Then Again by Sylvie Stewart is a Juniper Court Novel. This is such a sweet and funny story which kept me engrossed from the very beginning. I loved Ms. Stewart’s Carolina Connections series and when I read the blurb on this book, I just knew I would love it too. It didn’t disappoint and is my favourite of the Juniper Court series of standalone- and that’s saying a lot because there are a lot of excellent stories in the collection.
The Juniper Court Series is a collaboration of seven authors who each produced a standalone story that is set on the same street. There are seven stories and each book is individual and unique to its author, the books may vary in style, content and storyline, but they all have the same inspiration- a person/couple who reside on Juniper Court.
This story was a lot of fun to read, with some hilarious quips, banter, one-liners, and antics. There were also emotional moments, as well as sweet and tender touches. I really connected to the character/s and invested heavily in the story. I devoured this book in a flash, I was enthralled from beginning to end. I got to the end and wanted to turn around and read it all over again.
Jenna was blindsided by divorce papers two years ago. To say she was shattered is an understatement. But having her two precious girls meant that she couldn’t give in to her emotions or give up. She had to keep strong for the girls, keep life as ‘normal’ as possible- so that meant putting up a cheerful and optimistic facade- all the while struggling just to make it through the days.
Now she has decided it’s time she took a bite out of life. She thinks a summer fling will be just the thing to get her back in ‘the saddle’. But, all her hopeful ideas don’t go according to plan. And what ensues makes for captivating reading. Will she find her summer fling?
I really recommend this book, and the series- you are bound to love it just as much as I have!
Thank you, Ms. Stewart!
Reviewed by @angelahayes