Like Never Before – Walker Family Series by Melissa Tagg
Have you been to Maple Valley, Iowa?? It’s one of my favorite towns to visit. You too can visit this amazing town and get to know the wonderful people who live there by reading Melissa Tagg’s Walker Family Series.
Okay, okay…so it’s a fictional town and we can’t really go there for a visit. But I sure wish we could. I fell in love with this little town and its heartwarming and relatable characters in the prequel novella, Three Little Words (which you can get FREE on Amazon). My heart was touched by the first book in the series, From the Start. I loved the story and did not want to leave Maple Valley. Thankfully, Melissa seemed to know that we were going to miss Maple Valley and would have to wait for book two in the Walker Family Series, so she surprised us with a fabulous novella, One Enchanted Christmas to tie us over. Although not a Walker Family book, it was set in Maple Valley and it was such a joy to read.
I have liked Melissa’s author page on Facebook and I LOVE how she shares about her writing and her characters and what God is teaching her through them. Logan’s book, Like Never Before – the second in the Walker Family Series – has been highly anticipated both by her and by all of us who love the Walkers and Maple Valley! I was so excited to get my influencer copy in the mail. I wanted to devour it and yet, I didn’t. I really wanted to read it nonstop until I finished, but I also wanted to savor it. It almost sounds silly to me, but I wanted to be able to focus solely on the book, not having anything else around to distract me when I was reading. So, I forced myself to read it slowly and I’m so glad I did.
There was a lot of hype about Logan Walker before the book even came out. Melissa just couldn’t say enough good stuff about him…she practically fell in love with him (ask her…she’ll tell you). And I must say, after reading the book I can see why…Logan makes falling for him easy and from what I’ve seen in other reviews, she’s not the only one! Logan has some tough issues to deal with in this book. I love his heart, his true desire to do what is right, his devotion to his family and his romantic nature.
Amelia Bentley is a fun quirky character that we met in From the Start and she is the perfect match for Logan. I love her passion and determination. Her heart for seemingly unlovable people challenges me to love people where they are, knowing there’s more to the story than meets the eye.
This book allowed us to walk through a lot of hard memories and difficult decisions, determination and life altering situations, gentle reminders and soul-searching moments as Logan and Amelia face life together as their paths cross in Maple Valley.
We are also privileged to witness the great love between father and daughter, estranged sisters, caring siblings, father to grown son, two souls finding each other and most importantly God and His children. This book speaks to the importance of the relationships in our lives and reminds us not to take them for granted.
This book is one for the re-read shelf. It is heartwarming and challenging at the same time. And there’s a fun mystery woven in too!
Are you ready to visit Maple Valley and meet these wonderful people? Don’t delay. I’m certain they will make you feel right at home.