A Marriage in Middlebury by Anita Higman

a-marraige-in-middleburyGenre: Romance
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: November 2013

The little town of Middlebury, Texas, is as exotic as the teas Charlotte Rose Hill serves in her quaint, country shop. After all, she draws her inspiration for the blended concoctions from the eccentric inhabitants themselves. She is happy with the life she has built for herself.

However, her contentment is disrupted when Sam Wilder—the man she was intent on marrying a decade earlier—walks into her tea shop. Her brief hopes of rekindling their lost love shatter like a dropped china cup when Sam introduces her to his fiancée.

With the help and support of her well-meaning customers, her peaceful life is quickly invaded by a whole lot of crazy. Through it all, though, Charlotte will discover that she is not alone and that God may have a beautiful love story for her after all.

Love, heartbreak, and faith come together in the pages of Anita Higman’s story of second chances. A Marriage in Middlebury reminded me of a modern-day retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion. Fans of the classic will enjoy discovering the similarities, especially between Charlotte and Anne. Filled with a cast of odd and unique characters, readers are assured an entertaining read. Some were quite a hoot to watch as they tangled some pretty ridiculous webs.

Although predictable, with lots of “happily-ever-afters” to go around, A Marriage in Middlebury is still a fun read for a lazy afternoon. Sometimes it’s nice to get away and enjoy a feel-good story that leaves you with a smile on your face. This novel definitely fits the bill. I recommend it to readers who enjoy romances with a comic twist.

Review copy provided by Litfuse Publicity. Thanks!

**Originally posted on Fiction Addict.

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