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Like Never Before: A Novel by Melissa Tagg Book Review

Like Never Before is the second novel in the Walker Family series. One of the main characters is Amelia Bentley who lives in Maple Valley. She works for the local newspaper as a reporter. The owner of the paper recently passed away and the paper is suffering from financial hardship. It is about to be shut down unless the new owner decides to save it. Logan Walker becomes the new owner of the paper. He is a former reporter that moved away to become a political speech writer and he married his wife Emma. Emma is tragically killed in a car wreck. They have a three year old, Charlie who won’t speak a lot of words yet. Everyone is concerned about Charlie and they think something is wrong. He travels back to Maple Valley where he can meet with a highly trained speech therapist. He is also trying to decide if he should sell the newspaper. Amelia is determined to convince Logan not to sell the paper. Amelia is also trying to solve a mystery and reveal the truth to the community. She needs Logan’s help in order to try and solve the mystery. Along the way a budding romance begins to happen but both are afraid of falling in love again. 

I would recommend this awesome book to anyone who enjoys reading books that contain romance and faith. This was the first book in the Walker Family series that I have read. I was able to easily get caught up on the storyline and I wasn’t confused or lost. I liked how descriptive Melissa Tagg was in conveying the plot. I especially liked how Logan was portrayed as being a caring father and how he struggled with trying to make all of the right decisions. I liked how Melissa explored his journey with losing his faith after losing his wife and I think people will be able to relate to the storyline. If you’re looking a new book to read during the nice summer weather, check this one out!

“I received this book free from the publisher through the Bethany House Publishers/ Chosen book review bloggers program.”     

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