Tuesday, August 10, 2021

THIS TIME AROUND Novella Collection by Denise Hunter, Melissa Ferguson, and Kathleen Fuller, Reviewed by Kim

This Time Around is a collection of short novellas. 

A Summer Detour by Denise Hunter - this novella was a quick and cute read with a second chance romance. Both Allie and Luke were likable characters, but I didn’t fully buy their relationship. To me, Allie was a bit too immature for Luke and their past relationship felt like it was based on physical attraction more than anything else. 

Pining for You by Melissa Ferguson is another second chance romance. I really wanted to like this story, but I struggled with both Theo and Skye. Theo was portrayed as very wimpy and the way Skye treated him went past the point of humor into humiliation territory.

He Loves me; He Loves Me Not by Kathleen Fuller was probably my favorite of this group of novellas. The romance was sweet, with a bit of a love triangle. I did struggle with Sophie. She could be kind of mean for no reason. 

All in all, these novellas are quick, sweet, and clean reads.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own. I would categorize these as clean reads (1)  as there was no faith element even though it is published by Thomas Nelson. 

BackCover Blurb:
For lovers of happily ever afters—this collection of three light and sweet romance stories will sweep you off your feet.

In A Summer Detour by Denise Hunter, you’ll meet free-spirited Allie Adams, who undertakes a road trip to deliver her grandparents’ newly restored ’57 Chevy in time for their fiftieth anniversary party . . . along with Luke Fletcher, the former boy-next-door who callously crushed her heart.

Pining for You by Melissa Ferguson invites you to a cozy Virginia mountain town where Christmas tree farm owner Theo Watkins III has the opportunity to drop everything for one weekend to play farmer and potentially win back the heart of his childhood best friend, Skye Fuller. Only problem? He’s the kind of man who drives a Tesla, not a tractor. 

Last but not least, He Loves Me; He Loves Me Not by Kathleen Fuller will transport you to a small town in Arkansas where thirty-five-year-old Sophie Morgan has spent years making her flower shop a success. But when this workaholic decides she’s ready to make time for dating again, she finds herself with two handsome men vying for her attention.

Whether your perfect romance involves rows and rows of Fraser firs and white pines glinting in the moonlight, childhood love that never ends, or a second chance at a happily ever after, you’re sure to find a story within this collection to warm your heart any day of the year.

Thomas Nelson Publishing, July 2021
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