CONTENTS

From Chicken Soup for the Bride's Soul

Contents

Foreword Beverly Clark

Introduction

1. THE MEANING OF MARRIAGE

Twenty-Six Years—An Unfolding Romance Kris Hamm Ross

My Love Is Like a Red, Red Marker Carrie St. Michel

A Second Chance Ariana Adams

Roses Not Required Rachel Wallace-Oberle

A Change of Heart Denise Jacoby

Dancing in the Aisles Amanda Krug

The Porsche Factor Mitali Perkins

2. PROPOSALS

Treasure Hunt Steve Manchester

The Last Quarter Ward Nickless

The Changing Tide Michelle Marullo

Until Death . . . Barbara Loftus Boswell

Storybook Proposal Matthew Cummings

Love Is in the Air Lynette Baker Helms

Hidden Treasures Michelle Isenhour

A Trail of Love Shad Purcell

Taking Care of Business Leigh P. Rogers

Popping the Question Elizabeth L. Blair

A Friend, Indeed! Sylvia Suriano

Never Say Never Sally Kelly-Engeman

3. THE PERFECT DRESS

She Did It Her Way Julie Firman

Priceless Nora E. Kessel

Given the Green Light Jeanne Hill

Holding It All Together Adele Noetzelman

Tagged for Delivery Pat Phillips

The Blessed Dress Sandy Williams Driver

Keepin’ the Faith Greta Montgomery

4. THE BIG DAY

A Snow Cloud’s Silver Lining Annmarie B. Tait

Kiss and Tell Theresa Chan

A Bouquet to Remember Cindy L. Lassalle

Flower Princess Nicole Owens

What Could My Country Do for Me? Carlienne A. Frisch

Dismally Late Jeanne Hill

My Love Is Like a Mountain Eileen Chase

At Ease Carol McAdoo Rehme

Should We or Shouldn’t We? Raegan Holloway

He Completed Us Michelle Lawson

Coming Full Circle Denise N. Wheatley

Built on Love Miriam Hill

Raining Love Kelly Stevens-Hartley

5. WHO GIVETH?

A Tale of Two Fathers Kimberly Ripley

The Best One Michelle Marullo

The Unconditional Step Donald R. Novakovich

Bedtime Fears Charlotte Lanham

Going Home Liza G. Maakestad

Angie’s Wedding Day Judith Givens

The Music Played On Nancy B. Gibbs

This Is Our Dance Amanda Parise-Peterson

The Unlikely Best Man Jenn Dlugos

Given Away Renata Waldrop

6. FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE

That’s Entertainment! Maryellen Heller

Of Blue Jeans and Buttons Maria Nickless

House to Home Mike Zeballos

Princess Bride Veneta Leonard

Te Amo, Te Quiero, Cariña Patrick Mendoza

In the End Barbara M. Johnson

A Second Chance at Remembering Becky Knutson, as told to Jeannie Kim

What Matters Most Shonna Milliken Humphrey

Old Love Turned Brand-New Vicki Frizzell, as told to Janet Matthews

Got Match? C. Capiz Greene

7. TREASURED MOMENTS

A Bridesmaid’s View from the Altar Kathy Passero

At the Ritz Cathy L. Novakovich

Chain of Love Kathleen Happ

Through the Beholder’s Eyes Keith A. Wooden

Arm-in-Arm Michele Wallace Campanelli

Sisterly Love Ann Cooke

Heart of Friendship Michele Wallace Campanelli

Guest of Honor Cindy L. Lassalle

The Look Patty Swyden Sullivan

Stepping In Penny Perrone

Joan’s Bouquet Julie Messbarger, as told to Charlotte Adelsperger

Pennies from Heaven Holly Jensen Hughes

Silverware and Sauces Carol Mell

Budding Hope Elaine G. Dumler

Grandpa’s Gift Nicolle Woodward

Oh, What a Catch! Kaylen Pierce

8. KEEPSAKES

The Ring of Love Ginger Boda

Kitchen Cache Lucy Akard Seay

A Tradition in the Waiting Lorraine Cheeka

Golden Slippers Charlotte Lanham

The Wedding Gift Carol Sturgulewski

Keeping the Tradition Dr. Denise Enete

Showered with Love Lisa Solomon

9. WELCOME TO THE FAMILY

Our First Meeting David R. Wilkins

Ode to My Mother-in-Law V. J. Coulman

Final Approval Lad Moore

Just Like Hazel T. Suzanne Eller

All in the Family Marie S. Lyle

My Big, Fat Pig Wedding Debra Purdy Kong

What’s So Funny? Peggy Purser Freeman

10. TIMELESS WISDOM

His ’n’ Hers Gwen Rockwood

The First Freeze Paige M. Kolb

Dot-to-Dot Pamela Doerksen

Advice from the Groom’s Dad Gary Lautens

Time for a Tune-Up Caroline Pignat

Someday My Prince Will—Bring Coffee Deborah Thomas

A Husband for June Cleaver Carla Riehl

Small Beds, Soft Hearts Norris Burkes

Until Death Do Us Part Kelly Gamble

The Trophy Daphne Dykeman

Love Everlasting Annette Paxman Bowen

Who Is Jack Canfield?

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?

Who Is Maria Nickless?

Who Is Gina Romanello?

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