The Builder’s Reluctant Bride / Award winning Fiction



Named Best Christian Romance at the 2017 Word Awards, hosted by The Word Guild

The Builder’s Reluctant Bride is available as an ebook through Pelican Book Group,  Amazon.comAmazon.caBarnes&Noble, and many more. Limited hard copies are available by contacting Stacey through the “contact me” tab to place an order.


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He Wants a Second Chance. She Says There’s No Going Back. Ten years ago, a public disgrace sent Jenna Jenkins running from her hometown. Now, the success of her professional future hinges on joining her hometown church restoration project. Her partner and team leader on the job is William Scott—expert renovator, volunteer fireman, and the ex-flame who ruined her life. William is in crisis, facing the tightening screws of personal and professional failure. When the interior designer on the church renovation project turns out to be Jenna, William sees it as a chance to make amends. But Jenna wants nothing to do with him. How much will William sacrifice to redeem his mistakes and prove his love? Can Jenna protect her heart this time or will William break her for good?

Reviews for The Builder’s Reluctant Bride:

“This is a wonderful book of encouragement & hope through, disappointment, betrayal, hurt, unforgiveness, brokenness, and freedom found in God alone! The underlying theme of doubt & unforgiveness simmers under the building of relationships & climaxes with a total meltdown that leads to healing & restoration with God & relationships. A great read! I highly recommend it!” ~ Marg – PBG Booklovers

“I have just finished reading this book. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It had a great story line. The characters were very believable. This story kept my attention, and the gospel message was very clear. Hope Stacey Weeks keeps writing books.”~ kenjune- Reviewer

“Loved it! Journey with relatable characters who are dared by their loveable and meddling community to face the pain of the past with vulnerable transparency. Shattered dreams, death, and fear are the vehicles that nudge Jenna and William toward God and one another. Readers watch as they wrestle with their own brokenness and resist the one relationship that they both simultaneously mistrust and can’t live without – one another. ‘The Builder’s Reluctant Bride‘ is a compelling love story that woos us to extend the grace and love of Christ to the broken relationships that surround us and leaves us itching for the final resolution of reconciliation, desire, and romance.  A must read!” ~ Andrea Keene, author of the radio bible program, Ruth-redeeming the darkness.

The Builder’s Reluctant Bride warms your heart with its tale of two people finding their way back to each other. Stacey Weeks draws you into the lives of William and Jenna as they discover true love and she beckons you into a deeper relationship with the One whose love is never-ending. Sound theology mixes with the tension of internal struggles and the ironies of life to create a captivating and refreshing story.” ~ Sarah Dobrenski

“A sweet story of forgiveness, second chances, and God’s unconditional love. I laughed out loud, wiped tears from my eyes, and found a new way to answer the question: What is God’s purpose if He doesn’t intervene when bad things happen?” ~ Julie Johnson, photographer for over seven gift books, including best sellers: Prayers for My Baby Boy and Prayers for My Baby Girl.

“I have just finished reading Stacey Weeks’ novel, The Builder’s Reluctant Bride, and found the character outlines well established right from the beginning of the book. The story line flowed throughout the whole book and captured my attention until the end.  It will be attractive to anyone who enjoys a romantic and fun read.  Well done, Stacey.”~ Helen Schwandt, Manager of The Gospel Text Bookstore, Chatham, Ontario.

“At the very beginning, The Builder’s Reluctant Bride captured my attention with its compelling twists and turns. Stacey has a delightful way of weaving a message of hope and humor beside tension, conflict and unhealed wounds of the past. I found the story enlightening and intriguing as it helped me look at a few of my own issues and, as well, point me to the one Person who has answers for each of us.  The ending does not disappoint, and I can’t wait to read the sequel!” ~ Laura Blackman, author and illustrator of Feathers Everywhere, (2014).

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