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First they said yes to their guys, but now it's time for the second yes--the dress! Five of today's Best-selling Christian Authors weave five unique, connected stories where wedding dresses come with unique adventures and touching “I do’s.” Season of Surprises by Alexa Verde: The maid-of-honor and best-man embark on a journey to recover an heirloom wedding dress that was First they said yes to their guys, but now it's time for the second yes--the dress! Five of today's Best-selling Christian Authors weave five unique, connected stories where wedding dresses come with unique adventures and touching “I do’s.” Season of Surprises by Alexa Verde: The maid-of-honor and best-man embark on a journey to recover an heirloom wedding dress that was mistakenly sold. Along the way, the former high school sweethearts unexpectedly encounter danger, surprises, and a second chance at love. Something Borrowed, Someone Blue by Chautona Havig: A borrowed dress, half-completed marriage counseling, and a last-minute theft lead up to the big day. Face it. Weddings equal stress for the families involved. Preachers, however, have it easy. Or so everyone thinks. Black Belt, White Dress by Hallee Bridgeman: Deputy Sheriff and full time tomboy Traci Winston agrees to marry Taekwondo Master Travis Seaver, provided they exchange vows at 2000 feet while skydiving over the Grand Canyon. However, Traci’s mother has more conventional plans, and she finds herself trying on dresses and planning an elaborate ceremony in their hometown church complete with butterflies and cummerbunds. Can Traci manage to smile while walking down the aisle? Or will she collapse under the weight of girly ribbons and bows? Sewn Together by Alana Terry: A family torn apart. A pregnancy that's expected to end in heartache instead of joy. Despite hardship and trial, hope abounds in this heartwarming and inspirational novella full of love, faith, and miracles. The Second Yes by Amanda Tru: For top fashion designer London Hutchins, life so far sums up in her closet full of wedding dresses—one for each guy she's ever dated. Moving back home to Crossroads seems so right, especially when she finds her high school sweetheart waiting there. London soon discovers that local bridal shop owner, Rhonda Snow, isn't as nice as everyone says. A little harmless meddling to help a few of Rhonda's clients couldn't possibly hurt anything, right?


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First they said yes to their guys, but now it's time for the second yes--the dress! Five of today's Best-selling Christian Authors weave five unique, connected stories where wedding dresses come with unique adventures and touching “I do’s.” Season of Surprises by Alexa Verde: The maid-of-honor and best-man embark on a journey to recover an heirloom wedding dress that was First they said yes to their guys, but now it's time for the second yes--the dress! Five of today's Best-selling Christian Authors weave five unique, connected stories where wedding dresses come with unique adventures and touching “I do’s.” Season of Surprises by Alexa Verde: The maid-of-honor and best-man embark on a journey to recover an heirloom wedding dress that was mistakenly sold. Along the way, the former high school sweethearts unexpectedly encounter danger, surprises, and a second chance at love. Something Borrowed, Someone Blue by Chautona Havig: A borrowed dress, half-completed marriage counseling, and a last-minute theft lead up to the big day. Face it. Weddings equal stress for the families involved. Preachers, however, have it easy. Or so everyone thinks. Black Belt, White Dress by Hallee Bridgeman: Deputy Sheriff and full time tomboy Traci Winston agrees to marry Taekwondo Master Travis Seaver, provided they exchange vows at 2000 feet while skydiving over the Grand Canyon. However, Traci’s mother has more conventional plans, and she finds herself trying on dresses and planning an elaborate ceremony in their hometown church complete with butterflies and cummerbunds. Can Traci manage to smile while walking down the aisle? Or will she collapse under the weight of girly ribbons and bows? Sewn Together by Alana Terry: A family torn apart. A pregnancy that's expected to end in heartache instead of joy. Despite hardship and trial, hope abounds in this heartwarming and inspirational novella full of love, faith, and miracles. The Second Yes by Amanda Tru: For top fashion designer London Hutchins, life so far sums up in her closet full of wedding dresses—one for each guy she's ever dated. Moving back home to Crossroads seems so right, especially when she finds her high school sweetheart waiting there. London soon discovers that local bridal shop owner, Rhonda Snow, isn't as nice as everyone says. A little harmless meddling to help a few of Rhonda's clients couldn't possibly hurt anything, right?

30 review for The Second Yes: Five Wedding Dress Christian Romances

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)

