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ABOUT THE BOOK
If you'd like to read the first chapter of For the Love of Pete, go HERE.
I used the Look Inside feature on Amazon to read the first chapter of For the Love of Pete.
COVER: Love it. Fits right in with the fact that Bethany has way too much clutter and her mother keeps trying to get her to clean it up. The houses in the background, along with the crayon-like text on the box give the cover a homey feeling.
FIRST CHAPTER: The novel opens with Pete fixing Bethany's kitchen faucet. Bethany's attraction to him remains as vibrant as it was back in high school before she married her husband. What she doesn't realize is that Pete is attracted to her, too. While he stayed home and took over the family business, Bethany and Charlie, and many of his other high school pals, got married and moved away. Now that Bethany has inherited the house in Bloomfield, she's back, and dealing with her troublesome mother, Naomi, who wants her to get out of the house more often.
KEEP READING: Definitely. This romance novel is easier for me to relate to than many of the other romances I read. Bethany is now a widow and has returned to her hometown. She's coping with her meddling mother and an attraction to a high school friend who made his life in Bloomfield and never married. Author Debby Mayne sets up a plausible romance between two Christians who have known one another for years. Told from both points of view, the reader gets a well-rounded idea of what makes each person tick and some backstory for both. Morality and faith play a role right from the start. The chapter ends in such a way that encourages the reader to keep turning the pages.
Series: A Bloomfield Novel
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: B&H Books (January 15, 2014)
I read the first chapter on Amazon. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.