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Summer Bride

Two scheming matchmakers are at it again…

Sage Presley loves her job as the receptionist at Golden Skies Retirement Village in Holiday, Oregon. She enjoys the residents and their wisdom, even if some of them are more than a little quirky. Determined to ignore the matchmaking efforts of two women at the retirement home, Sage’s sole focus is on raising her brother, Shane. In spite of her best efforts, she can’t help but notice the hunky electrician who continually comes to her rescue.

Grateful for the opportunity to open his own electrical business, Justin James moves to Holiday full of plans and dreams. He’s quickly drawn in by the close-knit community, but finds the lack of suitable single women disturbing. Despite himself, his attention is captured by the receptionist at the retirement home where he’s working on a big job. Yet, he can’t begin to understand why two matchmaking octogenarians are intent on forcing him together with the woman he’s convinced is married.

A sweet romance sprinkled with humor, hope, and the meaning of real love, Summer Bride will warm the hearts of readers while bringing them a smile.


Praise for Summer Bride

“Set in the freshness of an Oregon spring, this sweet, standalone novella is a perfect read to make it through a long, cold winter. Shanna Hatfield introduces solid, honest characters who lead with their hearts. Readers can’t help but fall in love with Sage and her sunny disposition and warm heart.” Elissa Blabac for InD’tale Magazine

“I loved this sweet, tender romance between Justin and Sage. As in all Shanna’s books, the heroes treat their women with respect, admiration and warmth…and Justin is no exception.” Amazon Review

“Shanna always writes with a bit of humor in her books and this one was just as fun with it woven throughout this sweet and romantic story.” Amazon Review

“What a refreshing, sweet love story. Not to mention that it has many giggles within. I’m so happy I read this book. It has renewed my belief that there can be happily ever after’s and knights in shining armor. “ Goodreads Review


Justin’s grin faded and he gave her a curious look before he glanced down the table at Shane. His gaze shifted back to her. “Isn’t Shane your son?”

Sage choked on the sip of lemonade she’d just swallowed. Matilda whacked her on the back as she coughed into a napkin. When she ceased coughing and could speak again, she shook her head. “Shane is my brother.”

Eyes wide in shock, Justin gaped at her. “Your brother? So you aren’t… you don’t have… Are you married?”

Had Sage taken another drink, she was sure she would have spewed it all over Justin. It was a good thing she’d merely sat glaring at him in disbelief. What on earth had given him the idea she was married and Shane was her son? How old did he think she was, anyway?

“She isn’t married,” Matilda said when Sage remained silent. “She doesn’t even have a boyfriend right now, do you, darling?” The old woman appeared to size up Justin before she leaned toward him. “Are you interested?”

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