My Review: Oh. My. Cuteness. I flew through this story and cannot wait to read it again, and again, and again! I love it when a fictional book grabs my attention and teaches me a real life lesson about my Lord. That's exactly what happened as I was reading Like Never Before. It also helps that Melissa writes her characters in a way that I can relate to their thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
This is the second book in the Walker Family series, but it can definitely be read as a stand alone (however, I highly recommend reading From the Start and Three Little Words (which is FREE)). I can tell Melissa poured her heart and soul into these characters. They are excellently written. Amelia is such a unique character. I found her quirky, charming, and of course inquisitive. Her curiosity often helped her connect with Logan on a different level. Logan's equal charm and curiosity put Amelia at ease enough to drop her guard. They were just a fun couple to experience! The setting of Maple Valley is a "character" in it's own right. With unique residents and quirky festivals, Maple Valley has all the charm I would want in a small town.
Melissa Tagg's sometimes witty, sometimes serious dialogue provided the perfect backdrop for the wisdom and insights I gleaned from this story. My copy has several dog-eared pages where I read little nuggets of truth I can relate to and use in my every day life. By hiding your true self, whether intentional or unintentional, you are missing out on so much! I enjoyed following their journey back to a faith and love like they've never experienced before.
Overall, I enjoyed my return trip to Maple Valley, and I look forward to learning more about Reagan and Beckett, and catching up with my old friends Ava, Seth, Kate, and Colton.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.*
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Happy Release Day Melissa!!