This story – much like every other one penned by Laura Frantz – captured my heart and imagination. I find myself still dwelling on the characters long after finishing the last page. I miss them. I miss the Kentucky woods. I miss the adventure and the journey I followed along as the reader. It happens to me every time I read Laura’s work. It’s hard to move on from such a touching story.
I can’t imagine having lived during such a tumultuous time, but to see it through Tempe’s and Sion’s eyes was breathtaking. I felt like I was watching a movie, the scenes just moved so smoothly into the next. I loved these two. I loved their hearts, their strength, even the walls they put up to protect themselves from hurt. They’re vulnerable and they’re real.
I loved the concept of this entire series – the split timeline, the subtle romance, the intriguing plot twists. It’s unlike anything else I’ve read and I love discovering books like that! As I read along, I kept wishing I could step into the quaint wedding shop myself and talk with Cora or give a helping hand to Haley. These women inspired me with their grit, determination, and their vision.
There’s a strong connection of legacy in each of these books. I enjoyed how the author wove the historical piece into the present and found myself surprised up to the very end. It was a beautiful journey from start to finish.
With a title and cover like that, how can a reader not be drawn in, right? 😉 This story held everything I enjoyed about the last one in the series – unique story line, strong relationships, humor, and even heartbreaking depth at times.
Just a Kiss proved to be so much more than just what meets the eye, giving the reader a beautiful glimpse into lives that are hurting and longing to start over, but don’t know how. By the end of it, you’ll find yourself rooting for Riley and Paige as if they were your best friends.