This may be my favorite book by Allie Pleiter yet! Small town setting in the Smoky Mountains, a community coming together to become a wedding destination, a little boy who, despite obstacles makes friends easily, and a man and woman who once loved each other meeting again.
In My Opinion…
Josh Tyler is intelligent, driven, and on the rise to success beyond what most people experience in their lifetime. Jean Matrim takes comfort in her hometown, a quiet valley filled with God’s beauty. Two people who are at opposites but tied together for life by a child they share.
As Josh gets to know his son, the valley makes its own impression on him and he doesn’t know if he can merge his two worlds.
I enjoyed the gorgeous setting and the townspeople (both the supportive and the cantankerous), Josh’s unique career, little Jonah’s place in the story, and learning the history shared between Josh and Jean. And I’m so glad that Kelly’s story is coming next!
But most of all, I liked the growth of both characters, the ability to admit their mistakes in the past and their ability to learn from them—even if the path is a bit twisted.
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About the book
Mayor with a past
Faced with her son’s father!
Mayor Jean Matrim’s plan to turn Matrimony Valley into a wedding destination is going swimmingly for the town–and disastrously for Jean. Their first bride’s stepbrother is Jean’s ex-fiance…and the father of her son. Hiding Jonah’s existence from Josh Tyler wasn’t something Jean chose lightly. More stands between them now than ever before. Will the little boy be enough to bring them together at last?