Title: With You I Am
Series: Bryant Family #1
Author: Cleopatra Margot
Publisher: Faith to Love Publishing
Release Date: June 21, 2021
Genre: Contemporary Christian romance
Event coordinator Noelle Carter’s main priority is running the successful company her grandparents founded. After all, they’re the ones who raised her, and she’s the one they entrusted their company to after their deaths. So when a letter comes across her desk inviting her to plan the Spring Fling in her grandmother’s hometown of Balsam Falls, Nebraska, she’s faced with a choice: stay and work on maintaining Carter, Inc.’s current success, or go and take a leap of faith–outside of her comfort zone.
For contractor Wynn Bryant, helping others is the key to life’s greatest blessings. Over the past ten years, he and his brother have built homes for those who need them, creating a reputable name for themselves. Between that and helping out at the Serendipity Inn, his parents’ bed and breakfast, he’s put his other dreams on the back burner for now. Until the mayor ropes him into restoring The Gardens with a beautiful but guarded young CEO from Mississippi.
Connected by a desire to help others, Wynn and Noelle dive into restoring a neglected piece of Balsam Falls’s history while learning from, and of, their own pasts. Together they uncover past secrets, current challenges, and help each other discover healing and forgiveness in ways neither imagined. Will their discoveries lead to love, or are some things better left as they are?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cleopatra Margot resides with her family and their golden retrievers in small town Nebraska. Inspiration for her novels comes from both real life + fictional storylines she dreams up. She was homeschooled alongside her two younger siblings, and she enjoys traveling with her family. When she’s not writing, Cleopatra enjoys reading, time with family and friends, spending time near water, playing games, and enjoying life.
With You I Am is a sweet romance about an event planner and a builder. I expected Noelle Carter to be a driven CEO, but she surprised me with her awkwardness, like when she gets herself locked into a room at the beginning of the story. And Wynn Bryant is good man with the well being of his friends and neighbors at heart. I loved his whole family and was excited to learn that a couple of his siblings will be featured in upcoming books.
Overall, With You I Am was an entertaining read. The beginning felt like it took a bit to get going, but I tend to prefer more suspense in my stories, so it may have just been me. The tone of this book is much more what I would call a hammock read. The story is also great for homeschool readers since Wynn is a proponent, having been homeschooled himself. With themes of foster care, adoption, and blended families, the author does touch on challenging topics.
If you’re looking for a sweet romance, try With You I Am. I hope you’ll love the characters as much as I did.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from JustRead Tours. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.
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