I've adored Melody Carlson books for years. Courting Mr. Emerson is her latest work and for me, it wasn't my favorite. It started out fine, the characters were warm and quirky, it drew me in with good dialog and interesting situations, but somewhere along the line it changed into a very preachy book. I don't read fiction for sermons. I read it for entertainment. This book also seemed more like a young adult book than one for grown-ups. The fifty-five year old retiree was described as someone much older than fifty-five. He acted and was treated like he was closer to eighty. It became tiresome.
I enjoyed the first half of the book, but not the second half.
This book was provided for review by Revell.