Title: Wild Iris Ridge
Author: RaeAnne Thayne
The perfect stress reliever! I read this book during a very stressful week, and I found it the perfect book to turn to. A beautiful old home in Hope's Crossing is the setting for this love story of a widower who falls in love with the one woman he never counted on loving, his late wife's wayward cousin. They shared a kiss as teenagers, and that was the end of that relationship, until now. This book is about two lonely people, who finally get together at the right point in their lives. It was a fun, easy read, and I enjoyed it!
Title: The Widow's Walk
Author: Robert Barclay
I really wanted to enjoy this book. Unfortunately, I just couldn't, no matter how hard I tried. The cover is gorgeous, the summary enticing - but the writing was just too dramatic and over the top. I found the characters to be too unbelievable, and the dialogue...insane. No man would speak like Garrett, who sometimes sounded like an old Victorian lady or something. On top of it all, the two main characters were boring and stilted. All the problems seemed to be neatly sewn up in a sentence or two, here and there.
On the surface, I thought this would be a good book. Once I started reading it, it just wasn't.