Thursday, March 15, 2012
Woodrose Mountain by RaeAnne Thayne
Evie left her job as a physical therapist because her adopted daughter died and she couldn't stop it. Her heart was torn apart and she just couldn't deal with that again. So she moves to a small town and works at a beading shop, living happily ever after. But was she really?
HQN Books and Edelweiss allowed me to download an ebook of the story for review (thank you). It will be published on the 27th of March, so watch for it to show up on the shelves in your local bookstore soon.
Evie is happy beading, teaching classes, and going to shows for the bead shop. However, she owes Brodie's mother for offering this chance to make a new life, so it's hard to turn her down when she requests her to care for her injured granddaughter. She says no, but Mrs. Thorne weasels her into agreeing by emotional blackmail.
Unfortunately, Evie and Brodie do not see eye-to-eye. He keeps trying to develop properties and she keeps trying to stop him. Now he's not enthused about her being in house to work with his daughter and she doesn't want to be there. You know what's going to happen, don't you? Yep, they suddenly find there are sparks between them despite their differences. But they both have a lot of baggage from the past to deal with...
This author's descriptions of physical therapy adds a lot to the story and gives you an understanding of why Evie feels the way she does. She makes her main male character, Brodie, an attractive male who would do anything to help his daughter get better and you admire him for that. Taryn, the daughter, has her own burden to deal with and she does that dramatically.
Why not visit Woodrose Mountain and Evie and Brodie and see how they resolve their differences. It's a good read.