    This was a fun collection of books to read. Each author had something different to contribute, and I really appreciated that. They stayed true to their own writing style in my opinion, rather then trying to blend styles to make the collaboration “better”. Does it really make it better? Maybe sometimes, but in this case I felt each individual story was able to shine because they chose not to do this. Season of Surprises was a joy to read. First of all, I love rekindled relationships, especially on This was a fun collection of books to read. Each author had something different to contribute, and I really appreciated that. They stayed true to their own writing style in my opinion, rather then trying to blend styles to make the collaboration “better”. Does it really make it better? Maybe sometimes, but in this case I felt each individual story was able to shine because they chose not to do this. Season of Surprises was a joy to read. First of all, I love rekindled relationships, especially one (or both) of the characters are so hesitant against it at first. It paints a beautiful picture of second chances, which doesn’t have to only apply to our love lives! But the true surprise was how much I loved the plot line. Having the tailor of your aunt’s wedding dress accidentally sell it!? That’s a Hallmark story in the making right there 🙂 Something Borrowed, Something Blue was true Havig from start to finish. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Havig has such a fun and quirky writing style that you cannot help but smile when reading her stories. She also tackles some interesting character dynamics – two people with different spiritual beliefs coming together. She’s not afraid to ask some tough questions, and allow her characters to have some internal dialogue that the readers are already thinking (such as what church would they go to, would you want to go to church separately, are his beliefs something she’s going to be able to live with). The way Havig wrote the minister in this story was brilliant. I don’t want to say too much, because it’ll ruin the story. Just trust me on this! I’m not sure what more I could say about Black Belt, White Dress then this – what an adventure! Those who have overbearing moms will especially love and connect with this story line in my opinion. But skydiving over the Grand Canyon as your wedding? To see the outcome of that alone had my interest in this story! Terry’s emotional story, Sewn Together, was simply beautiful. She is an exceptional writer, and very good at playing with a reader’s emotions. Readers who are looking for inspiration, a good love story, and heartwarming characters are sure to love this story. Have tissues nearby – I needed them a time or two! The Second Yes by Amanda Tru is a great story that was the perfect finish to this collection. There is fun, romance, a little trouble making, and a making of a Hallmark movie all on its own. London was such a cool character – charming, fun, and a little devious. Yes, you can have that in Christian fiction!! This story definitely put a smile on my face! So friends, as you can see this collection of stories has a little something for everyone. I encourage you to read every single one of them. They will lift your spirits, make you laugh, and certainly make you smile. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Esther Filbrun

    Season of Surprises (book #1): Review coming soon. Not my most favorite book of the collection. Something Borrowed, Someone Blue (book #2): What a delightful story! This book felt a lot more like some of Chautona Havig’s earlier books, with that slight twist that is hers alone, just enough depth to make you think, and a good story to go alongside. I haven’t read many books that specifically dealt with the issue of interdenominational marriage. I know it’s done fairly often, but usually one spouse or Season of Surprises (book #1): Review coming soon. Not my most favorite book of the collection. Something Borrowed, Someone Blue (book #2): What a delightful story! This book felt a lot more like some of Chautona Havig’s earlier books, with that slight twist that is hers alone, just enough depth to make you think, and a good story to go alongside. I haven’t read many books that specifically dealt with the issue of interdenominational marriage. I know it’s done fairly often, but usually one spouse or the other joins the other church before the marriage. Personally, I believe this could be a big issue if not handled carefully—I expect most of us have a story or more to tell about ones that didn’t pan out so well. But what I appreciated in this book was the balance of “this is going to be hard” with “but God’s got it under control.” The struggles friends around Lara had when trying to decide how to voice their concerns felt all to real, and often those concerns can be shared in ways that make a person feel defensive. So the gentle truth shared here was a special encouragement. In all, this wasn’t the deepest of novels—but just deep enough that I’d love to see this author write a story about the same topic post-marriage. I think that could be interesting, too! Still, it was an encouraging read, and a good one, overall. Best quote: “She needs a guy who is happy with her being who she is, instead of who he wants her to be.” —Lauren Funniest quote: “He kissed her goodnight with as much interest and passion as a rubber ducky in a kissing booth.” Oh. And don’t miss one particular scene in chapter 18…it’s a gem! I laughed so hard! Black Belt, White Dress (book #3): I started reading this book, but realized within the first chapter that I really wasn't interested in reading about the stuff that was in here, so I ended up skipping it. Sewn Together (book #4): A totally sweet book! I loved it! Review coming soon. The Second Yes (book #5): This is a delightful book! I was wanting a bit of a break from heavier books, and this one just happened to come along at the right time. It’s not a deep story; it’s simple, really, but the charm of a woman trying to help out different people with something as small (yet significant) as a wedding dress was pretty fun to read about! And, of course, there was a little intrigue when a famous Hollywood star showed up, so that made it even more fun. In all, though this book might not be very believable, it came at the right time for me, and I enjoyed reading it. Perfect for those of you who want a nice fluffy Christian read. I requested a free review copy of this collection, and this is my honest opinion of it.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Rebekah Morris

