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About the Book
Finding Love is Toni Shiloh’s second book in her Maple Run series, following Buying Love. Ms. Shiloh has written another great book which I am delighted to have had a chance to read.
Delaney and Luke are wonderful and fully realized characters. I loved Delaney’s perfectly understandable reluctance to get involved with another military man after the death of her first husband on a deployment. She’s raising twin sons mostly on her own (she does have family to help) and the children were believable, which is not always the case with fictional children, who are often written as too young or too old.
Luke was great. He is steady, and I appreciated the fact he was a recovering alcoholic, as alcohol is a very common way for soldiers to try to cope with their problems. He has a nice relationship with his grandmother and his father.
Both characters are already Christians when the book starts, though they’re not perfect. They struggle with trusting God and giving their lives over to Him, but in my opinion, it’s not a “preachy” book. Readers who appreciate Christianity presented in a straightforward and simple manner will enjoy this aspect.
Setting was great, secondary characters were great, though I wanted more of Luke’s family as we got a lot of Delaney’s since they all live in Maple Run and it felt a little unbalanced. This is a great book and I hope there are more in this series!
Though it is the second book in a series, Finding Love works perfectly well as a standalone and so if you haven’t read the first book in the series, don’t be afraid to pick this one up! I recommend reading the first one, Buying Love, simply because it’s a great book that I enjoyed and previously reviewed here.
I give this book 4/5 stars and recommend it to readers who enjoy contemporary Christian Romance.
**I received a complimentary copy of this book from CelebrateLit. All opinions are my own.**
About the Author
Guest Post from Toni Shiloh
I’m so excited about this book tour for Finding Love. This book holds a special place in my heart. The pathway to writing Finding Love was not as easy as I thought it would be. For the most part, my brain has an idea or characters share their story, and bam, I’m off and writing at my laptop.
I decided to write Finding Love when I got the contract for Buying Love, the first book in the series. I figured fans would want to read another story in the fictional Maple Run, Virginia. I also figured that Shorty and Nikki’s story would be the second book, but alas, they refuse to talk to me.
The reason I love Finding Love so much is because it’s about what every person is searching for: love. We search for it in families, in friends, and in that romantic ideal of happily ever after. And even greater, it’s a testament of God’s love for us.
Sometimes, love is scary. To let another person in our heart, bare our secrets, and hold our breath waiting for them to accept us…makes a person’s heart quake. With Delaney, she wasn’t even trying to find love, but it rode in on Harley seeking for forgiveness. I loved watching Luke and Delaney fall in love and I pray you do as well.
Blessings, reader friends!
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