Becky Wade. Love in the Details: A November Wedding Story. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2015. Ebook.
Here at The Books and Biscuits Blog, I love to support great Christian authors and their incredible works of fiction. When I found out that Becky Wade (one of my favorite authors) was releasing a novella through Zondervan, I jumped at the chance to review it. :)
In Becky Wade’s Love in the Details, Holly has remained in Martinsburg, Texas, for her entire life, with exception to her heartbreaking years in college. Through it all, she has never forgotten her high school sweetheart, Josh, who had a once-in-a-lifetime chance to break out of their small town through a scholarship to M.I.T. She broke up their relationship to guarantee his future success, but her heart remained broken nonetheless. Eight years later, Josh returns to Martinsburg for his best friend’s wedding and comes to discover that Holly is the church’s wedding coordinator. With the opportunity to team up for the time prior to the wedding, Josh and Holly must overcome their history to ensure the success of their friends’ wedding and rehearsal dinner. Older and wiser, they rediscover the importance of God’s timing in their lives and the second chance that they have to determine their own futures.
Ms. Wade consistently brings the larger-than-life world of Texas to her readers through heartwarming and wonderfully unique stories that capture the hearts of her characters. Love in the Details furthers the Year of Wedding series, while pushing the quality of the stories to a higher level than those found elsewhere.
Overall, I quite enjoyed reading Love in the Details. The novella is no exception to Ms. Wade’s excellent storytelling. If anything, the shorter length of the novella format fails her. In 93 pages, Ms. Wade manages to create a compelling story, complex characters, and a town filled with details that deserve a far deeper storyline. However, I found myself wanting far more from the story, in keeping with Ms. Wade’s other books and her proclivity to develop multiple, interlinking novels that capture her characters and their unique sense of place.
Fans of Ms. Wade’s other works will definitely enjoy this novella. In addition, readers who consistently appreciate the Year of Weddings novella series by Zondervan will want to read the November edition. Love in the Details remains true to Ms. Wade’s style and pacing, as well as her ability to capture the humor apparent in everyday life and relationships.
Special thanks to NetGalley and Zondervan for an advanced copy of Love in the Details!
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