by Terri Blackstock, Candace Calvert, & Susan May Warren
Although all three are novellas, I felt like I got to know the characters in each novella fairly well. None of the stories felt rushed to me and all three had sweet, happy endings. I did not really connect well with the two main characters from For Love of Money by Terri Blackstock. It was well-written and an interesting storyline, but Blake Adcock got on my last nerve. My frustration with Blake just got worse as the story continued and I didn’t really want him to end up with Julie! So, although many others will probably enjoy this story, I just did not. I will add, though that this novella had quite a few humorous moments.
I did like the two other novellas. The Recipe by Candace Calvert was a very emotional and heartfelt story. I thought that the two main characters, Aimee and Lucas, had great chemistry. Their journey together and the individual growth that each experienced in the book was heartwarming and I did not want to see their novella come to an end.
I also enjoyed Hook, Line & Sinker by Susan May Warren. Abigail and Ross had some big hurts to work through. Tragedy pulled them apart and, to be honest, when I learned their backstory, I was a bit surprised at exactly how things had gone wrong. One conversation could have cleared up the confusion and saved some additional heartache! But, it was an enjoyable story and I liked getting to know the characters.
If you are a fan of romances, these three stories will be an enjoyable way to pass the time. (4 stars)
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
An anthology by three bestselling romance authors
For Love of Money by Terri Blackstock
Trying to launch her own design firm while waitressing on the side, Julie Sheffield was drawn to the kind man she waited on at the restaurant last night . . . until he stiffed her on the tip by leaving her half of a sweepstakes ticket.
The Recipe by Candace Calvert
Hospital dietary assistant Aimee Curran is determined to win the Vegan Valentine Bake-Off to prove she’s finally found her calling. But while caring for one of her patients—the elderly grandmother of a handsome CSI photographer—Aimee begins to question where she belongs.
Hook, Line & Sinker by Susan May Warren
Grad student Abigail Cushman has agreed to enter the annual Deep Haven fishing contest. She’s a quick learner, even if she doesn’t know the difference between a bass and a trout. But nothing could prepare her for competing against the handsome charmer she’s tried to forget since grief tore them apart.
One chance for each woman to change her life . . . but will love be the real prize?
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