Left at the Altar, by Margaret Brownley is a humorous historical romance filled with engaging characters and plenty of feuds.
In 1880, the small town of Two-Times, Texas is aptly named, since the townspeople follow two different times. These specific times are based on the town's two watch shops and the corresponding shop owners, who are locked in an ongoing feud. The town is essentially a character itself with the quirky townspeople involved in various feuds, particularly regarding time.
The time feud that is dividing the town of Two-Times is supposed to end with the wedding that doesn't happen.
At the beginning of the story, Meg Lockwood is ready to marry her childhood best friend, until she's left at the altar, as the title indicates. Meg's father (one of the town's watch shop owners) decides to sue the former fiance, whose father is the other watch shop owner, for jilting his daughter at the altar.
As a newcomer to Two-Times and a qualified lawyer, Grant Garrison is the opposing attorney in the jilted bride case. As the story unfolds, Grant and Meg are continually brought together in unusual circumstances, and they start to fall for each other.
As the first book in A Match Made in Texas series, Left at the Altar is an enjoyable book geared more towards women readers, particularly those who enjoy reading slow building, clean romance stories.
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