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Lost & Found Love based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Some may not like the love at first sight between Tabby and Joe, but it didn’t bother me. I really like how the two seemed to have a special understanding of each other that quickly turns into something more. Tabby definitely has reason to be hesitant to get involved with anyone, but especially a man of the church. Her childhood was absolutely horrible and left scars that ca be seen, but also some that can’t. Coming to Mountain Meadow though may prove to be exactly what she needs. While there are people who are causing her trouble, she may just find the family that she truly needs – one who will love and accept her as she is. I think that Browning does a good job of depicting a single, young preacher in a small town. The things that the others expect of him – from setting him up with their single relations (or themselves) to what they expect from his wife – are pretty spot on from my experience. Small towns aren’t always Mayberry or Stars Hollow. They usually are full of gossip and with some small-minded people who have no problem causing troubles for others. Joe gets himself into a little trouble when he lets his emotions take control and rushes things with Tabby. I love the way that he handles the outcome, using his faith and morals as a guide. Once he re-centers he provides a great amount of calm and understanding when it is needed. Unfortunately this is one of those times when I think that it actually made a difference that I didn’t read anything else in this series. There’s a history amongst Tabby’s family that, while Browning does her best to explain, really needs to have been experienced to truly understand. Don’t get me wrong – I really like this story, even as my first book, and I think you could too. But I also think that I needed that additional info to really get the nuances. If it is anything like this one, with well-developed and interesting characters and fluid writing, I’m putting it on my TBR list right now. (Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review)