I started reading the first Year of Weddings Novella collection a bit late. I had a bunch of catch-up to do, but I managed to get through them all. While I enjoyed some more than others, as a whole, I loved the collection. So, I was thrilled to see that Zondervan was releasing a second year of the Year of Weddings Novellas collection.
If you interested in the first series, here are the links to my reviews–I reviewed three novellas at a time according to their seasons:
If you are interested in my review for previous novellas of the second collection, click the link below:
December: Love at Mistletoe Inn by Cindy Kirk
January: A Brush With Love by Rachel Hauck
**I received a copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**
They’ve helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples. Now twelve new couples will find themselves in the wedding spotlight in the second Year of Weddings novella collection.
Meadow knows how to serve delicious food to match any wedding theme. But can she accept love when it’s served up on a silver platter?
During one of the biggest weeks of her catering career, Meadow Larson’s kitchen roof caves in after an unrelenting blizzard. She has to accept help from the last person on earth she wants to see: Colin McGrath. The tormentor from her past is now a contractor, her new neighbor—and the only person available to take on a project of this size.
Colin is aware God has given him a second chance to make things right with Meadow after bullying her in high school. After years of regret and guilt, Colin is determined to earn her respect and forgiveness, no matter what it takes.
It’ll take an extreme kitchen renovation, several cooking lessons, a little lace, and a lot of grace, but God is using this renovation project not only to restore Meadow’s heart, but also to restore Colin’s integrity in her eyes. Will Meadow learn to trust the new Colin even as their relationship grows from a business exchange to something more meaningful?
“But sometimes when things look like they’re falling apart, they’re actually falling into place. That’s my hope anyway.”
-Colin McGrath, Serving Up a Sweetheart
Characters: Meadow and Colin were the perfect contrast to one another! Meadow was insecure from her high school days and being bullied. Colin is confident and looking for forgiveness from his days of being the bully. Both characters had such witty comments and I couldn’t help but love both of them!
Storyline: This novella had a wonderful message of forgiveness. The way the two were forced to spend time together was perfect for their situation. Nothing ever felt rushed or overly contrived. It made for a wonderfully romantic story that was a lot of fun to read.
My Thoughts: I was sad to see this story end. The short length of the book just wasn’t quite enough time to spend with the characters that I was fast becoming friends with in this story. Cheryl Wyatt’s writing was such fun to read! Her prose was witty and the narration perfectly captured the character’s point of view. I loved it!
About the Author:
Multi-award-winning author Cheryl Wyatt writes romance with virtue for the Christian market. A busy mom, wife, humanitarian RN and orphan advocate, joyful chaos rules her home and she delights in the stealth moments God gives her to write. She stays active in her church and in her laundry room.
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