Friday, March 13, 2015

Serving Up a Sweetheart

Author: Cheryl Wyatt
Publisher: Zondervan
January 2015
Genre: Contemporary romance novella

They’ve helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples. Now twelve new couples will find themselves in the wedding spotlight in the second Year of Weddings novella collection.

Meadow knows how to serve delicious food to match any wedding theme. But can she accept love when it's served up on a silver platter?

During one of the biggest weeks of her catering career, Meadow Larson’s kitchen roof caves in after an unrelenting blizzard. She has to accept help from the last person on earth she wants to see: Colin McGrath. The tormentor from her past is now a contractor, her new neighbor—and the only person available to take on a project of this size.

Colin is aware God has given him a second chance to make things right with Meadow after bullying her in high school. After years of regret and guilt, Colin is determined to earn her respect and forgiveness, no matter what it takes.

It’ll take an extreme kitchen renovation, several cooking lessons, a little lace, and a lot of grace, but God is using this renovation project not only to restore Meadow’s heart, but also to restore Colin’s integrity in her eyes. Will Meadow learn to trust the new Colin even as their relationship grows from a business exchange to something more meaningful?

My thoughts: SERVING UP A  SWEETHEART starts slow, but it continues on with a steady pace. Meadow and Colin have a history and Colin will have to work overtime to even begin to breach the walls she erected.

Colin is a sweetheart, willing to step in and help Meadow with her catering, even while he remodels her house and holds down his father’s business while he goes for cancer treatments. I would’ve liked to have seen some closure to some threads that were brought up and left untrimmed.

Meadow has a lot of hurt to work through. I hurt for her. I was proud she raised above her circumstances enough to build a successful business, but saddened that she couldn’t allow herself to trust anyone except a retired teacher and her sister. I wanted to see Colin succeed in becoming her friend.

If you like Zondervan’s Wedding series, you will want to read SERVING UP A SWEETHEART. A great collection of novellas.

96 pages. Ebook only.

About the Author
Cheryl Wyatt writes romance with virtue. She’s earned RT Top Picks, spots #1 and #4 on her debut publisher’s Top 10 Most-Blogged-About-Books list, Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence final, and other awards. Cheryl loves readers! Join her newsletter at Facebook: CherylWyattAuthor Twitter: @cherylwyatt

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