So last week I was part of the Gypsy Knights tour and now I am part of the An Unexpected Bride blog tour.  This tour is yet again ran by Roxanne over at Bewitching Book Tours.  Here's the blurb, author bio and author interview for An Unexpected Bride. Enjoy!

An Unexpected Bride Summary

An Unexpected Bride
By: Shadonna Richards

 Emma Wiggins is about to marry her heart-stopping, gorgeous boss, CEO Evan Fletcher, in seven days—too bad he doesn’t know it yet! 

Desperate to fulfill her ailing grandfather’s last wish to see her settle down and get married, Emma Wiggins, a 30-year-old, career-focused executive tells him a little white lie on his deathbed that she is in fact engaged--to her boss, deliciously handsome and emotionally unavailable, Evan Fletcher.

The situation takes an unexpected turn when her grandfather's condition improves slightly and to her shock, he goes ahead and arranges a wedding ceremony at his hospital bedside before he passes on. Now, all Emma has to do is convince unsuspecting, commitment-phobic Evan to tie the knot with her in seven days.  

Can love blossom in the most unlikely situation?

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"I can feel her heart beating out of her chest. Great pacing...good descriptives…I look forward to buying this story one day soon." - Judge, TARA contest 2010

"Very sweet...great foreshadowing!" - Judge, TARA contest 2010

Author Bio

Shadonna Richards enjoys reading and writing about the magic of romance and the power of love. She is the author of the non-fiction books, A Gift of Hope and Think and Be Happy: 365 Empowering Thoughts to Lift Your Spirit (an Amazon Kindle #1 Bestseller in Meditation). Winner of Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write 2010 Day Two Challenge, she is a member of the Romance Writers of America. An Unexpected Bride is her first novel. She’s a proud mommy and wife and lives in Canada with her husband and son.

You can visit her at or join her on twitter at or send her an e-mail at

Author Interview

1. What inspired you to write An Unexpected Bride?
I witnessed a beautiful wedding that took place at the hospital bedside of a dying patient. He really wanted to see his daughter get married but he knew he wouldn’t be able to attend the actual ceremony. So the daughter changed the wedding date and brought the ceremony to him. It was very touching. I thought that was the perfect example of the power of love. Of course, An Unexpected Bride has a totally different spin to that story. The idea of Emma and Evan sort of came to me weeks after. I couldn’t wait to get it down on paper.  

2. If you could be any character in your novel, who would you be and why? Definitely Emma. She would go to any lengths to take care of her family and those close to her.  

3. Do you have a favorite part in this novel?  If so, which one?
Oh, the New York scene for sure. I thought it was so romantic when they got to spend time in one of the most romantic cities in the world.  

4. I LOVE the cover; it's absolutely stunning.  Did you get a say in what the cover would look like?
Thank you. I had a lot of input into it. I thought the bride on the cover would be perfect for the story. I actually went through 3000 stock photos on various websites to come to that image—one that I was satisfied with.  

5. Out of all three books you've written, (A Gift of Hope, Think & Be Happy and An Unexpected Bride,) which did you enjoy writing most?  
An Unexpected Bride for sure. I loved the journey and excitement of living through Emma and Evan. At times, the characters surprised me with their actions. It was fun.

Thanks, Shadonna, for stopping by The Reading Hideaway!

10/7/2011 01:56:01 am

Thanks so much for having me as a guest on your fabulous blog. Have a great weekend!
Shadonna :-)


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