of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
rkfall4 Stars Out Of 5CourtingSeptember 18, 2019rkfallI found Courting Mr. Emerson by Melody Carlson to be a well-flowing read from the very start. I liked the author's theme of a teacher who was preparing to retire early. She shared loads of emotions that go along with this change in Mr. Emerson's life. I found myself shaking my head yes when the teacher's thoughts of today's changing culture come into play. How they lack the desire to connect with friends by looking them in the eye and they lack the ability, drive, desire... to have a real connection. I also really enjoyed the character of the hippie lady, Willow, and their blooming relationship.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Mrs JUSAGender: female4 Stars Out Of 5EndearingJune 20, 2019Mrs JUSAGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The people were a bit stereotypical, the situation improbable (everyone has enough money, amazing contacts when needed, last-minute miracles) but a heart-warming read, light and sweet...refreshing to have things turn out right in the end, with just the right amount of uncertainty.
LifeofLiteratureGender: female2 Stars Out Of 5Romance for Older ReadersMarch 26, 2019LifeofLiteratureGender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 2Like so many of Melody Carlson's books, this story definitely has sweet romance. I am a younger individual so I found that I didn't connect to the older age of the characters as much in this particular book and was bothered by the disconnect throughout the book. I like that the author was willing to tackle a later-in-life romance, however, as this is not often done. Her writing style is good and the story was an easy read. I think for the right audience, this would be a great book, but it just wasn't for me.
I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
Britney Adams3 Stars Out Of 5Courting Mr. EmersonMarch 26, 2019Britney AdamsWith a penchant for quirky characters, Melody Carlson once again treats readers to an entertaining story with an eclectic cast. The uniqueness of Courting Mr. Emerson is not only found in its characters, but also in their stories. While I would have appreciated a bit more depth in some aspects of the storyline, I did find it to be an enjoyable read overall.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required, and all thoughts expressed are my own.
MoonpiePRYORAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5QUIRKY FUN ROMANTIC STORY!March 25, 2019MoonpiePRYORAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have said it before and I will say it again, Melody Carlson is one of my favorite authors! Any book I see with her name on it I HAVE to read! This book was a fun read and a bit different as the main characters are in their 50's. George Emerson has reached his retirement after 30 years as a high school language arts teacher. He is stuck in an 80's time warp, maybe even further than that! He has eschewed any type of technology despite his intelligence and education. This guy puts the "N" in nerd. Uncomfortable in his own skin, especially in social interactions, he is a loner and confirmed bachelor.
Willow West is the totally opposite end of the spectrum! She was raised in by hippies and her wild youth labeled her with name Wild West Willow. You get the idea! She is now a Christian and her youthful exuberance is now channeled as a buoyant, impromptu, woman who totally enjoys life!
These two oil and water no make that gas and fire personalities, meet when Willow asks Mr. Emerson for a referral letter for her grandson's college application. They learn they both attended high school together. She finds herself interested in him but she is not sure exactly how. She describes him as "Mr. Bean".
George is not sure how he will spend his new freedom retired. He envisions his rigid, OCD life continuing to be a cocoon of comfort. Willow on the other hand sees him needing to try new experiences and add excitement to his life. Though I do not think consciously, she makes it a project to help him do just that. This is where the rushing wind meets a brick wall. George sees her as fascinating. Because of the lack of the courage to say "no" he continually finds himself in circumstances and experiences he would have never chosen! After he has survived each one George finds he actually enjoyed himself but vows never to give in again!
Both grow more attracted to each other but their disparities usually end up in misunderstandings and hurt feelings, only to be followed by an apology. Ms. Carlson does a beautiful job of helping the reader clearly see the George and Willows extremely different viewpoints. The characters were fun, quirky and real! I thought it was beautiful that Willow's interest in George was one of compassion and concern. As the story unfolds her concern is for his soul as he professes to be an atheist. He was a beautiful example not to give up on an unbeliever no matter how impossible salvation may seem.
You will find yourself laughing, crying and feeling joy as you read this book. Thank you Ms. Carlson for another amazing book! I received this book from Revell Publishing in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I stated are my own.