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Author: Julie Benson
Publisher: Southern Born Books, Tule Publishing
Published: June 29th / July 1st, 2015
This is a story of coping with grief and unexpected parenthood, getting to know people beyond your initial impressions and helping others. Set in Wishing, Texas, with beautiful countryside and a magical wishing well, this story has well developed characters with whom it is easy to empathise. It has humour as well as grief, some great retorts between the two main characters and their love for the orphaned child is key to it all. There are dramatic confrontations and unexpected events to keep the reader guessing what will happen next. Well written, highly entertaining and a real page turner, this is a great story to get lost in!
Following the tragic accident which killed her sister and brother-in-law, artist Cassie Reynolds moves from her home in New York to Wishing, Texas, to bring up her orphaned six year old niece, Ella. Having lost both her parents, Ella is traumatised, stubborn and refuses to speak to anyone. Cassie has had advice from specialists to try to help her but coping with her own grief and suddenly becoming a single Mum are dramatic changes in her own life that she is also struggling with. Ella’s financial guardian is the handsome local rancher, Ty Barnett and Cassie feels she can do nothing right in his eyes. They clash over everything and anything but both want the best for Ella and hate and love are, after all, just opposite faces of the same coin! The fireworks between Ty and Cassie are highly explosive and it is only as they get to know each other better that they find they also have a chemical attraction that is irresistible. Can they stop being so independent and learn to love and share with each other? Will their obstinacy prevent their love developing? Can they help give Ella a new happy ever after family existence to help her cope with that she lost with the death of her parents? A highly entertaining read I have no hesitation in highly recommending to anyone who enjoys a great romance.
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for letting me read an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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