Thursday, June 5, 2014

Book Review: Legacy and Love by Paula Mowery

Paula Mowery, Legacy and Love
Prism Book Group

Ebook .99
Print: $13.99

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From the publisher: 
The Prayer Shawl

Sean Holland is a magazine reporter always looking for the next story. Hope Weaver is a pediatric nurse who shares Christ through making prayer shawls. The shawls are just the touchy-feely story Sean needs, even though he’ll have to endure Hope’s strong Christian beliefs to get it. An unexpected connection brings them together as a couple. But, can they find love if they don’t share their faith?


Alex Lyndon’s life has been a series of fits and starts with no finishes. She finds herself jobless and divorced. Now her only family, Granny Olivia, is critically ill.

Chase Carson had to step into running the family business when his father died. The time is past due for him to visit Miss Olivia.

Alex and Chase must go on a treasure hunt. Will each find purpose and love for their lives in the process?

My review:
Novellas seem to be getting such mixed reviews. They are really more like expanded short stories, bits of stories for those who like shorter reads besides delving into the time a full-length novel takes to read. Novellas are complete stories—just short.

Mowery’s delightful, HEA romances fit the bill beautifully for those little book bites. Romances are, by nature, predictable, but that’s what romance readers want…and that’s what Mowery delivers with these two stories.

A nurse with a passion and a mission, one who follows the still small voice of God, in The Prayer Shawl, lives out her faith. When a young man who’s soured on faith and on s perpetual hunt for the next best thing meets the woman with the “magic blankets,” he’s in for keeps. He just doesn’t know it, until his past catches up with him and he’s desperate for help. A marriage of convenience turns into something much more in this sweet story of love and faith.

The second story, Inheritance, is about two lost souls in different paths, who through loss and grieving, and the legacy of joy, meet and bond. Instant love…can it work? Alex and Chase are about to find out. This couple meet when Alex is at her lowest point in life, and Chase on the hunt for a missing manuscript. Though each of them have had plenty of disillusionment and reasons to curl up and pass the blame, they never let go of the God who’s really in charge. A very sweet and idealistic romance. Told through a mix of first and third person, Inheritance will keep the reader turning pages.

Those who like quick reads and purely HEA stories will enjoy these novellas in Legacy and Love.

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