No surprise here that Lori has hit yet another one out of the ballpark! I love the way she develops the storyline and the emotional connection with the characters. Makes me long to visit Twilight and savor all that inspired this series. It reads smoothly and quickly without some of the reading hiccups that can occur when some authors insert stilted language or words that frankly only come up as part of a spelling bee. I like it when an author is able to illicit such emotional development that I find myself absolutely hating some characters, empathizing with others, and getting excited about those "manly men". Lori walks the walk, talks the talk when it comes to practicing what she teaches at the local community college on romance writing dos and don'ts. This is an enjoyable, but heart warming story. Although some scenes can be steamy, they are far more discrete than some of the very graphic descriptors in so many romance books these days. As with anything, parents should exercise an awareness of the books their teens are reading. You know it's a good series when you keep wanting yet one more...
There was a little bad language and quite a bit sex but, overall, I enjoyed the story. Caitlyn and Gideon fell in love as young teenagers but were torn apart by circumstances beyond their control. Heartache, romance, a bit of drama and a second chance to find true love.
I, unknowingly, started reading this series in the middle and was very caught up with the cookie chronicles before finding the series list. As I've been reading the series now from the beginning I have really enjoyed each book. But this story is the one that touched me most deep!y. Thank you, Lori, for this book!
The Welcome Home Garden Club, Lori Wilde's fourth installment in the Twilight, Texas series, grabs your attention from the opening line of the prologue and holds it to the very last page.
Caitlyn and Gideon are high school sweethearts, torn apart by circumstances beyond their control. Eight years later they are reunited, thanks to the death of the father Gideon never knew. But neither Caitlyn or Gideon are the same carefree teenagers who were once so much in love. Recently widowed Caitlyn is raising her nearly 8 year old son, Danny, alone. Gideon, forever changed by his service in war-torn Iraq and Afganistan, wrestles with his deep physical and emotional scars.
Driven by a mutual desire to rebuild the relationship they thought long dead, they embark on a shared journey to help the town of Twilight create an award-winning victory garden. Caitlyn and Gideon's story is one of overcoming obstacles on the road to a second chance at love. Full of twists and turns, Lori Wilde has crafted a heartwarming story of the perserverance of love.
"The Welcome Home Garden Club" is the fourth book in the Twilight, Texas series of novels written by Lori Wilde. I just finished reading it and honestly had a hard time putting it down. I really enjoyed the book. Caitlyn and Gideons story keeps you entertained throughout the entire book and there is not only romance but some action and mystery that keeps you wondering who did it?
I downloaded this one on my Kindle and was able to read it instantly!
Keep up the good work Lori and I hope the Twilight series isn't over yet, you can keep them coming for me, they have all been extremely good reads!
This book is a pleasure to read, even though there are demons to be dealt with. The story is captivating and emotional. The characters are flawed but resilient. There is love lost, love found, mystery, envy, hatred, and a lot of redemption. I am so glad I read this book. Recommend.