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Summary

From the bestselling author of In an Instant comes a heartfelt short story about one couple’s journey to discover if there really is a secret ingredient to happily ever after before their upcoming holiday wedding.

When Ava Barnes’s boyfriend, Justin, proposes after a whirlwind romance, the young couple embarks on a quest that will test their love. For generations, engaged couples in Ava’s family have traveled into the Everglades to retrieve the egg of the magnificent frigate bird in order to bake it into a marriage cake. Those who succeed live happily ever after, while those who fail are destined for heartbreak. With Ava’s beloved grandmother gravely ill, never has the marriage tradition meant so much. Ava’s dream is to pass the test so her grandmother can attend Ava’s holiday wedding to the man she loves.

So Ava, Justin, and their best friend Walton as a witness set off on a remarkable adventure that will challenge the true depth of their character and devotion. An emotional, heartrending journey of self-discovery, The Marriage Test turns out to be far more than any of them imagined.

Is there any test more challenging than a test of love?

©2021 Suzanne Redfearn. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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good short story

A nice short story. The high pitched accent of the narrator put me off a bit. But I persevered. Never read this author before.

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  • 05-08-22

Marriage Contract

Short but interesting story of family tradition which revolves around an egg and cake. Will their quest for the elusive egg bring happiness?

Beautifully performed by talented narrator.

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  • 06-12-21

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So there was a trope that seems pretty obviously the main feature of this story and without spoilers I can't say what happened but it was great!

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  • Kelly Duncan
  • 05-12-21

The Marriage Marriage Test

I loved it. It was another amazing book. I couldn't stop listening to it and I can't wait to read the next book.