Review Time: Secretly Yours by Valerie Comer

Novella #1 in the Riverbend series by Valerie Comer
Novella #1 in the Riverbend series by Valerie Comer

Chef Lindsey Solberg agrees to cater the church’s Valentine’s Day fundraising banquet as a favor to her teen sister, but she’s shocked to discover the bad boy from her high school days is now Riverbend’s youth pastor. Seriously? How could he have changed that much? Nick Harrison has prayed for years for an opportunity to make amends. Now Lindsey’s back in Riverbend and won’t give him the time of day. What’s a guy to do except leave a trail of gifts from a secret admirer?

Lindsey’s heart takes a beating when she realizes the boy who was never good enough is now a far better man than she deserves.

My Review:

Secretly Yours is a sweet contemporary Christian romance that sets the stage for the Riverbend Series by Valerie Comer. Nick, a popular, bad-boy high-school teen, comes to salvation in college and is now a youth pastor in Riverbend trying to help with a fundraiser for a youth mission trip. Lindsay has returned to Riverbend to look after her younger half sister, Madison, and is weighed down by the burden of being a responsible, but neglected adult. Lindsay’s sister Madison thinks Pastor Nick is the coolest guy in town and is plotting, with the other youth group teens, to make a match with Nick and Lindsay. Lindsay, however, remembers how selfish, and hurtful Nick was in high-school. She has difficulty believing that God cares about her, much less that Nick has changed for the better. Will sweet notes and gifts from a secret admirer bring Lindsay around to seeing Nick in a positive light by Valentine’s Day?

Note: All the books in Valerie’s Riverbend Series and Farm Fresh Series can been read as stand-alone books, but also offer continuity for those who like revisit old friends from other books. Here are additional books in Valerie’s Riverbend Series:

Novella #2 in the Riverbend Series by Valerie Comer
Novella #2 in the Riverbend Series by Valerie Comer
Novella #3 in the Riverbend Series by Valerie Comer
Novella #3 in the Riverbend Series by Valerie Comer
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