Sunday, July 10, 2016

Like Never Before

Like Never Before 

Walker Family #2

Paperback, ebook

April 5, 2016

by Melissa Tagg 

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers 
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764213083

A dying newspaper. An intriguing mystery. And a love they didn't see coming.

Maple Valley became Amelia Bentley's haven after her heart and her dreams of a family were shattered. But her new life as a newspaper editor is shaken when the small-town paper is in danger of closing. Her one hope: A lead on an intriguing story that just might impress the new publisher...if only she knew who he was.

After his biggest campaign success yet, widowed speechwriter Logan Walker now has the chance of a lifetime--a spot on a presidential campaign. But his plans are interrupted when he finds out he's inherited his hometown newspaper. He travels home intent on selling the paper and spending some much-needed time with his young daughter before making the leap into national politics.

But instead of a quick sale and peaceful break from his hectic career, Logan finds himself helping Amelia chase her story. She's scrappy, but wounded. He's dependable, but lost. They may butt heads more than expected, but a series of leads on Maple Valley's quirky unsolved mystery is just the start of the sparks that fly in the office and in their hearts.

My thoughts: LIKE NEVER BEFORE is the second book in the Walker Family series. I did read the first book, From the Start, but LIKE NEVER BEFORE stands alone. 

LIKE NEVER BEFORE is a quiet, calm, slow romance. Nothing too exciting. No real sparks or sexual tension. A journalist, a political writer. A small town paper about to go under.  A career about to take off. And a dual of three year olds, not related, and as different as can be that own Amelia's heart. 

I like the historical slant the story took about Charles Lindbergh and the real life mystery of his missing helmet that Ms. Tagg fictionalized. That was interesting. There was potential for more action, but it fizzled out.  Otherwise, nothing super exciting about this book. But a nice way to spend a quiet afternoon reading when you want calm and quiet. 3.5 stars. 


1 comment:

Marilyn Ridgway said...

Sounds like a series to read but my to be read pile is so long now.