Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Blackstock's, Calvert's and Warren's Chance of Loving You ~ Reviewed

Terri Blackstock, Candace Calvert, Susan May Warren
Paperback: 425 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (May 1, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1496405374

An anthology by three bestselling romance authors

For Love of Money by Terri Blackstock 
Trying to launch her own design firm while waitressing on the side, Julie Sheffield was drawn to the kind man she waited on at the restaurant last night . . . until he stiffed her on the tip by leaving her half of a sweepstakes ticket.

The Recipe by Candace Calvert Hospital dietary assistant Aimee Curran is determined to win the Vegan Valentine Bake-Off to prove she’s finally found her calling. But while caring for one of her patients―the elderly grandmother of a handsome CSI photographer―Aimee begins to question where she belongs.

Hook, Line & Sinker by Susan May Warren Grad student Abigail Cushman has agreed to enter the annual Deep Haven fishing contest. She’s a quick learner, even if she doesn’t know the difference between a bass and a trout. But nothing could prepare her for competing against the handsome charmer she’s tried to forget since grief tore them apart.

One chance for each woman to change her life . . . but will love be the real prize?

Chance of Loving You is made up of three different short stories by three different authors. For the Love of Money is about Julie Sheffield, a struggling fashion designer working as a waitress. Her life is suddenly thrown together with a man who tipped her half of his lottery ticket. The Recipe is about Aimee Curran, who works as a dietary assistant at a hospital, and is aspiring to win a bake off in order to fund her way through culinary school. She learns that her priorities may be a tad off when she meets the grandson of one of the hospital patients. Finally, Hook, Line and Sinker reunites Abigail Cushman with the man she's loved since she was a teenager. It seemed their paths would keep crossing and would never meet, until the campus ministry hosted a fishing contest.
I enjoyed these stories. I wondered how it would work, having three completely stories in one book, but it did work. I'm not sure I could pick a favorite, but I guess I would say I like the first story the best. The chemistry between the two characters is great, and the situation that brought them together was a make or break situation, and I really enjoyed seeing how they grew and realized things about themselves and each other.

Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers

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