Monday, August 1, 2016

Buried Treasures

I received a copy of Buried Treasures by Mary Manenrs from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
When Caroline flees Chicago following the brutal murder of her husband, the last thing she expects—or wants—is to fall for Matt Carlson, a builder with strong roots in the small town of Mountainview, Tennessee. She needs to focus on raising her six-year-old daughter and protecting both their hearts from ever being shattered again.
 Matt is struggling with issues of his own…guilt over the death of his wife and the responsibility of raising a cynical teenaged nephew who is dropped on his doorstep, abandoned by Matt's alcoholic sister. He doesn't have time to fall in love, yet he can't help being drawn to the woman who is ready to defend her home—and her daughter—with nothing more than a feisty attitude and a broom handle.
Can Matt's help and friendship convince Caroline to trust again…and when Caroline's daughter goes missing, will Matt be able to find the girl before it's too late and he loses everything he loves…again?
A good fast read that pulls you in from the beginning.  Caroline and her daughter, Callie, leave the big city to start over in Mountainview Tennessee.  Her Aunt Nora has left Caroline her house and flees to the country after her husband is murdered.  Nora's neighbor, Matt, has promised to fix up the house before her niece moves in.  When Caroline and Callie arrive a week early Matt meets Caroline welding a broom handle at him.  After the surprise meeting they begin to rely on each other and find ways to move on after great losses.

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