Looking for Leroy
by Carlson, Melody






Brynna Philips is ready to give up on love. But when her fellow teacher invites her on a trip through Sonoma wine country, she's reminded of her first crush, whose family owned a vineyard there. Is there any chance she can find him. . . and one last chance for love?





Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of more than 200 books with sales of more than 7 million, including many bestselling Christmas novellas, young adult titles, and contemporary romances. She received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including Finding Alice, and her novel All Summer Long was made into a Hallmark movie. She and her husband live in central Oregon. Learn more at www.melodycarlson.com.





Carlson's latest inspirational novel (Christmas in the Alps, 2020) is a sweet toast to second chances. Leroy and Brynna fell in love at camp nearly 30 years ago, only to have the relationship fade during their first year in college; unbeknownst to the other, both experienced major life events that derailed their expectations. Now Brynna, having sworn off men after her husband divorced her and married the other woman, makes an impromptu decision to join her coworker on a summer camping trip through Sonoma wine country. Leroy also married young, was widowed, and raised his three daughters alone while running his family's vineyard. Fond memories, deepening faith, and friends conspire to reunite the pair. Readers accustomed to inspirational romances featuring fresh twentysomethings will appreciate more mature protagonists who have lived life, loved, and lost, and who now have a chance to rekindle their first love. If, that is, they ever run into each other around Leroy's vineyard. Missed opportunities and misunderstandings abound in this heartwarming tale that's sure to appeal to Carlson's many fans. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.






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