Sunday, August 19, 2018

Jane Reviews: Thimbles and Thistles by Shanna Hatfield

Series: Baker City Brides # 2
Genre: Historical Romance
Released: April 9, 2015
276 pages
About the Book:

Stubborn, mule-headed, independent woman!

She'd take that as a compliment...

Maggie Dalton has no need for a man in her life. Widowed more than ten years, she’s built a successful business and managed quite well on her own in the bustling town of Baker City, Oregon. Aggravated by her inability to block thoughts of the handsome lumber mill owner from her mind, she renews her determination to resist his attempts at friendship.
Full of Scottish charm and mischief, Ian MacGregor could claim any available woman in Baker City as his own, except the enchanting dress shop owner who continues to ignore him. Not one to give up on what he wants, Ian vows to win Maggie’s heart or leave the town he’s come to love.

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Thimbles and Thistles Quote 1
My Rating & Thoughts:  🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟   (4 stars)
We met Maggie through Thane in the first book of this series, other than knowing that she is a talented seamstress with her own shop, has been friends with Thane and Tully for years, and that she was widowed young we don’t know much else about her. Ian was a new character and we learn that he has had his eye on Maggie for the last two years, but she has never paid him any attention. Can he get her to notice him and see how much he likes her?
It was easy to fall for Ian, with his Scottish accent and caring nature. He wears his heart on his sleeve. Maggie had her heart broken when she lost her husband and doesn't want to go through that pain again, but she is attracted to Ian and find herself fighting her feelings. Her best friends try to push her to open her heart to Ian, but will they succeed? Their story was filled with many fun moments, quick wit, romance, and elements of danger. I loved how involved Tully and Thane were in pushing Maggie to open her heart, these two are romantics.
Now that 2 of the three friends are paired up I can’t wait to see what kind of girl is going to be able to turn Tully’s head?
  Thimbles and Thistles Quote 2
(I purchased my copy of this book; opinions expressed in this
review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

Other Books in the Series:
1 Crumpets and Cowpies  3 Corsets and Cuffs  4 Bobbins and Boots  5 Lightning and Lawmen