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Review: A Chance at Forever by Melissa Jagears

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:

Mercy McClain joined the school board to protect the children of Teaville, Kansas, from the bullying she experienced as a child. When the worst offender from her school days applies for a teaching position, she is dead set against it. Yet Aaron Firebrook claims to be a changed man. Can he earn Mercy’s trust–and her support for the challenges to come?

Rating: 4.5-stars

Review:

A Chance at Forver by Melissa Jagears is a sweet, heartfelt, and engaging tale. I was instantly taken in with the main protagonists. Their journeys were both internal and external. A you woman was tormented every day by a peer of hers. Now, years later, the meet again. This time, he has changed his name and appearance. But something about him is different.

Mercy has a difference that is visible to everyone’s eyes. Her stump of a hand puts her on edge. She feels handicapped by it. When she was a girl, a boy made fun of her daily for her stump…yet she still survived. Now grown, Mercy is still struggling with her physical appearance. It went from a physical to an emotional handicap.

Aaron was a young boy who tormented others to make himself feel better. He knew what he was doing was wrong yet he still did it. His family life was awful and he thought others should not be happy if he wasn’t. Now as a grown man, Aaron wants to apologize to all his peers and hope to make a difference in his students’ lives. But Mercy might prevent that…and his past has a way of hindering him from his future happiness.

Together Mercy and Aaron have a long way to go. Both need to learn what is stopping them from being happy. Forgiveness is not just one sided. Each protagonist has suffered pain, loss, and trauma. But with some faith, friends, and new beginnings they might just find the peace they’re looking for…

A Chance at Forver deals with bullying, handicaps, faith, and hope. Second chances are given and found here. I felt sorry for both characters and the other side characters that they influence throughout their journey. Melissa Jagears has captivated me with her novel. I could not stop reading this heart tugging story. It was powerful, educational, and inspiring. Overall, I would highly recommend this historical novel to all readers.

 

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Review: Hearts Entwined (Anthology)

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:

Four top historical romance novelists team up in this new collection to offer stories of love and romance with a twist of humor. In Karen Witemeyer’s “The Love Knot,” Claire Nevin gets the surprise of her life awaiting her sister’s arrival by train. Mary Connealy’s “The Tangled Ties That Bind” offers the story of two former best friends who are reunited while escaping a stampede. Regina Jennings offers “Bound and Determined,” where a most unusual trip across barren Oklahoma plains is filled with adventure, romance, and . . . camels? And Melissa Jagears’ “Tied and True” entertains with a tale of two hearts from different social classes who become entwined at a cotton thread factory.

Each tale is a fun blend of history and romance that will delight readers.

Rating: 4.5-stars

Review:

Hearts Entwined is a super sweet collection of historical romances. Each story bares a different cast of characters as well as hardships. These writers have unique writing styles.

The Love Knot featured a story of one sister receiving her sister’s baby via train carried by her past lover. Claire gets the surprise of her life. From there, loving her nephew like her own child and working on her relationship with her love, Claire has her hands full. It was heartfelt. I love Claire. She’s a good woman.

The Tangled Ties that Bind featured two young lovers who grew apart. Now, one of them returns back home to pursue his heart. Yet his love isn’t interested. The suspense of what happened next between the two kept me hooked. I had fun following this story. It tempted me. Conor thought he did the right thing. While Maggie felt like her left her for good.

Bound and Determined was really interesting. It involved a heard of camels! That was rare in a story such as this one. Two young people meet in this journey. One is a young man needing to mature, so he is assigned military work. The other is a daughter of a military man. Both find a lot more than they were expecting.

Tied and True featured a love between a poor man and a rich woman. Both are strong, independent, and stubborn. In this tale, the woman did the chasing. She also went a long way, to try and catch her love’s heart. I felt connected to her. Her hope and determination made me like her all the more.

Book Review: A Bride at Last by Melissa Jagears

A Bride at Last by Melissa Jagears is a Christian romance novel that will lure readers from everywhere. A teacher, her friend’s little boy, and a man who thinks he might the boy’s father.  All three will be united in fighting against a another man who claims that the boy is his. But little Anthony won’t go to the man knowing full well that the man will hurt him just like he dd to his mom. Then there is Kate, the school teacher who has friended the mom and Anthony and has come to love Anthony just as much as if he were her son. Soon Anthony’s mom takes ill and slowly dies leaving both Kate and Anthony fighting against a cruel man. But things get more interesting as another man name Silas comes  to claim Anthony as his and doesn’t like the cruel man either. But Silas nor Kate know who the real father is and now they hope that they find out before the court decides that Anthony belongs to the cruel man. Or else Kate and Silas both will lose Anthony altogether.

Melissa Jagears’s novel is brilliantly well written. Her story starts off like others within it’s genre but then surprises readers with it’s twist. A heart melting novel that indeed a perfect read for all. I fell in love immediately with Anthony,, the little boy who does what he can to help his mom and then only to lose her. But then he has his beautiful caring teacher, Kate. Kate pulls him through by being there to help Anthony as much as possible and loves him with all her heart. This story will surely tug, and pull at your heart and leave you feeling good. Then there’s Silas, a man who doesn’t deny that he didn’t take care of Anthony’s mom the way he should have and had a drinking problem. Silas is a tough and hard working man who longs for one relative to love. Readers will definitely feel sympathy for Silas and love him just as much as Kate and Anthony. These three awe inspiring characters and their troubles will be every reader’s new addiction. I couldn’t stop reading this fabulous story. I highly recommend it to every reader. Overall, I rate A Bride at Last a five out of five stars.