A Husband for Danna (book review)


A Husband for Danna was written by Christina Lorenzen.  The post was organized by N K Author Services.  I was provided with a copy in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

About the book:

AHusbandforDanna500X750Off and running! In her frenzied quest to escape from a groom her father has chosen for her, Danna Rashba ‘borrows’ a limousine parked on Main Street. The last thing on her mind is finding a groom from another wedding in the backseat. What are the chances that the bride and groom from two different weddings running from the altar on the same day? The last thing Danna wants is a hostage as she tries to escape from her nuptials.

The last thing Eric Harmon wants is to be saddled with yet another spoiled, needy woman. He’s furious about this wrench in his plans, he accuses Danna of stealing. He wants to send her home in a cab as soon as they get to the nearest town, but Danna refuses. Much to Eric’s frustration, one thing after another seems to keep them tied together.

Soon the generosity of a local shopkeeper and several people in town have them mistaken for newlyweds. Danna and Eric find themselves stepping into the role as husband and wife leading them to realize they just may be each other’s ‘match’. But will Danna be able to stand up to her rigid, old fashioned father and choose her own husband?

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My review:

Really fun story.  It was just a perfect romantic comedy.  Light and sweet... right down to the strawberry festival.  I can completely imagine Danna running from her wedding and accidentally taking off in a limo with Eric sitting in the back.  So ridiculously unbelievable that you just can't help but laugh.  The back and forth bantering between Danna and Eric was fun to read.  All of their interactions with the small town residents made me miss my years in NC.

I loved learning about Danna and Eric.  They were running for such different reasons, but running just the same.  The two of them running into each other just seemed like fate... as did the comedy of errors that seemed to follow them wherever they went.

Oh... and I LOVED the end.  Perfect.

I do kind of wish it had a different title.  Something a little more clever.  But the cover is spot on.

About the author:

IMG_2748Christina Lorenzen started writing as a young teen, jotting stories in wire ring composition notebooks. Her first typewriter made it faster to get all those stories out of her head and down on paper. Her love of writing has sustained her through a myriad of jobs that included hairdresser, legal secretary, waitress and door-¬‐ to-¬‐ door saleswoman.

Luckily for her, writing proved to be successful and a lot less walking than going door to door. A Husband for Danna is Christina’s first novel. She is busy working on her next. When she isn’t writing or reading, she can be found walking her dog, talking to her herd of cats and spending time with her family.


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