Weddings, Willows, and Revised Expectations by V.Joy Palmer



Seventeen years after being orphaned, Apryl Burns and her twin sister Courtney have their own expectations for life. While Courtney continues to shine at everything, Apryl holds fast to the mantra that as long as her potato chip stash remains intact, then she’ll be fine.

But when their beloved grandmother ends up injured and unable to manage her struggling antique store, Courtney makes it their mission to revamp the business and save what’s left of their family’s legacy. Despite rampant doubts in her abilities, Apryl finds herself trapped under the weight of family loyalty as they transition to a wedding venue decorating service. Soon shes forced to ask (translation: blackmail) their grandmother’s renter/handyman, Chance McFarland, for help, an arrangement that is made even worse by the fact that Chance is her former (ahem, and current) crush.



This is such a sweet delightful story to read. Twins Apryl and Courtney move back in with their grandmother after her injury. Running the old antique store, the twins camp up with different ideas to help save this business. Even asking their grandma’s handyman Chance to help, which he fially reluctantly agreed!

As I read the story I found it amusing that the twins were so different, yet were willing to change their lives to help their grandmother when she really needed them. I grew to love these characters, as well as Chance. The relationship between Apryl and Chance was filled with emotions, and I appreciate how the author weaves the Christian life into these characters. They lived their relationship with God so it wasn’t a preachy type of read, it was very entertaining and delightful! And if you are looking for good clean roads for your teenager, this would be an awesome choice!

This is my first book by V.Joy Palmer and I hope to read more of her books. And if you want to find out what happens with the antique shop and Apryl and Chance, grab a copy of this book and enjoy the journey!

I rec’d a copy of this book from the author and JustRead tours. The opinions in this review are mine only.



V. Joy Palmer is the author of Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She is also an avid blogger and co-founder of Snack Time Devotions. In her spare time, Joy is an unprofessional chocolate connoisseur/binger, and she loves acting crazy and drinking coffee with the teens she mentors. When Joy isn’t urging the elves that live in her computer to write, she’s hanging out with her husband, their adorable baby girl, and their socially awkward pets.

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