It's always fun to look back at my favorite books on the year! It was hard to select only one for each genre, as there were so many good reads from 2017. You can click on any of the titles below to read my full review.

Historical Fiction




The Road to Paradise by Karen Barnett


This story set in 1927 in Mt. Rainier National Park has all the charm of classic literature, including a heroine who is a true lady while also standing up for what she believes. 


Young Adult Fiction

kids playing basketball


The Lewis & Clark Squad Series by Stephen Bly


I revisited these childhood favorites and thoroughly enjoyed them! This is a six-book series about a group of teens participating in a summer basketball league. It's all about fun, faith, and friendship!


Contemporary Fiction




"Life After" by Katie Ganshert

The sole survivor of a terrorist bombing tries to come to terms with her new lease on life while being wracked with guilt that she lived when others did not. Very thought-provoking and well-written.


Non-Fiction




"Women Who Move Mountains" by Sue Detweiler


While this is supposed to be a book on prayer, I found it more to be a book on walking confidently and securely as God's child. So much good encouragement!


Classic Literature




"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens


This tale may be short, but it is packed full of wonderful lines and thoughtful reminiscing. Ebeneezer Scrooge's gratefulness to be alive and able to change his ways gets me every time!


Novella





"One Enchanted Noel" by Melissa Tagg

Delightful characters with emotional depth set in a charming fictional small town. The whole Enchanted Christmas Collection is a real gem!



 


Return to Maple Valley in this latest Christmas novella from Melissa Tagg! Wrapping up the stories of the Renwycke siblings, One Enchanted Noel follows in the footsteps of One Enchanted Christmas and One Enchanted Eve. This time our heroine is Leigh, the single mom who is trying to hold her life together. After a lot of bouncing around with plenty of messing up in her past, she's done well in Maple Valley - but now a familiar restlessness is stirring within her. She's unsure if she should buckle down on contentedness or step out in faith and see if she finds any open doors.

It's a busted-out window rather than an open door that catches Leigh's attention one December night. After reporting the vandalism, Leigh checks out the abandoned theater to see if the culprit is still on the premises. Much to her surprise, it's not a wayward youth but the new owner who is poking around! 

Sebastian Parker Pierce III has spent the past 15 years on a ranch in Texas, but now is on assignment from his grandfather to restore Maple Valley's theater. He recognizes Leigh instantly, having briefly met her several years before when she was at her lowest point. He's never forgotten the encounter, and he can't quite find a way to bring it up now that he sees she's turned her life around. When the timeline for the restoration job gets moved up and Mayor Milt insists on a big grand reopening only days before Christmas, Seb turns to Leigh for help with the event planning.

This is a wonderfully rich story that touches on deep subjects. Addiction recovery. Distant family members. Choices and consequences. It's also full of quirky moments and the hope that God always dreams bigger than we do. Seb and Leigh are both well-drawn characters who will win you over and stir your heart with their journey. 

Each of these novellas are available individually, or you can find them packaged together in a brand new release called Enchanted: A Christmas Collection. Perfect reading for this time of year!
 


Readers and fans have been waiting a long time for this final installment in the Walker Family series. We first met Raegan and Bear in the prequel novella Three Little Words, and followed them as minor characters through the stories of Walker siblings Kate, Logan, and Beckett. Raegan is the only Walker sibling who has never left home, keeping things lively in Maple Valley as she works her multiple part-time jobs, enjoys the wisdom of her father, and tries not to think too much about the man who broke her heart when he moved to Brazil.

South America has not been as kind to Bear as he was hoping it would be. Hounded by guilt and shame, this was supposed to be his way of righting wrongs from the past. The mission board sees otherwise, and Bear finds himself back in the States with the suggestion that he take care of the issues that keep coming up. Everything gets ten times more complicated when he's asked to take charge of his niece and nephew for a while. Knowing he at least has an apartment in Maple Valley, Bear loads the kids in his rental car and heads to Iowa.

Raegan has done her best to keep her life stable, with only a modicum of necessary change, and that seems to have helped her debilitating panic attacks. Her heart cries out for more, and Rae is beginning to explore her forgotten passion of making art. She is shocked when an opportunity comes up that would bring her art into the public eye, if she only has the courage to say yes. She needs courage for so very many things.

