Friday, February 27, 2015
Review: Love Gently Falling
Love Gently Falling by Melody Carlson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Rita is fulfilling her dream of being a hairstylist in Hollywood when she gets a call that her mother has had a stroke. She rushes home to help her dad and brother take care of her mother. She also takes it upon herself to try to help out her mother's failing hair salon. Fighting the direct competition of another salon owned by a previous employee, Rita decides the salon needs a renovation. As she works to accomplish much in a short period of time, Rita is re-united with some school friends and finds herself drawn to Johnny, an old classmate. Will the renovation be successful. Will she want to go back to the "glamour" of Hollywood after tasting the comfort of her hometown again?
I enjoy Melody Carlson's style of writing. It's sweet and straightforward. This was a short, simple love story that goes perfectly with the month of February. :) I enjoyed Rita and Johnny's growing relationship. And I liked the closeness of Rita's family. Of course I didn't care for Zinnia with her fake overtures of friendship and her possessiveness over Johnny. But it was nice to see Rita re-connecting with her childhood best friend, Marley. :)
*Thanks to FaithWords/CenterStreet and Netgalley for providing me with a free e-book copy in exchange for my honest opinion & review.*
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