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 reviews 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
September: I Hope You Dance by Robin Lee Hatcher
**I received a copy of this book from Zondervan and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**
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?
This was a fantastically sweet novella. From the beginning letter in the prologue, I was charmed by Holly and Josh. The two of them were perfect on the page together and made for an entertaining read.
Both Josh and Holly have strong characteristics that shine. They both were quite lively and well-developed, and I felt like they were people I should know in real life (I was sad to say goodbye when the story ended!). The secondary characters popped off the page as well and made for a few entertaining moments.
This particular story was so well developed for its short length. It truly was the perfect amount for a novella. There was definitely a plot and a bit of wonder of how things would actually work out for these two characters. It’s probably one of my favorites of these series so far.
“I typically only count full-scale assaults on my To Be Read pile of books.”
-Holly, Love in the Details
About the Author:
Becky’s a California native who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and settled in Dallas. She published historical romances for the general market before putting her career on hold for several years to care for her three children. When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction. She loves writing funny, modern, and inspirational contemporary romance! She’s the Carol Award, INSPY Award, and Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, Undeniably Yours, Meant to Be Mine, and A Love Like Ours.