Like Never Before by Melissa Tagg ~ Review

Like Never Before (Walker Family, #2)
Lucie's Review:

Widowed speech-writer, Logan Walker is on the verge of making a career leap into the forefront of politics, but when he inherit's a small town newspaper his dreams are about to take a detour. He plans to sell the newspaper and continue on towards his dreams, but he wasn't planning on meeting Amelia Bentley.

Maple Valley is home to Amelia, it's where she rebuilt her life after tragedy and found joy in her job as the editor of the local paper. But now with Logan wanting to sell it, she is determined to find a big scoop on a story that will save the paper.

Will Logan and Amelia find common ground and possibly a future together?

I love Maple Valley, Iowa, sure the people are prone to gossip, but they also care for one another, and will rejoice with each other in their victories, and mourn with them in their losses. The townspeople are resilient, and nothing can keep them from a town event, not even a blizzard.

I loved the interaction between Logan and Amelia, they quickly end up on opposite sides of the Save the Paper debate, but they also find that they can talk to each other, in a way that they haven't connected to another person in a long time.

I really liked Logan's dad, Case, and how he asks Logan about his spiritual condition, and doesn't judge his honest answer, assuring him that God can still find him. Case also encourages Amelia in her faith as well.

I like how the book also tells the story that Amelia finds, weaving it into the story, and Logan and Amelia work together to solve the mystery, and complete the story.

Logan is smart, good with words, compassionate, loves his daughter. Amelia is passionate about the people of Maple Valley, and chasing down a good story. I really resonated with Amelia's heartache, and why it haunted her for years.

Overall, a wonderful story, I loved the strong sense of community, and how all of the characters interacted. There is faith, family, mystery, and romance in this captivating read. I loved the themes of reconnecting with their faith, and finding a second chance at family. Highly recommend!

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