Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Weddings, Willows and Revised Expectations - by V. Joy Palmer
About the book:
Seventeen years after being orphaned, Apryl Burns and her twin sister Courtney have their own expectations for life. While Courtney continues to shine at everything, Apryl holds fast to the mantra that as long as her potato chip stash remains intact, then she’ll be fine.
But when their beloved grandmother ends up injured and unable to manage her struggling antique store, Courtney makes it their mission to revamp the business and save what’s left of their family’s legacy. Despite rampant doubts in her abilities, Apryl finds herself trapped under the weight of family loyalty as they transition to a wedding venue decorating service. Soon she’s forced to ask (translation: blackmail) their grandmother’s renter/handyman, Chance McFarland, for help, an arrangement that is made even worse by the fact that Chance is her former (ahem, and current) crush.
Chance knows a few dozen things about family loyalty, which is why he begrudgingly agrees to Apryl’s insane plan. While Apryl claims they’re archenemies, the girl Chance only glimpsed in their teens starts to emerge, stealing what remains of his heart.
But expectations are a powerful thing. Amidst the glamorous weddings and swaying willows, can those old expectations be revised into something new?
I really enjoyed this story about unrequited love, low self-esteem and unconditional love! Apryl was hilarious! She had such a funny sense of humor and I wanted to be her best friend. I loved Chance, too, and how he was trying to be a better man and depend on God to make the right choices. Their banter was very amusing and the romance was sweet. I liked how honest the book was about Apryl's doubts that God was good and her struggles to believe she wasn't a failure. This story really showed how much of a profound impact how our parents treat us has on how we view ourselves and on the choices we make. I was reminded again how much God loves us and pursues us as I read this story. I liked the supernatural element. It was interesting to see how Apryl and Courtney, with Chance's help, started a business decorating for weddings with their grandmother's antiques. I would highly recommend this book if you like humorous love stories.
I received this book from JustRead Tours. I was not compensated for this. All opinions are my own.