Sunday, December 8, 2013

Marriage in Middlebury by Anita Higman *Review

One decision changed both their lives . . . but will love win in the end? Charlotte Rose Hill enjoys a comfortable life serving up country delicacies, uniquely blended teas, and matchmaking advice for her quirky, devoted customers. The only thing lacking is someone to share it with. At eighteen she denied Sam Wilder’s marriage proposal after his family convinced her to walk away from their relationship. They both moved on . . . or so she thought. When Sam walks back into her life more than a decade later, Charlotte is surprised that her heart still quickens. But is it because of his presence? Or because of the presence of Sam’s new fiancee? A second chance at love doesn’t happen often, but their past may keep them apart. Is it too late for Sam and Charlotte?

My Thoughts:
It seems so fitting that as I start to have a new found love for loose leaf teas and learning about tea; that I pick up a book set in a Tea Shop! Right away I love Charlotte. She is such a caring, giving, detailed Christian girl.Charlotte is the gal you would want as your BFF, and from the start I admire her and how she handles Sam's fiance' Audrey. Audrey asks Charlotte to cater their wedding and help her with other details.. who could do that for their ex fiance like Charlotte is! What compassion and love she has. She is very self-less and a great example of how to treat others. She is however dealing with her own pain, and Anita Higman allows you to feel that alongside of her.

Then there is the polar opposite character to Charlotte.. Mr. Wilder senior. The bigot, racist, rich father of Sam who goes to his death bed with the same disrespect, lack of peace and without salvation that he has his whole life. Of course Charlotte has compassion.. I struggled with that after reading all that he had done to sabotage Charlotte's future.

Anita's previous novel Winter in Bloom was one of my favorite books of the year! She continues to amaze me at her talent to led the reader really get to know the characters and to feel connected to them. This was an outstanding book and I look forward to more wonderful novels from Anita Higman

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 I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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