Because of You – A Short and Surprising Unexpected Love Story


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Book Title: Christmas Heirloom (4-Story Holiday Novella Collection)
Book Reviewed: Because of You (part of the Christmas Heirloom collection)
Author: Becky Wade
Publication Date: 2018
Publisher: Bethany House
Genre: Fiction; Contemporary Romance
Source: author provided – thank you, Becky and Bethany House
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Rating: ★★★★

Because of You by Becky Wade | Book Review

THE STORY | Working with her best friend and living in a small town is enough for Maddie Winslow. Or it was. Then her best friend’s widowed husband, Leo Donnelly moved back, and something in Maddie shifts. She comes to adore the young son her friend leaves behind, and his father never ceases to cause Maddie’s heart to flutter.

Before Maddie or Leo can sort through these feelings, the memory of the woman they both love reappears…

REVIEW | Anytime Becky Wade puts a new book in the world, I am there for it. The same goes for this novella. Part of the Christmas Heirloom collection (released through Bethany House), the book contains four novellas, all by popular BH authors. The stories take us from the Regency era to today, and all share a thread of connection through an ancestral broach.

(Though I did read a few pages of Kristi Ann Hunter’s story – the first in the collection, I skipped through to Becky’s because contemporary is always my favorite. While I’m sure the historical angle of this story is charming, it just didn’t “fit” me and my reading life right now.)

NOVELLA REVIEW | Christmas at the Red Door Inn: A Sweet Holiday Romance

With its story of unrequited love, Becky weaves a romance that captures the reader’s interest. Inside these few pages is a story that feels full, and if not totally settled, hopeful (as it should) in the future of these character’s lives. Leo is a wonderful leading man who I’m sorry not to know better. There’s a genuine depth to his dilemma, and an emotional quandary that we understand. Of course, in addition to the other characters, there’s also great joy to have cameos from the Bradford sisters!

If you want a short and sweet read that’s also a good seasonal pick-me-up, look no further than Because of You. It has a lovely love story that ends on a kind of promise, and I love this. In short, like its page count, this novella is a sweet slip of a story to one of our favorite fictional worlds, and it’s fiction bliss.

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I received this product from the author, and publisher (thank you!) for review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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