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- Print Length: 112 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Forget Me Not Romances (November 14, 2016)
- Publication Date: November 14, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N1FA3DW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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- Lending: Enabled
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Why Not (A Valentine Matchmaker novella Book 4) Kindle Edition
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This is the setting into which Debra Marvin has placed her hero, Stone Morrison, and her heroine, Amber Wynott. Stone Morrison is the head stonemason for two of Mary Colton’s building projects, while Amber Wynott, whose uncle works for the Santa Fe Railroad, has come to pursue her dream of following in Mary Colton’s footsteps—much to her uncle’s dismay.
Amidst local tensions that are getting more dangerous by the day, Stone and Amber both have personal struggles to work through: Stone’s father owns the biggest banking firm in St. Louis, but following in his footsteps is the last thing he wants to do, which has resulted in a falling out with his father. Amber is determined to prove to her uncle that she has what it takes to be another Mary Colton, but even if she does, is it really where her heart lies?
I quite enjoyed the intellectual chemistry between Amber and Stone; the way in which they challenged one another, each strong-willed and knowing their own mind, but not obnoxiously or unchangeably so. There is plenty of suspense as local tensions escalate into life-threatening situations, and I loved that Stone and Amber’s romance developed realistically for the time frame of the story.
As an added bonus, Debra Marvin heads each chapter with a word and its definition that is in some way related to engineering or construction, but also hints at the way the story will develop in that chapter. I’ve seen her do this in at least one other of her novellas, and I love it!
This is a good choice if you're looking for a short, but engaging read.
I received a copy of this novel from the author. This has not influenced the content of my review.
Amber and Stone both had very strong personalities, but blended really well together without diminishing the other one - that was pretty impressive. Usually when I read about a strong female lead, the man becomes less of a...well, a man, and backs down, losing his strong personality, but even though Amber was independant, she still came to rely upon him, and he didn't back down, but also didn't demean her either. It was a good match.
There was also a bit of mystery involved - always a fun thread to keep up with.
I think it would've been fun to have a bit more backstory - because it was a novella, it at times was a tiny bit rushed and I would've liked to get to know the characters more, but it was still a good read and well put-together. The romance was sweet, and you were rooting for the characters from the start. :)
The setting was fascinating, too - the Grand Canyon in 1914. And the unrest at the time - all very interesting! I enjoyed the touches this brought to the story.
So yes, a quick but enjoyable read. :)
I received a complimentary ecopy from the author. All thoughts are my own.
This story is a love story with a mystery. Who is trying to stop the progress at the job site? This story is also based on history, Mary Colter's accomplishment in the growth of the Grand Canyon focal center.
Stone Mason doesn't want Amber Wynott hanging around because she is a distraction but will he change his mind. Stone has a couple of secrets, he doesn't want her to know like who his family is and that he is afraid of ----. If you want to know his fear, then you will have to read "Why Not" by Debra Marvin and discover it for yourself.
This story also has another love story in between the pages, so it is like getting two love stories.
I was really surprised to learn who the troublemaker was.
I really like the part that the candy hearts have in this story.
I have given "Why Not" by Debra E. Marvin four stars. I was given a complimentary copy of "Valentine Matchmaker": 9 Romantic Novellas by Debra E Marvin and these opinions are my own.
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