Charlotte Rose Hill enjoys a comfortable life serving up country delicacies, uniquely blended teas, and matchmaking advice for her quirky, devoted customers. The only thing lacking is someone to share it with. At eighteen she denied Sam Wilder’s marriage proposal after his family convinced her to walk away from their relationship. They both moved on . . . or so she thought. When Sam walks back into her life more than a decade later, Charlotte is surprised that her heart still quickens. But is it because of his presence? Or because of the presence of Sam’s new fiancée?
A second chance at love doesn’t happen often, but their past may keep them apart. Is it too late for Sam and Charlotte?
My Book Review:
A Marriage In Middlebury is a poignant Christian Romance story about choices made and second chances.
Charlotte Rose Hill is the owner of Rose Cottage Tearoom in the small town of Middlebury, Texas. Charlotte has been serving special blended tea and matchmaking advice to her beloved customers in this popular gathering place for the past ten years. While life has been good to Charlotte, marriage has been elusive and out of range since she rejected Sam Wilder's marriage proposal when she was eighteen. Two decades later, Charlotte's life gets complicated when Sam comes back to Middlebury to attend to his dying father with his fiancee Audrey on his arm. And to make matters worse, Sam and Audrey request that Charlotte cater their wedding reception. Hiding the pain and love she still feels for Sam, Charlotte agrees to cater the wedding reception, while Sam hides his own still lingering feelings for Charlotte. Can choices made in the past be made right with a second chance?
Author Anita Higman weaves a charming tale of long lost love, choices made, and second chances, that easily captivates the reader as they are transported to Charlotte Rose Hill's popular Rose Cottage Tearoom in the quaint town of Middlebury, Texas.
With a mixture of romance, secrets and betrayals interwoven within the storyline, the reader follows Charlotte and Sam's story as it unfolds with an abundance of twists and turns, and a dose of life lessons about forgiveness, acceptance and second chances. This is a finely crafted story with engaging characters who feel like friends, and dialogue / interactions that are interwoven with drama and humor.
The author brings the setting alive with the rich description of the lovely tearoom and quaint town. As you read the story, you can't help but feel like you are transported inside the popular tearoom where you listen in on the quirky townspeople's stories of love, losses, dreams and hardships. It's a comfortable setting that makes this delightful story even more enjoyable to read.
A Marriage in Middlebury is a truly heartwarming Christian romance story that could only be created in the signature style of the truly gifted author Anita Higman.
RATING: 4 STARS ****
About The Author
Virtual Book Tour Contest Giveaway
Anita Higman is celebrating the release of her latest book, A Marriage in Middlebury, with a double Kindle Fire giveaway (one for you & one to give away!) and a "Tea for Two" Facebook Author Chat Party on December 12th.
One winner will receive:
- A Kindle Fire for you AND a friend
- A Marriage in Middlebury by Anita Higman (one to keep and one to give away!)
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