Sunday, April 28, 2019

Jane Reviews: Weddings, Willows, and Revised Expectations by V. Joy Palmer

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: WhiteFire Publishing
Released: February 14, 2019
294 pages
About the Book:
Seventeen years after being orphaned, Apryl Burns and her twin sister Courtney have their own expectations for life. While Courtney continues to shine at everything, Apryl holds fast to the mantra that as long as her potato chip stash remains intact, then she'll be fine.

But when their beloved grandmother ends up injured and unable to manage her struggling antique store, Courtney makes it their mission to revamp the business and save what's left of their family's legacy. Despite rampant doubts in her abilities, Apryl finds herself trapped under the weight of family loyalty as they transition to a wedding venue decorating service. Soon shes forced to ask (translation: blackmail) their grandmother's renter/handyman, Chance McFarland, for help, an arrangement that is made even worse by the fact that Chance is her former (ahem, and current) crush.

My Rating & Thoughts:    🌟 🌟 🌟    (3 stars)

I am normally a sucker for stories where two people who have known each other forever end up falling in love. However I felt that this one was hard to follow at times because of the continuous jumping between points of view and so many characters. There were times that the sarcasm entertained me, but there were times I felt like it was a little too much.

At times Apryl annoyed me, she is constantly rude to Chance even when he is helping her. Chance tirelessly tries to teach Apryl about God’s love and show that he cares for her. I am not sure what attracted Chance to Apryl, but if felt unbalanced at times and I kind of found myself wanting Chance to move on.

However there are many romantic moments within this story. How could it not with all the time spent at different weddings? I enjoyed experiencing the weddings with them and seeing how they set up for different themes, but my favourite moment has to be the scene in the willow grove between the Chance and Apryl.

I did enjoy the various settings and then ending left me satisfied with Apryl not only learning to accept God’s love but also opening up herself to human love.

(I received a complimentary copy of this book through JustRead Tours;
opinions expressed in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

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