I enjoyed this story so much! I found the set up of the book to be an extremely unique and interesting way to take the reader through Maggie’s journey. The chapters form a timeline that runs throughout the book with important dates marking the sections of the story. I just loved that! Not only could I really understand how much time had passed between events, but it was very clear what particular activity was going on.
The whole story is told from Maggie’s perspective. The reader actually never hears Simon Walker’s thoughts and sometimes I am not happy when that is the way a book is written. But, that was not the case here. It really worked well for this story. It made me question Simon and his motives, as well as making me less sure about what to expect as the story progressed. It was refreshing.
These two characters have quite a few faults. What may frustrate some readers actually intrigued me. I wondered what Simon truly felt for Maggie and if he had changed any since his college days. I also questioned whether Maggie truly ever saw the real Simon or if she had a version of him she believed to be true and would not let him prove otherwise. I also loved all of the photography details and felt as if I was a part of the wedding shoots. These were great details that made the story come to life.
I enjoyed this story from beginning to end and didn’t want to set the book down! It was a fun and unique romance. (5 stars)
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
Wedding photography is Maggie’s passion. The art of capturing a moment forever in time is magical to her, and she’s worked hard to become the best of the best. Week after week, she works with couples as they plan their happily ever afters, but she hasn’t been so lucky in love.
Behind the camera, it’s easy to hide from the pain and rejection of her past. The life she has made for herself is safe and predictable, until the owner of a rival photography studio sets up shop in her small town and comes to her with an unexpected proposal. Suddenly, everything she has worked so hard to build is threatened and her simple, controlled life is thrown into chaos.
As she travels the state of Michigan photographing weddings, she struggles to keep her business afloat and the wall around her heart intact. But along the way, she learns more about loyalty and love than she ever imagined.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
KRISTA NOORMAN is the author of the young adult novel, The Truth About Drew, and the contemporary romance, Goodbye, Magnolia. Most of her life has been spent scribbling away in journals, honing her writing skills, while documenting her every day life. But it wasn’t until she took part in National Novel Writing Month in 2008, that she found her true calling and turned her pen (or rather her computer keyboard) to fiction.
Krista studied music education at Cornerstone University. After college, she turned to her love of photography and spent nearly a decade running her own wedding photography business. She is constantly inspired by books and movies, enjoys beautiful instagram feeds, and loves a great cup of coffee. Krista makes her home in a small town in western Michigan with her husband, Jacob, and their two children.
She writes about life, family, faith and whatever else comes to mind at bykrista.com.