Title: If It Ain’t Love
Author: Tamara Allen
Publication Date: August 25, 2011

Rating: ★ ★ ★  ☆
Whit Stoddard is a down-on-his-luck reporter during the Great Depression. Despite everything, he’s managed to stay upbeat and remained hopeful. And one night a chance encounter makes it seem like those hopes might be fulfilled by Peter, a man he meets at a shelter. But there’s something different about Peter, and Whit isn’t really sure what to make of him. Is Peter too good to be true? Can they work through the realities of their separate pasts?

A short read, I found this to be a well-written and endearing story. It’s easy to be drawn into the story and to connect quickly with the characters. There’s a world built here despite the short length and Tamara Allen does a great job weaving everything together.