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A Life to Live by Toni Shiloh

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Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me.

a-life-to-liveA Life to Live by Toni Shiloh

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

(Click the title to find the book description/blurb.)

Mia is a world away from her hometown in Texas when she settles in for a month-long trip in Nottingham. Running into Caleb, the former boyfriend who once broke her heart, is the last thing she would’ve imagined happening. Their chance encounter in England could lead to either more heartbreak or healing in A Life to Live by author Toni Shiloh.

This is a lovely, romantic novella about forgiveness, working through grief, and giving and taking second chances.

The story feels a little simplistic, repetitive, and not quite believable at times. There are some minor, technical errors throughout the book, along with a good deal of head hopping, switching back and forth between Mia’s and Caleb’s points of view rather abruptly.

But I smiled along the way at key moments, especially on account of Mia’s wise and clever mother. Lots of fans of uncomplicated, faith-filled romance can enjoy this quick read.