enjoys sewing, cooking and – of course – reading.