December 2013, Zondervan; 120 pages
Source: I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Description: Who can work in a house that's overrun by contractors and carpenters? Not Madeleine Houser, a successful novelist who gladly accepts the help of her octogenarian friend, Ginny, to arrange for a temporary office in the charming bed and breakfast owned by Ginny's friend, Arthur. Maddie’s never met the innkeeper––but a friendship grows between them as Maddie and Arthur leave messages for each other each day. To Maddie’s alternate delight and chagrin, she seems to be falling for the inn’s owner––a man who's likely many years her senior––and who she’s never even met.
My Review: I love a good romance and the sweeter and cleaner, the better. For me, at least. These are perfect because they're short and sweet--a great dose of romance when one has just a little time to read. You can see my review of the first book in the series, A December Bride, here.
A January Bride (A Year of Weddings Novella) was really cute. The way Art and Maddie's relationship unfolded was predictable, yet gradual and sweet. I thoroughly enjoyed it! I could see how the misunderstanding came to be--who takes the time to actually write letters nowadays? I loved the surprise each face when they realize who each other was.
Content: Very mild Christian elements; no language or violence; sweet, clean romance (mild kissing).
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