I think this may be my new favorite of Melissa Tagg's books, which is really saying something! Raegan's decision to go to counseling and address her anxiety plumbs deep into issues that readers might recognize from their own lives. This line about Bear really struck a chord in me: "Did he even know how to operate without carrying the world on his shoulders?" This novel is about two people with their fears, insecurities, desires, and dreams, and their journey to bridge the broken pieces of who they are into the people God is calling them to be. There's romance, there's suspense, there's Maple Valley charm. I loved this book and feel like all of Melissa's fans would feel the same way. We've been blessed to know the Walkers, and they will forever have a home on my bookshelf.



"Right Where We Belong" is a collection of novellas set in the authors' favorite fictional towns. As a huge fan of Melissa Tagg and her stories set in Maple Valley, I've been waiting for this release for several months. Here's a brief look at each of the tales in this compilation.

A Langhorne Romance by Deborah Raney.
Lily runs a bakery out of her house and begins finding reason to order supplies more frequently when she meets her handsome new delivery driver. This story contained every reason I typically don't read novellas. I know novellas are by nature shorter and therefore you will lose some things that you could develop more in a full-length book, but I do like some believability and depth to be present. I will say that while I didn't like the story, at least it was written well. 2 stars

A Maple Valley Romance by Melissa Tagg.
If you've read Melissa's Walker Family Series, you know about Megan, the barista and single mom who is friends with the Walkers. Megan meets Eric, the owner of the local halfway house, and he begins helping her with some renovation projects. Things become complicated when the father of Megan's little girl comes on the scene, finding out about his daughter and threatening to take her away from Megan. The theme of this story is the question "Can people change?," and it's one Megan and Eric grapple with in several different strained relationships. I loved getting to see parts of Maple Valley we'd never seen before! Looking forward to final Walker Family novel coming out in August! 4 stars

A Sweethaven Romance by Courtney Walsh.
Within the first pages of this story I was struck by how well Courtney Walsh writes small towns! All the characters were distinct and so much fun, no matter if they appeared in one scene or several. This was my first trip to Sweethaven but I might have to go back and read the previous books. Our heroine is Eleanor, the director of the Historical Society, who is on the verge of a momentous Founder's Day festival that will include the unveiling of the time capsule buried in Sweethaven by the original settlers. But when the time capsule turns up something unexpected - a mystery that can only be solved with the help of town bad boy Jason Holloway - Eleanor knows she'll face extreme disapprobation if she chooses to unravel the clues. The most surprising find may be that Jason doesn't deserve his reputation! 3 stars
Here are my favorite reads from 2016! I hope you'll check some of them out for yourself. Click on any title to read my full review.

Historical Fiction



Anchor in the Storm by Sarah Sundin

This World War II story focuses on a plucky female pharmacist and a Naval officer as they try to uncover a drug ring operating out of Boston Harbor.


Young Adult Fiction



The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson

A captivating retelling of The Little Mermaid, Melanie Dickerson again proves her brilliance as a fairy tale writer.


Contemporary Fiction



Keep Holding On by Melissa Tagg

I loved the depth of the characters, and I really related to one of them in particular. I just love Melissa Tagg's stories!!


Non-Fiction

I've got to go with the autobiographies of two Olympians here! Weren't the Rio Olympics exciting??



Greater Than Gold by David Boudia

David's journey from an active tot to a world class diver, and how he found Jesus along the way.




Courage to Soar by Simone Biles

Leader of the Final Five and winner of five medals in Rio, this 4'9" gymnastics wonder shares her story from adoption to training to topping the podium.


Classic Literature



Mr. Harrison's Confessions by Elizabeth Gaskell

This short novel, from which part of the miniseries Cranford was drawn, is laugh-out-loud funny and encompasses the delights of a small English village.


Novella

This category has two winners as well, because I couldn't choose between these two delightful Christmas stories.




One Enchanted Eve by Melissa Tagg

If you enjoy competitive baking shows, you'll love this story of a down-on-her-luck baker and her quest to find one wow-worthy recipe to land her dream job.





Restoring Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti

All Alexis needs for Christmas is her home remodel to go well. When everything goes wrong it may be time to reevaluate the true meaning of Christmas.



In a setting just perfect for Christmas, chef Rylan Jefferson is on the cusp of running a bakery again. She just needs to come up with one show-stopping dessert to have the opportunity to win the job. While she's never been good at original recipes, Rylan receives an offer of help that she can't pass up - even if it is from the class clown of her culinary class. Maybe Colin's natural inspiration will transform a wish into a reality.

