Review of Here to Stay by Melissa Tagg

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Thankfully I've had some great books to read for review lately. And tonight I just finished Here to Stay by Melissa Tagg.


I love a Christian romance that not only has a sweet, clean romance, but also brings me closer to God and encourages my walk with Him. Here to Stay fit that perfectly.

Autumn has dreams to work in Paris, but she's been stuck running her family's failing inn. She has a rocky relationship with her mom and sister. And now Blake Hunziker- son of the competition inn's owner- is back in town. Blake has his own issues. He's been running since the death of his brother after his brother's involvement in drugs. But he wants to come home and settle in together. Both Blake and Autumn learn to find healing in their relationships. And they both learn that where God leads them is the best possible place for them to be.

I loved the characters. There was a perfect balance between the story line and the character development, so I had the chance to get to know them well. I loved the story. It's a sweet romance. Although it's similar to the typical Christian romance, it wasn't too predictable; and the story moves along well with some unexpected twists and turns.

I love the focus on encouraging the reader's relationship with God without being preachy or pushy. When I can read a book for enjoyment, but still walk away feeling edified and encouraged, it's a good read.

I can definitely recommend this one. I give it 5 stars and a PG rating.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. A positive review was not required and I received no other compensation.

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