by Jean Stone

August 2006
ISBN: 0-553-58853-8
Reviewer Graphic Button Bantam Books
Mass Market Paperback

This summer author Jean Stone presents her readers with the fourth book in her Second Chance series, Four Steps To The Altar. The women and one man of Second Chance Weddings are back, and their lives are as full and hectic as always.

Lily, Elaine, Jo, and Sarah are busier than they ever imagined planning weddings that are as unique and individual as each bride. Every wedding tears at their heartstrings, and helps them to realize that while love might not everything itís definitely something.

Lily and her boyfriend Frank have reached an impasse in their relationship. Frank wants to get married but the proposal presents a unique problem for Lily, and will force her to reevaluate not only her relationship with Frank, but also her entire life from the moment of her parentís tragic death when she was a teen.

Jo and Andrew are planning on getting married, and renovating Joís family home to be their new home. Both are preoccupied though and not truly feeling satisfied with their lives, and the result is that they decide to postpone the wedding. Will there be a wedding or will their dissatisfaction with life affect their chance at a happy ever after together?

Elaine was all set to marry Martin, and in fact it was her plans to remarry that were the original inspiration for Second Chances. However, Elaine had cold feet and cancelled her plans. Now a full year later Elaine is wondering what she might have missed out on by not committing to a new marriage.

Four Steps To The Altar really showed growth within all the women that have been featured in this series with the exception of Sarah, as she was prominently featured in the prior book Three Times a Charm.

I was new to Ms. Stone when I embarked on reading this wonderful series. Since then I have become a devoted fan, and look forward to reading each new release. When I turned the last page of Four Steps To The Altar I had tears of happiness in my eyes.

Reviewed in July 2006 by Sandi.

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