Thursday, November 19, 2020

SOME BRIGHT SOMEDAY by Melissa Tagg, Reviewed by Nicole Cook #ReleaseDay

His life in Maple Valley gave him a sense of peace. But Bridgewell gave him purpose – and probably the closest thing he’d ever get to redemption.”

Get ready for a heartwarming return to the small town of Maple Valley, Iowa. Some Bright Someday, the second installment in Melissa Tagg’s Maple Valley series, is a beautiful tale of redemption, forgiveness, and discovering true love. Favorite characters from the town are sure to delight readers with their cameo appearances throughout the novel.

Kit Danby Walker’s brother Lucas, who readers first met in Melissa Tagg’s Walker Family series, finally gets his own story, and it was definitely a story worth waiting for. Years after receiving a dishonorable discharge from the military, Lucas is still searching for redemption for his past mistakes while his friend Jenessa is struggling with feelings of restlessness and hurt from her past. The developing relationship between Lucas and Jenessa was my favorite part of the book to read. I can’t wait for the next book in the Maple Valley series!

Some Bright Someday is recommended for fans of contemporary romance.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author/publisher and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine. Inkwell Faith Content rating – 2 (light faith content)

He’s torn between love and honor...

Lucas Danby has always regretted the decisions that caused his dishonorable discharge from the military—and he’s never stopped trying to redeem his honor. He's spent the past decade taking on dangerous short-term missions as an elite private soldier—the only part of his life that's ever gone right. But the high-risk work never cures his shame. Now he’s stuck stateside, mentoring a new recruit. Worse, he's sick of lying to the people he cares about most—including the woman he’s secretly loved for years.

She can’t escape her house of memories...

Jenessa Belville should be happy. She's the hometown girl everyone loves, after all. But she’s also the last Belville left—and if she had her way, she'd leave the name and all its painful memories behind. Which is exactly what she hopes to do once she sells Belville Park, the massive estate she inherited from her parents. First, though, she needs to restore the property’s once-glorious gardens. But on the same day she puts up the “For Sale” sign, she discovers three children hiding in the caretaker's cottage, thrusting her into the unexpected role of temporary guardian.

Fighting for their future means healing from the past...

Struggling to mentor a young man with scars nearly as piercing as his own, Lucas offers to help Jenessa restore the Belville grounds. Though drawn together by a trio of kids who tug on their hearts and the sparks they can’t deny, past secrets and current sorrows threaten to pull them apart. Only the brightest love and hardest sacrifice can turn the house Jenessa never wanted into the home she and Lucas have always longed for.

Melissa Tagg is the award-winning author of fifteen books including the Walker Family series, the Maple Valley series and the Enchanted Christmas Collection. She’s also a former reporter, current nonprofit marketing strategist, and total Iowa girl.

Her 2019 release, Now and Then and Always, a 2020 Christy Award and HOLT Medallion finalist, kicks off a new series set in her beloved-by-readers fictional town of Maple Valley. The second book in the series, Some Bright Someday, releases in late 2020. Past honors include the ACFW Carol Award, RT Book Reviews TOP PICK, and an appearance on Publishers Weekly’s Spring Top Ten List.

Melissa has taught at multiple national writing conferences, as well as workshops and women’s retreats. When she’s not writing, she can be found hanging out with the coolest family ever (not that she’s biased), bookworming, watching old movies, and spoiling her nieces and nephews. Melissa loves connecting with readers at and on Facebook and Instagram.

We'd also like to congratulate Melissa on her recent win at the 2020 Christy Awards!

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