All authors tell a story, using their written words to weave a tale. And many are really very good at it. But it’s the rare author who creates a narrative so compelling, so lyrical, that the reader simply cannot pull away. T. Greenwood is one of those authors for me.
Something tragic happened to Tess many years ago. We know it involved a child, and we know that it’s forever changed her. But other than that, we are left to find out as the story progresses.
So when she claims to see a lost child out on the road one evening, the reader isn’t sure what to think. Is it her imagination playing tricks on her yet again? Or did she really see a disheveled, bleeding four-year-old on a dark country road? She had been drinking, after all. But everyone believes her. At first. A search commences, but when nothing is found, not even a body, doubts start to creep in. Still, Tess knows what she saw and is steadfast in her commitment to find the child. At all costs, even. Her marriage and reputation are at stake, but she won’t be swayed in her determination.
I’ve loved absolutely everything from this author, and her newest book is no exception. Her stories are always captivating from the beginning until the very end. Full of life experiences that could happen to anyone, they make you think “What if…” So grab this one. Enjoy. And then go read her others!
Shannon has a broken heart – and a secret. Daniel has a broken heart – and is a detective. It’s up in the air whether they can find healing and solace together, or if their trust issues supercede their chemistry.
Heartsong Cottage is the latest in the Eternity Springs series, which I find charming and heartwarming.
Romance? Check. A wedding? Check. A drunken mess? Check. Good friends? Check. Celeste working her magic? Check and double-check.
When Shannon and Daniel wade through uncertainty, the Eternity Springs community comes through for them. Love from their friends and the healing spirit of the town are more than these broken people hoped for. And I appreciate that kind of charming embrace.
But the trope has been overdone. I’ve read too many stalker-traumatizes-and-detective-saves-the-day suspenseful romances. I skim-read about a dozen pages in the middle of the book because I felt like I had read them before – in a half dozen romance novels in the last five years.
March’s writing is excellent. The characters are loveable. Eventually there’s resolution and a nice, tidy, happy ending. But the journey there wasn’t the fresh new adventure I was hoping for.