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Love in the Details: A November Wedding Story

(A Year of Weddings 2 #12)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  805 ratings  ·  162 reviews

She left him to save his future, but they’ve never gotten over each other.

When Josh returns to his hometown of Martinsburg, Texas, to help his best friend get married, he didn’t intend to run into church wedding coordinator—and ex-girlfriend—Holly. He can’t help but pine after the girl he never got over.

Holly broke up with Josh years ago in an attempt to ensure his fu

Kindle Edition, 132 pages
Published October 27th 2015 by Zondervan
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Andrea Cox
May 29, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: challenges-2017
by Andrea Renee Cox

While Love in the Details was a sweet romance, I was disappointed in this book. There was an expletive and at least one crude comment. The thing that bothered me the most, though, were the multiple mentions of advice for the lead female to see herself as superior to men, which is anti-Biblical (see Genesis 2:18 and 1 Corinthians 11:3). This behavior was never corrected in the story, which told me it was being condoned. I cannot personally condone or recommend a book that is an
Katie W
There's something about a wedding that I just adore. Although it's not Holly's wedding, she's the church's volunteer wedding coordinator and a big Thanksgiving wedding brings her high school sweetheart back to town.

Josh and Holly have had years to come to terms with their breakup and neither of them have any intention of trying to get back together. The reason why Holly broke up with Josh in the first place was crazy to me, but she was a young and impressionable young lady, sacrificing herself f
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
There's something about a hero longing for the woman he's always loved but could never have that gets me every time! Josh wasn't planning to pursue Holly but after their first encounter since years of separation he just can't help himself. The clincher is that Holly never wanted to lose him but outside forces compelled her to set him free- against both their wills, and she didn't tell him why- which seriously ups the angst factor. I love how Josh conspires to spend more time with Holly and they ...more
Eight years ago, Holly and Josh were college freshmen and completely in love. He was on a scholarship at MIT and she was at UT San Antonio. When out of the blue, Holly breaks up with Josh. The break up crushes both of them, and over the years neither has really forgotten the other or the love they shared. When his best friend's wedding draws Josh back to his hometown of Martinsburg, Texas, he knows that he will have to work with the local church's wedding coordinator. He doesn't expect it to be ...more
Love in the Details is nothing less than what I expect from a Becky Wade story – the characters are endearing, and it’s easy to root for them the entire time. She realistically portrays two people who were once in a relationship, meeting again after many years and different roads of life. It’s a genuinely sweet story that had me smiling while reading because they are just such likeable people. I appreciated the cautious, realistic way that they began to reconnect with one another – their reconne ...more
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
My exposure to the Year of Weddings collection (published by Zondervan, a house under the HarperCollins umbrella) has been limited. I have one of the paperback collections on my shelf and read one other thanks to a blog tour. When I learned rom-com author extraordinaire Becky Wade was contributing a novella to this year’s line up, I knew, without question it’d be a must read. Texas as the home base might set the stage for most of her novels, but this one is “fresh.” It steps away from her belove ...more
Jen. (JenGalaxy4 Christian Book Reviews)
This is the fourth story I’ve read by Becky Wade this year! I’m a big fan of her natural, easygoing style. Holly and Josh were a joy to root for! I enjoyed all of the wedding planning scenes and I especially enjoyed Mitzi and Mrs. Chapel! (You’ll have to read about those ladies yourself! Ha ha!) This story is sweet, contemporary Christian fiction at its best!

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2.5 stars
It was a really fun little story, and the last chapter had plenty of feel-goods, but several things bothered me.
-Characters lying to each other
-Her friend Sam seeming to think it was okay to leave her husband doing all the housework and all the cooking and cleaning all the time and running around town having, no! Household work should be shared. Poor guy. He might be a "perfect husband," but Sam is far from a perfect wife.
-Several uses of "holy _" (several different words) as
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She left him to save his future, but they’ve never gotten over each other.

When Josh returns to his hometown of Martinsburg, Texas, to help his best friend get married, he didn’t intend to run into church wedding coordinator—and ex-girlfriend—Holly. He can’t help but pine after the girl he never got over. Not a day's gone by since Josh parted from Holly that he hasn't thought about her. The pain of the past eight years has been too much to bear and he doesn't want to make himself vu
Emilie Haney
Sep 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Could lost love find itself again?

I jumped into Love in the Details not sure what to expect (as usual, I didn't read the book description). I was definitely pulled in right away wondering what was going to happen. Since it was a novella, I was able to find out pretty quickly and definitely enjoyed the journey.

Holly was easy to relate to for me since she is a writer and living in a small town. Both things I can identify with. I enjoyed seeing the side of her life that involved her writing, but al
I was in the mood for a quick, light read and this was a perfect fit. I didn't bother reading the synopsis before starting, just dove right in! That's fun to do sometimes. This was a sweet lost-love story, you could really feel the emotions and chemistry and it was fun to see them rekindle those old feelings. It's understandable that they're both hesitant about getting hurt again, but I'm glad that didn't hold them back. Overall, a fun read with likable characters and a fun setting.

Content: Cle
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-read
Love in the Details was a super sweet read! I love books where the romance is a story of second chances and this one was so good! The book starts out with a letter that Holly wrote to Josh, but never sent, explaining why she broke up with him...and I feel that was a great way to let readers know their past relationship history.

The characters were great. I felt for them and hoped things would work out in the end. I loved the writing style and how it kept me engaged with the story. I also loved th
Tressa (Wishful Endings)
Love Becky Wade! Short and sweet. Review to come. #TackleTBR
Andrea Boyd
Apr 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story was good but Josh is what made it so for me. I can relate to his intense personality, his honesty, and love that doesn't disappear even through the hurt.
Jan 06, 2019 rated it liked it
A sweet story of second chance romance -- Hallmark needs to make this into a movie, ASAP!
Apr 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: year-of-weddings
This was another fun little story in the "Year of Weddings 2" series.

