Right Where We Belong by Deborah Raney, Melissa Tagg, & Courtney Walsh


Release Date: April 17, 2017

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545467947

Genre: Novella / Contemporary / Romance

Whether in a quaint home bakery in Langhorne, Missouri, a cozy boho coffee shop in Maple Valley, Iowa, or a charming lakeside cottage in Sweethaven, Michigan,
love grows best in small towns just like this!

My Thoughts:

Right Where We Belong is a wonderfully crafted collection of small-town romance novellas! Each novella is written by wonderful authors: Deborah Raney, Melissa Tagg, and Courtney Walsh. These are some my favorite fictional small towns and it was so much to revisit them and their characters.

First, we have Deborah Raney’s Langhorne, Missouri was so much fun! Gage and Lily were so adorable and perfect for each other. I’m not a fan of cats, but man, the meet-up between these two characters is one the most humorous I have seen in awhile. Did I mention that the romance is breath-taking and beautiful? Oh and I cannot forget the food. Mrs. Raney, you made my mouth water with anticipation of tasting and smelling the food. I’ve never read anything from this author before, but she has been on my TBR for awhile now. Why have I waited so long?! This was brilliant and I need to check out her other books ASAP!

Then we have Melissa Tagg’s where we get to go back to Maple Valley, Iowa. This was an anticipated read for me. Megan Harrow and Eric Hampton which are two characters that we’ve met in The Walker Family series. Megan was always the moody, sarcastic, doesn’t mess around kind of gal who became a mom at a young age. When I read the series, I was drawn to her character because I knew there was more to her. I wanted to understand her pain, for her to have hope and a romance too. Eric has been helping Megan with some renovation projects but is falling deeply in love with Megan. Except trouble arrives when her ex arrives back in town and threatens to take her daughter away. Due to this, Megan and Eric have a strained relationship. The main focus of this was, “Can people change?” Sometimes when someone hurts us, especially when they do the same thing over and over again, we often believe that it isn’t possible. This was a powerful message that will stick with me. Oh and I cannot forget to mention that I love this town’s quirky events. I so badly wanted to participate in mud wars! Why can’t my town do cool events like that?

Last, but not least, Courtney Walsh takes us back to Sweethaven, Michigan. This isn’t a series that I’ve yet read. No worries, I have the first book waiting for me on Kindle. Eleanor and Jason couldn’t be more different from each other. Eleanor’s ancestors founded the small town she is in. She’s rich, beautiful, and is the Historical Society’s Director. Jason isn’t rich, in fact, he lives on the wrong side of town. He isn’t a non-rich fireman who just wants people to see him for who he really is. His family has been known as trouble and riffraff and rivals of Eleanor’s family. When the two dig up their family history, they find that they’re in for a surprise. The history they thought they knew was all wrong. This was such a fun read! The romance between Jason and Eleanor is beautiful and swoon-worthy. I absolutely loved it!

All of these novellas had characters who are real and who deal with real things. This is a perfect read if you need something short and light. It’s worth the read!

Highly recommended!

Disclaimer: I won a complimentary copy from Courtney Walsh. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.

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DebRaney2017AAbout Deborah Raney

DEBORAH RANEY’s first novel, A Vow to Cherish, inspired the World Wide Pictures film of the same title. Her more than thirty books have since won the RITA Award, ACFW Carol Award, HOLT Medallion, National Readers’ Choice Award, and have—three times—been Christy Award finalists. Home at Last, the fifth and final book in Deb’s Chicory Inn Novels series from Abingdon Press, just released, as well as her collection Right Where We Belong. Deb and her husband, Ken Raney, enjoy life in Kansas. They have four children and a growing brood of grandchildren, who all live much too far away.

VISIT DEBORAH at her Website


Tagg2About Melissa Tagg

Award-winning author Melissa Tagg is a former reporter, current nonprofit grant writer, and total Iowa girl. She writes romantic comedies in the banter-filled style of her favorite 1930s and 40s classic films. The second book in her popular Walker Family series, Like Never Before, was named to one of Publisher’s Weekly’s Spring 2016 Top 10 lists. When she’s not writing she can be found hanging out with the coolest family ever, watching old movies, and daydreaming about her next book. Melissa loves connecting with readers at www.melissatagg.com and on Facebook and Instagram.


pic_420_Walsh_CourtneyAbout Courtney Walsh

Courtney Walsh is a novelist, artist, theater director, and playwright. Change of Heart is her fifth novel and is set in the same town as Paper Hearts. Her debut novel, A Sweethaven Summer, hit the New York Times and USA Today e-book bestseller lists and was a Carol Award finalist in the debut author category. She has written two additional books in the Sweethaven series, as well as two craft books and several full-length musicals. Courtney lives in Illinois where she and her husband own a performing and visual arts studio. They have three children.Visit her online at www.courtneywalshwrites.com.

VISIT COURTNEY on FacebookTwitterGoodreadsInstagram, and Pinterest.

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