Friday, October 30, 2015

Bookshelf Friday - Love in the Details by Becky Wade

 I love Becky Wade's books, and normally they only come out once a year. But this year she joined in Zondervan's "Year of Weddings" novella series, so we have a special treat from her this Fall! Here's a short blurb (check out that cover!) and we'll chat on the other side:)


Eight years have passed since Holly last saw her high school sweetheart, Josh. Now the wedding of Josh’s best friend has brought him back to Martinsburg, Texas.  His duties as best man and Holly's as the church's volunteer wedding coordinator link them together.  As they work behind the scenes to plan a beautiful November wedding for their friends, they're forced to confront painful reminders of what might have been.
Holly broke up with Josh all those years ago in an attempt to ensure his future success. However, she never told him the true reason behind her actions and now must decide whether to keep her secret hidden.  She's terrified of letting herself fall for him because she barely managed to piece her life back together after losing him the last time.
Not a day's gone by since Josh parted from Holly that he hasn't thought about her.  The pain of the past eight years has been too much to bear and he doesn't want to make himself vulnerable to her again. But the more time he spends with her, the harder it is to deny the love he still has for her.
Will Josh and Holly risk their hearts on the hope that God's timing really can be best?

What I've so enjoyed about this e-series from Zondervan is the ability to fit a great book into my short amount of free time. I was deliriously happy to see that Becky Wade had added her name to the list of authors this year, and I've counted down the days until her Fall release.

As is typical with Wade's books, there's plenty of romance and laughter woven into the story. In Love in the Details she once again balances a story of growth and faith with falling in love, and she does it immensely well especially given the short length of the book. Wade is expert at not preaching at her readers but rather allowing her characters to simply live out their faith in organic ways, struggles and all. Her characters are real, and that is a fact I've always appreciated.

Oh, and she does romance very, very well.

If you've read Wade's books before, you'll definitely enjoy finding her voice wrapped into this shortened version of her storytelling. While her full-length books allow more room to extend the complexity of the plot and characters (something she excels at), this was still a wonderful read in a series I hope she'll continue contributing to in the coming years.

I happily give Love in the Details 5 out of 5 stars and you can purchase it here.

If you'd like to see a break-down of what my stars equal, check out my page My Ratings System to the right there. And a big thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free ecopy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

2 comments:

  1. I've got my first Becky Wade book on my bedside table waiting to be read.

    What a beautiful cover on Love in the Details. Thanks for sharing, Susan!

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    1. Everything she writes is so wonderful, Jackie! Enjoy:)

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