by Alexis Lynne
Series: Sylvan Hills #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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After her only dream is snatched from her grasp, can she open her heart to something new and wonderful this Christmas?
For years, all Tara Crowley longed for was to return to the simple but happy life she lived on her grandparents’ farm. After years of saving, she finally put an offer on the old place only to have it beaten by an out of towner whose plans for her childhood home are sketchy, at least in Tara’s mind. When she meets the man, however, nothing about him says villain, but will her disappointment and bitter past allow for a future with the one who stole all her dreams?
Justin Hunter gave up his life in Manhattan to give his young sister a childhood free of stress and complications. Fixing up the old farmhouse would give them a chance to bond and build the happy home neither of them ever had. When Justin meets a beautiful artist and loses his heart instantly, “complicated” becomes an understatement. Can he convince her to believe in a new dream, one that includes him and a young girl who needs her?
Spend the holidays in Sylvan Hills, North Carolina, where the scenery is beautiful, the people are quirky, and love finds you when you least expect it.
Newness and Wonder by Alexis Lynne is the first book in the Sylvan Hills series. Set during the holiday season the story introduces us to three sisters related through blood, brought together through circumstance. Set in a small North Carolina town nestled in the mountains you’ll soon want to back your bags and visit.
From family to growth this story has it all. We learn about the sisters, their circumstance, dreams and plans. When her grandmothers former homestead goes up for sale, Tara Crowley has big plans and puts in an offer. The farm was once in the family for over a hundred years and she is excited to own it. When she learns a stranger, a New Yorker, no less has bought the farm it devastates her.
Justin Hunter, gives up his lucrative law practice and buys a farm in the quiet hills of North Carolina to give his sister, twelve-year-old Marley, a fresh start after the death of her mother. The two share a father and I couldn’t help swooning over this caring brother.
As fate would have it Justin and Tara meet and we see this delightful chemistry. Then things get complicated when Tara learns Justin owns her family farm. Can a troubled young girl and the spirit of Christmas brings these two together? I had such a good time discovering exactly that.
Newness and Wonder is a clean, sweet, character driven small town romance in the vein of the Virgin River series by Robyn Carr. I loved getting to know the sisters and laughed as one of them shares a similar job with me.
While the author hit on themes such as grief and holding on to the past, she also balanced it with humor, and family. From Gingerbread houses to holiday movies, I had fun hanging out with all of them and look forward to reading the next book, Charlotte’s Landing coming in 2019.Newness and Wonder by Alexis Lynne offered a sweet holiday romance while introducing us to this small North Carolina mountain town. #holiday #romance #smalltown Click To Tweet