An October Bride by Katie Ganshert

An October Bride

What if the only way you could make your father’s last wish come true was to marry the man of your dreams?

Emma Tate has just moved on from one fiancé, so when she announces a sudden engagement to her lifelong buddy Jake Sawyer, every busybody in Mayfair goes into high alert. Of course, no one but Jake and Emma know the real reason they’re getting married—so Emma’s dying father will have a chance to walk her down the aisle.
But while Jake and Emma move forward with their plan—and frantically plan an October wedding—it becomes clear that their agreement has a few complications . . . the biggest being their true feelings for each other.

With dubious friends, deliriously thrilled parents, and a town that won’t keep its nose out of their business, Emma and Jake will have a lot to contend with if they’re going to pull this off. The real question is: Who wants this wedding more, Emma’s dad . . . or Emma?

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Release date: September 23, 2014
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN-13: 9780310339144

Bonus Features

This is my first novella (a short novel) and part of the Year of Weddings series with Zondervan. It’s available on e-book and audio. It will release via paperback in 2015 as one of three novellas in Fall Brides: A Year of Weddings Novella Collection, along with A September Bride by Kathryn Springer and A November Bride by Beth Vogt. I had so much fun writing Jake and Emma’s story. I hope you have fun reading it!

The Cast

Behind the Scenes with Emma Tate
Behind the Scenes with Jake Sawyer

The Setting

Mayfair is a small town full of quirk, inspired by another quirky, fictitious town called Stars Hollow (from The Gilmore Girls). Only instead of Connecticut, Mayfair is located in Wisconsin, the perfect place for an October love story!

northern wisconsin fall

The back roads of Mayfair in the fall


Downtown Mayfair, home of Patty’s House of Pancakes, Eloise’s delicious bakery, Jake’s hardware store, and other family-friendly businesses.


The gazebo in the middle of town square

pumpkin patch

The pumpkin patch at Sawyer Farm