    I am marking that I read this collection twice only because two of the books are not published as individual stories so I can't review them there. Season of Surprises 2 stars I didn’t really care for this book. There were some parts I liked, but I didn’t like the two main characters, especially Sierra’s constant refusal to let Edgar explain anything or tell her what he’s thinking. But at the same time she goes through all sorts of crazy things with him and knows she’s in love with him and assumes h I am marking that I read this collection twice only because two of the books are not published as individual stories so I can't review them there. Season of Surprises 2 stars I didn’t really care for this book. There were some parts I liked, but I didn’t like the two main characters, especially Sierra’s constant refusal to let Edgar explain anything or tell her what he’s thinking. But at the same time she goes through all sorts of crazy things with him and knows she’s in love with him and assumes he is going to dump her again. And the whole flight to Poland? Not sure how that all worked out. I hoped they had their passports with them though they didn’t seem to need them. Overall this story just didn’t work for me. There were some kisses but nothing too detailed. Something Borrowed, Someone Blue 2 stars I’m not sure what I think of this story. In some ways it was good. In other ways I was really bothered by things that were in it. Things I liked: Lara was really sweet and she was willing to do anything to make her fiancé happy. Ty seemed like a good man. He was willing to spend his own money to make someone happy. I liked reading more about some characters from another book. Things I didn’t like: Lara never was willing to stand up for herself until the very end and it really, really bugged me. I didn’t really like the fact that Ty was counseling an engaged woman alone. No one else was even in the building much less in the room. The fiancé was a jerk and no one seemed to care enough to say something. No one mentioned the dangers of trying to marry someone of a different faith to Lara. Until the end. It was as though everyone thought it didn’t matter. Only the 12-year-old girl was willing to say what was right and what she thought. There were one time in the book when I had absolutely no idea who was talking or where they were for several pages. Other times it felt as though the story was written so quickly that information was just ignored or left out and I was jolted in my reading because of it. Yes, the book did turn out right in the end, but I don’t think I’d read it again. Black Belt, White Dress 2 stars I didn’t really care for this story. Perhaps it was Traci and her relationship with her mother. Perhaps it was Traci's hatred of anything girly and her constant desire to be treated just like a guy. I did like Travis and his determination to do what was right and his refusal to let Traci act in certain ways. The part about the husband being the head of the home was good. There was some excitement and danger, and someone killing himself, but it wasn’t descriptive. There was too much description of the kisses for my taste, and I probably won’t be reading this story again. Sewn Together I chose not to read this book because I have had major issues with other books by this author and didn’t want to start something I would probably not enjoy. The Wedding Dress Yes 2.5 stars There were some really good parts in this story. Parts that made me smile, or made me nod in agreement. But there were also parts I didn’t really enjoy. I do like London. I wanted to see the wedding dresses she designed, and watch her sketching them out. I liked her relationship with her twin even though the whole “knowing if your twin is in danger or troubled” thing sounded a little strange to me. (I grew up with twins for best friends, neither one has experienced such things although they have thought the same thing and finish each others sentences at times. But husbands and wives, or best friends do the same.) I enjoyed getting to see more of London’s family and glimpses of her siblings who I had “met” in other stories. Adam started out likable, but– And then there was Mason. I’m still a little confused about the bride decoys and how that was all supposed to work, but it did, I guess. There was a time when a guy was in London’s home helping her when she was sick and they were not married. There were some kisses, some going behind a person’s back to make things right and some other things that were a lot like “doing the right thing the wrong way for the right reason.” Or maybe it was “the wrong thing for the right reason” depending on what it was. Still not sure how I feel about all that. There was some prayer, some talk of faith and forgiveness, and acting like a Christian should. Overall, I liked this story better than the others in this collection.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Norton

    "The Second Yes" is a collection of five stories about weddings and second chances. Each author stays true to their own writing style and doesn't try to be like the other authors in the book. The first story is "Seasons of Surprises" by Alexa Verde is about a wedding dress being sold by mistake. It is up to the bride's niece and nephew to find the dress. It is all about fixing relationships and giving each other a second chance. Through this conflict, it brought the bride and groom even closer t "The Second Yes" is a collection of five stories about weddings and second chances. Each author stays true to their own writing style and doesn't try to be like the other authors in the book. The first story is "Seasons of Surprises" by Alexa Verde is about a wedding dress being sold by mistake. It is up to the bride's niece and nephew to find the dress. It is all about fixing relationships and giving each other a second chance. Through this conflict, it brought the bride and groom even closer to each other. The second story is "Something Borrowed, Something Blue" by Chautona Havig does a great job of making you smile while reading her story. The premise of the story is about Lara Priest, who believes she has found the perfect groom. Unfortunately, Ty Jamison, her minister, sets out to find out exactly what is going on with the groom when things started becoming fishy. This story gives us an example of two people with different spiritual beliefs come together. She tackles some questions we think about when we are marrying someone with different spiritual beliefs. She reminds me of myself when I knew my heart is telling me the truth but I ignored it. The third story is "Black Belt, White Dress" by Hallee Bridgeman is all about tomboy Traci Winston who is marrying Travis Seaver, a Taekwondo Master. She wants to marry while skydiving over the Grand Canyon, but her overbearing mom wants her to have a traditional wedding. Will she do what her moms want or will she marry while skydiving? The fourth story is "Sewn Together" by Alena Terry. Her story is made me feel so many emotions. This is a beautiful inspirational love story with heartwarming characters. It's a story about miracles. A family is torn apart by a pregnancy that was expected to not end well. You will have to read the story to see if it ends up well. The fifth story is "The Second Yes" by Amanda Tru is the story of a wedding designer, London Hutchins. It contains a nice romance. London is a very fun, charming and at times a trouble maker. I believe you will love all of these beautiful stories. The books have a nice level of Christian content without being preachy. I love how each of these authors made their characters really relatable with flaws. People are not perfect and relationships are not perfect. You can read these stories in order or out of order. I read them in order. A couple of the stories are about real love and a couple of them are emotional tearjerker stories. Don't expect these stories to be about weddings and love because there are just weren't just about love between a man and women but about a mother, daughter relationship, and sick babies. The authors made each of these stories very realistic I thought they were true stories. I encourage you to read every one of these stories because they will inspire you, make you laugh, and make you cry. I requested a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Patti Pierce

