Lilac Bride: Sweet Western Romance (Holiday Brides Book 4)


For Katherine ‘Kat’ Kelly, her perfect wedding was so clearly planned out since childhood. She intimately knew every detail; she even kept a bridal binder to stay on track of each important element. She and Kaden Ford have every step artfully arranged and are down to just six weeks until their highly anticipated event. Hearts are fluttering in eager anticipation. Kaden is simply happy Kat, his perfect woman, is soon to be his wife. He leaves the details to her. Then a surprise snowstorm, rodents overrunning their chosen venue, and a misplaced gown are only the start of the calamities they must navigate if the wedding is to go on. Soon Kat is ready to accept fate isn’t smiling on their plans, and Kaden wonders if their love will be enough to get them to an altar… any altar... It might be time for some savvy, cunning seniors to step in and get this couple to the church.

Welcome to Book 4 of the Holiday Brides, the sweet western series set in Holiday, Oregon! Shanna Hatfield is known for penning sweet historical western and small-town romances with memorable characters. Kat’s stubborn insistence that her wedding go exactly as she wanted can be tiresome at times, and as a result, Kat carried the full conflict of the story, leaving her betrothed, Kaden, conflict free. Much of who and what from books 1-3 are rapidly dropped in the beginning chapters in a push to catch readers up to speed, sometimes feeling repetitive. Regardless of these downsides, fans of Shanna Hatfield will surely enjoy this newest addition to her Holiday Brides series, and enjoy sharing in Katherine and Kaden’s wedding plans!

Emerson Matthews