Friday, October 16, 2015

A Year of Weddings #2/12

Love In The Details
A November Wedding Story 

When Josh returns to his hometown of Martinsburg, Texas, to help his best friend get married, he didn’t intend to run into church wedding coordinator—and ex-girlfriend—Holly. He can’t help but pine after the girl he never got over.

Holly broke up with Josh years ago in an attempt to ensure his future success. But she loved him then and still loves him now. As she helps him plan his best friend’s wedding, she can’t help but feel horrible for the pain she caused him. And even though she longs to be with Josh, she doesn’t feel worthy of his big-time lifestyle when she is more comfortable in her small town world. Will Josh and Holly be able to keep things as they are when their true feelings threaten to surface at every turn?

 Love in the Details: A November Wedding Story 
 Expected publication: October 27th 2015
 by Zondervan
5 Stars 
And now abide faith, hope and love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 
                                                                 ~  Corinthians 13:13                  

 Becky Wade is releasing a novella later this month and I truly couldn't wait to read it. Why? Simple, I love her writing.  She always brings a wonderful story full of romance.
I loved this story!!
The setting is late summer in Martinsburg, Texas. 
No, I've never been to Texas, but with the vivid descriptions I was immediately swept there.  We are introduced to Josh Bowen and Holly Morgan, high school sweethearts. Josh new Holly was the one for him from the moment he saw her. 
What happened?
After graduating Josh reluctantly went off to MIT for his education and Holly off to UT in San Antonio. Shortly thereafter, Josh's mom paid Holly a visit on campus and explained that Josh was wanting to quit because he missed Holly so much.  She then asked Holly to break off the relationship so he would finish his education at MIT.  Holly wanted Josh to have this opportunity and advantage that he wouldn't otherwise be able to afford. With a heavy heart Holly made the call that would leave them both brokenhearted. 
Fast forward 8 years. 
Josh is living in Paris, France and runs a very successful business that specializes in developing apps for smartphones and tablets.  Holly still lives in Martinsburg where she writes YA novels and is the volunteer wedding coordinator at Trinity Church.  
Neither have spoken in years, but they have kept up with each other's careers. 
Josh would need to return to Martinsburg to serve as best man for his friend, Ben, and to arrange the rehearsal dinner.  Running into Holly was the last thing he wanted to do, but as awkward as the moment was it brought to surface long buried feelings.

Second chances are not something we get very often.
I was quickly drawn into the plot and it kept me turning the pages.  I loved both characters. Holly does something most people don't do, she put Josh and his future before herself.  That selfless act shows her deep love of Josh.  She has tried to move on with her life but her one true love captured her heart.  I like how when she is faced this an obstacle she turns it all over to God and knows he will direct her in the path to take.  Josh is a wonderful character.  He is always drawn to Holly, but when given a chance to reunite with her he's unsure of whether to trust her with his heart.  To me, that shows the human frailty.
This is a wonderful story of second chances, forgiveness, trust and most importantly love.  
Jesus tells us in Corinthians 13:8 
Love never fails. 
I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good romance.  
**I received this from NetGalley for a honest opinion without bias or outside influence. 


During her childhood in California, Becky frequently produced homemade plays starring her sisters, friends, and cousins.  These plays almost always featured a heroine, a prince, and a love story with a happy ending.  She's been a fan of all things romantic ever since.

Becky and her husband lived overseas in the Caribbean and Australia before settling in Dallas, Texas.  It was during her years abroad that Becky's passion for reading turned into a passion for writing.  She published three historical romances for the general market, put her career on hold for many years to care for her kids, and eventually returned to writing sheerly for the love of it.  She’s delighted to be penning warm, wry, and heartwarming contemporary romances for the Christian market.  She's the Carol Award, INSPY Award, and Inspirational Reader's Choice Award winning author of My Stubborn HeartUndeniably YoursMeant to Be Mine, and A Love Like Ours.

These days Becky can be found failing but trying to keep up with her housework, sweating at the gym, carting her kids around town, playing tennis, hunched over her computer, eating chocolate, or collapsed on the sofa watching TV with her husband.
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