Landon St. Clair, an up and coming partner in one of St. Louis’ most prestigious law firms, was left at the altar on New Year’s Day at the city’s social event of the season. He wants nothing more than to lick his wounds in solitude and figure out a Plan B, and intends to keep his reservation at the St. Jardin Honeymoon Resort, even without a bride. With the owners’ reluctant approval, Landon takes on an assumed identity and cuts all ties to home for the week.
Kelsea Anderson is a jilted bride with nothing left but a battered heart and a plane ticket to the Caribbean. The only part of her doomed wedding that she had any say in was the honeymoon. She paid for it, and there’s no reason she can’t come to the romantic resort alone, so Kelsea jumps on a plane the day after New Year’s to escape the icy St. Louis winter and come up with a Plan B for the rest of her life.
Lottery winners Rose and Ike Goldman, married for 53 years, never looked back when they left Brooklyn, NY for the Caribbean where they bought a honeymoon resort three years ago. Rose was something of a matchmaker in Brooklyn, and once she meets Kelsea and “Brandon,” she knows she has her work cut out for her. She has only a week to convince them that sometimes, Plan B is the best plan of all.
Take a quick getaway to St. Jardin! Plan B is your ticket to a tropical paradise filled with beautiful gardens, merriment, and romance.
My thoughts: Overall, this was a cute story of what happens when plans go awry and you are left to pick up the pieces. Both Kelsea and Landon find themselves in that situation when their engagements are suddenly cut off, one a few days before the wedding and the other at the altar. When they find themselves at the resort at St. Jardin, they find that their broken pieces just might be made into some even more beautiful.
I enjoyed this story and the characters, though it was a little bit cheesy. In the best way possible, like a Hallmark story. It was fun to have the chance to get away with them to the Caribbean! I also look forward to reading the next story, since it involves Kelsea's sister.
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.
About the Author
Erin Stevenson writes clean, uplifting inspirational fiction from America’s heartland. Writing is like breathing to Erin. Stories are running through her mind during most of her waking hours, and by the time she sits down at the computer, the words flow and time ceases to exist.
Erin was raised in Illinois and has lived in many places in the U.S., including on both coasts, but is a Midwest girl at heart. She spent many years as an educator from pre-school through college levels, and currently works in training and internal communications for a global corporation.
When she’s not writing, Erin loves spending time with her family and playing in the garden (which equates to mostly pulling weeds) at her central Iowa home. Her secret indulgence is plain M&Ms.
More from Erin
A Lucky License Plate
In November 2017, I was driving to the library to pick up a book I had ordered (when I’m not writing, I’m reading) and a car passed me on the highway. I looked over and its personalized license plate said NO PLAN B. All of a sudden a story popped into my mind about a jilted bride. She’s left at the altar and has to come up with a plan B for the rest of her life. When I got to the library, I had the story arc. It just came pouring out. My mother always told me to have a Plan B. That advice has served me well through the years, and I passed that important life lesson on to my daughter.
I wrote Plan B in about a month, the first in my three-book St. Clair Family series, which follows the main characters and their extended family in their quest to find the life and the love meant for them. All three books were published by Happy Jack Publishing and launched over a six-month period.
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, December 15
Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, December 16
Labor Not in Vain, December 16
Reflections From My bookshelves, December 17
deb’s Book Review, December 18
Inklings and notions, December 19
For Him and My Family, December 20
Artistic Nobody, December 21 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)
Texas Book-aholic, December 22
Spoken from the Heart, December 24
Cultivating Us, December 25
Locks, Hooks and Books, December 26
Pause for Tales, December 27
Sara Jane Jacobs, December 27
CarpeDiem, December 28
Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, December 28
To celebrate her tour, Erin is giving away the grand prize package $50 Amazon gift card and copy of the book!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.