Title: Like Never Before
Author: Melissa Tagg
Series: Walker Family
Publisher: Bethany House Pulbishers
Release Date: April, 5, 2016
A dying newspaper. An intriguing mystery. And a love they didn’t see coming.
Maple Valley became Amelia Bentley’s haven after her heart and her dreams of a family were shattered. But her new life as a newspaper editor is shaken when the small-town paper is in danger of closing. Her one hope: A lead on an intriguing story that just might impress the new publisher…if only she knew who he was.
After his biggest campaign success yet, widowed speechwriter Logan Walker now has the chance of a lifetime–a spot on a presidential campaign. But his plans are interrupted when he finds out he’s inherited his hometown newspaper. He travels home intent on selling the paper and spending some much-needed time with his young daughter before making the leap into national politics.
But instead of a quick sale and peaceful break from his hectic career, Logan finds himself helping Amelia chase her story. She’s scrappy, but wounded. He’s dependable, but lost. They may butt heads more than expected, but a series of leads on Maple Valley’s quirky unsolved mystery is just the start of the sparks that fly in the office and in their hearts.
I love the works of this author. This series is cute, homey, lovely small town, and full of people you want to take home or get to know. This particular story is centered on Amelia and Logan. They are both in the publishing world and both have pain from their past that they keep locked away quite well. They are also flawed, engaging, and I love learning about them.
I LOVE any story that uses emails or messaging, etc. to quickly get through some character or plot development in a delightful, fun way. Some of my favorite novels use this technique. This one knocks this technique out of the ball park.
Ms Tagg does a lovely job of painting a scene or snapshot. I felt like I could see some of the scenes in this book. This is a Christian romance, so if you have issues with that be advised. I do think Ms. Tagg is one of the better Christian writers in her ability to teach and uplift without silting the story or knocking you over the head with it.
I loved it.
Rating: 5 Stars
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