Mini Review: A July Bride by Beth Wiseman

"A July Bride" by Beth Wiseman was an interesting"Year of Weddings Novella." This wasn't my favorite novella but I don't think it was a bad one either. I think the story was pretty engaging with keeping the reader engaged. Alyssa was left at the altar by the love of her life and she just doesn't know why. Since that day Brendan has regretted the choices that he made. Trying to win Alyssa back, Brendan is sending Alyssa flowers and gifts profusely apologizing. When Alyssa needs to try to move on, Brendan takes it extremely hard but finally gives in to the fact that he isn't who Alyssa wants anymore.

I had a hard time with "A July Bride" at several moments because I felt like the characters were making many stupid mistakes. As much as I want Brendan and Alyssa to work out there issues and be together because I believe that the two of them should be together, I felt like each of them could not make good choices. Alyssa and Brendan aren't perfect people but it seemed like they couldn't trust each other at all. I have to say that the idea of the story was great but I am not totally sure that it was executed well. The story was just a little dull and hard to really get into. I think I felt closer to Brendan's character than Alyssa's, but I still didn't feel like I could truly connect to either character. The writing wasn't bad. You could tell that the author is a good writer, but I don't feel like the author's heart was completely in this story.

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