Book Review – The Clover Chapel (Jamison Valley #2) by Devney Perry

Posted October 6, 2017 by Geybie in Book Review / 14 Comments

The Clover Chapel by Devney Perry

The Clover Chapel by Devney Perry

Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Standalone/Series: Standalone (part of a series)
Published on: May 30, 2017
Pages: 408
POV: Dual First Point of View
Source: Purchased
Rating: 4.5 STARS
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Guys, I got us a new great recommendation! The Clover Chapel is one of my TOP favorites. I can’t say enough in words how much I adored and loved this book. It is AWESOME. My only regret was I didn’t read the series in order. I skipped this book. Instead of reading this book (the second one) I jumped into the third book (The Lucky Heart) after reading the first one (The Coppersmith Farmhouse). What a stupid choice it was since this book is as AMAZING as the other two. You don’t need to read them in order since each book in The Jamison Valley series can be read as standalone; however, I suggest you do it. You would miss a fantastic journey if you don’t. Trust me!

The story:

The Clover Chapel followed Nick and Emmy or Emeline and their emotional journey toward happily-ever-after. Almost ten years ago, they met in Las Vegas. Their short interaction then turned to a fantastic attraction that was deeper than they’ve ever experienced before and for their minds to comprehend. They fell madly in love and decided to get married in The Clover Chapel. Everything was going great until the morning after the wedding when Emmy woke up with a letter from Nick saying goodbye which crushed her world.

Nine years later, with a fantastic fiance, she had finally moved on. Two things were missing though: her dream to be a teacher and a good relationship with her father. Unhappy with the lifestyle her father wanted her to keep up, she moved to a small town to start a new life and pursue her dream while still maintaining a long distance relationship with her fiance. When she was starting to settle in the town and finally found herself enjoy it, her world crushed again. She accidentally met her estranged husband, Nick, whom she hadn’t seen for nine years despite her efforts to find him. Things got even worse when he refused her demand to let her free by signing the divorce papers.

I struggled to swallow the lump in my throat and speak. “You left me.”
“Please believe I did it for a good reason. And not a day has gone by when I haven’t regretted it.”

My thoughts:

I have become a huge fan of Devney Perry since I read The Coppersmith Farmhouse and she has not disappointed. One thing I love about her books is she creates fantastic heroes. Each of her heroes has the quality that I always love in romance books. They are alpha yet sweet, devoted, and very determined when it comes to win or pursue their women. I love Nick’s determination and patience. He showed them in each moment he was with Emmy.

“I thought about you every day for nine years, wondering what you were doing. I had questions I wanted to ask but couldn’t. Those nine years are on me. It was my mistake to walk away from you but I’m not doing it again. And I won’t let you do it either. All I’m asking for is time. I’ll prove to you that you can trust me again.”

I was both curious and skeptical at the beginning on how he would redeem himself after what he had done. Nine years was a very long time for a man who chose to ignore the girl he married and for them both to move forward as a couple again. I wished his reasoning and efforts were worth her forgiveness. I couldn’t say how happy I was that he did it. He DID all he could to win her again. I fell in love with his relentless efforts and determination. I loved his patience even though all he wanted was to push her. I adored his ways to show he loved her. I was over the moon that he never gave up; he would have fought for her to his death if it was what it took for him to win her back. He was one of the best heroes I’ve ever read!

“Fuck the secrets.” No matter what it would take, I was getting my wife back. My Emmy. Even if that meant telling her things I’d sworn never to reveal.

The second thing that I loved was that their relationship progressed gradually. It gave room for all the pain and hurt to heal, for her to open her heart again, for them to get to know each other, for him to redeem himself, and for them to move forward. Their feelings for each other were deep and FAR from physical which what made me easily connect with them and their story pulled all the emotions in me and warm my heart with the ending. Have I said that Nick was AWESOME? Guys, he would sweep you over your feet. Gush, I loved him so much. Wait until you meet him. 😉

The characters were well-developed and the plot was flawless. I enjoyed seeing all the characters grew to become their better selves. They were flawed in a flawless way that made the whole story felt both REAL and BELIEVABLE. They were far from annoying and boring. In addition to the well-developed characters, the plot was seamless. I enjoyed the suspense and drama as much as the romance itself. I loved that the suspense didn’t take away the emotional development the main characters were experiencing. Those two made the whole story both unputdownable and addicting.

The sense of community in this story was one of my favorites as well. I was glad not only to meet the characters from the previous books but also found out that the authors managed to maintain their personalities. It was lovely to see how warm, loving, and supportive they were toward Emmy and their (Nick and Emmy’s) relationship. Their banter and humor added up to the already great plot and romance for us to enjoy. I wish I could read each one of their stories.

The sense of community in this story was one of my favorites as well. I was glad not only to meet the characters from the previous books but also found out that the authors managed to maintain their personalities. It was lovely to see how warm, loving, and supportive they were toward Emmy and their (Nick and Emmy’s) relationship. Their banter and humor added up to the already great plot and romance for us to enjoy. I wish I could read each one of their stories.

Overall, The Clover Chapel is an AWESOME second-chance romance with a swoon-worthy alpha hero, sassy heroine, great suspense, and incredible supporting characters, which I highly recommend to all romance junkies. Give this book a chance and open your heart. I promise you; you would fall in love with this story, especially Nick!

You’ve always had my heart, Emmy. We’re it for each other. I thought about you every day for nine years.


Series Reading Order:

The Coppersmith Farmhouse by Devney Perry The Clover Chapel by Devney Perry The Lucky Heart by Devney Perry The Outpost (Jamison Valley Series) by Devney Perry The Bitterroot Inn (Jamison Valley #5) by Devney Perry


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14 responses to “Book Review – The Clover Chapel (Jamison Valley #2) by Devney Perry

    • This series is awesome, Kim. I hope you’ll give them a try one day. It is the author’s first series (debut). I can’t believe it. She’s fantastic. 😁❤️

    • Yay, glad to hear that. It is an awesome series, Jovita. You’re gonna love it if you love small town romance. Trust me. 😁❤️👍🏻

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