Love on a Deadline - Kathryn Springer

5 Stars!

MacKenzie “Mac” Davis left her hometown of Red Leaf, Wisconsin, to pursue a degree in journalism. But when her dad, the town’s beloved Coach Davis, suffers a mild heart attack, Mac returns home to help out. She takes a job at the weekly newspaper but instead of covering serious topics, her editor wants her to write about social events—like the garden club’s flower show and the historical society’s afternoon tea. Mac knows it’s no way to earn her father’s respect—or the attention of one of the newspapers she hopes will hire her when she leaves Red Leaf.

When Hollis Channing, Mac’s high school nemesis, returns to Red Leaf to marry her celebrity fiance', the editor asks Mac to cover the big event—and all the festivities leading up to—for the newspaper.

The last thing Mac wants to do is reconnect with the person who made her life miserable when she was a teenager . . . unless it’s spending time with Ethan Channing, the bride’s older brother—and Mac’s first crush.

Mac is no longer the awkward girl who wore the school mascot costume to the Homecoming dance but she realizes something hasn’t changed. Her feelings for Ethan.

Kathryn Springer, winner of the 2009 ACFW Carol Award (Family Treasures), grew up in a small town in northern Wisconsin, where her parents published a weekly newspaper. As a child, she spent many hours sitting at her mother’s typewriter, plunking out stories, and credits her parents for instilling in her a love of books – which eventually turned into a desire to tell stories of her own. After a number of busy years, when she married her college sweetheart and became a stay-at-home mom, Kathryn rediscovered her love for writing. An unexpected snow day from school became the inspiration for a short story, which she submitted to Brio magazine. She went on to publish over a dozen more short stories for Brio, but it wasn’t until her youngest child started school that she decided to pursue her dream to write a novel. In August 2004, her Love Inspired® debut novel, Tested by Fire, was published. Encouraging women in their faith journey is the reason Kathryn loves to write inspirational fiction. She hosts a women’s Bible study in her home and volunteers in a local MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) ministry. When she isn’t at the computer, you’ll find her curled up with a good book, spending time with family and friends or walking on the trails near her country home. 
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Well this is the first one of these books that has brought me to tears! The book actually started out a little slow for me and I thought "I am going to just read it quickly and get it over with so I can do the review." - little did I know I was going to be falling in love with it! The tears came about half way through and just kept coming till the tearful end (a happy ending, just more tears!) I am such a sap!
Excellent character development! I loved the two main characters -  MacKenzie “Mac” and Ethan, they were perfect! But I also loved Hollis and her fiance' - wow what a story theirs was! 

This is a very emotionally charged story, I won't give anything away - but parts are very sad, but other parts are happy and very romantic! By the end my heart was pounding and I was in tears yet again.
I thought this story was very nicely done. It was a very sweet love story - for two couples actually.
I think this was my favorite one so far!

This is my second book by this author (I read "A September Bride" last year), and it certainly won't be my last. I had heard of "The Dandelion Field" but didn't realize she had so many other books! This is definitely an author I am going to look into.

Thank you "Book Look Bloggers" for sending me this book for my honest review!

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  1. I do believe you LOVE every book you read! haha

    1. LOL, oh I do not! There are some that I think are just OK.

      But, I am very careful choosing books. I only read books that I know I will love. I do not want to waste my time on books that do not sound good to me. Also I have no problem dropping a book like a lead pipe if I am not into it! again with the not wasting time thing.