Sunday, November 10, 2013

Guest Review: Review: Down the Aisle by Christine Bell - 5 Wine Glaases

18593566Title: Down the Aisle 
Series: Dare Me
Author: Christine Bell 
Format: ebook, 75 pages
Published: October 28th 2013 by Entangled: Brazen
ISBN: 1622663543
Source: Publisher
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Shannon
Rating: 5/5

Lacey Garrity is about to have the wedding she’s always dreamed of. She and Galen had planned on a big family, but now fertility issues are turning that dream to ashes. When another setback comes to light a week before their wedding day, she wonders how she can marry him knowing that being with her might mean he can never have the life he imagined…
Galen Thomas loves his woman, and whether they have a big family or it’s just the two of them forever, he can’t wait to spend his life with her. With the big day coming, he’ll pull out all the stops to remind her how good it can be between them and that, together, they can do anything…if he can just get her down the aisle.

I will totally be honest; I have never read a novella or any books by Christine Bell.  When I read the blurb about this book I wanted to read it because my sister has so many fertility issues.  I wanted to see how the author handled the character’s emotions, and how she was able to deal with her issues and with her wedding fast approaching.  

Lacey and Galen, protagonists from Down for the Count, return in this novella.  Lacey is suffering from depression with the fact she can’t get pregnant.  After attempts with adoptions that have left her with disappointment, she is having self-doubts.  She wonders how Galen could possibly ever be happy with her if they can’t have their own children.  Both want big families, and now that she isn’t able to conceive she is beside herself.  While reading this, I really felt bad for her.  My sister and I are very close and every time she tried to get pregnant she wasn’t able to or had a miscarriage.  This book really hit home for me.  

This time in Lacey’s life is supposed to be a happy, but unable to get pregnant is twisting her inside out.  Galen knows something is wrong with Lacey and he tries to get her to open up, but is only left hanging when Lacey puts him off continuously.
Galen begins to questions their future.  Will they ever be happy together?  Will Lacey ever be happy, or will she continue to keep her worries bottled up inside instead of letting Galen help her through it?  

I really enjoyed this novella.  Not haveing read the first book makes me want to go back and read it just to find out more details.  Christine Bell puts so many emotions into her writing.  The part that I loved most was when Lacey’s mother had a heart to heart talk with her that was very awkward and endearing at the same time.  Galen is willing to do anything to get Lacey down the aisle.  I highly recommend this book!

1 comment:

  1. This is a tough subjet, I've had several miscarriages myself and can't read about it without bursting into tears... I hope things will turn out well for your sister :)


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