Monday, September 10, 2012

Perfect On Paper

Patty Froese
Contemporary Romance
Christian Romance

"Nothing short of humiliation ever came from a schoolboy style crush."

Anne Stanborough has always dreamed of being a famous author.  And so far, she's done fairly well with her mystery novels.  Until now.  Until she can't seem to write any more and no one seems interested in publishing a new book.  When her great-aunt leaves her a house and an old bookstore, Anne decides to move back to the small town, at least for a break.  Jake Harrison is tempted to convince her to make her stay longer.  But he wants a traditional wife.  Anne can't imagine giving up her career, even if it is in a slump.  Though spending time in a town full of rich history and being around Jake may tempt her to change her ideas.  And perhaps Anne might also find out more about her maiden aunt, who may have had more to tell her about love that she thought.

My Opinion: This was an interesting read, and one that took the story down an unexpected road.  Anne is a strong and very feminist character, though she seems to be a mess on the inside.  Jake falls in love quickly and is a bit of a doormat at times, but he's a sweetheart through and through.  The romance is light and sweet and very patient.  A few side characters gave some extra depth to the story and perhaps set up a premise for a later book.  I would have liked to have a more drawn out experience with the aunt's story and Anne's work with the bookstore.  The excitement sped up by the end and made it a pleasant read all in all.

I received a free copy of this book to review.  No other compensation was given.  The summary and review are 100% my own.

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