Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Book Review: Twice Loved

Christmas Reading

Twice Loved is a short Christmas novella set right after the end of World War II. I really loved this book and I almost wish it were longer or a full-length novel. I've never read anything from the author before, since she predominately writes Amish novels and I'm not such a fan of those.

The main character, Audrey, is a struggling single mom widowed when her husband was killed in Pearl Harbor. She receives her two weeks notice from her job and begins to seek a new one. That's when she sees an ad in the newspaper for a position available at a used toy store called Twice Loved. The owner, Dan, is also a widower who runs a photography studio in the back of Twice Loved. Twice Loved was his late wife's business.

Audrey eagerly accepts the position and everything begins to work out wonderfully. She gets along great with her handsome new boss and together they restore each other's lost Christmas cheer. There's a little bit of drama when another woman attempts to pursue Dan, but that is quickly resolved. This novel was really cute, sometimes overly sentimental, but still a romantic (and short!) Christmas read. I am giving Twice Loved 4 out of 5 stars.

I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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