Three Little Words (Walker Family): A Novella

Three Little Words (Walker Family): A Novella

by Melissa Tagg

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Ava Kingsley and Seth Walker might be the most unlikely friends ever. The only thing these two polar opposites have in common is a knack for wordsmithing. Back in college, they were known for their written sparring in the campus newspaper's popular "He Says/She Says" column.

At their ten-year college reunion, they pick up right where they left off. Except this time their squabbling leads to a surprising turn: friendship and a year-long exchange of emails. So when Ava approaches a crossroads in her athletics department career in Minnesota, Seth is quick to offer the open apartment above the restaurant he's been remodeling in Maple Valley, Iowa.

Ava doesn't know where her career will lead her next, but she's starting to suspect she might see Seth as more than a pen pal. Which would be exciting...except for the fact that he only sees her as a friend.

As Maple Valley grows on her, Ava wonders if there might be something here for her even though Seth is unavailable. And maybe, just maybe, after all the words the two of them have exchanged over the years, they'll finally be able to say the three that matter most.

Three Little Words is an e-only novella that gives an exciting introduction to Melissa Tagg's new series about the charismatic Walker family and the endearing town of Maple Valley!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441265128
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/03/2015
Series: Walker Family
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 78
Sales rank: 46,863
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Melissa Tagg, author of Made to Last and Here to Stay, is a former newspaper reporter, current nonprofit grant writer, and total Iowa girl. When she's not writing, she can be found hanging out with the coolest family ever. She's passionate about humor, grace, and happy endings. Melissa blogs regularly at

