It’s 1993, and Samantha Bravencourt works in her mother’s clothing boutique near Washington D.C. When a wedding invitation takes her to Winston-Salem, a chance encounter prods her past out of hiding, and she finds herself drifting back to the Philippines where she taught English to refugees, met Carson Brylie, and had her heart broken. Samantha and Carson find each other again when a former student asks for their help. Still in love with him, Samantha pushes Carson away, and he keeps coming back. Have things changed, or will he break her heart all over again?
A Wedding Invitation is an easy read with a satisfying ending, but it was not a page turner. The story moved slowly, and the subplot didn’t start until the second half of the book.
It’s not among my favorite contemporary fiction novels, but I enjoyed the story. It’s a good book to read when you need a happy escape to someone else’s life.
*I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my review. My opinion of this book is my own and was not influenced by the publisher or author.