A Historical Romance Novella (Secret Identity Book 1)
STORY-LINE WITH GOOD INTENTIONS:
Author Jo Huddlestons latest novella set in 1959, With Good Intentions’, a clean sweet satisfying romance. When big corporation meets small business owner, the sparks fly along with deception. William Wainworth, son of CEO Oscar Wainworth, finds himself sent to Conroy, Alabama. Wainworth’s, in negotiations for a block of businesses, has one hold out. William’s instructed to persuade the owners to sell the hole-in-the-wall ice cream parlor, regardless of how long it takes.
William has a plan to gain the confidence of the two women, mother and daughter owners. He decides to use a false name and occupation, befriending them at the ice cream parlor. Upon meeting Jean, the daughter and co-owner, William’s struck dumb. Attraction flares on both side.
“Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive”. How will William tell Jean his real name without loosing her trust? Can their budding romance survive his deception? Can the fact his intentions were good, win over Jean? My historical romance novel review of With Good Intentions follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
Firstly, I must say, as usual, Jo Huddleston created a sweet, clean, wholesome romance. Huddleston’s talent and writing skill allows the reader to feel the emotion and attraction of her characters without the use of sex or foul language. Secondly, skilfully plotting of the story-line and development of her characters, keeps the reader invested in her characters and story-line.
Will never gave thought how he would extricate himself from his lies when he began his deception. We rarely see the repercussions of our actions beforehand, which Huddleston skillfully shows. Huddleston demonstrated how one lie always call for another. As well as, demonstrating how complicated our deceptions become as they grow.
With well-developed characters, realistic and believable, I felt I would befriend Jean had she really existed. Jean’s character is sweet, hardworking, with integrity and morals. Instilled by her parents with the principles of honesty, she’s slow to forgive if betrayed. Also, Will, a good man who made an unwise decision, must untangle the web he has created. With skill Huddleston, wove all the threads together to form a completely satisfying romance and resolve the story-line.
WITH GOOD INTENTIONS RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
In addition, at 121 pages, this novella’s just right for an afternoon of relaxing reading. I found With Good Intentions, a wonderful, clean, easy to read novella, suitable for anyone who enjoys a clean well-written romance.
FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE:.
Additionally, I received a kindle gift and purchased this book choosing to voluntarily review the book with an honest historical romance novel review. Furthermore, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book reviews on-line and on my blog, are my opinions. No one influenced my voluntary historical romance novel review of With Good Intentions.
WITH GOOD INTENTIONS ABOUT THE AUTHOR/LINKS:
PROVIDED BY AUTHOR
Jo Huddleston is an Amazon Bestselling author of books, articles, and short stories. Novels in her West Virginia Mountains series and her Caney Creek series are sweet Southern historical romances. Her novels are endorsed by Amanda Cabot, Lillian Duncan, Cara Lynn James, Sharlene MacLaren, and Ann Tatlock. The redeeming story of God’s pursuing love is the foundation of her novels, and in them you will find inspiration, hope, and gentle stories that are intriguing and entertaining. Jo is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and the Literary Hall of Fame at Lincoln Memorial University (TN). Learn more at: AUTHORS WEBSITE