Tuesday, October 27, 2015
My Review: Love in the Details
Happy release day to Becky Wade!! Pick the confetti out of your hair, because I'm super excited! This is her first novella and I personally loved it! And this is coming from someone who avoids novellas like the plague (okay, not quite that much, but you get the idea). But, I am a huge of Becky's, so that might have had something to do with it. :)
Side note, does anyone not love this cover?! Because, it's gorgeous, in my opinion! I love the simplicity of it and the dress is lovely.
Holly ended things to give him a better life, but she was the future he’d always dreamed of.
Eight years have passed since Holly last saw her high school sweetheart, Josh. Now the wedding of Josh’s best friend has brought him back to Martinsburg, Texas. His duties as best man and Holly's as the church's volunteer wedding coordinator link them together. As they work behind the scenes to plan a beautiful November wedding for their friends, they're forced to confront painful reminders of what might have been.
Holly broke up with Josh all those years ago in an attempt to ensure his future success. However, she never told him the true reason behind her actions and now must decide whether to keep her secret hidden. She's terrified of letting herself fall for him because she barely managed to piece her life back together after losing him the last time.
Not a day's gone by since Josh parted from Holly that he hasn't thought about her. The pain of the past eight years has been too much to bear and he doesn't want to make himself vulnerable to her again. But the more time he spends with her, the harder it is to deny the love he still has for her.
Will Josh and Holly risk their hearts on the hope that God's timing really can be best?
(Description copied from Amazon. Italics mine. No infringement intended)
About the Author:
Becky Wade makes her home in Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three children. She's the Carol Award and Inspirational Reader's Choice Award-winning author of contemporary Christian romances My Stubborn Heart, Undeniably Yours, and Meant to Be Mine. Visit Becky online at www.beckywade.com, Facebook authorbeckywade, and Twitter: @beckywadewriter.
My Review: 5 stars
I’m going to preface this review with the note that I generally don’t care for stand-alone novellas. I find them too short and they often feel either rushed, or as though they stop short. I always want them to be longer. While the last is true of Love in the Details, neither of the other two are. I actually loved this one! Becky is by far one of my favorite authors, so I’m very glad that I took the chance and read this novella.
I think one of things I love the most about all of Becky’s books, this one included, is how down to Earth they are. Though Josh Bowen is a millionaire, he comes across as a “normal” person. As does Holly Morgan, who I adored. She’s such a delightfully quirky character and is someone I’d love to be friends with. I also really enjoy the dialogue, both between the characters and the internal! It made me laugh more than once and I had to agree with Holly many times. I also confess to a slight case of jealousy, because I adored Josh and if he was real and wasn’t taken . . . .
Though the story is short, Becky packs in much more than a simple love story. She also includes topics about trust and not letting fear rule your decisions. And maybe it’s just me, but that’s something I always need to be reminded of. I appreciated the depth she was able to convey in such a short story and the care she took to ensure the message came through loud and clear while not overwhelming the romance.
This is going to be a short review, because there’s not really much else I can add, other than another “I loved it!” and more gushing. Which isn’t necessary. Hopefully that has been made very clear already. I can’t wait for Becky’s next story, and I highly recommend this one!
I received and advanced copy of this book through NetGalley for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and read my review! I hope you enjoyed it!
And, as it is release day for this novella, here are some links if you'd like to check into it!
Barnes & Noble