As a child, award-winning author Kim Law cultivated a love for chocolate, anything purple, and creative writing. She penned her debut work, “The Gigantic Talking Raisin,” in the sixth grade and got hooked on the delights of creating stories. Before settling into the writing life, however, she earned a college degree in mathematics and then worked as a computer programmer. Now she’s living out her lifelong dream of writing romance novels. She’s won the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award, has been a finalist for the prestigious RWA RITA Award, and has served in varied positions for her local RWA chapter. A native of Kentucky, Kim lives with her husband and an assortment of animals in Middle Tennessee.
Montlake Romance, Contemporary
July 28, 2015
Paperback & Kindle
After her mother’s tragic death, Dani Wilde had no choice but to abandon her dreams. She left Columbia University and returned to her family’s Montana cherry farm, intent on being a maternal figure to her brothers. Now the kids are grown, and it’s finally her time to fly. Her sights are on New York City, and nothing will stop her—not even an old flame with gorgeous green eyes.
Celebrity photographer Ben Denton hasn’t seen Montana in years—and hasn’t spoken to Dani since “that night” so long ago. When he discovers he’s a dad to a four-year-old—and the child’s mother refuses to care for her—Montana and the Wilde farm spring to mind. The orchard is the only place that’s ever felt like home, but will the warmth of the Wilde family be enough to help Ben figure out how to be a father?
As the Wilde family gathers for the yearly cherry harvest and Dani struggles to figure out what she really wants in life, she discovers the shocking truth about her own mother—and learns that following her heart may lead her to her dreams after all.
In Book Two of the Davenports romance series, sex and politics collide…with passionate results.
I loved this book from the first page, it's sweet, moving, with several twists, great and relistic characters and a truly magical location, a cultivation of cherry trees ....
After her mother's death, Dani has tried to be the reference point of the whole family: she has helped her father to raise her brothers and to organize and manage their agricultural activity. She never thought of herself, but now that her brothers are great and graduated, the time has come to realize her desire to go to work in New York.
Ben is a close friend of Grab, Dani's brother, and is a famous photographer, always around the world. He's grew up without the love of a real family. When he was at college, met Grab and his family so he discovered what it meant to feel at home. He became attached to the whole family and especially to Dani, who ended up losing her virginity to him. Ten years have passed and they have never seen. Ben is suddenly father of a little girl of four years: the first thought he has is going to find Dani, only she can help him be a good father. Seeing again Ben and living under the same roof makes Dani confused, she really wants to go to New York? And what is her truly dream? Meanwhile she discovers something about her past that confuses even more her life.
All the characters are well constructed and special. The two little girls are so sweet and tender: two little princesses of four years both neglected by their mothers. Dani is the mother, the sister, the friend who would all like to have: she's sweet, selfless, helpful, always ready to listen and to advise. She's a hard worker and has great organizational skills, has made strong and solid their family business. But she must learn to love herself, to understand what is right for her. Ben is a charming man who wants to be a father present and loving to his daughter. It is moving to read his desire to be able to make his daughter laugh. Michelle, the sister-in-law of Dani, is really unbearable and selfish.
This is the first book that I have read by this author, but it will not be the last. I do not know if there will be a sequel, but I would love to see the brothers of Dani as protagonists.
I highly recommend it!
I received a free, advance copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.