Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Best Laid Wedding Plans Giveaway

I’m delighted to be sharing a special giveaway with you today. To celebrate the May release of EVERY BRIDE HAS HER DAY, the second in Lynnette Austin’s Magnolia Brides series, Sourcebooks Casablanca is giving away a free copy of THE BEST LAID WEDDING PLANS.

The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and is for a copy of the book via iBooks. In addition, this giveaway has a shorter run time and is being held a bit different from other giveaways so please see the end of the post for more details.

The Best Laid Wedding Plans by Lynnette Austin
First in the new Magnolia Brides series
ISBN: 9781492617976
Release Date: November 3, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Here’s a brief summary of THE BEST LAID WEDDING PLANS:

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.
Cole Bryson was once the love of Jenni Beth's life, but the charming architectural salvager has plans of his own for the Beaumont family home. As the two butt heads, 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.

About the Author:

Author Lynnette Austin riding Beau
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. She’s currently writing as Lynnette Austin. 

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.  

For more on Lynnette and her writing, visit her website and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads.


This giveaway is for one copy of The Best Laid Wedding Plans by Lynnette Austin via iBooks. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and the deadline to enter is 12 a.m. (EST) Friday, April 8.

To enter, simple send me an email at mcbookshelf@gmail.com with the subject line: Lynnette Austin Giveaway. In the body of the email please include your name and the email address you’d like the Apple discount code sent to that will allow you to download the book from iBooks for free.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Remember there is a short time limit on this giveaway so please be sure to enter today. Are you familiar with this author’s work? Do you think brides make an interesting theme for a series?


  1. Brides (in all their incarnations including Bridezillas) do make an interesting starting point for a series.

  2. Bridezilla - is she engaged to Godzilla?
    Good luck to all who want to win a copy.

  3. There is definitely something about a wedding, isn't there, Mason? It's such a great context for a story. Thanks for sharing this one.

  4. I always loved wedding romances when I wrote/read romance novels all the time. I was never much on cowboys or babies, which are the other two big things romance readers supposedly love most. So I focused on marriages of convenience and tycoons and such when I wrote!

  5. Weddings are too tense and cost too much money. And does the bride really enjoy the wedding? hee hee. However, books have to be written and weddings seem as good a subject as any. :)

  6. The book sounds awesome and thanks for the giveaway!


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