Maple Valley became Amelia Bentley’s haven after her heart and her dreams of a family were shattered. But her new life as a newspaper editor is shaken when the small-town paper is in danger of closing. Her one hope: A lead on an intriguing story that just might impress the new publisher…if only she knew who he was.
After his biggest campaign success yet, widowed speechwriter Logan Walker now has the chance of a lifetime–a spot on a presidential campaign. But his plans are interrupted when he finds out he’s inherited his hometown newspaper. He travels home intent on selling the paper and spending some much-needed time with his young daughter before making the leap into national politics.
But instead of a quick sale and peaceful break from his hectic career, Logan finds himself helping Amelia chase her story. She’s scrappy, but wounded. He’s dependable, but lost. They may butt heads more than expected, but a series of leads on Maple Valley’s quirky unsolved mystery is just the start of the sparks that fly in the office and in their hearts.
I’m a sucker for a romantic series, so I loved knowing the Walker family saga was going to continue. I really enjoyed the first one and couldn’t wait to read the second. Because I’d recently read the first book, some of it dragged through the sections where the author reminds the reader about what’s already happened, but I’m sure I would have appreciated that more if I’d had to wait a year between books.
Regardless of that, I really enjoyed book two. It not only literally had the same characters that were introduced in book one, it had the same small town, homey vibe. Another fun, sweet romance that makes me want to visit Iowa!