    I have enjoyed reading books by Chautona Havig for quite a while now, and have enjoyed reading the previous Crossroads Collections. So I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this collection. I love that each title in the collection stands alone, but has the common thread of a Bridal Shop. In “Seasons of Surprises”, a wedding gown goes missing and it is up to the bride’s niece and the groom’s nephew to find the dress. In the course of looking for the dress, they rediscover their love for e I have enjoyed reading books by Chautona Havig for quite a while now, and have enjoyed reading the previous Crossroads Collections. So I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this collection. I love that each title in the collection stands alone, but has the common thread of a Bridal Shop. In “Seasons of Surprises”, a wedding gown goes missing and it is up to the bride’s niece and the groom’s nephew to find the dress. In the course of looking for the dress, they rediscover their love for each other and help others find wedding dreams along the way. I think my favorite part was when they discovered the wedding gown had not been sold by mistake and then destroyed. Instead, the gown arrived at the bride and set the stage for the perfect wedding for the aunt and proposal for the niece. Out of all the titles in this collection, I have to say Chautona Havig’s was my favorite. In “Something Borrowed, Something Blue”, Lara Priest believes she has found the perfect groom. However, things are not always as they seem, and fortunately, Ty Jamison (her minister and the man who is supposed to perform the ceremony) sets out to keep her safe and find out exactly what is going on with the groom. This book has enough excitement, adventure, and faith to keep things interesting. It also does an excellent job of portraying what can happen when two individuals are about to become unequally yoked in marriage. As Christians, we are called on to marry like-minded believers, so I absolutely love how this story ends. “Black Belt, White Dress,” tells the tale of Deputy Sheriff and full-time tomboy Traci Winston agrees to marry Taekwondo Master Travis Seaver. She wants to marry while skydiving over the Grand Canyon, but her mother wants her to have a traditional wedding in a church. The tale kept my interest and I enjoyed finding out the outcome of the story. In “Sewn Together”, the story a family who is being torn apart by a pregnancy that was expected to end in sorrow rather than joy demonstrates that miracles can happen. Finally, in “The Second Yes”, we learn the story of wedding dress designer London Hutchins. This was the perfect story to end the book. I personally decided to read the books in order, but love how the stories actually stand alone and could actually be read in any order. So if you love stories about weddings, faith, second chances, and more check out this collection for yourself. It truly is one worth reading. I received a copy of this book for my fair and honest review.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Julie Barrett

    The Second Yes by multiple authors Like the idea of the crossroads collection. Each author writes their own story and they are connected in some way. Going to be fun to find out what. Starts out with background of the book itself and the authors. . Season of Surprises by Alexa Verde There are so many fun things in this one! great settings. This is about a wedding dress...relatives are getting married and she's thrown together again with a very old neighbor. When the dress is a no go they combine forces The Second Yes by multiple authors Like the idea of the crossroads collection. Each author writes their own story and they are connected in some way. Going to be fun to find out what. Starts out with background of the book itself and the authors. . Season of Surprises by Alexa Verde There are so many fun things in this one! great settings. This is about a wedding dress...relatives are getting married and she's thrown together again with a very old neighbor. When the dress is a no go they combine forces and travel to Warsaw to get another.... love the travel and how they find out that things they remembered about one another still matter. Misunderstandings about the dress .... Great story and glad he was able to find God again after all the years. After all the turmoil about the wedding she realizes she needs to postpone or cancel it but she has another idea.... Didn't see this one coming! Something Borrowed, Someone Blue by Chautona Havig Counseling for the big day and she realizes she might not be where she needs to be.... Black Belt, White Dress by halee Bridgeman She's agreed to marry him and shut down her wedding planner mother by stating they were going to skydive over Grand Canyon saying their vows. Like conversations about karate classes. Everything goes according to plan til her mother becomes deathly sick and the bride changes her mind. Sewn Together by Alana Terry Story starts out from a young girls summer from a diary journal, and how their family friend who they knew in Korea can't have children so she adopts one then becomes pregnant and the baby is unborn but there are problems.. Her parents had also fostered children. His is a pastor and the mother helps out a lot with things. Sad about the baby to be born but love the idea of the wedding dress. Such a beautiful idea! The Second yes by Amanda Tru London moves back to Crossroads and runs her own design wedding shop. She never expected to see Adam at her shop, she dropped the scissors she was holding... Like how this story brings all the others together. Lots of faith and hope and others want to disrupt everything she's doing... . What I like about a lot of these stories is how easy they are to read, religion and faith themes, discussion questions at the end of the story and a bit about the author and their other works. Some even had recipes that go along with the story! Some were hilarious, some very sad. Received this review copy from the author and this is my honest opinion.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Donna C

    What I think you should know: The Second Yes Contains five Novellas Seasons of Surprises by Alexa Verde Something Borrowed, Someone Blue By Chautona Havig Black Belt, White Dress by Hallee Bridgeman Sewn Together by Alana Terry The Second Yes by Amanda Tru Each story is connected to Snow White Bridal and London Hutchin in Crossroads. I would have a hard time choosing a favorite between these stories and I would love to see a follow up on many of the characters in them. In Season of Surprises I enjoye What I think you should know: The Second Yes Contains five Novellas Seasons of Surprises by Alexa Verde Something Borrowed, Someone Blue By Chautona Havig Black Belt, White Dress by Hallee Bridgeman Sewn Together by Alana Terry The Second Yes by Amanda Tru Each story is connected to Snow White Bridal and London Hutchin in Crossroads. I would have a hard time choosing a favorite between these stories and I would love to see a follow up on many of the characters in them. In Season of Surprises I enjoyed the interaction between Sierra and Edgar, it was sweet but realistic. In Chautona Havig’s Something Borrowed Someone Blue, I was delighted to be back in Havig’s Rockland world each visit is as intriguing as the first. Ty and Lara were fun characters that I hope to see more of in some of her other works.Traci in Black Belt, White Dress is a fun character, I don’t think I have met one in a romance novel quite like her before. Sewn Together was written as letters from a young boy, giving you his view of the story, which is VERY different for a book about wedding dresses. Traci in Black Belt, White Dress is a fun character, I don’t think I have met one in a romance novel quite like her before. The Second Yes by Amanda Tru features London and I loved how it ties everything together. If I was single I would look for someone to love me like London is loved at the end of the book. What I wish I would have known: I wish I would have known about the Crossroads Collections before this one. Each story was unique, but tied together beautifully. What I wish I had been warned about: Sewn Together by Alana Terry does mention loss of a child, while I understand the reason for the story I have had too many friends lose children and the subject is not something that I willingly read about in a fiction capacity. In Black Belt, White Dress has a terminal illness. Who will love this book( Just to name a few): Fans of each of the authors will love the book. Fans of Christian Fiction Fans of Collections of stories I received a complimentary copy for this book from Celebrate Lit, this in no way influenced my review. All opinions are my own.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Debbie

