Sunday, September 20, 2015

Falling Like Snowflakes

I received a copy of Falling Like Snowflakes by Denise Hunter from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
When the Christmas season finds Eden in Summer Harbor, Maine, she’s on the run from trouble. Romance is the last thing on her mind.

Riding in a bus in the thickly falling snow, Eden Davis wonders how it ever came to this—fleeing under cover of night with young Micah sleeping fitfully in the seat beside her. When a winter storm strands them in Summer Harbor, Maine, Eden wonders if what might have been the end could be a new beginning.

Beau Callahan is a habitual problem-solver. He’s recently left his job with the sheriff’s department to take over the family Christmas tree farm to save it from insolvency. But he’s flummoxed. During the busiest season of the year, he’s shorthanded. Then Eden shows up looking for work, and Beau believes he’s been rescued. Competent, smart, and beautiful, Eden’s also guarded and quiet. He soon figures out she comes with a boatload of secrets. But Beau can’t seem to help himself from falling for her.

As Christmas Eve approaches, Beau discovers he’ll do anything to keep Eden safe. But who’s going to protect his heart from a woman who can’t seem to trust again?

Loved this book!  Denise Hunter has done it again.  Eden and her son, Micah, are on the run and have car trouble in Summer Harbor Maine.  After her car breaks down and her backpack is stolen they're left with no money and no where warm to stay.  In search of work Eden finds the Callahan family, but will she be able to trust enough to get the help she needs?

Monday, September 7, 2015

The Lopsided Christmas Cake

I received a copy of The Lopsided Christmas Cake by Wanda E. Brunstetter from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Join the Hochstetler twin sisters on stage as they bumble their way through baking a cake for a charity auction in front of a live audience. The take-charge Elma and the klutzy optimist Thelma manage to entertain their audience—and attract the admiration of two bachelors, an outspoken woodworker and a shy harness maker from a neighboring Amish community. As fall leads into the Christmas season, could romance be blossoming for one or more of the Hochstetler twins? Find out in this brand new romance from New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter, writing with her daughter-in-law Jean Brunstetter.

This book was different than I expected.  Twins Thelma and Elma Hochstetler inherit their grandparents farm and store.  They are for the first time in their lives are on their own and running a household and business.  Even though they are twins they couldn't be more different.  Can they each use their own strength to fix up their grandparents house and keep store going?

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Counting on a Cowboy

I received a copy of Counting on a Cowboy by Debra Clopton from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
After losing everything dear to her, Abby never wants to love again. But a certain cowboy spurs her to wonder if maybe love is worth the risk.

Running from a past that haunts her, Abby Knightly is drawn to the homey town of Wishing Springs, Texas, after her favorite advice columnist found love and a home there. Maybe this small town could offer hope and healing and a future for Abby too . . . if she’s brave enough to reach out and take it.

Bo Monahan isn’t interested in the new romantic destination his little town has become—or the women who might be looking at him like he’s their next Mr. Right. Between taking care of his Pops and his growing stirrup business, he isn’t looking for serious romantic commitments. But unexpectedly the young child he never knew about appears on his doorstep and Bo’s world is turned upside down.

This confirmed bachelor might not need a wife, but he sure needs a woman . . . and newcomer Abby Knightly is definitely a woman. When she comes to his rescue to help him navigate fatherhood, he slowly uncovers her own history. And suddenly Bo’s thinking maybe, just maybe, together they can help each other work through the problems of the past to create a future of their own.

This is the second in the Four of Hearts Ranch series and is just as good as the first book.  Abby is heading to Wishing Springs for a new start after losing her husband and baby.  The last thing she's looking for is romance.  When on her way into town she wrecks her car avoiding a steer in the road, she meets Bo Manahan.  Bo also isn't in he market for romance because he has enough on this plate taking care of his stir up business and his ailing grandfather.  Will they each realize that they are a perfect pair?