The rest of the book really needs no more explanation or praise because it speaks for itself. Married ‘til Monday is a remarkably well crafted redemption story that speaks for itself. From the gorgeous image of intimate love on its cover to the final pages, the book shines with the purest kind of emotion.
When ranking Denise Hunter’s novels, like any reader, I certainly have favorites. But each time I learn of a new novel from this author, excitement is more than a little high. Those who’ve read all three of these familial novels will know that book four is about Ryan McKinley, the eldest sibling in the quartet of siblings.
Ryan is one hero with a dark past because of the marriage and divorce he goes through. Three years later, he learns that his ex-wife, Abby, has never confessed their divorce to her parents. So Ryan invites himself to tag along on her return home for her parents anniversary party. Feeling led by God to pursue a fresh, mature and healthy relationship with Abby, Ryan sees this as his one opportunity to win back the trust of his ex, but Abby isn’t receptive to the same feelings as Ryan…
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Ryan’s story doesn’t set out to be a reconciliation story (from the author’s note), however I have to admit even back in book one, I had a sneaking suspicion Abby would work her way back into these books and heart of Ryan McKinley. How happy I am to have had that inkling proven right. What’s unique about this story of second chances is that we have no (prior book) opportunity to form an opinion of Abby. Or not much of one anyway. All we have is the second hand opinions of the McKinley family. However, I adore Abby, and the interaction between she and Ryan is on-point. True she isn’t the most outgoing heroine, but there’s good reason for that. Through loving Ryan and eventually, recognizing the serious flaws she played in their marriage, she learns to live.
Potential readers should know that when this story draws to a close, there’s still fractures in relationships. Don’t misunderstand, there is the happy ending we root for and need, but Denise doesn’t give one specific relationship a dab of super glue for a “quick fix.” No, she leaves this relationship where she finds it and I respect that. The rest of the book really needs no more explanation or praise because it speaks for itself. Married ‘til Monday is a remarkably good redemption story that speaks for itself.
From the gorgeous image of intimate love on its cover to the final pages, the book shines with the purest kind of emotion. It’s bittersweet that with Ryan’s story, we’re closing out a chapter in the lives of a family we’ve come to love as friends. But fortunately, Denise also sets up her next (presumed) trilogy and with it, the anticipation that the three brothers’ we’re going to meet in Summer Harbor will quickly take up residence in our hearts. Until then, be sure to add Married ‘til Monday to your summer reading lists. Forgiveness, flirty banter and hilarity, emotional tumult and family all co-mingle to make this one of my favorite reads of 2015.‘MARRIED ‘TIL MONDAY,’ BY DENISE HUNTER #FWarchives Click To Tweet
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Author: Denise Hunter
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Source: Publisher Provided (BookLook)
Publication Date: 2015
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Series: Chapel Springs, 4
Genre: Fiction; Contemporary Romance, Inspirational
Rating: 5 out of 5
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