Review by: Ms. Bliss

Woodrose Mountain
by RaeAnne Thayne

Published March 27, 2012 by HQN

Evie Blanchard was at the top of her field in the city of angels. But when an emotional year forces her to walk away from her job as a physical therapist, she moves from Los Angeles to Hope's Crossing seeking a quieter life. So the last thing she needs is to get involved with the handsome, arrogant Brodie Thorne and his injured daughter, Taryn.

A self-made man and single dad, Brodie will do anything to get Taryn the rehabilitation she needs…even if it means convincing Evie to move in with them. And despite her vow to keep an emotional distance, Evie can't help but be moved by Taryn's spirit, or Brodie's determination to win her help—and her heart. With laughter, courage and more than a little help from the kindhearted people of Hope's Crossing, Taryn may get the healing she deserves—and Evie and Brodie might just find a love they never knew could exist.

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Reviewed by: Ms. Bliss

Blackberry Summer
by RaeAnn Thayne

Published May 24, 2011 by HQN

Claire Bradford needs a wake-up call.

What she didn’t need is a tragic car accident. As a single mom and owner of a successful bead shop, Claire leads a predictable life in Hope’s Crossing, Colorado.  So what if she has no time for romance? At least, that’s what she tells herself, especially when her best friend’s sexy younger brother comes back to town as the new chief of police. But when the accident forces Claire to slow down and lean on others – especially Riley McKnight – she realizes, for the first time, that things need to change. And not just in her own life. The accident – and the string of robberies committed by teens that led up to it -  is a wake up call to the people of Hope’s Crossing. The sense of togetherness and community had been lost during those tough years.  But with a mysterious “Angel of Hope” working to inspire the town, Riley and Claire will find themselves opening up to love and other possibilities at the end of an extraordinary summer.

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