Friday, March 22, 2019

Courting Mr. Emerson

Courting Mr. Emerson 

Paperback – ebook -- hardcover 

March 5, 2019

by Melody Carlson 

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Revell 
ISBN-13: 978-0800735272

  • It's never too late to fall in love
    When fun-loving artist Willow West meets buttoned-up George Emerson, it's not exactly love at first sight. More like intriguing project at first sight. Willow makes it her mission to get the obsessive-compulsive, newly retired English teacher to loosen up and embrace life, but even she has to admit it seems like a lost cause.

    A confirmed bachelor, George vacillates between irritation and attraction whenever Willow is around--which to him seems like all too often. He's not interested in expanding his horizons or making new friends; it just hurts too much when you lose them.

    But as the summer progresses, George feels his defenses crumbling. The question is, will his change of heart be too late for Willow?

  • My thoughts:  COURTING MR. EMERSON is the newest release by Ms. Carlson. Mr. Emerson is a retired English teacher, reminiscent of the British sitcom Mr. Bean. George Emerson is just as much of a stick-in-the-mud as Mr. Bean and every bit as clueless. I didn't see why George Emerson had so  many ladies courting him unless as a bachelor he was prime game for fifty year old divorcees and widows desperate for a man.  He  would drive me batty in short order I'm afraid. 

  • Willow is an artsy crafty gypsy type with a druggie grunge band daughter and a grandson every bit a nerd as George Emerson. And she didn't know how to take no for an answer. Inviting herself for breakfast armed with bran muffins she takes control of his kitchen while he showers.

  • There is really no  faith  message to speak of and the romance (ahem) didn't work for me.  This was a slow read with characters I couldn't relate to.  

  • However if you fondly remember Mr. Bean and like to read about 55 year olds finding love then COURTING MR. EMERSON is a book to consider. I adore the cover.

  • I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.

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