ANOTHER NIGHT TO REMEMBER - Barbara Joe Williams
REVIEWER: Wayne Jordan | RATING: B+
REVIEW: ANOTHER NIGHT TO REMEMBER continues the story of Annette and John Green who we met in A NIGHT TO REMEMBER. While I haven’t read the first novella in the series, I found it easy getting to know the characters. Ms. Williams provides just the right amount of background and as a result, I found the story a quick engrossing look into another chapter of their lives.
After their brief breakup, (in A NIGHT TO REMEMBER) Annette and John finally have their marriage back on track. They are happy, and more so, when they discover that Annette is pregnant. But drama must happen. They discover that John’s brief dalliance, while he and Annette were separated, has resulted in pregnancy too. Although John's memory of the night and what happened is vague, he does the noble thing, and accepts responsible for the woman’s and unbory baby's care. Annette, on the other hand, is not at all happy. At first, I didn’t much like Annette; I didn’t like her behaviour and found her brash and unlike the ‘proper’ romance heroine. I found it difficult to empathize with her, especially when she has her own ‘secret’. By the end of the story, however, I’m routing for Annette and John to find happiness. Of course, the road to happiness is not an easy one, but you are going to have to read the story to find out what happens.
ANOTHER NIGHT TO REMEMBER is not the typical romance and I admire the author for being unconventional. I found Ms. Williams’ work interesting and unique. The story features a mature married couple who is not the typical romance couple in physically appearance or behaviour, but in the deft hands of Ms. Williams, I grew to care for and admire them. ANOTHER NIGHT TO REMEMBER may not be for the traditional romance reader, but I would definitely recommend it for readers looking for a well-written story that features realistic, every-day characters.
And good news, a sequel, THE LAST NIGHT TO REMEMBER is next!
1st January 2019 | firstname.lastname@example.org