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Three Little Words (Walker Family): A Novella 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
LizD1 More than 1 year ago
Three Little Words ( Walker Family- A Novella ) by: Melissa Tagg Wow, what a novella, Three Little Words is a very wonderful and clean novella and I loved it. The two main characters , Seth Walker and Ava Kingsley went to college together and in their college newspaper they argued all the time about everything. They meet again at a college reunion and from there, things begin to happen. Ava has always wanted to be a college coach and Seth wants to own his own restaurant. Will their dreams come true? Can’t wait to read more about the Walker Family. Oh, and I loved the four little words.
oklee More than 1 year ago
THREE LITTLE WORDS, indeed. LOVED this book, couldn't put it down. Such likable characters and a little different story line. Can't beat unlikely friendship turned to friendship turned to love! Melissa Tagg is definitely on my list of favorite authors!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great love story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short read. sweet
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I really liked this book. My first time with this author. I will be reading more of Melissa Tagg.
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BeverlyLytle More than 1 year ago
This was my first book by this author. I found it to be a cute story that I feel would appeal more to the younger generation of readers. I thought it started a little slow, but about half way through, the storyline became much more interesting. The second half of the book strengthened to a fun and sweet ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the story - it was sweet!!
RGNHALL More than 1 year ago
What a sweet, surprising little romance !  I will freely admit that I prefer romances with a bit of mystery or historical features to them.  This romance had no mystery and no historical features but it did have plenty of excitement and fun.   And lots and lots of romance.  It is almost impossible not to fall in love with Seth and Ava.   Their arguing and bickering just add to the fun of this romance.         I've never particularly wanted to travel to Michigan or Iowa either but this book makes me wonder what interesting treasures might just lie in wait in these two states.  I grew up in a very small town in Virginia and small towns hold a special attraction for me.   The little Iowa town of Maple Valley certainly boasts of a few neat little places to explore.   So grab a copy and your kindle and curl up for a while and listen for those three little words.        I just had to rate this book 5 stars because it is just that wonderful!   Readers are sure to love it!  
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I loved this story!
Baranski1987 More than 1 year ago
Three Little Words, By: Melissa Tagg I breezed right on through this novella today it was that fabulous. I didn’t want to put this book down!! I felt as though I was among the characters in the story watching everything happen. I love the conflicts, emotions the adversity of the characters in this book. Love the feeling that you get when you visit a small town, then you will surely want to get your copy of this book today. Relax and unwind with this wonderful story. I highly recommend this book! 5 stars!!
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
I loved this fun novella! Three Little Words has well-developed characters and a relationship between the hero and heroine of the story that just makes sense. It is also a novella that felt complete, not rushed in any way. I love when an author can pull that off! For readers who are familiar with Melissa Tagg’s books, you will be happy to know that this free novella is the beginning of her new Walker Family series, but also provides a bridge back to her first series, Where Love Begins. The main character, Ava, is the bridge between the two series. And if you have not read the other two books in the first series, that’s ok, this novella can stand on its own just fine. I simply devoured this book from start to finish. It is clear to me that this is going to be the start of a very enjoyable series, set in a wonderful and quaint small town in Iowa. Both Ava and Seth are great characters that I was able to connect with immediately in this story. If you are a fan of contemporary fiction, I definitely recommend getting started with this new series.
BethanyMarks More than 1 year ago
Melissa Tagg's e novella did the trick. I fell for Maple Valley and the Walker family.  Ava and Seth's friendship-based love brings a smile to my face. I loved their relationship of verbal sparring and competitiveness. They start out antagonistic in college as debating opponents. At their reunion, when Seth learns of Ava's husband's death, they take a little turn to email friendship. Ava takes Seth up on an offer to vacation in his hometown and everything shifts.  Such fun to take the journey with them from being on offense with each other to the time slowing moment of realizing love. Thank you Bethany House for the novella. So enjoyable. I am looking forward to the Walker family series. 
Andrea_Renee_Cox More than 1 year ago
by Andrea Renee Cox “Sometimes we have to let history rest to make way for what’s coming next.” - Three Little Words, by Melissa Tagg After being turned down for her dream job, Ava Kingsley struggles to understand how to let her history rest in order to give God room to put her future into place. When her email buddy and old college classmate, Seth Walker, invites her to stay in the empty apartment over the restaurant he’s opening in his hometown, will she see this opportunity as an open door to a new dream or just a pit stop along the way? Will these two friends debate their way into a romance or go after their individual dreams? Well, Melissa Tagg did it again. Her trademark comedic timing in a sweet story about small-town love and big dreams translated so perfectly in her first novella ever. I’m really looking forward to seeing more of these e-shorts from her. One of my favorite things about Three Little Words is how Ava Kingsley and Seth Walker started out as enemies, debating through their college newspaper, but over time, their enmity morphed into a friendship they both treasured greatly. That journey serves as a great reminder that not only do our relationships change and grow through the years, but we also can learn and improve ourselves along the way. Life if a journey to enjoy and improving on my faults is part of it I’ve learned to appreciate more and more over the years. The sense of accomplishment is neat, but what I really love is when I’m able to use my past experience and difficult life lessons to encourage other people who may be struggling to make it through a challenging time in their lives. This book, Three Little Words, reminded me that encouraging others in this way is meaningful for both the person being encouraged and the one offering encouragement. And while reading this novella, I experienced both sides of that situation, which helped the lesson to soak into my bones even better. As I’ve learned, that’s the way God works with me. He brings in multiple sources to show me the things He’s trying to teach me. It’s my job to open my eyes, take it all in, and then thank Him for yet another opportunity to become an even better version of myself. *I did not receive compensation for my honest review.
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Britney_Adams More than 1 year ago
Three Little Words is simply delightful and a wonderful introduction to the Walker family! I loved Seth Walker and Ava Kingsley. They are adorable characters and I really enjoyed their great chemistry and witty banter. I was reluctant for this e-only novella to end, and am eager to return to Maple Valley as the Walker Family Series continues!
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Three Little Words by Melissa Tagg Walker Family Series Prequel Novella Ava Jane Kingsley had dreams. Had being the key word. She had loved Ryan Hunziker and that had not worked out. She had attended her alumni party in hopes of seeing her favorite professor, that had not happened. She had hoped to avoid Seth Walker, nope she had not done that. And finally, she had hoped to be named head coach for her college football team and that had not happened either. Would anything go right?  Seth Walker was not going to mess things up like his parents did. If he made a commitment...he would follow through. He committed to buying the old bank building and opening a restaurant and then proposing to his girlfriend. What he didn't expect to happen was to run into his old nemesis from college and become friends. Good friends. I wanted to read this prequel before reading the next book, From the Start, and I'm glad I did. It gives the reader an idea of what Maple Valley, Iowa and the Walker family is like. This was a novella but packed full of story. The romance, choices, and how sometimes we can make a commitment and even when we reach that point of knowing it might not be best...feel to tied to it to give it up. Looking forward to more of the Walker's stories. (Ava is sister to Autumn from the book, Here to Stay.)
lsnlj More than 1 year ago
This is the pre-novella of the Walker Family Series, It is a great little novella. It also ties in her Where Loves Begins books (Made to Last and Here to Stay) with this series. All of which are great books. I would recommend any of them, Melissa Tagg is a great author and has become one of  my favorite, I love her style. Book one in this series is From the Start (available March 31). Ava Kingsley's life has just turned upside down. What exactly is it that she wants? When the last person she expects becomes an e-mail friend she is surprised by who she relies on when her dreams come crashing down. Will she be able to remain just friends or is there more developing, at least on her side? Seth Walker has finally figured out what he wants to accomplish in life. He feels he must finish what he starts and stay committed at any cost. However when Ava becomes such a good friend what is it that is truly the best thing for him? Will they be able to stay friends or is that too much to ask? I would recommend this novella to anyone who likes good, clean, contemporary, christian romance. 
Shay14 More than 1 year ago
First, I want to start of by saying that I love when an author writes a novella that doesn't feel rushed. Oftentimes, because the story is so short, the romance and plot go from point A to point B without blinking. I appreciate the author providing us a background story, plus a basis for which love begins to grow over time. I loved this story! Melissa Tagg has a way with words. I loved reading the email snippits and I loved the home town feeling of the story. I absolutely loved Ava Jane. Her name, her strength, her unassuming character, everything about her drew me to her. Her feelings, thoughts, and emotions were well-written and very believable. Seth Walker is a sweet, caring, fun guy. I would absolutely love to get to know him. Melissa Tagg's characters are well developed, even in such a short story. I loved the secondary characters and hope they make an appearance in future stories. The message was based on Ecclesiastes 3:1 - "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." Each character has to learn to listen when God says "hold on, not now" or "go, it's time." It's an important lesson for everyone to learn. The author does a great job of weaving the message into the story. Overall, I loved this story. I look forward to reading more about the Walker family.