    "The Second Yes " by Chautona Havig and 4 other authors is a collection of five stories about weddings and second chances. These stories causes readers to believe in love, especially if love seems to be missing in their everyday love because these stories show that God is always at work in our lives and knows what is best. These stories included a search for a wedding dress that is sold by mistake, a bride that is chosen because of her resemblance to a former bride, a wedding that is all about bu "The Second Yes " by Chautona Havig and 4 other authors is a collection of five stories about weddings and second chances. These stories causes readers to believe in love, especially if love seems to be missing in their everyday love because these stories show that God is always at work in our lives and knows what is best. These stories included a search for a wedding dress that is sold by mistake, a bride that is chosen because of her resemblance to a former bride, a wedding that is all about butterflies, old boyfriends , and sick babies and old wedding dress. Some of these stories are just feel good stories because they are about real love. Two of these stories made the tears fall because they weren't just about love between a man and women but about a mother and daughter relationship, and sick babies. Even through these two made me sad they were also my favorite. I think this is because these were fill of hope and love as well as sadness. I recommend having some tissues around if you are have a tender heart because you might shed a few tears because I am telling you that these stories are full of real life. My favorite story in the collection is "Sewn Together". I think it is because of the style it is written in. I believe any reader would enjoy all these stories. I really enjoyed this collection more than other collections that I have read because each story was different even through the theme was basically the same. Ok, I need to wrap up this review because I am starting to cry again because the stories, although not the wedding and the dresses, reminded me of events that have been in my life in the last couple of years, such as the mother-daughter relationship, butterflies and babies. I received a complimentary copy by the authors and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my own.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Janice Sisemore

    The second Yes Five story collection about wedding dresses. I enjoyed each one. All separate stories. The positive side of a collection is you get to read different authors. A great way to discover authors you have not read before. The down side of a collection of books is there is so much to read. Seasons of surprises by Alexa Verde I loved the story of Sierra and Edgar. The adventure they had in trying to find the wedding dress was so much fun. Going to Poland on the spare of the moment. Someth The second Yes Five story collection about wedding dresses. I enjoyed each one. All separate stories. The positive side of a collection is you get to read different authors. A great way to discover authors you have not read before. The down side of a collection of books is there is so much to read. Seasons of surprises by Alexa Verde I loved the story of Sierra and Edgar. The adventure they had in trying to find the wedding dress was so much fun. Going to Poland on the spare of the moment. Something borrowed, someone blue by Chautona Havig Lara is planning to get married to Preston. Is he really the right one? Actually someone else is interested in her. Who will she marry? Black Belt, White Dress by Hallee Bridgeman Travis proposes to Traci. She doesn’t want a traditional wedding. Her mother is a wedding planner. Who will win out on the type of wedding? Sewn together by Alana Terry A sweet story about baby Grace. A miracle of birth. A very encouraging story of a little girl that just wants to do something for baby Grace. The Second Yes by Amanda Tru London is a wedding dress designer. She can take older ones and restore their look. She is involved with some of the characters in the other stories. She really keeps busy with her wedding dress shop. Then she has Adam and Mason both courting her. Who will she end up with. I received a complimentary copy of the book from Celebrate Lit. I was not required to write an positive review. This is my own opinion.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Katie

    I found The Second Yes collection to be really beautiful, realistic, and a refreshing change from Christian romance I have come to expect. With that said, each book had just the right element of comfort we find in being able to expect just a little predictability in a good romance book. What I really appreciated is that none of the books were sensual. They were sweet and emotional, but not sensual (thank you so much from this reader :) They also dealt with real struggles presented by down to ear I found The Second Yes collection to be really beautiful, realistic, and a refreshing change from Christian romance I have come to expect. With that said, each book had just the right element of comfort we find in being able to expect just a little predictability in a good romance book. What I really appreciated is that none of the books were sensual. They were sweet and emotional, but not sensual (thank you so much from this reader :) They also dealt with real struggles presented by down to earth characters. I am not the biggest romance fiction fan, but this collection of books was impossible not to like. Season of Surprises made me happy with themes of redemption, and boy did I connect with the heroine's struggles to be the helper. Something Borrowed, Someone Blue brought us that quirkiness and mystery Ms. Havig always brings that results in a well written story. Black Belt, White Dress was very emotional and heartfelt, and I totally connected with the heroine because I am myself a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo! Sewn Together brought a lot of tears, and I loved the different aspect we get from the little girl's writings about the situation. Finally, The Second Yes brought a satisfying conclusion and really concluded all we had learned about God together in a beautiful way! I would recommend this series (and all the other Crossroads collections these authors have done) for clean romance fiction readers, or just those who enjoy well written Christian fiction. I received a complimentary copy of this book, and all opinions given are entirely my own.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Tabitha Bouldin