We first met Colin Renwycke in One Enchanted Christmas, when he was a rather disreputable teacher and model. He's never been good at life decisions, but last Christmas was a wake-up call. He's determined to make culinary school work and to become a successful chef, but he's still afraid to go home and face his family in Maple Valley, Iowa. In an effort to both help Rylan and bring a buffer of protection to himself, Colin invites her to spend a couple weeks on the farm inventing that wow-worthy recipe she needs.

Maple Valley is as charming and ever, as you know if you've read any of Melissa Tagg's other stories set there. While we do get glimpses of other characters we know, the story does a good job focusing on downtrodden but hopeful Rylan and bad-boy-attempting-to-turn-good-guy Colin. We get a look at their pasts, the way they think, and their family dynamics. These are two realistic and relatable characters striving to overcome mistakes and setbacks, dreaming of a hopeful future, and trying to make magic in the kitchen.

This novella was funny, thoughtful, inspiring, and yes, enchanting. A perfect holiday read from one of my favorite authors!



I really like Melissa Tagg, both as an author and a person. We've yet to meet face to face, but she just seems like one of my people. Her newest release, the third book in the Walker Family series, has been on my radar since the second one came out April. It was great to revisit the fictional Iowa town of Maple Valley, and the storyline did not disappoint.

Beckett Walker has stayed away from home for six years, and his first trip back is unceremoniously interrupted when he is almost immediately arrested for a warrant issued long ago over a youthful indiscretion. That is hardly the way he wanted to face his family and friends after such a lengthy absence! He's returned home to try to clear up this mess and get things lined up for joining the JAG Corps, but now everything is more complicated than ever. Sentenced to a significant amount of community service, Beckett has no recourse but to make Maple Valley home for the next couple months.

Also on her first trip back home is horticulturalist Kit Danby, who made a life for herself in England after she left her Maple Valley groom at the altar six years ago. But there's a longing in Kit's heart that prompts her to make her flight to Iowa a one-way trip, and when she sees her grandparents' orchard, the place where she was raised, so abandoned and neglected, she wonders if this is where her heart is supposed to be. The orchard is still in her family, and her absentee and nearly estranged father agrees to let Kit try to revive it, on the condition that she turn a profit her very first season.

Once childhood best friends, Beckett and Kit get to know each other again when he is able to arrange to serve his community service at her orchard. The pull of her heart to make this orchard work is just as strong as the pull of Beckett's heart to find adventure and fulfillment in his new career with the military. Even as they feel the draw of attraction which they never explored as kids, they brace themselves for the parting they know is coming.

While Melissa has explored plenty of deep emotions in her previous books, this one felt a little different for me. There was a maturity in the writing which set this story apart. Beckett's pain of always feeling on the outskirts made him a truly compelling protagonist, his emotions written in such a way that you truly understood the choices he made. He seems to be cursed with constantly missing big moments, and not knowing how to handle that grief keeps driving him away from the people he loves. Watching the beginning of Beckett's healing left me full of wonder and hope. There were some ways that I really related to Kit as well, nearly choking up with the ways God spoke to her heart because they were so familiar to me, echoing ways that God has spoken to mine.

The orchard setting makes this perfect autumn reading. As Beckett and Kit fight for the orchard and fight for a home for each of their hearts, you'll be drawn in to the wonderful place that is Maple Valley and its colorful cast of characters - and also to the love of God that keeps Him always holding on to us.



Autumn Kingsley has dreamed of getting out of her small hometown on Lake Michigan for as long as she can remember. Her goals after college were short-circuited when her mother handed over the keys to their family inn and Autumn had to step into the manager's position. Now Autumn has a job lined up in Paris and only has to get things settled at the Kingsley Inn before everything is squared away for her new life adventure.

Returning to Whisper Shore is Blake Hunziker, who left several years ago following the tragic death of his hometown hero brother. Having outlasted his need to escape his past, and being given 15 minutes of fame as the fake husband of a TV celebrity (as told in Melissa's book Made To Last), Blake is ready to return home and set up a normal, sensible life. But not everyone is ready to welcome him with open arms and forgive the part he played on the day Ryan died. Feeling desperate to get into Whisper Shore's good graces and help the town's economy, Blake agrees to coordinate the annual Christmas festival.

