Thursday, May 15, 2014

Fiction Review: Here to Stay by Melissa Tagg

Although Melissa Tagg develops her story rather slowly, she has a knack for making her characters and their thoughts and motivations personal. It took me a while to get interested in her novel, "Here to Stay," but I eventually became invested in the characters and their ending. I also related to the theme of a wandering spirit looking for the right place to call home and for the right, fulfilling dream to follow.

Main characters Autumn and Blake come from rival families. One is desperately trying to fix things at her failing inn before she leaves for a new job in France, the other has come home after a national scandal and a local tragedy. When they end up planning the town's Christmas festival together, they slowing fall in love and help each other deal with family issues and more.

It's a very day-to-day story, without too many big developments, but the characters are endearing and the romance believable. I also had an easy time reading it, despite it's sequel nature.

It's a relaxing, albeit long, read.

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

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