Faced with an unstable pregnancy, doubts about their fast-moving relationship, a dying parent, and a crazy ex-lover, this box set leaves the listener with questions of doubt and loyalty that comes with most relationships. Listeners will want the couple in Without a Hitch to defy everything that keeps them apart because they will want to believe that love can be as spontaneous as Kari and John's.
Looking down at the mop in her hand, she realized suddenly that she had been wiping over the same spot of dirty floor for at least the past five minutes. She'd let her mind wander again, something that she was more and more prone to do these days. Especially with the Sheriff's wedding imminent. Weddings always seemed to inspire Pauline's daydreams and fantasies.
John and Kari have spent the last few weeks of their lives falling madly in love for each other, faster than either of them ever dreamed could be possible. A romantic courtship led John to run to Kari's bedside at the hospital when pregnancy complications occurred, and the checkup resulted in a wedding that happened at the hospital! Their untraditional marriage sparked some concern within John's family; his conservative minded mother begged that the couple be wed publically, so that friends and family would be able to join in the celebrations of the couple's joyous union.
Chloe joins an African Safari, to help her get over a recent abusive relationship. She has no interest in any new romance. She largely ignores the other members of the group. Mark is on the same safari, also healing from a relationship that turned sour. While no stranger to the African bush, and having led a few similar tours of his own, he has decided to come on this tour as a customer, to leave someone else to do the organizing.
Kari and John met, fell in love, and were married - all within just a few weeks! It was a whirlwind of true love and passion and romance and fate, and the newlywed couple could not be happier about the fact that they just tied the knot, even if the wedding did happen in a hospital. They are in the midst of planning a second public wedding, so that their families and friends can join in on their happiness. But things take a turn for the worse when John's mother, Evangeline, falls gravely ill.
After Peter sweeps Maryanne off her feet, she scraps her plans to meet Thomas, her arranged husband, in San Francisco, marries Peter instead, and sets up home in Omaha. The marriage is idyllic, and when she falls pregnant after a while, she feels her happiness is complete. After being initially indifferent to Albert's arrival, Peter warms to him, and Maryanne assumes that life couldn't get better.
Maryanne had been raised by her aunt, somewhat reclusively. Without any male suitors even knowing about her, let alone showing any interest, she decides to offer herself as a mail-order bride. Thomas is a successful businessman on the other side of the country, who up to now has had no inclination to get married. He now feels the need, however, and contacts a mail-order bridal agency.