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Book Review – This Time Forever by Rachel Ann Nunes

This Time Forever is a story of heartbreak, healing, and faith. It’s a single book that contains two cute love stories that is tenderly rolled into one. Definitely a clean Christian Romance. This Time Forever is book 1 of the Mickelle series written by Rachel Ann Nunes.

This Time Forever by Rachel Ann Nunes | Blushing GeekThis Time Forever by Rachel Ann Nunes
Series: Mickelle, #1
Published by 
March 10, 2011
Genre: RomancelChristian
358 pages
Format: eBook
Source: Free books
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Buy: Amazon FREE
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Mickelle Hansen never realized marriage could be so challenging. Her husband’s epilepsy has caused him to become cynical and verbally abusive, but with love in her heart and strength from her Heavenly Father, Mickelle is determined to make her marriage work. Then the worst happens, Can she ever pick up the shattered pieces of her life? Doing so seems impossible.

Meanwhile, Rebekka Massoni arrives in America to work for handsome widower Damon Wolfe, leaving all her hopes and dreams back in her beloved France. She has loved and idolized Marc Perrault since she was five years old, but he can offer only her friendship in return.

Can Rebekka forget Marc and learn to love another man? Both Damon and Samuel Bjornenburg, successful CEO of Corban International, hope to win a place in her heart, but Damon’s daughter doesn’t like Rebekka, and Samuel doesn’t share her faith. To make matters worse, Rebekka’s heart is still breaking over Marc. Suddenly she must make the most important decision of her entire life. Will it be the right one?

Join Mickelle and Rebekka as they search for love and self-discovery. This tender story of heartbreak, healing, and faith is one you will not soon forget.


This Time Forever is a story of heartbreak, healing, and faith. A wife who lost her abusive husband and is now afraid to take chances and to be in a relationship again. And a successful young woman who’s heartbroken because she’s always on a friend zone to the man she loved since she’s 5 years old.

To be honest, I really had a hard time reading the first half of this story. There’s different POV every chapter so I wasn’t sure who’s the main leads were. That said, I kind of hate its first half but what surprises me was that I still keep on reading it. The twists and turns were kind of amusing not because they’re bad but because it’s kind of corny for my taste. I LOVE romance, but I hate it when it’s corny or cheesy. But for this story, I dunno, I don’t hate it but I don’t love it either.

This Time Forever was the very first Christian romance (LDS) that I’ve read so the mention of religion and having such a great faith in God was kind of great to read. I’m not a mormon but this story didn’t faze me at all. It’s just kind of refreshing reading a story where the characters turns to God for strength and guidance.

I really love the whole idea of this story, I just think that the way it was presented didn’t set well on me. The different POVs every chapter was ok I think, but for this one, I find it quite confusing. Also, this book was composed of not just 1 story, but 2 which is really good I guess. Though, I prefer Mickelle’s love story hehe. There were quite a few characters you need to keep track of but almost all of them has their own role in this story that really matters or has a great impact for each of the main leads. I don’t have any characters that I really hate (though there were a time that Rebekka irritates me) since all of them portrays their roles pretty well. But it kind of gave me shivers whenever Rebekka and her older brother exchanges very sappy lines. I’m just used to stories were siblings always fights, I guess French people are just so sweet to each other *wink.

Aside from the “quite confusing” interchangeable POVs each chapter, I didn’t like the part where Rebekka is so eager to find the right man for her. She’s only 24! I understand her situation, imagine being in love with someone for a long time but that someone only sees you as a younger sister?! That’s definitely not good with the heart, but I don’t believe on the idea that you need to find someone right away to move on. I mean, going to America was a good move but going to America to find the guy for her wasn’t a good reasoning. Oh well, everyone of us has different ways of moving on I guess.

Also, this story was composed of very reader friendly words, so aside from the happy ending, I guess it was also the reason why I’m giving this story a 2.5 star rating instead of just 2. I still can’t see myself reading another story from the author and this story even has a second book! But I already think This Time Forever already has a good ending so I’ll pass the second book for now *wink.


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About Rachel Ann Nunes

Rachel Ann Nunes | Blushing GeekRachel Ann Nunes (pronounced noon-esh) learned to read when she was four and by seventh grade knew she was going to be an author. Now as a stay-at-home mother of seven, it isn’t easy to find time to write, but she will trade washing dishes or weeding the garden for an hour at the computer any day! Her only rule about writing is to never eat chocolate at the computer. “Since I love chocolate and writing,” she jokes, “my family might never see me again.”

Rachel has over thirty published books, including the popular Ariana series and the award-winning picture book Daughter of a King. She enjoys hiking, swimming, spending time with her family, reading, and visiting far off places.

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