Like Never Before


“Like Never Before” is a fun to read contemporary romance but don’t let that fool you. Woven through the pages of witty banter and charming romance is a strong message of faith and encouragement.

I liked how feisty Amelia was determined to do everything possible to save the small-town newspaper despite overwhelming odds. Little does she know that the man she has admired from afar is the new owner and he has returned to his home town to sell the business. Yet somehow, Logan ends up helping Amelia and a strong friendship develops between them. And Logan – what a man! Devoted to and strongly protective of his daughter, his family, and friends but inwardly wounded and confused.

The author’s vivid descriptions of characters and setting and her wonderful dialogue made this book a joy to read. “Like Never Before” is a wonderful story of a friendship that helps heal both Amelia and Logan and that grows into something beautiful. Melissa Tagg, you outdid yourself with this one. I can’t wait to see what you do with the next Walker Family novel.

A copy of this book was provided for review by
Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


Maple Valley became Amelia Bentley’s haven after her heart and her dreams of a family were shattered. But when the newspaper she runs is in danger of closing, she pins all her hopes on a story that just might convince the new owner to keep the paper running.

After his biggest campaign success yet, widowed speechwriter Logan Walker has the chance of a lifetime: a spot on a presidential campaign. But first he has to return to his hometown to sell the newspaper he’s suddenly inherited.

But instead of a quick sale, Logan finds himself helping Amelia chase her story. She’s scrappy, but wounded. He’s dependable, but lost. And working together to break the story on Maple Valley’s unsolved mystery is just the start of the sparks that fly in the office and in their hearts.

Read an excerpt from “Like Never Before” HERE.


Melissa TaggMelissa Tagg, author of Made to Last and Here to Stay, is a former newspaper reporter, current nonprofit grant writer, and total Iowa girl. When she’s not writing, she can be found hanging out with the coolest family ever. She’s passionate about humor, grace, and happy endings. Melissa blogs regularly at