(Sweet Contemporary Romance)
There's nothing like a wedding to bring the family together....
Length: Novella (32,000/91 pages)| Content: Sweet Romance/Contemporary| Publisher: Bono Books
Stepping Stones by Elizabeth Morgan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.
This book is a very sweet contemporary romance. I loved it!
Margaret (Maggie to her family) West is a very lifelike character. She has her fears and doubts, just like anyone. I must admit that I found her a bit annoying at times. She has a tendency to be self-pitying, which just rubbed me the wrong way, considering she was the one that broke her family's hearts.
This is a fantastic contemporary romance with some likable characters. The story is told from Maggie's point of view, and is an emotional roller coaster ride full of angst, anger and sadness, but there is also a lot of love and forgiveness. Maggie's homecoming was not easy and, never having been in this situation myself, I still felt for all characters concerned. William, Maggie's ex-fiancé, is a really nice man. In my opinion, he didn't deserve to be left at the alter (not literally, but almost) by her in that way six years previously, but it's not until later do we find out why. However, humans are ruled by their emotions, and Maggie was definitely emotional at the time. Adrian, Maggie's foster brother, is a character I wanted to know more about. I know he's a great guy, but I would have liked both Maggie and Adrian have more interaction earlier in the book, and maybe some of the story in his point of view. Nevertheless, the story was more of a journey of self-discovery for Maggie, rather than an all out romance. The ending was nicely rounded off, as a romance novel should be, and left me with a happy feeling. All in all, this was an enjoyable read.
Elizabeth Morgan has written a wonderful contemporary romance. Her characters are lifelike and likable. I love her writing style, which was fast paced enough to keep me hooked from beginning to end, and the flow was wonderful. I have never read any of her books before, but I'm now looking forward to reading her paranormal romances when they are re-released in August.
As this book does not have any scenes of a sensual nature, this book can be read by young teens. Therefore, I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves contemporary romances. - Lynn Worton
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