I received an ARC of this novel via St. Martin’s Press. This book will be published November 3, 2015. A MUST READ. I fell hopelessly in love with this story.
★★★★★ 6 Classic Love Story Stars ★★★★★
FIND YOUR JOY
Boston therapist Josie Kendrew is really good at mending everyone else's broken heart-just not her own. When she rushes home to Echo Lake after her father's stroke, Josie finds herself face-to-face with too many painful memories from the past, including the loss of her "little sister" and Ethan Miller, the boy she left behind. Ethan is now all man-and he has done wonders as CEO of Snowflake Village, the Kendrew family's Christmas-themed amusement park, which charms year-round visitors from all around New England. Suddenly, Echo Lake holds more than ghosts from the past. It also holds the possibility of a second chance at love...
AND NEVER LET GO...
Ethan's been picking up the pieces of the Kendrews' shattered family for as long as he can remember. But doing good isn't the same as being happy-and Ethan can't deny that the sweet, smart girl he once adored has become a gorgeous woman he cannot resist. For both Josie and Ethan, it's a time of love and promise, and of finding the dreams they thought they had lost...
My Thoughts (Review)
:: 6 Classic Love Story Stars ::
Eeeek! I loved this book to pieces! It is a classic romance that will never go out of style. This story warms your heart from start to finish. I couldn’t get enough of it.
When Boston therapist Josie Kendrew finds herself back in the small Vermont town she grew up in she never thought that everything that once felt so wrong could actually (and maybe always has been) right. But picking up the pieces where she left off won’t be easy for her. She has to contend with sad memories of a little girl she cared about who didn’t get to live her life, she has to be there for her mom her newly sober mom, and father who had a stroke. On top of this, her ex fiancé who she left high and dry ten years prior is still there, doing the same thing she ran away from, and still leaving a mark on her heart strings. Can Josie make up for all the time she has lost? Will she be able to overcome all of the sad childhood memories she had to go through? Or will she continue running without stopping to think about what she really wants? Reader, you need to read to find out! And trust me, you will not be disappointed!
Clearly, I adored this book. So much that I gave the story 6 out of 5 stars. To me, it was that good. Perfect, even. I cannot believe I have never stumbled upon a Maggie McGinnis book before. From here on out though, I plan to read all of her books. Her writing style is perfect, the plot is unique, and the characters are the type that readers can actually get to know. It’s like reading a book about your best friend! Great, great book. I highly recommend it! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for the second Echo lake novel. I am super excited!
About the Author:
Maggie is a Golden Heart Finalist who started writing when her twins were infants and she was desperately seeking sanity. The fact that she found it only with imaginary people makes her a bit concerned, but at least they do what she tells them to ... usually.
She lives in New England, though she spends an inordinate amount of time on Arizona real estate sites in mid-January. While snow piles up to her windowsills, she cyber-stalks the blue skies and pink houses of the Southwest.
She used to be an English teacher, a certified black belt, and a cool-car driver. Then ... twins. Now she swills caffeine while driving the one vehicle she swore she'd never own: a minivan. It sort of hurts even to admit it.
You can find Maggie at www.maggiemcginnis.com.
Other Books by the Author
1. Once Upon a Cowboy: A Whisper Creek Novel by Maggie McGinnis (Jun 30, 2015)
2. Accidental Cowgirl (Whisper Creek Book 1) by Maggie McGinnis (Oct 8, 2013
3. A Cowboy's Christmas Promise (Whisper Creek Book 2) by Maggie McGinnis (Nov 18, 2014)
4. Snowflake Wishes by Maggie McGinnis (Oct 13, 2015)
Not Yet Published (You can preorder now!)
5. Heart Like Mine (An Echo Lake Novel) by Maggie McGinnis (Apr 5, 2016)
6. Unlucky in Love: A Whisper Creek Novel by Maggie McGinnis (Jun 14, 2016)