Last week I had the privilege of reading an advance copy of a book written by a dear writer friend. Love Happens at Sweetheart Farm is Dalyn Weller’s second contemporary Christian romance. It’s set in the Pacific Northwest of the US, a part of the country I’ve never been to, but I now very much want to visit.
About the story
Lexi is the frazzled owner of Sweetheart Farm and B&B. Ian is a burnt out fund manager desperate for a way out of his soulless job and an engagement he never wanted with a woman he doesn’t even like.
Lexi grew up with her grandparents on Sweetheart Farm, and knows all about the legend of the sweetheart herb which rekindles or ignites love for everyone who visits. But Lexi doesn’t believe a happily-ever-after is in her future. Not when she’s drowning in debt, the water pump is on its last legs, and a crazy pig keeps escaping and trampling the garden.
And when Ian shows up at the B&B, needing space and quiet to rethink his life, there’s certainly no way this pampered rich city boy could ever be a suitable match for Lexi. But her wise and hilarious grandmother keeps sprinkling that blasted sweetheart herb everywhere and praying for lonely hearts to find love. And God listens.
I love Dalyn’s writing style and I was drawn deep into the beautiful setting of this book. Even more, though, I got very invested in Lexi and Ian, because I wasn’t sure how they were going to work out their differences. They are endearing characters although they’re far from perfect, and I loved reading how both of them learn the precious lessons God has for them. Although I read a pre-published draft, I’ve ordered my own copy to add to my collection of much-loved books. Get it on Amazon or on any other online retailer.