Carly Blosser may not match the typical description of a conservative Mennonite woman—unmarried at 27, living alone, and careening around her Oregon neighborhood on a pink bicycle—but she has a soft heart for the elderly Mennonite residents at Sweet Life Assisted Living Facility, where she works as a caregiver. When Carly's plans for a new volunteer program go awry, she shifts her focus to one lonely resident named Martha. Adam Lapp, a wood shop instructor at Sweet Life, joins with Carly to reunite Martha with an old flame before her 85th birthday. Carly and Adam's hunt involves carved initials on covered bridges, digging up the past, and the appearance of a newcomer, who hinders the budding romance between the two. Soon, new clues sweep them all in a harried race to the finish line where love is sure to be the ultimate prize.
This book's not for me. I had a really hard time getting into this one from the beginning, and then there are just a few things that are a little too fast for me. I guess that is the best way to describe it, while other things were a bit too slow in coming. The character's relationship is neither here nor there, and I just couldn't get to where I was enjoying it. There are interesting aspects, from Carly's choice of pet and her Aunt's excellent advice. But even with that I didn't finish the book. My recommendation would be to read the "look inside" preview on amazon and see if it grabs your interest! :)
Things in this review may be changed and/or added in the future. ~ASC
*I received this book from Shiloh for the purpose of reviewing it. This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about Covered Bridge Charm. ~ASC