Friday, March 4, 2011

Review: A Light at Winter's End

A Light at Winter's EndA Light at Winter's End by Julia London

Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages
Published February 22nd 2011
by Pocket Books
In a Series- Cedar Springs #3

Sometimes a lady just needs a good Cowboy. Holly Fisher’s story is one of abandonment, and hope intermixed with lost and love. Julia London brings us to a town Texas that has a tale of two sister and the cowboy between them.
Holly’s dreams have always been second to her sister Hannah’s and one day after a stint in rehab, Hannah drops a baby at Holly’s door thus halting all plans of future fame and happiness for Holly. Enter in Wyatt. Now having not read the previous book (in which Wyatt was a forerunner) I had never been in these character’s world. I loved the detail in the scenery that Julia London inspires and I love the emotion rolling between all of the characters.
A Light at Winter’s end is ultimately a tale of love and all the joy and hardships that it takes along the way to make a path for family and then making a whole new family. The characters really felt real as I was reading. Their want s and hopes and dreams were very concrete and real and as the story reached the hard points, I felt the pain and want the characters were expressing.
Bring a little light in these dark months, with a great read such as this.

Book Blurb:

Holly Fisher opens her door one day and finds her estranged sister Hannah standing there with a glassy look and her nine-month old baby on her hip. Before Holly knows what is happening, Hannah has left her baby with Holly and disappeared. Three months later, fresh out of rehab for addiction to painkillers, Hannah shows up sober, contrite, and wanting her son back. But Holly is in love with the baby and not willing to give him up to the mother who abandoned him.

Into the middle of this extraordinary conflict between two sisters walks a lonesome cowboy, Wyatt Clark (Summer of Two Wishes) who knows a thing or two about childcare and fractured families. He’s had his own troubles and has stayed away from women the last couple of years, but he can’t resist Holly and the baby. But when Holly is delivered a devastating blow and returns the baby to his mother, Holly is too distraught to continue her relationship with Wyatt. It will take an extraordinary turn from Hannah to bring Holly and Wyatt together so that they both may find the happiness that has eluded them.

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