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A Winter Wedding by Brenda Novak

A Winter Wedding (Whiskey Creek) - Brenda Novak

A Notting Hillish Plot: A famous entertainer, in this case a Country singer, gets away from a shaky romantic relationship with her manager/lover by renting a house in a town not far from where she grew up. The owner of the house can't fix the heating for her, so he invites her to stay at his house. As a friend. And things develop, both with her relationship with her manager and her relationship with the man she stays with. There's also a bit of romantic suspense. I'm not familiar with the Whiskey Creek series, but the characters are well developed and you get some of the back stories. 

 

The singer is afraid she may have to make the choice her mother made to give up her promising singing career for domesticity. The ending satisfied my feminist inclinations :)

 

A satisfying read. Here's the blurb:

 

One night can change your life…

Kyle Houseman believes he’ll never find anyone he could love as much as Olivia Arnold, who’s now married to his stepbrother. Not only did he lose her, he’s been through one divorce and has no desire to go through another. He’s determined to be extra careful about the next woman he gets involved with—which is why he fights his attraction to the beautiful stranger who rents his extra house for the Christmas holiday.

Lourdes Bennett is a country music artist. She’s only planning to stay in Whiskey Creek long enough to write the songs for her next album—the album that’s going to put her back on top. Her dreams don’t include settling in a town even smaller than the one she escaped. But as she comes to know Kyle, she begins to wonder if she’d be making a terrible mistake to leave him behind…

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