Book Tour w/Giveaway: The Bridal Bouquet by Tara Randel

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The Bridal BouquetThe Bridal Bouquet
(The Business of Weddings #3)
Tara Randel
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
June 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Who will catch a lifetime of love?

Winning the annual wedding bouquet design competition may be the closest Kady Lawrence gets to the altar. She has to come in first or risk losing the shop that’s been in her family for generations. Her main competition is Jasmine Matthews. But it’s Jasmine’s son who’s caught Kady’s attention. 

Kady has no inkling Dylan’s a DEA agent on a case in Cypress Pointe, and Dylan wants to keep it that way…until Kady’s targeted. Determined to keep her safe, Dylan risks a lot more than blowing his cover…he risks losing Kady forever.

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Guest Post:

The History of Flowers and Weddings
Today, weddings are as different and special as a bride’s vision. There are so many reasons a bride picks certain flowers; personal taste, sentiment, elegance, romance, to name a few. From full-blown, colorful bouquets to brides carrying a single stemmed rose to make a statement, the choice of flower for all wedding related events are vast. But where did the tradition of wedding flowers originate?
In early civilizations, flowers and herbs were used to symbolize power and protection. Couples wore flower garlands around their necks to express happiness, new beginnings, hope and devotion. Wreaths were also worn on the head of the bride and groom.
We also see that religion, countries and culture played a part in the floral choices.


Then there was the kissing knot, made with rosemary and roses tied together. The kissing knot was suspended over the heads of that bride and groom at the reception table where the bridal party was sitting to bring good luck and love to the special couple. Small flower nosegays were placed beside every plate of the guests in attendance at the reception. The flowers left for the guests were chosen to ensure them happiness and long lives.
During the Queen Victoria period, brides began to hold fresh arrangements in their hands.
Since early times, fresh flowers have been incorporated into unions worldwide due to natural beauty and universal appeal. In some countries, the bride and groom both would hold candles that had flowers and ribbons tied to them. In another, the bride and her bridesmaids would proceed to the church together, led by a small girl who would sprinkle blossoms in their path to assure long life and happiness for the bride. The tradition of “flower girls” remains to this day.
Flowers are an integral part of any ceremony or occasion, but at weddings, we catch a glimpse of the spirit of the bride and groom. How better to take natural beauty and express the emotions of a couple in love. This is part of the magic of weddings, walking into a fairy tale world decorated with the vision of the couple, executed by a professional florist.
Tara




Other Books in the Series

Magnolia BrideMagnolia Bride
(The Business of Weddings #1)
Tara Randel
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 209 pages
July 1st 2014 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Married for a day, in love for life 

Nealy Grainger knew that returning to Cypress Pointe meant an inevitable encounter with her teenage crush, and momentary husband, Dane Peterson. She could handle it. She wasn't the wounded girl who'd left Cypress Pointe years ago, heartbroken and furious when Dane had annulled their marriage the day after they'd eloped. 

Now one of L.A.'s most in-demand celebrity event planners, Nealy's only come back for a vacation and to help with her sister's wedding—not for a reunion with her long-lost love. But the more their paths cross, the more the sparks fly! Maybe their connection isn't over just yet….,

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Honeysuckle Bride
Honeysuckle Bride
(The Business of Weddings #2)
Tara Randel
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 201 pages
December 1st 2014 by Harlequin Heartwarming

One part happiness. Two parts love.

Relocating to the coast of Florida after becoming guardian of her best friend's twin daughters could be the best move LA celebrity chef Jenna Monroe ever made. This is her chance to create a stable, loving home—something she never had. But can she be the mother the girls need?

Wyatt Hamilton thinks she can. The rugged charter boat captain, who came home to Cypress Pointe still grieving the death of his son, has faith in her. But the feelings he awakens in Jenna both exhilarate and frighten her. Because Wyatt no longer believes in forever… Unless she can convince him otherwise.


Tara Randel is an award-winning, USA TODAY bestselling author of eleven novels. She is currently working on new stories for Harlequin Heartwarming, as well as books in a new series, Amish Inn Mysteries. Her next Heartwarming, part of The Business of Weddings series, will be released in June 2016. Visit Tara at www.tararandel.com. Like her on Facebook at Tara Randel Books.

ONE WINNER will receive a tote bag including the first three books in The Business of Weddings series (US only)
ONE WINNER will recieve a $25 Amazon eGift card (open internationally)
Ends June 24th
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  1. Thanks so much for having me visit today!

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  2. I liked the book blurb. I can't wait to read this series. The book covers are beautiful.

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  3. I cannot wait to read the bridal bouquet! I love that he is a DEA agent!

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