Thank you to Devney Perry and her team for the advance reader copy of Juniper Hill, the second story in The Edens series. This story releases on January 11th!
I absolutely adored Indigo Ridge so I am very excited to spend more time in Quincy, Montana with the Edens.
I am a member of Devney Perry’s review team, but I stand by my reviews remaining honest and true.
“Memphis Ward arrives in Quincy, Montana, on the fifth worst day of her life. She needs a shower. She needs a snack. She needs some sanity. Because moving across the country with her newborn baby is by far the craziest thing she’s ever done.
But maybe it takes a little crazy to build a good life. If putting the past behind her requires a thousand miles and a new town, she’ll do it if it means a better future for her son. Even if it requires setting aside the glamour of her former life. Even if it requires working as a housekeeper at The Eloise Inn and living in an apartment above a garage.
It’s there, on the fifth worst day of her life, that she meets the handsomest man she’s ever laid eyes on. Knox Eden is a beautiful, sinful dream, a chef and her temporary landlord. With his sharp, stubbled jaw and tattooed arms, he’s raw and rugged and everything she’s never had—and never will. Because after the first worst day of her life, Memphis learned a good life requires giving up on her dreams too. And a man like Knox Eden will only ever be a dream.”
Check out my more detailed thoughts below…
- Characters: Memphis Ward is our heroine, the single mother is an incredibly hard worker and determined. I loved her and the way she strived to be the best mother to her little baby Drew that she could be. Memphis is quite secretive though. She is much more than a simple girl, she left behind a complicated life of luxuries and a secret baby daddy. Our hero is Knox Eden, the Eden of this instalment. He is attached to the family businesses by being the chef of the inn. He runs the restaurant at the Eden’s hotel. He is a really good and caring guy. But he’s been badly burned by love before, burned so badly he ran home to Montana.
- Setting: I love the setting of Quincy, Montana. It is calm and peaceful. Yet you still get the small-town whispers and gossip that really feed into a good plot. I loved the remote location of Knox’s modern-style home, on Juniper Hill. It was such a whimsical place for two people to fall in love and to raise a little boy.
- Pacing: This book is paced really well. The secrets and revelations are revealed at deliberate points, parts of the story that are well chosen. The plot drives really well. My only issue was that the pacing got out of sync near and at the end. I loved the way the story was built but then Devney tried to shove a little too much in at the end.
- Romance: Memphis and Knox’s initial attraction was electric. I loved how they tried so hard to deny it. As little baby Drake is a part of Memphis and her life, Knox cannot help but fall for the little boy along with his mom. These two are so deserving of a life-altering love. They had ugly pasts and so watching them stumble into each other’s arms was just so wonderful. This romance had me smiling and tearing up, it was just one of those feel-good couples you cannot help but cheer for.
Juniper Hill receives five out of five stars.
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