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November 7, 2016

Hello, Forever {Krista Noorman}

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Maggie James spent years all-consumed by her wedding photography business, hiding out from love after a painful breakup. When fellow photographer and consummate rogue Simon Walker came into her life, she held him at arms length to protect her fragile heart from being broken again. But after discovering how he selflessly helped her business in a very big way and admitting her mistaken assumptions about him, she is finally ready to give him a chance. Will fear keep her from truly opening her heart to him? Or will secrets tear them apart?

From small town Michigan to the sunny shores of Malibu, California, Maggie and Simon must navigate their budding relationship, survive family drama, and come face to face with the past to see if their faith and ever growing love are enough to get them to forever.

My Thoughts:
I love all these characters so much, I was excited to find out Maggie and Simon were getting their story told. We watched as Maggie and Simon struggled to find their way to each other, and we have already had the privilege of seeing how their lives turn out. But to get this short glimpse into the first few weeks of their relationship was perfection.

We know enough about Maggie’s past to know she has been deeply hurt by her former fiancĂ©. To expect her to fully trust any guy at this point in her life would be asking a lot. But we also know how much she truly loves Simon. She has loved him for a while and wants their relationship to work in every way. It hurt my heart to see her struggle with her love for Simon and her hurt from Ben.

Simon was one of those characters I really disliked when we first met him. He was both arrogant and persistent and I wished he would disappear. At the same time, I really wanted him to win Maggie over. He is cautious, but knows what he wants. In this book we learn a lot about his background and the life he comes from. It’s not all ponies and roses, and getting a glimpse into that reality made me fall in love with him.

I am so glad we got this book and a further glimpse into Maggie and Simon’s story. This is a wonderful story and you definitely need to add it to your reading list.

Krista Noorman is the author of the young adult novel, The Truth About Drew , and the Cornerstone contemporary Christian romance series. Most of her life has been spent scribbling away in journals, while documenting her every day life, but it wasn't until she took part in National Novel Writing Month that she found her true calling and turned her pen to fiction.

Krista studied music education at Cornerstone University. After college, she turned to her love of photography and spent nearly a decade running her own wedding photography business. She is constantly inspired by books and movies, enjoys beautiful instagram feeds, and loves a great cup of coffee. Krista makes her home in a small town in western Michigan with her husband and their two children. She writes about life, family, faith and whatever else comes to mind at