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Here to Stay (#02 in Where Love Begins Series)

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"Melissa Tagg follows up her debut novel with a stellar sophomore read. With her charming wit and engaging prose, Tagg pens a story of hope in God's dreams for us and ties it all together with sigh-worthy romance. Truly a book and author not to be missed."
~Rachel Hauck, award-winning, bestselling author of The Wedding Dress and Princess Ever After


After playing nomad for five years, Blake Hunziker has finally had enough of adventure. Not sure what reception he'll get from everyone back in Whisper Shore, he's stunned at not only a warm welcome from his hometown but also a job offer. The job is his if he can successfully pull off the annual Christmas Festival. If only he knew the first thing about coordinating events...

If there's one thing Autumn Kingsley knows, it's Whisper Shore. For years, she's been stuck running her family's inn when all she wants is to see the world. Now she has a visit scheduled from a potential investor who could take over the inn, as well as a dream job offer in Paris. But with just two weeks to whip the inn into shape, her chance at escape is a long shot.

The Hunzikers and the Kingsleys may not get along, but Blake knows Autumn's the only one who can help him. She agrees to a trade--she'll help with the Festival and he'll help with inn repairs. But what was meant to be a simple deal quickly becomes much more than that when the guy who's done running away joins forces with the girl who can't wait to leave.

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"Melissa Tagg follows up her debut novel with a stellar sophomore read. With her charming wit and engaging prose, Tagg pens a story of hope in God's dreams for us and ties it all together with sigh-worthy romance. Truly a book and author not to be missed."
~Rachel Hauck, award-winning, bestselling author of The Wedding Dress and Princess Ever After


After playing nomad for five years, Blake Hunziker has finally had enough of adventure. Not sure what reception he'll get from everyone back in Whisper Shore, he's stunned at not only a warm welcome from his hometown but also a job offer. The job is his if he can successfully pull off the annual Christmas Festival. If only he knew the first thing about coordinating events...

If there's one thing Autumn Kingsley knows, it's Whisper Shore. For years, she's been stuck running her family's inn when all she wants is to see the world. Now she has a visit scheduled from a potential investor who could take over the inn, as well as a dream job offer in Paris. But with just two weeks to whip the inn into shape, her chance at escape is a long shot.

The Hunzikers and the Kingsleys may not get along, but Blake knows Autumn's the only one who can help him. She agrees to a trade--she'll help with the Festival and he'll help with inn repairs. But what was meant to be a simple deal quickly becomes much more than that when the guy who's done running away joins forces with the girl who can't wait to leave.

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Meet the Author

Melissa Tagg

Melissa Tagg is a former reporter and total Iowa girl. In addition to her homeless ministry day job, she is also the marketing/events coordinator for My Book Therapy, a craft-and-coaching community for writers. When she's not writing, she can be found hanging out with the coolest family ever, watching old movies, and daydreaming about her next book. She's passionate about humor, grace, and happy endings. Melissa blogs regularly and loves connecting with readers at www.melissatagg.com. A

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Great Read!
4 stars By Monique, Jun 25 2016
Sometimes God's plans are much bigger than our own and our life can go completely different to how we imagined it. With lovable characters, this is a great read! 
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Enjoyable Read!
4 stars By Amanda, Feb 11 2016
I loved reading more about Blaze and finding out about his family situation (the big secret background from book 1). Really loved the quirkiness of Ellie too. There was a strong theme of family and responsibility for both characters and they both had different paths to resolve their issues and move forward. It was well-written and a really enjoyable read.
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Put-a-smile-on-your-dial kind of romance
4 stars By Helen W, Mar 24 2015
Autumn and Blake had me hooked from the first page.  This became a 'can't-put-it-down' read for me very quickly.  There was just something about Autumn and Blake that I loved.  They were real, fresh and irresistible, and had fantastic chemistry.  Blake was very appealing - good looking, strong and capable, likes to have fun.  Autumn needed his help - but she wasn't a 'needy' character and she happily accepted his help, which is a refreshing change.

The story is compelling, dealing with a tragedy that both Autumn and Blake were associated with a few years prior.  The town of Whisper Shore was delightful and its characters engaging.  We join not only Autumn and Blake in their journey to emotional healing, but the whole town as well.

I also love Melissa Tagg's writing style and voice, and found it witty and entertaining.

My only reservation is that the ending wasn't quite as satisfying as I would have liked.  I think the grand gesture you expect at the end of a romance didn't feel quite as big as it could be.

But besides from that, I happily recommend this book to anyone who is looking for an engaging, heartwarming and put-a-smile-on-your-dial kind of contemporary romance.
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Sweet Romance
5 stars By Hannah, Jan 19 2015
I read the first page of this book in the bookstore, and knew as I laughed aloud at the awkward situation Autumn finds herself in that I had to buy it and read the rest. So glad I did! I really enjoyed this book. As I read it, I found myself alternating between laughing at the craziness of it all and wishing I could reach into the book and embrace these two characters who carried so much pain, regret and responsibility on their shoulders. Definitely one I'll read again, as much for the things I learnt from it as for the laughs! 
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Sweet
4 stars By Hannah, Nov 18 2014
Having picked this book up on a whim (hey, it's a great cover!), I was happy to find it a really great read. The characters are believable and the situations they found themselves in never seemed forced. I enjoyed the sweet, comical romance but also the way the author delved into more serious issues like prejudice, forgiveness, regret and the dreams we hold on to. Very interested to read more from this author. 
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  • Catalogue Code 404190
  • Product Code 9781441264183
  • ISBN 1441264183
  • EAN 9781441264183
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Romance
  • Publisher Bethany House Publishers
  • Publication Date Apr 2014
  • Sales Rank #71710
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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