|Series: Mitchell's Crossroads
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Firefly Southern Fiction
Released: April 6, 2016
Dr. Adelina Roseland has worked ten years in research as an accent reduction specialist to attain her dream job. But a secret wager to transform Appalachian cattle farmer Reese Mitchell into corporate material challenges Adelina in ways she never expected, threatening her new position.
For one, Adelina didn't plan for the faith and friction of Reese, or the unexpected influence of his chaotic family. Now, drawn into a culture she'd tried to forget, Adelina finds the warmth of family, the hope of faith, and the joy of love melting away the deep wounds of her past.
But when Reese discovers that he's a pawn in her climb up the academic ladder, will he forgive Adelina's deceit or will their miscommunication end in two broken lives?
My Rating & Thoughts: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 (4 stars)
This was a wonderful heart-warming story. It did take me a little while to get into it and connect with Dee, but once I did there was no putting the book down. I really enjoyed the interactions between Dee and Reese along with Reese’s family, Mama Mitchell in particular. The Mitchell family shows Dee what true love and a caring family really look like.
Both characters take a spiritual journey of finding God and learning forgiveness gives you freedom. The story highlights how your preconceptions of other people can be so very wrong and that it is important to take time to get to know people and not assume things about them.
There were many entertaining moments and phrases throughout that had me laughing, smiling and swooning. One phrase that sticks out to me is “Ain’t is not a word.” This phrase was repeated over and over again and made me laugh each time because this was something my dad used to say to me all the time when I was in high school.
I felt like I really got to know these characters and by the end I was happy that I already had book two in hand so I didn’t have to say goodbye just yet.
(I purchased my copy of this book; opinions expressed in this review
are my honest opinion and completely my own.)