Love Under Construction Blog Tour: Book Spotlight + Review

Title: Love Under Construction

Author: Penny Zeller

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Maplebrook Publishing


She builds websites. He builds houses. Together, can they build a family for two orphans?

Irelynn agreed two years ago to help raise her best friend’s twins should anything happen. When she is called upon to fulfill that agreement, there is only one problem—Irelynn must share the responsibility with the arrogant but handsome Quinton Gregory.

Quinton takes the role of raising his niece and nephew with all seriousness. He will do anything for the twins, even if it means putting up with the beautiful but stubborn Irelynn Brady.

When forced to be in each other’s presence far more often than is comfortable, things slowly begin to change. Will the unexpected attraction between Irelynn and Quinton become a love under construction?


Rating: 5 Stars

I rarely read contemporary romance, but I’m happy I read Love Under Construction. This is a sweet, faith-filled story filled with charming characters and touching themes.

The plot: Irelynn Brady and Quinton Gregory are thrust into the role of parenting Quinton’s orphaned, niece and nephew twins after their mom dies. Cue in the fact Irelynn and Quinton heartily dislike each other due to a past debacle (trust me, it’s not one of those cliche ones). Both characters have their struggles, which the author did well with spreading out through the book – there weren’t overwhelming problem dumps like what can happen in some contemporaries. Add in the mischievous twins and their equally-perhaps more so-mischievous great-grandmother, a group of scheming matchmaker wannabes, and other hilarious characters, and Love Under Construction treats the reader to a perfect blend of seriousness and hilariousness.

The settings: Chokecherry Heights is a growing town, and hosts a number of places mischief, shenanigans, and character growth take place in. The assisted living home was probably my favorite. I’ll leave it at that so as not to provide spoilers.

The characters: Irelynn has a lot on her shoulders, and while she does worry, understandably, at times, we get to see her faith in God grow and progress throughout the book. I admire how she loves the twins as if they were her own, and the sacrifices she makes to ensure they have what they need. Quinton is a great character as well. Battling his own struggles, he deals with losing all but three of his family members in a relatively short period of time. He is somewhat sarcastic with an oversized ego regarding his air hockey skills. Mom and Gram were awesome. We see how (Irelynn’s) Mom’s hard past has influenced her strong faith, and it’s touching to watch her help Irelynn through the tough times. Gram is Gram. A little Southern lady with an affinity for sweet tea and Uno, she leads a small group of other old ladies who believe themselves matchmakers. You’ll have to read the book to see the schemes these hilarious seniors cook up.

In summary, Love Under Construction is a sweet, faith-filled story filled with charming characters and touching themes.

I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.


Penny Zeller is known for her heartfelt stories of faith and her passion to impact lives for Christ through fiction. While she has had a love for writing since childhood, she began her adult writing career penning articles for national and regional publications on a wide variety of topics. Today Penny is a multi-published author of several inspirational books. She is also a homeschool mom and a fitness instructor.

When Penny is not dreaming up new characters, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, camping, hiking, canoeing, reading, running, cycling, gardening, and playing volleyball.

She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency and loves to hear from her readers at her www. and her blog, random thoughts from a day in the life of a wife, mom, and author, at

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Monday, December 6:

Blog Tour Kickoff/Sneak Peek/Meet the Characters | Penny Zeller

Author Interview | Kristina Hall

Tuesday. December 7:

Book Spotlight | Joy Hannabass

Book Spotlight | Penny McGinnis

Wednesday, December 8:

Author Interview | Vanessa Hall

Thursday, December 9:

Book Spotlight and Guest Post| June Foster

Friday, December 10:

Book Spotlight and Giveaway| Chat with Vera

Book Spotlight and Review | Madi’s Musings

Book Spotlight and Guest Post | Kathy McKinsey

Saturday, December 11:

Book Spotlight/Ebook Giveaway | Patti’s Porch

Blog Tour Wrap-up/Love Under Construction Quotables/Giveaway | Penny Zeller


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