Tuesday, June 16, 2015


pic and description taken from Goodreads


Who is Hope Wilson? 

Is she the girl her former hometown thinks she is? Or the girl Luke Carter once loved—and maybe still does?

When Hope returns to Canyon Creek, Texas, to honor her
father’s last wishes, there’s only one person on her mind: her high school sweetheart, Luke. The boy she lied to when she had to leave Canyon Creek as a teen, finding it easier to hide what she really felt than deal with the grief of loss. Her father’s fortune could make a big difference to Canyon Creek—but Hope finds that the townspeople have a long memory about his misdeeds. With a plan to make amends on his behalf,
Hope learns the truth about herself. And the truth about love.


I saw this book going around in the book blogger world, and I had to go buy it.  It sounded so cute and was getting some great reviews.  I am so glad I bought it.  It was just so cute.  

When hope leaves Canyon Creek she doesn't leave on good terms.  She makes everyone think she wants nothing to do with them.  That includes her long time boyfriend Luke Carter.  She breaks up with him, and cuts all ties to him.  

When she finds out she has to return to Canyon Creek she is very apprehensive.  She doesn't want to face all the pain that places brings back to her.  She didn't want to do what was required of her to get an inheritance.  She just wants to continue running her dog shelter, and not worry about her "past" life.  When she decides that going back is the only way she is going to get the money to save her shelter, she does so, with a very heavy heart.

I really enjoyed this story.  I enjoyed the growth that the little town of Canyon Creek goes though, and I love how much Hope grew.  She was faced with a lot of obstacles.  I love the story between Luke and Hope.  It was so frustrating at times, but so very sweet also.  

This is a sweet book about love, loss, forgiveness, and acceptance.  It's a fun, fast read and it just gave me that "awww sweet" feeling when it was over.  Just an all around good book.

Source:  I bought this book for myself.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.





Kate  James
pic and bio taken from Goodreads

Kate spent much of her childhood abroad before attending university in Canada. She built a successful business career, but her passion has always been literature. As a result, Kate turned her energy to her love of the written word. Kate's goal is to entertain her readers with engaging stories featuring strong, likable characters. Kate has been honored with numerous awards for her writing. She and her husband, Ken, enjoy traveling and the outdoors with their beloved Labrador Retrievers.


  1. This does sound like a really sweet read Becca and I can't resist a cowboy. ;)

    1. It was...and I am like you...I love cowboys!

  2. Great Review ! This was a good one. :)

    1. It was...I kept seeing everyone's reviews and I knew that I had to read it.

  3. I'm so glad you liked this one! I meant to read it and I have a copy, but this year pretty much got away from me. It has been so crazy! Eventually I'll catch up on all the Heartwarming titles I have on my list.