Sweet Christmas Kisses 4: The Gift Of Yesterday By Milou Koenings

 

Green Pines Romance

Sweet Christmas Kisses 4; The Gift Of Yesterday
Sweet Christmas Kisses 4; The Gift Of Yesterday

 

 

 

 

 

 

A collection of 14 stories complied into a boxed set.  Excerpt from collection:  Usher in the holiday season with 14 heartwarming all-new, stand-alone stories from New York Times, USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors. Sweet Christmas Kisses 4 takes you from the Pocono Mountains to sunny Florida, and as far away as Portugal.

I chose to review the romance story by Milou Koenings, The Gift Of Yesterday.

STORY-LINE THE GIFT OF YESTERDAY BY MILOU KOENINGS:

When Bailey Ames’ Aunt Muriel became ill, she returned from France where she schooled and studied;  Bailey put her dreams on hold to cared for her aunt.  After her Aunt Muriel’s death, it’s time for Bailey to spread her wings and live her dream.  Bailey, alone in the world, returns to Green Pines, the place of her teenage years and past happy times to open a pastry shop.

Joe Hudson has loved Bailey since a teenager.  Never able to  forget her, he dates, but his dates are always temporary.  With Bailey’s return, he finally sees a chance at happiness.  However, Bailey has relationship issues which force Joe to take a stand for love.  Will love win out in this sweet romance?  My contemporary romance book reviews of The Gift Of Yesterday follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Milou Koenings created a sweet clean romance which will touch the reader‘s heartKoenings placed her characters in the small town of Green Pines;  with all the closeness and protectiveness of each other you find in small communities. I love the atmosphere of small towns; from the gossips to the caring.

Koenings‘ tale of love never forgotten, held my interest from start to finish.  Joe’s character will bring out you’re rooting spirit; a fine, steady, determined, good man, who never forgot his first and only love.  His wealth has had no influence on his character, morals, or sense of community.  His determination to win Bailey is wonderful.  With issues of loss and losing the ones she has loved, Bailey, must face her hang ups head-on and make decisions which will impact her life. 

I found the story-line solid, with well-developed characters and  plotting which kept me reading A Gift Of Yesterday straight through. The pace of the book‘s in line with the length of the story and Koenings‘ writing is clear and easy to follow.  Her scenes transition smoothly from scene to scene without lagging or bogging down.  A perfect read for anyone who enjoys reading a sweet, clean, relaxing romance, I would not hesitate to buy this book for myself or a friend.  I closed this book with a sigh of contentment.

THE GIFT OF YESTERDAY RECOMMENDATION:  STARS 4

FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE:

Additionally, I received this book from the author and chose to voluntarily review the book with honest romance book reviews.  Lastly, 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.  In addition, no one influences my voluntary romance book reviews.

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The Gift Of Yesterday
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