HERE FRIDAY 7 PM PST. LEIGH DUNCAN AUTHOR OF: A COUNTRY WEDDING

HERE
FRIDAY
7 PM PST.
LEIGH DUNCAN

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Country music star Bradley Suttons is all set to marry his Hollywood actress girlfriend. There’s just one thing: he’s forgotten he’s already married. When he was thirteen years old, he and his childhood best friend, Sarah Standor, held a makeshift wedding ceremony in his barn. Their promise? To always be there for one another. Their vows? Not exactly legally binding.
When Bradley visits the small town where he grew up, he finds Sarah running a ranch for rescue horses…and he finally finds his inspiration again, writing new music from the heart. Even as Sarah helps him prepare for his upcoming country wedding, they both begin to wonder if their past holds the key to their future.




In this scene at the Mill Town Diner, Sarah discovers how little Bradley knows about his bride-to-be as they plan his idea of the perfect wedding...in an old barn.

“What can I get for you folks?”

Sarah grinned at Bradley. Hoping to get through the meal without attracting any attention, he’d asked her to place their order. “Well, we will have two Bradley Suttons sandwiches and two Cokes”

“Do you know he used to live here?” Their waitress scribbled in her pad without taking a single glance at her customers.

Unable to resist teasing Bradley just a little, Sarah quipped, “I heard he used to be married to a local gal.”

While Bradley’s eyes filled with mock horror, their waitress laughed. “No way!” she exclaimed. “I know everything there is to know about Bradley Suttons, and he never married.” In a voice filled with self-importance, she added, “Now, he is engaged to Miss Catherine Mann.” She wove her pencil into her hair. “And, he loves a grilled cheese sandwich.”

Bradley chuckled when the woman took off for the kitchen. An answering snicker worked its way between Sarah’s lips. “Oh, she’s going to kick herself later.”

“Yeah.” Bradley agreed. He leaned forward and propped his elbows on the table. “Okay, so you’re taking care of the flowers.”
Despite a few misgivings, her head bobbed. “Mmm hmm.”

“Now, we need a cake and some music and...”

She stopped him long enough to fight down a serious case of jitters that rose whenever she let herself think about planning her favorite actress’s wedding. If they had any hope at all of impressing one of Hollywood’s A-List, she’d need to get every detail perfect. “What is Catherine’s favorite flower?”

Bradley’s lips thinned and a tiny divot appeared between his eyebrows. “I don’t—I don’t know.”

That made no sense. Even her self-absorbed, lying, cheating ex- had known which flowers to send to earn her forgiveness. “You don’t know your fiancĂ©’s favorite flower?”

“I’ve sent her flowers before. Plenty of times.” Letting his voice drop, Bradley leaned in. “But usually my manager handles sending them.” He let out a long, slow breath. “And her manager usually receives them for her.”

“Well, how romantic.” Not. She rolled her eyes. Superstars like Bradley Suttons and Catherine Mann sure did things differently from most normal folks...and not necessarily for the better.

But she couldn’t fault him for his choice of sandwiches. When their still-clueless waitress slid their plates onto the table, her stomach gave a happy growl as she took one sniff of the buttery grilled bread, one glimpse of the golden cheese that drizzled between the slices. While they dug into their food, she peppered Bradley about his plans for the wedding and quickly discovered that, though the man’s heart was in the right place, he didn’t know the first thing about cakes or flowers or decorations.

Well, that’s why he’d asked for her help, wasn’t it? 





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Jenny comes to the charming small town of Heart’s Landing to make all the wedding arrangements for her boss, a famous movie star. To keep the event secret and avoid a media circus, Jenny pretends she’s the one getting married.

Unfortunately, her boss keeps changing her mind on everything, from the venue to the flowers, making Jenny look like a flake and annoying all the town’s small business owners.

Well, all of them except Nick. The owner of the wedding cake shop is patient and kind, and she starts dropping by often for cupcakes and conversation. Jenny comes close to forgetting she’s impersonating a bride-to-be…while Nick fights his attraction to a woman who’s already spoken for. Planning this “simple wedding” couldn’t be more complicated.


From the opening scene of A Simple Wedding, which is available for pre-order and will be released on April 23rd.

The tires of the delivery van brushed the curb at the corner of Bridal Carriage Way and Procession Avenue.

“Easy does it,” Nick Bell coached his young his assistant. He cast a quick glance over his shoulder. The momentary jump in his heart rate returned to normal when four tiers of the palest pink confection barely wobbled. “We have plenty of time—two hours till the reception. Trust me when I say neither of us wants to answer to the bride, or the rest of Heart’s Landing if anything happens to this cake.”

“You got it, boss.” Though sweat beaded on his upper lip, Jimmy nodded dutifully from behind the wheel. The young man slowed the van to a crawl.

Turning to peer out the windshield, Nick traced the hedge-lined drive that curved toward one of the most photographed sights in the state. The rays of the setting sun reflected off the white masonry of the Captain’s Cottage, giving the turn-of-the-century home a golden aura. With its wide verandas and stately architecture, the manor stood as an elegant reminder of simpler times. No wonder brides from across the country chose this spot to exchange their vows.

The slight tension between his shoulder blades eased while the tires rolled past the meticulously maintained “cottage” that would have been called a mansion if it had been built anywhere but on the coast of Rhode Island. Situated not much more than a stone’s throw south of Newport, where the uber-rich had once summered on sprawling estates with names like The Breakers and Rosecliff, the house Captain Thaddeus Heart built might have faded into obscurity if his granddaughter hadn’t married into the Rockefeller clan. But when she’d glided down the circular staircase of the family’s summer home in a wedding that had turned the socialites of the day all misty-eyed, brides across the country had declared Heart’s Landing the place to get married.

It had been ever since.





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