Needing a co-coordinator, someone suggests Autumn. But Kingsleys and Hunzikers don't get along, either as business rivals or personal friends. They're the Hatfields and McCoys of Whisper Shore! Blake decides to extend an olive branch and offer to help fix up the Kingsley Inn if Autumn will help with the festival, and Autumn is definitely in need of the assistance. A famous investor is coming to Whisper Shore and she is determined to catch his attention and save the inn before jetting off to France.

I enjoyed this novel so much! I loved the depth of the characters, and Blake's inner burden resounded with me because of inner burdens in my own life. The unexpected friendship and something more that bloomed between Autumn and Blake seemed very natural and unforced, and there are enough unexpected antics that you'll find yourself laughing all throughout the story. With Autumn determined to leave and Blake determined to stay, plus years of family history and rivalry working against them, a romantic relationship is something they both want to keep off the table. But sometimes it's love that is here to stay and requires us to change our expectations.

With an inn as a central location, a small town setting, and a great cast of characters, there were hints of Gilmore Girls between the lines. Melissa's stories are all so fun and entertaining - if you haven't read her books yet, you should get right on it!



It's a good day when you have a new Melissa Tagg book to read! Sure to make you laugh and tug on your heart, there's something special about Melissa's unique writing style. Her stories are full of sweetness and fun, as well as page-turning and thought-provoking situations that leave you thinking about them for quite a while afterwards.

This is the second book in the Walker Family series, and it focuses on Logan Walker, eldest son and aspiring political speechwriter. Logan is a widower with a three-year-old daughter, and he's being vetted to be taken on by a presidential candidate when he receives word that he has inherited a small-town newspaper in Maple Valley, Iowa. Although he's grateful for the man who mentored him and gave him his first writing job, Logan really doesn't have time to go back to his hometown and deal with figuring out how to sell the paper. But he makes time because it means he can see his family and also spend some quality time with his little girl.

Amelia Bentley found a home in Maple Valley after a disastrous marriage and divorce which had left her completely undone. She's reinvented herself as the editor of the Maple Valley News and she dreams of being able to buy it and run it herself someday. When Amelia finds out that the new owner of the paper is Logan Walker, a man whose writing she is a huge fan of, she is determined to either convince him not to sell the News or to find a way to buy it herself. It's only two months until the paper's 100th anniversary, and Logan agrees to keep the publication going at least until they reach that special milestone edition.

As Logan temporarily settles in, he faces pressure from all sides. There's his business partner who thinks he's crazy to take off for two months at this critical junction in their career. There are his in-laws with whom he's felt an increasing strain and he doesn't know how to make that relationship better. There's his daughter Charlie who still doesn't speak and he can't help but wonder if that's somehow his fault. Then there's Amelia, who is enthusiastic and committed and adorable, but why is he thinking about how adorable she is when his plans and career trajectory are in a completely different orbit than hers? Yet he can't help being drawn to the woman who has been wounded and broken and still risen above her pain. As the two work together trying to solve the town's biggest mystery in time to put the story in the special anniversary edition, Logan and Amelia's friendship takes root and may be the balm both of them need after the strains of the past.

There's so much to love about this story. Amelia's obsession with aviators Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart added a fun touch, and if you follow Melissa Tagg on any social media you know how she feels about Logan. Although I did take some issue with the way certain elements of the plot were resolved, overall this is another enjoyable Tagg novel and I'm counting down the days until her next release. Is it September yet?

I received my copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for this honest review. All opinions are my own.
2015 held so many good reads that I am allowing myself 10 books spread over the categories below. Such a good reading year! Click on any title to read my full review.

Historical Fiction



A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron

Set in Prague, London, and the Terezin concentration camp, this stirring World War II tale brings us the story of a young woman rising to the occasion to bring hope to the darkest of days. Captivating and inspiring.




The Curiosity Keeper by Sarah Ladd

Camille Iverness has known much unkindness in her life, but never more than when her London father disowns her. With a determined spirit that would rival Jane Eyre, Camille wants to stand on her own while yet learning the healing and beauty that comes with safe community.




With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin

Although this book was published a few years ago, it was new to me in 2015. It's a North African World War II version of "You've Got Mail" or "The Shop Around the Corner" - in other words, lots of great things combined into one! Instant favorite.



