My Review: A Lowcounty Bride by Preslaysa Williams
A heartwarming Avon debut of love, forgiveness, and new beginnings set in the beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry.
Maya Jackson has worked for Laura Whitcomb, Inc, a renowned New York City bridal gown brand for years and dreams of becoming Head Designer. She has the talent, she just needs a chance to showcase her unique style. Due to an illness, she’s always prioritized her career over her personal life until Maya’s father fractures his hip and she returns to Charleston, SC. While home for only a few months, she’s thrilled to find an opportunity at the local bridal gown boutique, never expecting sparks to fly with its owner...
A military veteran and widowed father, Derek Sullivan hopes to save Always a Bride from bankruptcy in order to preserve the legacy of his family. He also wants to reconnect with his estranged, twelve-year-old daughter, who is still recovering from the loss of her mother. The last thing he needs is a relationship with a beautiful, smart, complicated woman who will be leaving soon.
When Derek begins to fall for the lovely Maya, he knows there’s no future. But destiny has its own plans, and these two lonely people with big hearts discover that coming home to love is the best gift life can give.
A Lowcountry Bride is more than a super sweet romance—it’s got a bit more grit to it. Ms. Williams does not gloss over racism, loss, grief, or chronic illness. Maya has sickle cell anemia and her struggle with the physical aspects as well as the mental aspects that come with it aren’t glossed over. That being said, at the heart of the story are still themes of hope and love. These things combined with the easy style of writing of the author make this a must read for contemporary women’s fiction fans, too. I really enjoyed the story and hope to revisit this author in the future!
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