Sunday, January 26, 2014

For the Love of Pete by Debby Mayne (Review)

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
For the Love of Pete
B&H Books (January 15, 2014)
Debby Mayne


Debby Mayne is a best-selling author who has published more than 25 books and novellas, 400 short stories and articles, and devotions for women. She has also worked as managing editor of a national health magazine, product information writer for HSN, a creative writing instructor, and a copy editor and proofreader. Her novel, Love Finds You in Treasure Island, Florida received 4-1/2 stars from RT Book Review, and was named a Top Pick for the month of July. She and her husband Wally have two grown daughters, and live in Palm Harbor, Florida.


Widow Bethany Hanahan is trying in vain to fill an empty heart and an empty nest. The result is a home filled to the brim, but something is still missing. That’s when her new gardening club friends come to the rescue, encouraging her to let go of the past as well as the present clutter –emotional, spiritual, and physical. It’s not long before Bethany is finding friends, not bargains, to fill her days. But has her life become too full for someone like Pete Sprockett, a childhood friend, for whom her romantic feelings are beginning to bloom? Join the quirky, loving community of Bloomfield as they do what they do best – poke their well-meaning noses in and intervene in times of need –in author Debby Mayne’s second novel in what has become a five book series about a community where life is simple and love is real.

If you'd like to read the first chapter of For the Love of Pete, go HERE.

My Review:

I enjoyed reading this latest book in the Bloomfield series.  This series is set in the fictional town of Bloomfield. It is a loose series so its okay to not read them in order. The characters are the same but each book focuses more on one set. This book focused more on Bethany and Pete. Bethany has a little clutter problem that got worse after her husband died. Pete has been her friend since childhood and liked her even when her husband started dating her in high school. He never married. He likes her but she is hesitant to open her heart again. I loved the characters for the whole series. It's kind of like Mitford and the Dear Dorothy series. The characters and plot are well written and engaging. The town itself is an important part of the book. I have read all the books and my only complaint is that 2 of them are in ebook format only. Otherwise I recommend the whole series. I loved them. Highly Recommended.

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