Katie Schmidt runs The Bowen Bride, a wedding dress shop in rural Bowen, Nebraska. It's well-known in the area because the local rumor is that no woman who buys a gown from The Bowen Bride ever gets divorced.
Katie plays into the rumor because it's good for business. However, when sexy single father Jared Porter enters the shop, looking for a wedding gown for his engaged—but far too young to be married—daughter, Katie decides a little rumor control might be in order.
Or will she and Jared give the residents of Bowen something to talk about?
"... a pleasant read with finely drawn characterizations and a warm, cozy feel."
—All About Romance
"Nicole Burnham pens a highly entertaining and heartwarming romance with The Bowen Bride. From the well-developed characters to the well-written and thought out plot, Ms. Burnham's The Bowen Bride is a wonderful book to curl up on the couch with."
"Nicole Burnham has created a character to love in dressmaker Katie... Burnham's charming and original plot is laced with extra touches. Four stars!"
—RomanticTimes Bookclub Magazine<
The Bowen Bride was named a finalist for the RITA Award, the highest honor given to romance novels.
Silhouette Romance, Paperback, November 2004, ISBN: 0373197446