Monday, January 5, 2009

Love Finds You in Valentine, Nebraska by Irene Brand

I'm excited to highlight another Summerside Press offering, Irene Brand's Love Finds You in Valentine, Nebraska.

Here's the back cover copy:

What can a California girl do with a few dusty acres of land in rural Nebraska? So Kennedy Blaine wonders after she inherits a ranch in the small, western-style town of Valentine, Nebraska. As Kennedy makes arrangements to sell the property, she finds herself drawn to the ranch and to its attractive manager, Derek Sterling. She decides to spend the summer in her ancestral home and reconnect with family members. But soon Kennedy is subjected to harassment by someone who clearly wants her to leave Valentine. Depending on God's protection and Derek's assistance, she sets out to discover who is behind the offenses. But when her search reveals painful details about her family and raises questions about Derek's own past, will Kennedy still want to know the truth?

And now for my review:

Irene’s story centers on a heroine who inherits a ranch in rural Nebraska. But she is a city girl and the adjustments she has to make just to visit are not easy. She spends the summer and while there meets and befriends a ranch hand—Derek Sterling. One of the elements that Irene offers readers is a chance to watch a relationship grow throughout the story. (In other books, the romance is just getting started by the end of the novel.) She throws in suspenseful elements and gives readers a satisfying emotional climax near the end of the story. One more HEA for readers to enjoy coming from this new press. (HEA=happily ever after)

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