Friday, July 6, 2018

Just Let Go by Courtney Walsh

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (June 5, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1496421523
  • ISBN-13: 978-1496421524

About the Book:

For Quinn Collins, buying the flower shop in downtown Harbor Pointe fulfills a childhood dream, but also gives her the chance to stick it to her mom, who owned the store before skipping town twenty years ago and never looking back. Completing much-needed renovations, however, while also competing for a prestigious flower competition with her mother as the head judge, soon has Quinn in over her head. Not that she’dever ask for help. 

Luckily, she may not need to. Quinn’s father and his meddling friends find the perfect solution in notorious Olympic skier Grady Benson, who had only planned on passing through the old-fashioned lakeside town. But when a heated confrontation leads to property damage, helping Quinn as a community-service sentence seems like the quickest way out―and the best way to avoid more negative press. 

Quinn finds Grady reckless and entitled; he thinks she’s uptight and too regimented. Yet as the two begin to hammer and saw, Quinn sees glimpses of the vulnerability behind the bravado, and Grady learns from her passion and determination, qualities he seems to have lost along the way. But when a well-intentioned omission has devastating consequences, Grady finds himself cast out of town―and Quinn’s life―possibly forever. Forced to face the hurt holding her back, Quinn must finally let go or risk missing out on the adventure of a lifetime. 

My Thoughts:

Sometimes it can be difficult to find the words to explain why I love fiction written by certain authors.

I don’t have that problem telling you why I love every book Courtney Walsh creates.  I just need one word:  REAL.

Real life characters like Quinn and Grady.  Real life situations, like clinging so tightly to the past your emotional muscles freeze up, keeping you from being able to reach out to the promise of a different future.  Real life dislike for people we’ve misjudged and real life humility enabling us to admit we were wrong.

I don’t read Walsh’s books to escape.  I read them to find healing amid the imaginary people and their own struggles.  I read them to meet new friends that continue to linger long after the story ends.

Oh, and I read them because they are crazy good stories with amazing and real romance.

That’s why you should read them, too.  I’m giving Just Let Go four out of five stars.

Until the next page turns, 


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