Monday, November 27, 2023

Julia Monroe Begins Again Review



About the Book

Julia Monroe has just turned forty and hopes this next decade goes much better than the last, in which she became a young widow raising two children on her own. With both her boys off to college, it's time for new beginnings, and she can finally focus on expanding her New Orleans-based cleaning business--but God has other plans. Samuel Reed, the ruggedly handsome Green Beret who broke her heart over twenty years ago, has returned to town and is the kind of distraction she never saw coming.

After their first interaction in years leaves her mind spinning and her emotions out of control, Julia knows she needs to keep her distance from him if she wants any chance of keeping history from repeating itself, but her meddling best friend has other plans to throw them together. It seems inevitable that Julia will have to face her past with Samuel, but only if she can work up the courage to embrace the kind of new beginning she never thought she'd see again.

Rebekah Millet will make you laugh, swoon, and cry in this delightful debut novel of first loves and second chances wrapped in the magic of New Orleans.


My Thoughts


This is a fun romantic comedy set in New Orleans. I loved the setting as it really made parts of the story all the more fun to read. This book revolves around the life of Julia, who to be honest, drove me a bit nuts. Yes, it is a funny silly over the top Rom-com. There is a lot of modern day general life humor that most readers will enjoy and be able to relate with. But with Julia's attitude at the start of this book I really struggled to love her character. There is a bit of depth added when we find out more of the back story between her and her long ago ex Samuel. I slowly came around to appreciating the characters as the story unfolded. All that to say that this is a fun lighthearted read. I personally didn't love it but it was still enjoyable. 

Three Stars.

"I received this book from Bethany House Publishers for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."

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