Monday, July 17, 2023

Two to Tango by Kathleen Fuller: Book Review

 *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

When career-driven Olivia Farnsworth and Kingston Bedford refuse to act on their obvious chemistry, the town of Maple Falls schemes to pair the two up—and dance their way to another happy ending.

Olivia Farnsworth always has a plan and knows just what she likes. She likes her job as head librarian. She likes spending time with her aunt Bea and with her close-knit group of friends. She likes attending the cinema’s monthly Vintage Movie Night. What she does not like is stepping outside her comfort zone. But when Kingston Bedford, her best friend’s older brother, runs into her at the movies, that’s exactly what she does. She takes a chance on the gorgeous pediatrician she’s known her whole life—only to crash land her way into heartache. Twice. One year later, she’s determined to avoid him forever. Aunt Bea and her Bosom Buddies, however, have other ideas. Plans that begin with ballroom dancing lessons . . . and end with one of the Bosom Buddies getting a taste of her own matchmaking medicine.

Kingston never thought he’d be utterly alone—as his mother puts it—in his thirties. But somehow, he’s let his life spiral out of control. His career has taken over, leaving no time for romance. That is, until his clinic forces him to take a two-month sabbatical. But is it too late to start over with the girl he can’t get off his mind?

Luckily, the scheming town of Maple Falls is once again ready to help make sparks fly.

With over two million copies sold, Kathleen Fuller is the USA TODAY bestselling author of several bestselling novels, including the Hearts of Middlefield novels, the Middlefield Family novels, the Amish of Birch Creek series, and the Amish Letters series as well as a middle-grade Amish series, the Mysteries of Middlefield. Visit her online at; Instagram: @kf_booksandhooks; Facebook: @WriterKathleenFuller; Twitter: @TheKatJam.

Two to Tango is the fourth book in the Maple Falls series. Each book in the series focusses on one woman from a group of friends, and as such, it could probably be read as a standalone. Still, I think readers will get the most out of the story and have a better understanding of the characters and town if they've read the previous books first. 

I've really enjoyed the previous books in the series, so I was really looking forward to this one... and right away I was drawn into Olivia and Kingston's story. The two connected super early on, and quite quickly. To the point that one minute they were thinking there might be something there and the next---the first kiss. So quickly that I actually went back, thinking I'd missed a page or two somehow! Despite that initial chemistry though, the story for the most part was actually a rather slow burn as these two had a lot to figure out before they reached a happily ever after! Naturally this allowed for a lot of meddling from family and townsfolk, which is certainly one of my favorite things about this series in general! 

While I can't say that this was my favorite book in the series, I did find it to be an enjoyable read and I enjoyed catching up with all the characters in Maple Falls! 


  1. have read the other books in this series and I look forward to reading this


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