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Three weddings and a giggle
Higgs, Liz Curtis.
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Sisters, OR : Multnomah Publishers, 2001.
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415 pages ; 21 cm
Fine print / Sweet chariot / Bride on the run
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Warning: Laughter ahead! Liz Curtis Higgs delivers again with "Fine Print," where a businessman and the speech coach he's hired have no idea there are matchmakers at work on their behalf! Her novella is part of a delightful triple-header in Three Weddings and a Giggle. The "giggle" comes from Carolyn Zane, whose "Sweet Chariot" drops readers in on two little old ladies who purchase a motor home sight-unseen, then drag their adult grandchildren along for cross-country antics. In Karen Ball's "Bride on the Run," an heiress defies her father's demand that she marry a man she doesn't love. If only she hadn't waited until her wedding day to do so! So it's out the window, down the rose trellis ... and headlong into one escapade after another. Thoroughly fun!

Author Notes

Liz Curtis Higgs has had award-winning careers in radio broadcasting, public speaking, nonfiction writing, and children's books.

She is the author of 27 books, with more than 3 million copies in print. Her fiction to date includes two contemporary novels, one novella, and five historical novels, among them her bestseller, Thorn in My Heart. Her popular nonfiction books include the Bad Girls of the Bible series of books, workbooks, and DVDs, with more than one million copies in print.

Liz Curtis higgs earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Bellarmine College. She is married to Bill Higgs, Ph.D., who serves as Director of Operations for her speaking and writing office. They live in Kentucky and are the proud parents of Matthew and Lillian. (Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

These three novellas by noted Christian novelists will entertain, despite their formulaic girl-meets-boy, girl-marries-boy story lines. Higgs, who has perfected the formula in her two novels, Bookends and Mixed Signals, introduces readers to Meghan DeWitt, a stunning 30-something career woman whose heart was broken by her no-good erstwhile fianc. She falls for the handsome widower, Hugh Osborne, but it takes a little matchmaking on the part of Hugh's family to convince the two brokenhearted beauties to risk love again. The other two stories--Zane's "Sweet Chariot" and Ball's "Bride on the Run"--also feature lovely young women and eligible bachelors, though Zane and Ball lack Higgs's sense of humor. Each novella packs a Christian punch, with the characters learning to trust God as the action progresses. The plots are decidedly conventional, but the characters are impressively developed--the women are feisty, the men are believably sensitive, and all are even a touch confused about what they want out of life. The dialogue (especially the stuttering, sputtering exchanges, reminiscent of the 1980s television program Moonlighting), features charming tte--ttes between lovers who won't admit their infatuation. After reading all three novellas, however, readers may long for a protagonist who doesn't look like a cover model, and Ball should have thought better of handicapping one of her characters with an annoying Canadian accent. Even so, this lively collection raises the bar for Christian romance. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved.

Library Journal Review

These three madcap journeys into true love and down the aisle are the perfect lighthearted romp for a spring day. In "Fine Print," Liz Curtis Higgs (Mixed Signals, Bookends) uses some matchmaking relatives and a little heavenly intervention to throw together a speech coach and the owner of a printing company for the speech of a lifetime. Popular Silhouette Romance author Carolyn Zane (Tex's Exasperating Heiress) provides giggles galore in "Sweet Chariot," as two adventurous grandmothers purchase the RV from HA after praying about it and plan a cross-country trip against the advice of their grandchildren, who decide to accompany them to ensure their safety. The "Bride on the Run" in Ball's (Reunion) adventure escapes from her wedding because she is sure God has other plans for her, and does He ever! Fun-filled escapades and light romance for all readers to enjoy. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.