Wedding photography is Maggie James's passion. The art of capturing a moment forever in time is magical to her, and she's worked hard to become the best of the best. Week after week, she works with couples as they plan their happily ever afters, but she hasn't been so lucky in love. Behind the camera, it's easy to hide from the pain and rejection of her past. The life she has made for herself is safe and predictable, until Simon Walker, the owner of a rival photography studio, sets up shop in her small town and comes to her with an unexpected proposal. Suddenly, everything she has worked so hard to build is threatened and her simple, controlled life is thrown into chaos. As she travels the state of Michigan photographing weddings, she struggles to keep her business afloat and the wall around her heart intact. But along the way, she learns more about loyalty and love than she ever imagined.
This appealing Christian romance from Noorman (Bittersweet) explores how rash judgments can stand in the way of true love. Rival wedding photographers Maggie James and Simon Walker are both talented, driven, and determined, and love weddings as expressions of the leap of faith. But Simon also feels that Maggie misjudged him when they briefly dated over 10 years ago, and he’s never gotten over her. However, although they have a clear chemistry when they run into each other preparing for weddings, Maggie allows Simon to charm her only briefly before repeatedly shutting him down. The repetition of this cycle becomes tedious as it plays out from one wedding to the next. After one too many rejections—for both Simon and the reader—Simon finally decides he needs to give up. But will his faith in the destiny he believes in allow him to move on? Although the book is heavy on dialogue and light on character development, Norman’s message of faith and perseverance will find an audience with readers of inspirational romance. (BookLife)