I thoroughly enjoyed this heart warming novella. I was surprised at how well the characters were developed. I found both the lead characters to be engaging. I could identify with Phoebe, soured on men because of a very bad experience. Her cynical attitude was justified. Trusting a man again was something she never planned to do again. And I could sympathize with Spencer. Owning and managing a business produces pressure and I was impressed Spencer could maintain an gentle attitude most of the time.
I like Ardoin's writing style. She includes descriptions that flow well within the plot. There is also a little humor and some snappy dialogue. My favorite part of the novella was the good spiritual lesson about listening to God for direction whether it be in business or romance.
I felt there were some loose ends not entirely tired up at the end. But that's common with novellas. While historical fiction is not my favorite genre, I enjoyed this novella and will be looking for the first full length novel in the Widow's Might series coming out spring of 2020.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
You can find out more about Sandra Ardoin at https://www.sandraardoin.com/ .
Corner Room Books, 144 pages.
I received a complimentary digital copy of this novella from the author. My comments are an independent and honest review.