Wednesday, August 31, 2016

To Have and to Hold Novella Collection Book Review


About the Book
Love Takes the Cake by Betsy St. Amant

She’s known for her delicious cakes, but there’s no recipe for dealing with the new man in her life.

Charlotte Cantrell is always the baker; never the bride. When Will, a regular at Charlotte’s bakery, catches her attention, she can only hope that he is the reliable man this single mother has always hoped to find. The problem is that he’s regularly stopping in to buy cookies for another girl. But when Charlotte is hired to bake a host of wedding goodies for a difficult bride and finds out Will is the best man, she has the perfect opportunity to get to know him better—and find out how serious Will is about this other girl in his life.

The Perfect Arrangement by Katie Ganshert

Meeting Nate was truly an accident—but Amelia finds that he’s one of the few people she can count on.

Amelia Woods is a small-town wallflower and the proud owner of Forget-Me-Nots, a quaint flower shop. Despite her success in business, her love life has always been a bit lackluster. Until she spies on her ex-boyfriend’s wedding and ends up in an embarrassing fender-bender with handsome wedding guest, Nate Gallagher.

Meanwhile, Amelia’s younger brother, William, has proposed to his girlfriend. Amelia would be excited except she has evidence that the fiancĂ©e is not who she says she is. It seems Nate is the only one available for any advice-giving, and he’s good at it—and pretty fun to talk to, too.


As Amelia works to craft the perfect flower arrangements for other people—including a ninety-year-old “fairy godmother” named George—she begins to wonder if real love is better than the dream. And if it is, will Nate still be interested when he learns who she is?

Love in the Details by Becky Wade

She left him to save his future, but they’ve never gotten over each other.

When Josh returns to his hometown of Martinsburg, Texas, to help his best friend get married, he didn’t intend to run into church wedding coordinator—and ex-girlfriend—Holly. He can’t help but pine after the girl he never got over.

Holly broke up with Josh years ago in an attempt to ensure his future success. But she loved him then and still loves him now. As she helps him plan his best friend’s wedding, she can’t help but feel horrible for the pain she caused him. And even though she longs to be with Josh, she doesn’t feel worthy of his big-time lifestyle when she is more comfortable in her small town world. Will Josh and Holly be able to keep things as they are when their true feelings threaten to surface at every turn? (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

It is rare when I get excited about reading a novella book set. I struggle with reading novellas because they are so short and many times I think authors struggle with making a full story in only a few pages. 
Oh my holy wow this book blew me away! LOVED each story and I really liked how there were only three authors (sometimes they fit in more but this was PERFECT). Now lets be real, you really can't go wrong with these three authors in the first place, as they are all fabulous. 
Love Takes the Cake was a sweet (no pun intended :) romance written by Betsy St. Amant. Good characters and a fun and light read that left me smiling. 
The Perfect Arrangement by Katie Ganshert left me wanting to be a florist. I love how Katie set the book up and how she added communication by way of emails. She did it in a very tactful and easy to read way. Fun love story and great setting. 
Love in the Details by Becky Wade- be still my heart! Having recently met Becky (major fan girl moment!) I have to say she is just as fun as her books. I adored this novella and to be honest it didn't even feel like a novella I got so into the characters and the setting. She did a splendid job creating characters that already knew each other from high school and building a great background for readers to understand. 

So overall this is a wonderful novella collection and you should probably read it because these authors have yet to disappoint. 

"I received this book from BookLook Bloggers for free in exchange for an honest review."

1 comment:

Becky said...

I read each of these when they were first released as ebooks, and I LOVED them! You're right about these authors--they don't disappoint :-)