Author: Rachelle J. Christensen
Series: Echo Ridge Romance #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Date: July 22, 2017
Publisher: Peachwood Press
As the head librarian of the Echo Ridge Library, Britta Klein thrives on order and categorization. Unfortunately, the old church-turned-library is in desperate need of a renovation.
The Harvest Hurrah fundraiser seems to be the answer, but plans keep going awry. With help from Milo Geissler, accomplished musician, piano tuner, and kiss thief, each catastrophe is narrowly avoided.
When Milo goes to great lengths to help Britta find a key classic book, she begins to wonder if there is more to life than books and order.
Can she allow this man who speaks the language of music to tune her heart to a new song?
Welcome to Echo Ridge, New York where romance finds its way into the hearts and lives of the people who walk the streets of the close-knit community.
Originally published in 2016 as part of Kisses Between the Lines (Echo Ridge Anthology #2)Can Britta allow Milo to tune her heart to a new song? #romance @Rachellewrites THE KISS THIEF Click To Tweet
Britta Klein is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed, German beauty who hides her German heritage after being teased and made fun of because of it in school. She’s the head librarian at the town’s library, which used to be a church, and is in charge of the Harvest Hurrah fundraiser to finish the library’s much needed renovations. Milo Geissler is a handsome musician and piano tuner who is proud of his German heritage. Part of the fundraiser is collecting classic books for the library, and Milo and Britta help each other find the books they’ve each been assigned to donate. Britta’s heart is closed to falling in love with a German man because of how she was treated growing up. Can Milo help Britta open her heart to the song of love?
I really liked this story. I like the small town setting, and the story is long enough to get to know the background of the characters so their romance didn’t seem rushed. I liked Milo’s character–he was there for Britta and won her over by his thoughtfulness and kindness. I kind of understood why Britta had sworn off German men considering how she had been treated in school, but I don’t think she took into consideration that times had changed and what happened to her wouldn’t necessarily happen to her children. One of my favorite scenes was the Harvest Hurrah carriage ride where they finally have a change to talk and Britta finds out she totally misunderstood what Milo had been teased about in school. I appreciated the epilogue that takes place 3 months later. It gave me a satisfying ending to Britta and Milo’s story. This novella is also part of the Echo Ridge Anthology (#2) which takes place in the small town of Echo Ridge, NY. This is a clean romance with chaste kisses.