Maple sugar kisses
Lucy would do anything for her mom…but she never expected to end up promising to leave her. After her mom got sick, Lucy dropped everything to take care of her, working all hours in a greasy diner just to make ends meet and spending every spare moments she had by her mom’s hospital bedside.
Now, Lucy is faced with a whole year of living by her own rules, starting by taking the first bus out of town to anywhere…
Except she didn’t expect to find her next big adventure just around the corner! Especially when on her first day in town she bumps into grumpy, but oh-so-delicious Clay amidst the maple trees. Surrounded by the magic of Ashford, Lucy has the chance to change her life forever and finally discover a life she wants to live! (Goodreads)
Secrets Of Maple Syrup Farm is a story about taking chances, learning to be on your own, overcoming your past, following your dreams, and family obligations and love. It is a great read and one that should not be missed.
The characters are well developed and well rounded. Lucy is a strong brave woman, even though she does not think she is. She had to be to do as her mother asked and leave to go on a year long adventure. Not many people would be able to do that, me included. She is giving and loving and is a people pleaser. Clay is a guarded and very private person. You can tell he has a lot of baggage and he just wants to be left alone. But being the caring person that Lucy is, she has to try to break through his shell. I really enjoyed reading the interaction between the two of them. The secondary characters were also fun to get to know and added a lot to the story.
The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and I felt like I was right there through the book, watching all the action taking place. She is also very talented in evoking emotions from the reader. At times I laughed, other times I had tears in my eyes and sometimes I could feel the tension from all the secrets.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well written romance book. I look forward to reading more books by this author.
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. I would like to thank NetGalley and Carina Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book.