- Montlake Romance
- Release Date
- November 2016
- Book 4 of Ardent Springs
As a newly single mother, Carrie Farmer isn't quite ready to jump back into the dating pool in Ardent Springs—especially since her last marriage was such a disaster. But if anyone could entice her to wade in a bit, it would be her hunky neighbor, Noah Winchester. He's the perfect man: strong, protective, and smoking hot. But her eyes have deceived her before, and she's no longer willing to hand over her heart so easily.
After completing several tours in the Middle East, Noah returns to his hometown a very different man. The former soldier's plan to rest and relax is soon waylaid by the intriguing woman next door and her heart-stealing little girl. Something—or someone—put shadows in Carrie's lovely eyes, and he's determined to clear them away. But when hidden demons can no longer be ignored, the couple gets a reminder from an unexpected source that love truly can conquer all.
Nov 18, 2016 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
141 people found the following review helpful
When I first received this book, I only intended to load it onto my Kindle and then open it to make sure it was okay. Two hours later, I had to forcibly stop reading, as I had other things I was supposed to do. The mark of a great story is the ability of the author to draw you into her world and keep you there for the duration.
That is exactly what happened to me in HER HOPES AND DREAMS by Terri Osburn.
This story was as engaging as it was heart wrenching in all the good ways a romance is meant to be. At the same time, Ms. Osburn manages to touch on two incredibly difficult subjects (domestic abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder) in such a way that it doesn't come across as contrived or preachy. In fact, she did such a great job that I saw aspects of people I know in both Noah and Carrie.
This is a beautiful story with engaging characters dealing with touchy subjects that the author handles with grace and precision. The secondary, small town, characters were as charming as they were colloquial and their banter added to the lengthy list of all the warm fuzzy feelings HER HOPES AND DREAMS gave me.
Now, this is a romance. So, I definitely can't leave out that when Noah and Carrie get together, sparks fly as far as her bra across the bedroom and then some. While not overly graphic, it is sexy in all the right ways making this an unbelievably great read.
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