    If you’ve ever felt ‘stuck’ when reading a romance, that moment when it seems that every book is the same, I encourage you to check out this set. Nothing is as it seems and everything can change in a moment. I loved all the books, but Chautona Havig’s ability to take a seemingly innocuous situation and turn it on its head reminded me of why I love her books so much. Another thing I can always count on in her books is the level of Christian content. While the characters are not perfect, and make so If you’ve ever felt ‘stuck’ when reading a romance, that moment when it seems that every book is the same, I encourage you to check out this set. Nothing is as it seems and everything can change in a moment. I loved all the books, but Chautona Havig’s ability to take a seemingly innocuous situation and turn it on its head reminded me of why I love her books so much. Another thing I can always count on in her books is the level of Christian content. While the characters are not perfect, and make some colossal mistakes, there’s always someone around to guide them in the right direction. Lara’s slow decline into acceptance broke my heart. She just couldn’t see what was happening, and even though she knew in her heart what was happening, she ignored the signs of where her life was headed. Ty’s desire to see Lara happy brought everything together and their emotional connection gave me all the happy sighs. I did feel the last few chapters rushed Ty and Lara, but I won’t complain. The overall connection between the different stories gave this collection a unique twist and the authors all told their stories in a way that stayed true to their styles while engaging the reader with tough topics. Some hard questions were brought up, and truths were given with love and grace. I requested a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Ellen White

    SEASON OF SURPRISES. A love she had for Edgar, yet, he left for Houston, family obligation kept her here. Now he has returned to be best man at his uncle’s wedding, to her aunt. A list they would work on together, with the first tracking down her aunts wedding dress, that had been sold. Across the ocean, and time together would it bring a second chance. SOMETHING BORROW SOMEONE BLUE. Lara and Preston, they haven’t known one another long, they.seems so opposite, would it come about.A Preston famil SEASON OF SURPRISES. A love she had for Edgar, yet, he left for Houston, family obligation kept her here. Now he has returned to be best man at his uncle’s wedding, to her aunt. A list they would work on together, with the first tracking down her aunts wedding dress, that had been sold. Across the ocean, and time together would it bring a second chance. SOMETHING BORROW SOMEONE BLUE. Lara and Preston, they haven’t known one another long, they.seems so opposite, would it come about.A Preston family wedding dress would she wear it,, it was not her choice.They had a lot of issues to work thru, and more seemed to surfaces. BLACK BELT. WHITE DRESS.. A family that goes back generations, and a mother who is a planner especially of weddings. What Traci wanted was something with just the two of them and the minister, like skydiving over the Grand Canyon. Will she get her wedding, she told her mother no, and discussion was final. This caused Travis to be stunned and walked out. He talks to her mom about this, she replied that she knew her girl,and what she wanted was a wedding. Aa beautiful selection, with each story touching the reader of those special moments from saying yes to the proposal to yes at the wedding. These will definitely be enjoyed by all. Given A R C for my voluntary review and my honest opinion

  13. 5 out of 5

    Erin

    My Thoughts: I love compilations like this. They let you get a taste for several authors at once. No need to buy a large book and then decide that the author just isn’t for you. Instead, grab a compilation with at least one other author you love and you’re bound to have a good one. I find that they tend to put authors together who write with similar styles. And of course, when they write like someone I already love I’m sure to like them too! This book has five different authors within it. I’m fam My Thoughts: I love compilations like this. They let you get a taste for several authors at once. No need to buy a large book and then decide that the author just isn’t for you. Instead, grab a compilation with at least one other author you love and you’re bound to have a good one. I find that they tend to put authors together who write with similar styles. And of course, when they write like someone I already love I’m sure to like them too! This book has five different authors within it. I’m familiar with one and I’m definitely in love with her books. I’ve read and reviewed several on here so just do a quick search for Chautona Havig and you’ll find some great books to add to your library. Chautona has a style like no one that I’ve read before. It’s hard to even put into words really but I’ll try. Her books are like having a chat with your best friend. They fill you with warmth and laughter or bring you to tears. You are there. In that room with the main character, you’re holding them as they cry and you cry too. Her writing makes me never want to put the book down because I might miss out on something. It also makes me want the book to never end because I don’t want the friendship to stop! Yeap. They’re that good. Her story within this book is excellent as always and had me trying to keep my giggles quiet as I read it while rocking my sleeping little one. Chautona’s story in The Second Yes is called Something Borrowed, Something Blue. It’s such a sweet story with such loveable (or hateable) characters. I really wanted to insert myself in in several spots just so I could give someone a well-deserved glare or thump upside the head to make them realize how silly they were being. Get a copy and get to reading today. You will not regret it! I have voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from Celebrate Lit. All views expressed are only my honest opinion. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC regulations.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Tina at Mommynificent

