I'm still behind on reading the books I get when I receive them. June's book is up on my TBR, so I'll be able to get to this one soon. I think this is the first of the unread Book Drop books. So, I'm a few months behind here.
I switched to a mix of romance/friendships and fantasy. June is the romance/friendship...but I'm assuming it's straight romance from the cover.
June's book is from Preslaysa Williams and is titled "A Lowcountry Bride." I love the cover. It's illustrated but it seems to have layers that cause an interesting hazy effect. I'm not sure it's as trippy in my hands as it seems in the photos but I thought it was such a neat thing. It seems like a heartfelt romance, which will be nice as I'm in such a book hangover/slump after reading Madame Fourcade's Secret War. It was such a good book but very depressing in some ways. War is just so awful.
Anyways, I could use some happy books to recover. It's set in the Lowcountry (South Carolina).
The book blurb:
Maya Jackson has worked for Laura Whitcomb, Inc, a renowned New York City bridal gown brand, for years and dreams of becoming Head Designer. She has the talent; she just needs a chance to showcase her unique style. Due to an illness, she’s always prioritized her career over her personal life until her father fractures his hip and Maya returns to Charleston, South Carolina. While home for only a few months, she’s thrilled to find an opportunity at the local bridal gown boutique, never expecting sparks to fly with its owner...
A military veteran and widowed father, Derek Sullivan hopes to save Always a Bride from bankruptcy in order to preserve the legacy of his mother. He also wants to reconnect with his estranged, twelve-year-old daughter, who is still recovering from the loss of her mother. The last thing he needs is a relationship with a beautiful, smart, complicated woman who will be leaving soon.
When Derek begins to fall for the lovely Maya, he knows there’s no future. But destiny has its own plans, and these two lonely people with big hearts discover that coming home to love is the best gift life can give.
Also included was a letter from the author and a signed bookplate. I'm rubbish at placing bookplates straight but I always try! I like getting little goodies like this because I feel like it adds to my reading experience.
The last item was the month's Indie Next pamphlet. I like getting these because if there's a book that sounds interesting, I can get it. I usually hit up my library or bookstore.org. Sometimes I have to do Amazon but I'm trying to support my local indie more. Anyways, there's little blubs about each book.