I don’t know about you but I’m ready for spring. It’s been a cold and brutal winter so far. On those cold evenings or weekends I will often curl up with a good book. I read and reviewed the first book in “A Year of Weddings” novella series earlier this month and now have the opportunity to review the next two.
A January Bride by Deborah Raney is a fun read. Author Madeline Houser has moved back to Kansas after living in New York City. As a successful novelist, she is trying to meet a deadline but with all of the repairs going on in her house she’s not getting any work done. Her elderly neighbor suggests she use the Bed and Breakfast her friend Arthur Tyler runs. Maddie loves working at the elderly gentleman’s home and they began to leave messages for each other. Arthur Tyler is a college professor who lost his wife two years ago. He agrees to let Madeline use the bed and breakfast for writing and appreciates that she helps dust the home. The notes he receives from the elderly woman become a highlight of his day.
While I enjoyed A December Bride more, both characters in this story are likable and the misunderstandings are humorous. Arthur and Maddie’s romance is swift once they realize who the other person is. This story was originally published as Playing by Heart but has been updated and expanded for the Year of Weddings series. It’s a fast read that will keep you cozy for a couple of hours.
****Zondervan Publishing and BookLook Bloggers provided me with a free eBook in exchange for an honest and fair review. I was not compensated in any way for a negative or a positive review.