After her mother’s tragic death, Dani Wilde had no choice but to abandon her dreams. She left Columbia University and returned to her family’s Montana cherry farm, intent on being a maternal figure to her brothers. Now the kids are grown, and it’s finally her time to fly. Her sights are on New York City, and nothing will stop her—not even an old flame with gorgeous green eyes.
Celebrity photographer Ben Denton hasn’t seen Montana in years—and hasn’t spoken to Dani since “that night” so long ago. When he discovers he’s a dad to a four-year-old—and the child’s mother refuses to care for her—Montana and the Wilde farm spring to mind. The orchard is the only place that’s ever felt like home, but will the warmth of the Wilde family be enough to help Ben figure out how to be a father?
As the Wilde family gathers for the yearly cherry harvest and Dani struggles to figure out what she really wants in life, she discovers the shocking truth about her own mother—and learns that following her heart may lead her to her dreams after all.
Expected Kindle publication: July 28th 2015
Current GoodReads Rating: 4.46 stars
I received a free, advance copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my unbiased review.
I love books that you get so wrapped up in that as you continue through your day you have to stop and think if the drama really happened or if those were just fictional characters in a book. This book describes why I fell in love with reading. It takes you to an alternate universe and I appreciate how the flow of this book held to where it felt like you were listening to a friends story with how it flowed together instead of the interruptions some books have where they have to stop and start the flow to fill in detail. It was somewhat relatable as I think we most have a few family issues and/or have watched on as some families have to choose to bond over experiences or to walk away from each other. I loved the character development and the flow of this story line. I enjoyed reading how the author started this off as a much simpler book and was told to develop it, so it was fun to imagine the bare bones of this story and seeing how well she blossomed and put depth, twists, and heart into this story. Great book and would highly recommend it. I love some steamy every once in a while, but this book had the perfect balance of a little description and floated off to let your mind wonder, which I bet is a whole lot dirtier than might have been written down. I wasn't distracted like some by too much sex or cussing and it allowed me to experience just a beautiful story. Thank you. I would give this an easy five stars and would love to get me a piece of Ben, the main stud, that learned how to love.
All those participating in the U.S. hopefully will be getting a three-day weekend off work to celebrate Independence Day on July 4th, to commemorating the adoption of our Declaration of Independence. So...Happy Independence Day! Looking ahead to that awful Monday back at work (every Monday really) following a long weekend off, I'll be starting a giveaway.
I will be giving away four free e-Book downloads to four lucky winners to help the week go by. I will start posting the books involved starting July 6th, Monday morning along with author trivia and the contest will end at midnight on Friday, July 10th. The more you participate by ReTweeting and commenting on trivia equals more entries. Make sure to comment on this post as the week progresses to tell me which book(s) you'd love to read.
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I will message the winners either by the email provided by commenting on this post or to their Twitter profiles with the code to enter in order to download your free e-Book after the contest is over on Saturday, July 11th.
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