Thursday, October 6, 2011

Gift of the Heart by Suzanne Barrett

Amy Wilson struggles to make a home for herself and her small son in the Northern California town of Riverton. Widowed and alone, and saddled with debt from her husband’s failed business, she vows to pay off his creditors herself and remain independent from her overbearing in-laws.
Shay McHugh is dissatisfied with his life. At thirty-three, he has a home on the river which he has just remodeled, a white Porsche, a powerboat, and a position as manager of Riverton’s ValuKing Supermarket. But lately he finds life doesn’t offer the fulfillment he craves. Something is lacking. When he meets Amy, he has an overwhelming desire to protect her, which is exactly the thing Amy has been escaping. Can the two set aside their differences and make room for love?

Reviewer: Fashionta
Where do I start? I love this novella! This is the first time I have read something by Suzanne Barrett and I fell in love with her writing style. She has written a Christmas novella that we can all relate to in one way or another.

Amy is a struggling mother of one, who is scarred by her past marriage. Shay dreams of having a family similar to his friend Peter's. They meet when Amy ends up stranded in Riverton and with the help of Amy’s son Josh, romance occurs between them. It’s a rocky road however, as Amy is resistant to falling in love again because of those scars. However, love prevails and we get a satisfying conclusion.

It’s disappointing that more people haven’t read Suzanne Barrett's books. She has become a favourite author of mine and have added her to my must read authors list for future releases. I give it 5 stars, as I couldn’t find any fault with this novella.

Release: October 10, 2011
Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press (TMP)
Price: $1.99 Digital
Retailer Availability: TMP website; Amazon and affiliates; Amazon Kindle; Smashwords and Affiliates; Digibooks Café; All Romance Ebooks/Omnilit; Coffee Time Romance;; Barnes & Noble
eBook Distribution: Smashwords (Sony, Diesel eBooks, Apple, Kobo, ScrollMotion)


Unknown said...

Wow! Thank you so much! I am overwhelmed, and very appreciative. This story began life as a short story for my son, who at the time, managed a Safeway store in our town (Riverton is a composite of three tiny mountain communities where I live). Later, when I was asked to write a Christmas novella, I came back to this one and expanded it. So very happy you liked it.

Ciara said...

Great review for a great book!

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