Book Review

Year of Weddings- I Hope You Dance by Robin Lee Hatcher

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:

Winter (December, January, February)

Spring (March, April, May)

Summer (June, July, August)

Fall (September, October, November)

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

February: Serving Up A Sweetheart by Cheryl Wyatt

March: All Dressed Up in Love by Ruth Logan Herne

April: In Tune With Love by Amy Matayo

May: Never a Bridesmaid by Janice Thompson

June: Picture Perfect Love by Melissa McClone

August: Love on a Deadline by Kathryn Springer

**I received a copy of this book from Zondervan and NetGalley 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.

Can two left feet lead to one perfect romance?

Grant Nichols is a genius in the kitchen and a klutz on the dance floor. But his friend’s wedding is shaping up to be a shindig the likes of which Kings Meadow has never seen—including dancing. Lots of dancing. Then he learns that a local dance teacher, Skye Foster, is offering dance lessons for the wedding party. The lessons are free, so what does he have to lose?

A former rodeo queen, Skye Foster teaches children ballet and tap during the day, but with the popularity of ballroom dancing and her own love of Country Swing, she’s been teaching adults in the evenings.

Grant comes from a family of ten siblings. He was the second oldest and believes he’s had his fill of little rug rats. He’s happy with his bachelor state, despite the fact that he’s given up his ladies’ man lifestyle. Even he admits to his wilder nature and has been trying to clean up his act, with God’s help.

Skye, on the other hand, loves being around kids. She would love to find the right guy and settle down to have half a dozen children of her own.

Grant and Skye are no match on paper. But when they step onto the dance floor, they move to a love song all their own.

I really enjoyed this sweet and simple romance. From the first moment, there is definitely some chemistry between Skye and Grant, and while the romance develops quickly, it also feels quite natural. There were moments that were certainly smile-worthy and the backdrop of the book was wonderful.

My one complaint, is that the overall problem in the story, just didn’t quite seem big enough to make this story a page-turner. While I did enjoy getting to know the characters, I never found myself worrying about them or wondering if things would work out.

This was a quick read, and as I’ve mentioned, an overall sweet novella.

About the Author:

Best-selling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. She discovered her vocation after many years of reading everything she could put her hands on, including the backs of cereal boxes and ketchup bottles.

After fifteen years writing for the general fiction market and a change in her own heart, Robin began to write stories that included her Christian faith and values.

Winner of the Christy, the RITA, the Carol, the Inspirational Reader’s Choice, and many other awards, she is also a recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from both Romance Writers of American (2001) and American Christian Fiction Writers (2014). Robin is the author of over 70 novels and novellas.

Robin enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, reading books that make her cry, and watching romantic movies. Her main hobby (when time allows) is knitting, and she has a special love for making prayer shawls. A mother and grandmother, Robin and her husband make their home on the outskirts of Boise, sharing it with Poppet, the high-maintenance Papillon, and Princess Pinky, the DC (demon cat).

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