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5 stars for Backstage Butter Brittle by @elizabethjohn34 #romance #sweetromance #bookreview

Title: Backstage Butter Brittle

Author: Elizabeth John

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Second Chance Romance

Book Blurb:

Her thirtieth birthday is Anna’s deadline to succeed as a theatrical performer…only six months away. A crucial audition in her hometown puts her into the path of her ex-boyfriend. After only a few minutes together, she realizes she’s missed James. More shocking is that she receives an invitation to help with his family’s summer camp theater program. Farmer James Tucker can’t believe the woman he once thought he’d marry is back in town, auditioning at the theater next to his ice cream parlor. He hopes for the impossible—that she’ll stay this time. But she wants bright lights, and he leads a simpler life. Can this reunion be their second chance at love?

My Review:

An audition brings Anna back home and a reunion with her old boyfriend, but can it be a second chance at love? With her 30th birthday six months away, Anna is running out of time. She needs to achieve success on the stage as an actress or give it up for good. Her agent sends her back to her hometown for an audition. She runs into her ex-boyfriend, James. They spend some time reconnecting, and she admits to herself she misses him. The same conflict from years ago rears its ugly head. She craves big theatre with all the glitz and glamour and he’s a true blue farmer. Yet, an offer to help teach kids in a summer camp aimed at theatre entices her. Can she fulfill her dreams and rekindle her romance with James? Or is she a failure at both?

Backstage Butter Brittle is a sweet summer romance I enjoyed. With my favorite ice cream flavor in the title, I was instantly hooked. I connected with both Anna and James. I related to Anna on many levels. She’s against a deadline and she’s not sure if she’ll get her dream fulfilled. But like everything, life has a funny way of making things turn out. It may not be how you imagined or envisioned, yet the end result is so much better. Elizabeth John takes this idea and bases her story on it. This is my first book by Elizabeth John and I was quite impressed. The plot progression is smooth with just the right balance of emotion and conflict. The romance flows naturally with tender moments. The characters were very relatable which made for an immersive read. The ending made my heart swell. Even though this is a summer romance, it can be read anytime. If you love sweet romance, pick up Backstage Butter Brittle. If second-chance romance is your reading jam, you’ll want to read Backstage Butter Brittle. A delightful romance from start to finish, Backstage Butter Brittle will melt your heart faster than ice cream on a hot day. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5 stars

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Author Biography:

Elizabeth John creates tender romances with a touch of intrigue. She writes at sunrise before her busy day as an elementary school teacher. Admittedly, she’s a TV and movie junkie and has noble intentions to practice yoga daily. In her spare time, she can be found walking her two rescue dogs, researching her family’s ancestry, gardening, or relaxing at the beach with her nose in a good book. She is a member of New Jersey Romance Writers, Romance Writers of America, Liberty States Fiction Writers, and Sisters in Crime.

Elizabeth loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website:

Social Media Links:

Twitter: @elizabethjohn34

Instagram: @elizabethjohnauthor

Reviewed by: Mrs. N


Jan Sikes
Jan Sikes
Oct 17, 2022

A fabulous review, Elizabeth! Congrats!


Liz Flaherty
Liz Flaherty
Oct 17, 2022

Lovely review! The story sounds great.


Barbara Bettis
Oct 16, 2022

Congratulations on this lovely review, Elizabeth! Best of luck with your new book.

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