    Another winner! I have loved all of the Crossroads Collections, mostly because of how Amanda Tru brings them all together so masterfully each time in her contributions to the collection. This one was no exception - I loved being back in Crossroads with the Hutchins family and it was especially fun to see the four couples that came together in the previous collections playing important roles in this book! I was also beyond excited to see another book written by Alana Terry from Woong's perspective Another winner! I have loved all of the Crossroads Collections, mostly because of how Amanda Tru brings them all together so masterfully each time in her contributions to the collection. This one was no exception - I loved being back in Crossroads with the Hutchins family and it was especially fun to see the four couples that came together in the previous collections playing important roles in this book! I was also beyond excited to see another book written by Alana Terry from Woong's perspective in the collection!! If you don't know Woong yet, you are missing out on some huge blessings! His mother is my hero in life and I love reading snippets of their family, especially from Woong's perspective! Chautona Havig's book was also excellent, and I enjoyed Hallee Bridgeman's as well. The first one in the collection was the only one I didn't love, but I'm glad I read it because of how it tied in with the others. All in all, another extremely enjoyable collection! I can't wait for the next one!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Emma Filbrun

    I really enjoyed two of the books in this collection—the ones by Chautona Havig and Alana Terry are well worth buying the collection, in my opinion. I appreciated the thoughts in Something Borrowed about being equally yoked, religiously, in marriage—a subject that doesn't get enough attention, in my opinion. I liked Sewn Together because it wasn't a romance. I was a little worried about my reaction at the end of the book if it went the way it sounded it might, but as it turned out I loved the en I really enjoyed two of the books in this collection—the ones by Chautona Havig and Alana Terry are well worth buying the collection, in my opinion. I appreciated the thoughts in Something Borrowed about being equally yoked, religiously, in marriage—a subject that doesn't get enough attention, in my opinion. I liked Sewn Together because it wasn't a romance. I was a little worried about my reaction at the end of the book if it went the way it sounded it might, but as it turned out I loved the ending. The books by Alexa Verde and Hallee Bridgman were not my type; I read them but didn't really enjoy them. I normally really like Amanda Tru's stories to wrap up these collections, and I did enjoy this one to a certain extent, but it felt like it had been written in a hurry. She did do a great job of making me hate one person in the book—but the ending was great in regards to that!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer J.

    Here is a delightful compilation from some of my favorite Christian romance authors! Say I do to The Second Yes and you’ll find yourself enjoying each of these stories thoroughly! Something Borrowed, Someone Blue is a delightful, entertaining, and fast-paced novella that provides plenty of surprises. A clever story with creative characters, living and working in a town that could best be found in this author’s repertoire! This particular story raises some very real issues of faith and religious p Here is a delightful compilation from some of my favorite Christian romance authors! Say I do to The Second Yes and you’ll find yourself enjoying each of these stories thoroughly! Something Borrowed, Someone Blue is a delightful, entertaining, and fast-paced novella that provides plenty of surprises. A clever story with creative characters, living and working in a town that could best be found in this author’s repertoire! This particular story raises some very real issues of faith and religious practice which are followed up by an excellent set of readers’ guide discussion questions. Good stuff indeed! As always, this author also manages to include more than a few laugh out loud scenes, too! All in all, another winner from a master of the art of writing.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Terry Silva

    Wedding Dress Yes was such a great series. I loved Alexa Verde's Season Of Surprises. I loved the journey of finding the Vintage wedding dress. It kept me intrigued. I love all of Alexa's books at this one was another one of my favorites. This was definitely a great book. I also liked Black Belt White Dress by Hallee BridgemanI loved the excitment of this book. Another of my favorites was The Wedding Dress Yes by Amanda Tru. I loved that book. I was so mad at Rhonda all the way through the book Wedding Dress Yes was such a great series. I loved Alexa Verde's Season Of Surprises. I loved the journey of finding the Vintage wedding dress. It kept me intrigued. I love all of Alexa's books at this one was another one of my favorites. This was definitely a great book. I also liked Black Belt White Dress by Hallee BridgemanI loved the excitment of this book. Another of my favorites was The Wedding Dress Yes by Amanda Tru. I loved that book. I was so mad at Rhonda all the way through the book and when a book gets you mad it is a great book. Sewn Together and Something Borrowed Someone Blue were not my favorites but I appreciate the effort that these authors put into there books. I realize not everybook is for everyone. I would definitelyrecommend this series.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Renate

    The Crossroads Collections are not your usual boxed sets. In the boxed set The Second Yes five best selling Christian authors weave unique and interconnected stories with diverse characters (deputy sheriff, fashion designer, and more), twist and turn plots, and believable resolutions. Collection 5 is all about the WEDDING DRESS and a not so nice bridal shop owner Rhonda Snow. Alexa Verde, Chautona Havig, Hallee Bridgeman, and Alana Terry all tell their unique wedding dress stories and the collec The Crossroads Collections are not your usual boxed sets. In the boxed set The Second Yes five best selling Christian authors weave unique and interconnected stories with diverse characters (deputy sheriff, fashion designer, and more), twist and turn plots, and believable resolutions. Collection 5 is all about the WEDDING DRESS and a not so nice bridal shop owner Rhonda Snow. Alexa Verde, Chautona Havig, Hallee Bridgeman, and Alana Terry all tell their unique wedding dress stories and the collection is pulled together by Amanda Tru. Entertaining set that does not disappoint.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kimmie

    Such a cute series of books!! I always love going back to cross roads (each series is a stand alone) but they all have interconnections if that makes sense :) Each of these Authors brings a unique story to the table, they all have different ways of showing emotions, character mentalities, and creative stories. I truly enjoy reading their stories and connecting with their characters. I recommend putting this series on your To Be Read list. I volunteered to read this book in return for my hones Such a cute series of books!! I always love going back to cross roads (each series is a stand alone) but they all have interconnections if that makes sense :) Each of these Authors brings a unique story to the table, they all have different ways of showing emotions, character mentalities, and creative stories. I truly enjoy reading their stories and connecting with their characters. I recommend putting this series on your To Be Read list. I volunteered to read this book in return for my honest feedback, the thoughts and opinions expressed within are my own.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Pamela