Young Adult Fiction



The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson

Rapunzel has always been one of my favorite fairy tale characters, and this much-anticipated retelling by Melanie Dickerson brought us lovely characters and a storyline that held true to the original tale while adding new twists along the way.


Speculative Fiction



The Methuselah Project by Rick Barry

When Roger Greene's plane is shot down over Germany in 1943, his Nazi captors force him to become part of a scientific project. As a result, Roger ceases to age. When he is finally able to escape the underground bunker more than 70 years later, Roger must adapt to the changes in the world and try to prove his identity.


Contemporary Fiction



The Art of Losing Yourself by Katie Ganshert

Two sisters, raised by the same dysfunctional, drug-addicted mother. One becomes a perfectionist and the other a rebel. When they are thrown together and forced to forge a relationship, both will be changed for the better.


Non-Fiction



Tattered and Mended by Cynthia Ruchti

Cynthia Ruchti invites us to look straight into our tattered souls and ask the Master Craftsman, our Heavenly Father, to restore us in similar ways that human craftsmen restore priceless treasures and antiques. This is a book infused with hope and healing for all of our weary spirits.




The Finishing School by Valerie Woerner

There are a lot of things that we learn in life, but sometimes applying lessons and character traits can be a harder thing to grasp. Valerie Woerner shares her journey of living out what she's learned, and makes this a book that would benefit many young women.


Classic Literature



A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter

I was introduced to this book by my grandmother when I was about 10 years old, and rereading it this year was such a delight. The heroine, Elnora, is everything that is beautiful and virtuous while still being real and relatable.


Novella




Three Little Words by Melissa Tagg

We first get introduced to Melissa Tagg's fictional town of Maple Valley, Iowa, in this short and sweet story. Tomboy Ava keeps running into closed doors as she pursues her dream, but when she connects with an old writing rival she may finally find a place to fit in and be at home.



In a plot that may have been more than slightly influenced by real life, author Maren Grant has a crush on the model who portrayed her protagonist on the cover of her last book. When her agent arranges for her to meet Colin, he and Maren have one magical Christmas date and he invites her to visit his farm in rural Iowa sometime. A whole year passes without hearing from Colin, and now Maren has a serious case of writer's block with her next deadline fast approaching. At the urging of her best friend, Maren decides to take a leap into the unknown and make the trip to see if being with Colin again will help get the creative flow going.

When Maren arrives in Maple Valley she's met by several surprises. Colin isn't there, and in fact his family hasn't seen or heard from him in quite some time. Not since he and his brother Drew fought over the future of the farm. Their niece is a huge fan of her work and insists that Maren stay and write anyway, so she settles in for a couple weeks to see what happens.

Drew Renwycke can't believe that this author showed up looking for Colin after one date a year ago, but then Colin has always been smooth with the ladies. Drew wants to get back to his family roots, to carry on the tradition of farming that has been in his family for generations. He'd love to see Colin home for Christmas, but that isn't likely with the way they parted. However, for his sake as well as Maren's, he decides to reach out and see what happens.

This is a very sweet novella that includes a fun narrator who likes to pop up and give her opinion every now and then. It gives the story a fun, informal feel even as it deals with big issues like regret, family problems, and dreams for the future. There's also a nice toe-curling romance and enough twists in the plot to keep you guessing. I really enjoyed this little story and it goes well with Melissa Tagg's other Maple Valley stories. If you haven't started reading Melissa Tagg yet, you should - she's a delightful writer.



Romance writer Kate Walker is beginning to feel like her life is going nowhere. She needs a spark. She's still getting over her own bad romance five years ago, and churning out stories with happy endings she's no longer sure she believes in. When her Iowa hometown is hit hard by a tornado, Kate takes a few weeks off work to help her family and friends with their rebuilding projects.

Colton Greene's NFL career came to a halt with one bad play, and now he's floundering to know what to do with his life. He's under contract for a book about his upbringing, but he's hesitant to write because of his painful experiences growing up in the foster system and the memory block from the night his parents died. Deciding to tag along with his friend Logan on a trip to Iowa, Colton sees a real community in action in Maple Valley, and throws himself into helping the town recover. He also finds Logan's sister Kate charmingly reserved and equal to the task of helping him with his autobiography.

