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.
I’ve really enjoyed this unique and creative series. Not only was I drawn into the mysterious land, but also the characters who called it home. This story actually brings us back to the very beginning, to the founders of the land and their stories. It answered several of my questions and brought the satisfying conclusion I was hoping for.
I liked following Marian and her family and friends across the ocean, but at times the story seemed slow. I was ready for them to reach land almost as much as they were. 😉 The second half of the book was my favorite as the adventure picked up pace and brought with it familiar parts of the previous books in the series. I loved seeing the land through the Founders’ eyes.