Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Julia Monroe Begins Again


"A warm and witty tale that will grab you by the heart!"--DENISE HUNTER, bestselling author of the Riverbend Romance series

Samuel was back. It seemed unfair to be blindsided. And in church no less. Shouldn't there be a commandment about that? Thou shalt not step foot inside thy ex's place of worship.

Julia Monroe has just turned forty and has high hopes for a fresh start after the last decade of her life abruptly left her a young widow and a single mom. With both her boys off to college, she can finally focus on expanding her New Orleans-based cleaning business. Julia is ready for new beginnings--but God has other plans. Samuel Reed, the ruggedly handsome Green Beret who shattered her heart over twenty years ago, has returned to town and is the kind of distraction she never saw coming.

After their first interaction in years leaves her mind spinning and her emotions out of control, Julia knows she needs to avoid him if she wants any chance of preventing history from repeating itself, but her meddling best friend keeps throwing them together. And now it seems inevitable that the man who was hard to forget might just be 
impossible to resist.

My thoughts: I enjoyed this debut novel tremendously! Julia is a fun character, with her snappy wit and inner monologue about how she really feels when her world is turned upside down with the re-appearance of her ex. I really enjoyed her as a character! The book isn't all comedy though, as it deals with some difficult subjects surrounding their breakup in college, her having been widowed, and how to trust someone again. I thought that the author did a phenomenal job of juggling the humor and seriousness. This is a wonderful debut story! I look forward to reading Rebekah Millet's next book!
I received this book from Bethany House. This is my honest review.

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