Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Review of "Like Never Before" by Melissa Tagg

Local newspaper editor Amelia Bentley has lived in Maple Valley for the past few years. Relatively recently divorced (and still grieving a failed adoption she anticipated immediately preceding the divorce), she has poured herself into the local community and history.

Logan Walker and his daughter Charlie currently live in Los Angeles, where is an accomplished speechwriter. A widower who is about to be tapped to be part of a Presidential campaign, he travels home to Maple Valley when he unexpectedly inherits the local newspaper. Amelia and Logan connect quickly, in ways that surprise them both.

Although this could be read as a standalone, you will certainly get more out of it when you start at the beginning and read the Walker Family books in order (including the e-book short). The author flawlessly weaves this storyline into the Maple Valley history. Melissa Tagg is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers as she incorporates compelling characters, believable storylines, and a message of hope and redemption through a relationship with Jesus - all in a way that is never preachy or "expected". It is a pleasure to recommend this book.

"Like Never Before" was provided to me by Bethany House publishers in exchange for my honest review.