Monday, March 25, 2019

Courting Mr. Emerson by Melody Carlson

Title: Courting Mr. Emerson
Author: Melody Carlson
Pages: 352
Release Date: March 5, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Revell
Format: eBook (also available in paperback)
Note: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, through NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. All of the opinions expressed are my own.

About the book:

     When the fun-loving and spontaneous artist Willow West meets buttoned-up, retired English teacher George Emerson, it’s not exactly love at first sight. Though she does find the obsessive-compulsive man intriguing. Making it her mission to get him to loosen up and embrace life, she embarks on what seems like a lost cause—and finds herself falling for him in the process.

     A confirmed bachelor, George vacillates between irritation and attraction whenever Willow is around—which to him seems like all too often. He’s not interested in expanding his horizons or making new friends; it just hurts too much when you lose them.

     But as the summer progresses, George feels his defenses crumbling. The question is, will his change of heart be too late for Willow?

     With her signature heart and touches of humor, fan favorite Melody Carlson pens a story of two delightfully eccentric characters who get a second chance at life and love.

My review:

     This is a delightful contemporary romance!

     I love Willow West. She is a very friendly and outgoing person. She has a huge job on her hands with trying to get various people that have extremely different personalities to get along with each other. Most of the characters in this book have quirks that I was able to quickly identify someone in my life that they reminded me of. The biggest problem is getting them to get along, in relationship, with each other.

     I was captivated by the story of how Willow handled it and yet found space for herself. She is very open about her relationship with God yet she isn’t preachy about it. This is a major plus in my mind.

     This wonderful book is getting a 5 star rating from me. I am definitely recommending it.

Disclaimer: *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*

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