A Marriage in Middlebury by Anita Higman presents me with a quandry. It is written beautifully. Some of the phrasing and descriptions carry you away. But a lot of the dialog snaps you right back to reality. Kind of. I enjoyed the book, when I was reading everything but the dialog between characters. It just wasn’t believable to me to be coming from modern day characters. If A Marriage in Middlebury had been a Regency romance, then it would have been perfect from start to finish. But the fact it is modern day, well, to me the dialog detracted from the beautiful word tapestry that Anita Higman has woven.
One decision changed both their lives . . . but will love win in the end? Charlotte Rose Hill enjoys a comfortable life serving up country delicacies, uniquely blended teas, and matchmaking advice for her quirky, devoted customers. The only thing lacking is someone to share it with. At eighteen she denied Sam Wilder’s marriage proposal after his family convinced her to walk away from their relationship. They both moved on . . . or so she thought. When Sam walks back into her life more than a decade later, Charlotte is surprised that her heart still quickens. But is it because of his presence? Or because of the presence of Sam’s new fiancée? A second chance at love doesn’t happen often, but their past may keep them apart. Is it too late for Sam and Charlotte?
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Meet the author: Best-selling and award-winning author, Anita Higman, has over thirty books published (several coauthored) for adults and children. She’s been a Barnes & Noble “Author of the Month” for Houston and has a BA degree, combining speech communication, psychology, and art. Anita loves good movies, exotic teas, and brunch with her friends.
Connect with Anita at: http://anitahigman.com