Holly broke up with Josh years ago. Not because she wanted to but because she had her reasons. Reasons he can never know about. And now he's back in town for his friend's wedding. Smart, successful, and everything she loves, Holly will try her best to keep him out of her heart once again. After all, he's only here temporarily and he still doesn't know what moved her to breaking his heart all those years ago.

This is a clean roma
Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When he graduated from high school, Josh was off to MIT. He left behind his first love, Holly. Holly has gone on to college but when Josh starts thinking of returning to Texas, his mother pays a visit to Holly and they decide the best thing for Josh would be for Holly to break up with him.

Eight years later, Josh has gone far. He's become very successful in his business. Now he's returning to Texas for his best friends wedding. What's he to do when he runs into Holly, the girl he's never been abl
Nov 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such a great story! I loved the small town setting and I connected with these characters very easily. There is humor and fun in the novella, but also a lot of soul searching on each side.

Josh still doesn’t understand how things could have fallen apart so many years ago. He’s had a bruised heart for many years and struggles with anger. I really felt for him and thought that he was a very interesting character.

I liked Holly so much! It broke her heart to end the relationship with Josh and
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
It's sometimes hit or miss for me in these Year of Weddings novellas but I knew that this one would be a hit (or at least I had high hopes!) because it was by Becky Wade and I love her. I knew I had to read this one.

Holly and Josh. Josh and Holly. In love but then she dumps him unexpectedly. He is angry, she is sad. Years later they cross paths again and the sparks are still there but so are the hurts. It's not a new idea for a book but I it felt fresh to me. The characters were real and driven
Susan Snodgrass
Oct 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have loved Becky Wade’s books since I picked up her very first, My Stubborn Heart, and I haven’t missed one since. Now Becky has written a novella. And she has done a mighty fine job, too.
Holly broke up with Josh years ago, not really wanting to, but thinking it would be best for him.
Now Josh is back in town for the wedding of friends and Holly is discovering how much she wished she’d not let him go.

Becky Wade rocks Christian romance without going too far, but what I admire most about her wri
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love all of Becky Wade's books & this was no exception. I'm amazed at how she was able to pull me into the main character's emotions & situation so quickly. I believe this will be published with a few other novellas in hard copy. That book would make a great gift or stocking-stuffer. Such a charming story! ...more
May 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would have read a whole book about Holly and Josh!
Darla Damron
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-audio-books
Good story about 2nd chances for Holly and Josh. I loved the way Holly prayed and told God that no matter what happened she would trust Him and His plan. That truly was my favorite line in this book.

I listened to the audiobook and enjoyed the narrator tell the story. She held my attention and was easy to listen to.
Bria Perozzo
Nov 04, 2018 rated it liked it

Cute love story. I Liked it, but didn’t love it. Characters nice, not deep and complicated. A light and easy read.
Katrina Epperson
Becky Wade is releasing a novella later this month and I truly couldn't wait to read it. Why? Simple, I love her writing. She always brings a wonderful story full of romance.

I loved this story!!
The setting is late summer in Martinsburg, Texas.
No, I've never been to Texas, but with the vivid descriptions I was immediately swept there. We are introduced to Josh Bowen and Holly Morgan, high school sweethearts. Josh new Holly was the one for him from the moment he saw her.
What happened?
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really, really loved this story.

I have had a bit of a love-hate relationship with this second series of Year of Weddings novellas, and, as such, decided to stick to authors who I knew consistently wrote brilliant faith-based romance. Becky Wade is certainly just such an author. I love her Porter Family series and eagerly await any new book she has to offer. So, I knew it would be worth reading her addition to the Year of Wedding series. I was right. This novella has all of Becky Wade's tradema
Sarah Vanscoyoc
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m going to preface this review with the note that I generally don’t care for stand-alone novellas. I find them too short and they often feel either rushed, or as though they stop short. I always want them to be longer. While the last is true of Love in the Details, neither of the other two are. I actually loved this one! Becky is by far one of my favorite authors, so I’m very glad that I took the chance and read this novella.
I think one of things I love the most about all of Becky’s books, th
Oct 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love in the Details is another novella in the Zondervan Year of Weddings series, each of which is a standalone novella. I’ve read several of them, and Love in the Details is definitely one of the better stories in the series. Becky Wade is an excellent author, who manages to inject just the right level of humour into what could have been a depressingly sad story.

Holly Morgan fell in love with Josh Bowen at high school, but broke up with him during their first year of college. What he never knew
Apr 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Years ago Holly dumped Josh at the request of his mother. He was thinking of quitting college to return home to Holly. He was at MIT on a full scholarship and his single mother couldn't afford to pay if he left school. Holly was convinced that she was doing the right thing, but it broke her heart. Now Josh is back in town as a wealthy, successful business man. He's only back for a few weeks while he helps his best friend prepare for his wedding. But when he runs into Holly he devises a plan for ...more
Karen R
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Bring on the pumpkin spice lattes, crisp air and fall colors--this is a perfect little romance to curl up with to get in the autumn mood!

How do you get over your first love, especially when your reason for breaking up in the first place was sacrificial? I felt for good-natured, take-it-on-the-chin Holly, trying to make the best of an awkward situation. As she wrestled with what to do with her still very much alive feelings for Josh, I could relate to her struggle with not listening to her inner
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During her childhood in California, Becky frequently produced homemade plays starring her sisters, friends, and cousins. These plays almost always featured a heroine, a prince, and a love story with a happy ending. She's been a fan of all things romantic ever since.

Becky and her husband lived overseas in the Caribbean and Australia before settling in Dallas, Texas. It was during her years abroad

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