Excerpt Friday – Finally a Bride

Welcome to Excerpt Friday!  Each Friday we’ll be featuring excerpts from recent releases by our very own Fillies.  So grab a cup of coffee and read on.  And if you find you’re hooked by what you read (and we know you will be!) just click on the book cover to purchase the entire book.


From Author Renee Ryan – FINALLY A BRIDE

Good morning!  I’m so excited to present my latest release, FINALLY A BRIDE, Book 7 in my Charity House series.  Here is an excerpt below.  Let me know what you think and I’ll put your name in a drawing for a copy of this book.  Another lucky winner will receive all seven books in the series.  That’s right, leave a comment and you will be eligible to win a copy of all of my Charity House books.  Enjoy!

FINALLYABRIDEcoverartMolly Taylor Scott knew most people considered her a delightfully charming, sometimes frivolous young woman who loved being engaged almost as much as she loved the Lord. Molly would agree with this summation of her character, mostly. However, she would argue one key point. She was never frivolous.
Especially when it came to matters of the heart. Thus, as she stood outside Denver’s most exclusive millinery shop, surrounded by several would-be suitors, she treated the situation with utmost gravity.

Twirling her parasol, she gave the men her undivided attention. A rather difficult task, when one of the four seemed determined to monopolize the conversation. Molly stopped listening to the conversation as something—someone— exited the Arapahoe County Courthouse one block north.

Senses poised, she turned her head ever so slightly and caught sight of Garrett Mitchell moving at a clipped pace in her direction. He looked incredibly handsome today, every bit the successful attorney he’d become in the past few years.

Eyes cast forward, he made swift progress down the lane, never once looking at Molly or acknowledging her presence. Still, her breathing quickened and her heart stuttered.

Stupid, stupid heart. An undertow of anger rolled through her. Interesting thing, anger; it signified she still cared.

She really shouldn’t still care.

Not about Garrett Mitchell. Or those sculpted features framed inside dark blond hair, or that brilliant mind lurking behind the oh-so-handsome face, or that cowboy swagger that had stayed with him long after leaving his family’s ranch.

Why, why, why did he still affect her so? He’d walked away from her seven years ago. And I let him.

Molly sighed. Better that, than give in to fresh despair.


Don’t forget, leave me a comment with your thoughts on this excerpt to get your name in the drawing for the books in this series.

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23 thoughts on “Excerpt Friday – Finally a Bride”

  1. Sounds like another good one up! And, sounds like a very popular lady. Guess her love for Garrett Mitchell keeps her from accepting anyone else. Better not to marry one of her other admirers than not be happy. Plus better for the guys too. Bet she caused many broken hearts. Not fair to another man she might marry if her heart belongs to another. Please put my name in the hat, okay? Be watching and hoping. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  2. It’s always the one that isn’t interested that you crave. Chemistry is something you can’t ignore.

    I’d love to find out what happened between Garrett and Molly 7 years ago! I find it interesting that they are both still single when most people married quite young.

    I’d love to read and win all 7 of your Charity House series!

    Snow today in central Wisconsin. Hope we have a white Thanksgiving and Christmas this year!

    Happy Holidays!

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  3. I would love to be the winner, for sure! I love coming to P&P, it is always interesting and fun. Finally A Bride sounds wonderful and I know the rest of the series is great too. Thank you for the opportunity.

    melback at cebridge dot net

  4. What interesting characters! This one definitely has to go on my reading list!
    thank you

  5. I admire a woman who can keep up with the conversation of 4 men while walking! But there’s always that one guy… the one you can’t forget!

  6. Good morning! I’m popping in a bit late, sorry for that. One of the things that’s most exciting (at least to me) about this book is that the heroine showed up in book 1 of the series, THE MARSHALL TAKES A BRIDE, as a little girl. She’s all grown up now and deserved her happy-ever-after.

  7. Maxie, Molly has always been a bit precocious. I modeled her character after my daughter. The same daughter who refuses to read my books until (and I quote) I die. She claims it’s just too weird to read a book her mom wrote. I’m still not sure of the logic there, but it seems to make sense to her. The little darling! 😉

  8. The story line sounds interesting, the cover is nice and now I have to read the rest of the story. I know it will be a good book since i have enjoyed reading some of your other books.

  9. Yes, this sounds really good. Seems like she is viewed as very frivolous and just another pretty face, but this gives us a hint at a previous heartache. Makes me wonder what happened between the two of them so many years ago.

  10. Renee, this looks like a wonderful book! I loved your excerpt and what a great cover! Congratulations on your new release, and I hope it sells like hotcakes!

  11. I love second-chance stories! This seems as if it is
    a book I will really enjoy! I feel a bookstore run
    coming up!!!
    Pat C.

  12. Thank you for the excerpt. If you have really cared for someone, there is always a kernel of caring left behind even if the relationship didn’t work out. Unless of course, they have done something unforgivable.
    The question of course is why did he walk away? She may have let him, but was it because she didn’t care enough or because she cared too much? I’ll have to readFINALLY A BRIDE to find out if it was a case of misunderstanding, of sacrificing for the good of others, or something else entirely.
    Lovely cover. I hope the release has gone well.

  13. Wow, I think the cover of the book looks awesome!!!
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway and God Bless!!!
    I would love to chance to win!!!
    Sarah Richmond

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