Since I started blogging I have been given the chance to review many books. I have found some new authors who I have fallen in love with their work. So when given the opportunity to purchase a book, or add books to my Christmas wish list I go to these authors first. Many of whom work with Litfuse Publicity that I work with regularly.
One such author is Susan May Warren, I have gotten to check out a few of her books, and a couple from the Deep Haven Series. You can check out my reviews for those as: Shadow of Your Smile, and You Don't Know Me.
After reading several of her books, I have added her to my favourite authors list, and when I received a gift card for amazon.com I knew I wanted to get another of her Deep Haven Series. I chose Happily Ever After.
Happily Ever After is the first in the series that includes:
You Don't Know Me
The Shadow of Your Smile
My Foolish Heart
Happily Ever After
The Perfect Match
and Tying the Knot
Each book that I had read in the series so far has been thoroughly enjoyable, so I was ready to start at the beginning and work my way through the series.
Here is the jist of what the book is about:
God has answered Mona Reynolds's prayers and given her the opportunity of a lifetime: she is about to open her own bookstore-coffee shop, the Footstep of Heaven. Now Mona has no time for love and no hope that a man can ever be the hero of her dreams. But when she hires mysterious drifter Joe Michaels to be her handyman, she discovers that it isn't only in fairy tales that people live "happily ever after."
When we first meet Mona we realize that she is a bit of a mess. She is feisty, independent, but doesn't have everything totally figured out.
When she hires Joe Michaels we realize that things aren't going to be all that easy for Mona to trust and depend on him. She isn't the asking for help type. No matter what Joe does it seems like nothing ever goes smoothly between them.
Mona is very focused on her personal goal, and doesn't feel like she can share that with anyone. The thing is, anyone who has ever been in love, or married realizes that loving someone else means sharing their goal, and working together to get things accomplished. We can't do everything on our own and we need help. Your perfect match will see what things are extremely important to you, and it will be important to them.
Does Mona ever figure it out? Well you have to read and find out!
I found this book, very fun and engaging. I found it to be a quick read, which was good because I had a hard time putting it down.
If you have read it before I would love to hear what you thought!