Knowing absolutely nothing about football, Kate knows writing with Colton is her chance to turn her life around. With the proceeds from this book she could finally get involved in her mother's foundation in Africa the way she's been longing to do. Colton's big personality begins making its way around the walls Kate has so carefully constructed, and soon hope for more than her writing career begins to blossom in her heart.

With opportunities being presented all around him, Colton feels restless. His agent is pushing him to go into sports broadcasting, but Colton knows that is not going to be a fit with his anxiety in front of cameras. Coaching doesn't call to him, either. But a Maple Valley teenager, gifted in football and also being raised by a foster family, tugs Colton's heart in ways he can't explain. He also begins to grow increasingly uneasy about finishing and releasing the book with Kate, but will she understand the new direction his life is taking? Can he find peace with his past and a purpose for the future?

I really enjoy Melissa Tagg's stories. She has an informal, relatable writing style that makes you feel like you're talking with your best friend while you fly through the pages. I'd recommend her books for anyone who likes clean contemporary stories which draw you in and make you forget about things like sleep while you're in the middle of them.



Miranda Woodruff has made her life into a royal mess - and even though she's a master homebuilder, she has no idea how to repair this disaster! When she filmed the first episode of her home repair TV show she was about to get married and thus referred to her fiance Robbie as "my husband." When Robbie left shortly before their wedding, Miranda was too embarrassed to admit the turn of events on air, and so for the past three seasons she's continued making references to her mysterious, never-seen husband. Now that her show is in danger of being canceled, her producers are encouraging her to bring her husband into the spotlight. The only problem is that he still doesn't exist.

When a willing participant with similar features to the long-departed Robbie is found, Miranda reluctantly agrees to claim the stranger and stage a moment when she can be spotted publicly with her mystery man. The plan is to fake their marriage for a few months and then quietly go through with an exit strategy to get the guy back to his normal life.

Struggling journalist Matthew Knox feels like his life is one string of bad career decisions after the other. He seems to have a knack for following the wrong leads, missing the scoops, or even letting his emotions override journalistic integrity. In a moment of desperation he accepts an assignment to cover minor celebrity Miranda Woodruff on site, and soon he finds himself staying on a cabin on her property and being drawn to Miranda's generous spirit. He's quite strict in keeping his attraction in check, believing that she is married, until she confesses to him that she isn't. Now sitting on the biggest scoop of his life, Matthew must decide how to handle the information.

With a pretend husband in tow and a reporter who is holding onto the secret which could tear her on-screen persona apart, Miranda's life seems like it couldn't become any more complicated, until Robbie himself shows back up. How long can she juggle all the lies? Her house of cards is about to come falling down, and she may not have any control over it at all.

The story of a TV star with a secret is one that usually unfolds in a typical fashion, but that was not true with "Made To Last." There were plenty of surprises, and the characters were complex and developed. I enjoyed the deeper themes of family issues, regret, and personal insecurity. This story was so much more than it seems at first glance, and if you are looking for an entertaining read this summer, you should definitely check this one out.
Three Little Words


I first became interested in checking out Melissa Tagg's stories when she began blogging with some of my other favorite authors over at The GROVE. I attended their Facebook launch party and was so impressed with all the ladies. Melissa really caught my eye, and when she released this free Kindle novella earlier this month, I scooped it up.

"Three Little Words" tells the story of Ava, who is running into only closed doors as she chases the big dream of becoming the first female to join a college football coaching staff. Even her small alma mater is hesitant to bring her on. When her path crosses with Seth, her former college rival in their He Says/She Says column in the campus newspaper, a friendship kindles for the first time.

When not rapid-firing e-mails to Ava, Seth is working on remodeling an old business in his Iowa hometown and turning it into a restaurant. He's had a lot of people in his life who failed to keep their commitments, and he is determined not to follow in their footsteps. As the grand opening of his restaurant draws near, Seth is also planning to propose to his long-time and long-distance girlfriend. But when Maggie doesn't show up and Ava does, he finds himself battling his stubborn determination to keep to his predetermined track with a new attraction.

I enjoyed the story and will definitely be watching for more of Melissa's releases, as well as continuing to follow her on The GROVE. If you are looking for a short and sweet story about finding how God's plans for us are better than anything we could plan ourselves, "Three Little Words" could be a fit for you!

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