A Truhart Novel, Book One
by Cynthia Tennent
Welcome to Truhart, Michigan, population 1300 and dropping. Where everyone knows everyone else and garage sales are front page news. Not exactly where you’d expect to find the celebrity wedding of the year. As Maid of Honor, and the famous bride’s big sister, Annie has to plan a wedding suitable for America’s newest sweetheart reporter on The Morning Show. But what she didn’t plan on was seeing Nick Conrad again. Her older brother’s best friend who left Truhart for the big city, Nick just happens to be Annie’s embarrassing childhood crush. He’s also the Best Man.
As Atlanta’s High Society descends on the tiny Midwest town, Annie has the impossible task of controlling her eccentric family and nutty neighbors, while hosting a wedding fit for a princess at her family’s rundown Amble Inn. But what she can’t control is the spark reigniting between her and Nick. Between snowstorms, an A.W.O.L. gown, and the broadcast of the wedding on The Morning Show, Annie is just hoping to survive the big day without losing her mind. And to survive being around Nick again without losing her heart.
A Wedding in Truhart may be a little light on the romance for some – Nick and Annie really aren’t together that much and when they are things usually don’t end all that well 🙂 – but I really enjoyed their relationship. And there is so much more going on to keep you glued to the pages.
You only get Annie’s POV, which is both good and bad. The good is that you feel like you understand her and what she’s going thru, allowing you to see why she says and does different things. Everything is revealed to you at the same time they are revealed to her so we feel a better connection to her. The bad is that you don’t get that same connection to everyone else and there is some confusion on things because she doesn’t have all of the information. I usually like to have the male and female voices in my romances because I’m intrigued by where both are coming from, but here it works. Annie goes thru moments of clarity in dealing with her family and friends so having only her voice makes that better.
And while there are a bunch of clichés at play (rich snobs, small town bumpkins, that kind of thing) it brings levity and fun to Annie’s growth. With family issues, romantic entanglements, and a touch of humor, A Wedding in Truhart is a wonderful start to a new series and I can’t wait to see where Tennent takes us from here.
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