    I really loved 4 of these stories, but even though I did not enjoy one of the others were so good I had to give it 5 stars. All of these stories revolve around a wedding dress, not the same one though. I don't enjoy stories that are journals so that is why I say I didn't enjoy one of them. They are all extremely well written and I found a new author so that makes it even better. Read this you will love it too. I really loved 4 of these stories, but even though I did not enjoy one of the others were so good I had to give it 5 stars. All of these stories revolve around a wedding dress, not the same one though. I don't enjoy stories that are journals so that is why I say I didn't enjoy one of them. They are all extremely well written and I found a new author so that makes it even better. Read this you will love it too.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    Second Yes, Five Times These stories were so good! I think my favorite was the one about Wong and his writings. That one just touches deep inside your heart. I also liked how one of the stories was happening during the other stories and you get to see a different viewpoint. Running through all of them, though, is the best thing of all, the fact that Jesus Christ is their Lord. Very good!

  22. 5 out of 5

    NanaShauna Joesten

    This is a fantastic set of reads. By best selling Authors. The one I have read is by Hallee Bridgeman. This story is so well told. The Author has done a fantastic job. A family dealing with a crisis, that really pulls at the heart strings. Once I started reading this story I couldn't put it down. Have a box of tissues handy. This is definitely a must read box set. Shauna Joesten This is a fantastic set of reads. By best selling Authors. The one I have read is by Hallee Bridgeman. This story is so well told. The Author has done a fantastic job. A family dealing with a crisis, that really pulls at the heart strings. Once I started reading this story I couldn't put it down. Have a box of tissues handy. This is definitely a must read box set. Shauna Joesten

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sherry Ferguson

    The Wedding Dress Yes Season of Surprises by Alexa Verde This was a very fun and exciting book to read. Sierra and Edgar have known each other since childhood and get a second chance at love. They travel to Poland in Hope's of finding a wedding dress that was accidentally sold that had been in the family for years. This is a wonderful story from a wonderful author. The Wedding Dress Yes Season of Surprises by Alexa Verde This was a very fun and exciting book to read. Sierra and Edgar have known each other since childhood and get a second chance at love. They travel to Poland in Hope's of finding a wedding dress that was accidentally sold that had been in the family for years. This is a wonderful story from a wonderful author.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Paula Marie

    Love these collections! I never pass up a Crossroads collection of stories! They are all wonderful individual books that have a connecting thread running through them that always delights you in the last book!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Mary Jane

    A wonderful group of stories. Each one tells a different story of love and family little glimpses of God's plans in people's lives. It introduces readers to different authors with their own way of creating interesting and unique stories. A wonderful group of stories. Each one tells a different story of love and family little glimpses of God's plans in people's lives. It introduces readers to different authors with their own way of creating interesting and unique stories.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Linda Rainey

    This Is An Amazing Collection This is an amazing collection of stories connects by love, second chances and wedding dresses. I loved each storyline,the amazing characters and the wedding dresses This book is recommended for those who love Christian romance.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jaycee Weaver

    Adorable stories in a sweetly linked collection I always enjoy these Crossroads collections! My favorite is still Betwixt Two Hearts, but this one’s right there with the others. Very fun!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Sharon

    Season of Surprises by Alexa Verde ** It Was OK A bit too over-the-top fairytale style for my personal liking but it is light entertainment. Something Borrowed, Someone Blue by Chautona Havig ** It Was OK The story had potential that I was a little disappointed to discover went nowhere. It was light entertainment and escapism, however, and ended up well. Black Belt, White Dress by Hallee Bridgeman **** I Really Liked It I was really entertained by this story and felt like the lead characters were the Season of Surprises by Alexa Verde ** It Was OK A bit too over-the-top fairytale style for my personal liking but it is light entertainment. Something Borrowed, Someone Blue by Chautona Havig ** It Was OK The story had potential that I was a little disappointed to discover went nowhere. It was light entertainment and escapism, however, and ended up well. Black Belt, White Dress by Hallee Bridgeman **** I Really Liked It I was really entertained by this story and felt like the lead characters were the kind of people I would enjoy having as friends. Sewn Together by Alana Terry ** It Was OK Reading this one was a bit of an exercise in self-discipline for me. The story is told in a running journal style as if penned by a young boy required to practice his writing skills during the summer holidays. Though it is a clever literary endeavour, this "point of view" did not really appeal to me. The Second Yes by Amanda Tru **** I Really Liked It This is a super entertaining book laced with delightfully quirky humour.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Linda Palmer

    I loved how with the different authors, the stories just flowed together. Different authors with a new story would flesh out a character introduced in a previous story. It was the kind of book that was hard to put down. Well done!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Margaret Nelson

    Most of the plots in this collection are pretty far-fetched. I enjoyed some of them more than others, but I'm not sure I'm going to buy any more of these. The first and fourth collections hang together pretty well, but this one just stretched my credulity a bit much. Most of the plots in this collection are pretty far-fetched. I enjoyed some of them more than others, but I'm not sure I'm going to buy any more of these. The first and fourth collections hang together pretty well, but this one just stretched my credulity a bit much.

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