A Chapter on Love by Laney Webber is a lovely contemporary romance that was fun to read. It is what I like to call a feel-good romance, you know, the kind that makes you smile as you read. Both main characters met about eighteen years before the story begins when both were at summer camp. Jannika (Nick) Peterson was a young counselor-in-training and Leslie (Lee) Thompson was a summer camp counselor. Jannika had a major crush on Leslie, but the circumstances and age difference between the two meant nothing could happen then. Eighteen years, a lot of maturing, and a good deal of heartache later, they meet again and find the connection still exists and is even stronger. Now both have to find out if their bond is strong enough to overcome past heartaches and grow into love.
I really enjoyed this book. It is well-written, the pace of the story is good and the main characters are well developed. I felt the connection from the moment they met again. The story caught my interest and kept me reading all the way until the end. I really only have one criticism with the story. I wish I could have read a little more about Jannika’s early life. It seemed to have a big impact on her actions in the present, but we really only get glimpses of her childhood. Knowing more about what she went through in her early years might have made me understand a bit more about her actions in the book’s present. Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel.
A Chapter on Love is a strong debut novel that I can easily recommend. I look forward to reading more from Ms. Webber in the future.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review. You can get a copy at Bold Strokes Books