Friday, June 9

Review: The Clover Chapel

Title: The Clover Chapel
By: Devney Perry
Series: Jamison Valley #2
My Copy: Ebook from Publisher
The BookWhisperer's Rating: 

She took a dare and fell in love. Truth would have been the smarter choice.

After years of living under her father’s thumb, Emmeline is ready to break free. She’s abandoned her life as a New York socialite to follow her dream of becoming a kindergarten teacher in a small, wholesome town. Seeing the man that nearly broke her was absolutely not what she had hoped to find in Prescott, Montana.

Nick hasn’t seen his Emmy in nine years, but that doesn’t mean he’s forgotten a thing about the woman he loves. After just one blissful night as man and wife, he gave her up, sacrificing his own happiness to keep her safe—far away from him. But the moment she walks back into his lonely life is the moment he decides never to let her go again. He won’t waste his second chance. All he has to do is win back Emmeline’s heart, keep her safe from the shadows in his past and prove to her that taking a wager on him is a sure bet.

I must say that The Clover Chapel had me on a rollercoaster of, “This book just might be good.  This book is good! Wait, what just happened? Oh, no, no, no! Okay, it got better.” So let’s break down my rollercoaster of thoughts and feelings.

At first, Emmy felt a little/a lot whiney.  It wasn’t into a good chunk of the beginning does she begin to loosen up and come out of her shell.  This is all thanks to Nick, who is a pretty amazing guy.  I have a feeling that if any guy met a girl like Emmy in real life, they wouldn’t put up with her and her whiney ways long enough to get to know the real Emmy.  But fast-forward a few years and Emmy has grown up.  She has gotten out of under her father’s thumb and moved to Prescott, Montana to be take up her dream job as a teacher.  Oh, and this is where she meets Nick again. 

To me, when Nick and Emmy meet again is when the story started to get really good.  Emmy is very standoffish while Nick plans on never letting her go.  It was delightful to see their antics together; one resisting so much while the other works even harder.  Add in the cuteness of the town people, the mysterious person who keeps breaking into Emmy’s house, and growing relationship between Nick and Emmy and you have yourself a good three-fourths of a good book.

Then comes the twist and turns and I will say that I found it far fetched.  It threw me off of liking the book so much so that it has led to a decrease in my rating.  I just couldn’t imagine how in the world what happened happening. 

But all in all, The Clover Chapel was my first book of Devney and pretty good.  I think Devney wrote a wonderful male lead in Nick and turned my thoughts about Emmy around when she moved to Prescott. 

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