“Like Never Before” ~ Book Review

Apr 25, 2016 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Melissa Tagg’s 2nd book in the Walker Family series, Like Never Before.


As is my custom, if I could ask Melissa one question about Like Never Before it would be — “Was it fun to write about a newspaper report like yourself?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out!


And without further ado, onto Rachel’s Back Talk!

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From the Back Cover:

Maple Valley became Amelia Bentley’s haven after her heart and her dreams of a family were shattered. But her new life as a newspaper editor is shaken when the small-town paper is in danger of closing. Her one hope: A lead on an intriguing story that just might impress the new publisher…if only she knew who he was.

After his biggest campaign success yet, widowed speechwriter Logan Walker now has the chance of a lifetime–a spot on a presidential campaign. But his plans are interrupted when he finds out he’s inherited his hometown newspaper. He travels home intent on selling the paper and spending some much-needed time with his young daughter before making the leap into national politics.

But instead of a quick sale and peaceful break from his hectic career, Logan finds himself helping Amelia chase her story. She’s scrappy, but wounded. He’s dependable, but lost. They may butt heads more than expected, but a series of leads on Maple Valley’s quirky unsolved mystery is just the start of the sparks that fly in the office and in their hearts.


Rachel’s Back Talk:

5 – award winning covers

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A book about a determined report and a dashing speechwriter by the Melissa Tagg? Let me read that book! Following From the Start, Like Never Before talks about the story of another Walker, Logan, and the hometown reporter, Amelia.

Logan and Amelia were just SO PERFECT for each other! Their relationship, though fleeting at first, was a sure happy ending beginning with Amelia’s crush on Logan before she even met him. But then, the two of them had such different dreams. Even though at times, they seemed to hold back from each other, they were just drawn closer together.

I loved the faith aspect drawn into the story, especially through the Walker patriarch, Case. Both Logan and Amelia had some difficulties they were working through, and they found that the only way to achieve peace with their future was through God.


This book has been given to me by Bethany House in exchange for an honest review which I have given.


Other books by Melissa I will read next:

Made to Last

Here to Stay

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