The Best Laid Wedding Plans
by Lynnette Austin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
SOME DREAMS ARE WORTH WHATEVER IT TAKES
Jenni Beth Beaumont left her broken heart behind when she took her dream job in Savannah. But after her brother's death, Jenni Beth returns home to help mend her parents' hearts as well as restore their beautiful but crumbling antebellum mansion. New dreams take shape as Jenni Beth sets to work replacing floors and fixing pipes to convert the family homestead into the perfect wedding destination. However, some folks in their small Southern town are determined to see her fail.
old turmoil is brought to the surface and Cole and Jenni Beth will have to work through some painful memories and tough realities before they can set their pasts aside and have a second chance at their own happily ever after.
The luxury of staying home when the weather turns nasty, of working in PJs and bare feet, and the fact that daydreaming is not only permissible but encouraged, are a few of the reasons middle school teacher Lynnette Austin gave up the classroom to write full-time. Lynnette grew up in Pennsylvania’s Alleghany Mountains, moved to Upstate New York, then to the Rockies in Wyoming. Presently she and her husband divide their time between Southwest Florida’s beaches and Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. A finalist in RWA's Golden Heart Contest, PASIC's Book of Your Heart Contest, and Georgia Romance Writers' Maggie Contest, she’s published five books as Lynnette Hallberg. Having grown up in a small town, that’s where her heart takes her—to those quirky small towns where everybody knows everybody...and all their business, for better or worse.
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1) Don’t give your sweetheart a peach-colored rose. It’s used to show gratitude or appreciation rather than love.
2) Jenni Beth’s favorite color is red, the color of energy, passion, and action. That describes her in a nutshell.
3) I love to stand on the beach while the waves crash ashore. If it’s windy and rainy? All the better.
4) I love a bargain, and so do both Jenni Beth and Cole.
5) One of my students came to school one morning and told me he’d seen a Siamese toad on his way to class. Think about it! How do you explain that to a child?
6) I rode a camel in Morocco.
7) I drove a 65 ’Vette just like Jenni Beth’s my second year of college, and I loved it every bit as much as she loves hers!
8) The Beaumont’s have an old yellow lab named Zeke. That was my husband’s nickname growing up because there were three Daves on the block.
9) I picked up my rental car in downtown Dublin, Ireland at noon. After getting out of the passenger side, I moved to the wrong side of the car where the steering wheel actually was and turned the wrong way at the first red light. It went downhill from there.
10) Frozen chocolate custard makes me smile.
11) Forest Gump’s “ Life is like a box of chocolates” quote was filmed in Savannah. The bench he sat on is in the Savannah History Museum.
12) The very first Girl Scouts meeting was held in Savannah.
13) The absolutely perfect cherub chandelier Cole gave Jenni Beth for her office was salvaged from a house about to be leveled by a wrecking ball.Salvaged pieces of the past in new or old homes give them a sense of history