About the book: Bonita Creek’s librarian Robin Bennett is heartbroken after being abandoned by her husband, Thomas. The mysterious and handsome Jeff Clarke arrives unexpectedly and touches Robin’s life with his wit and warmth. Then, without warning, Jeff’s harsh words and abrasive actions scare her off, and Robin’s hope of finding true love withers again.
Just when it seems Robin and Jeff might have a future, Susan Stinson, whose cruel taunting has plagued Robin since they met as young teens, decides Jeff should be hers, not Robin’s. Susan’s anger and jealousy escalate dangerously. Her vindictiveness threatens the foundation of Jeff and Robin’s young relationship.
Robin’s journey through the peaks and valleys of her life meanders along the twists and turns of new challenges. Is a relationship which began with both parties harboring secrets destined to survive? Can they move past their troubles and the obstacles in their path to find love and happiness together? When their pasts rear their ugly heads, Jeff and Robin must use their faith to remain strong and true. But will it be enough for them to embrace a life of love, trials, and blessings . . . together?
Praise for Robin's Reward:
"Robin's Reward, a sweet romance with great characters, is as refreshing as a walk among flowers."
Author Rebecca H. Jamison, Sense & Sensibility: A Latter-Day Tale.
My review: I really enjoyed reading this cute book. I loved Robin, I love how she likes to work in her garden and I found myself thinking that she was not unlike her plants, she's hardy and resilient, able to cope with all of the challenges her life brings in a graceful way. I sometimes liked Jeff and sometimes I thought that he was a pretty big idiot. In the end, though, he was a great guy. There are some of the other characters in this book that I really hope to see again, Robin's cousin Penny and her friend Jorie, in particular, they are such great characters and I hope they get a happy ending sometime. I really liked the town in this book, it's a small town and the way the book is written, it almost becomes a character in itself. I have to admit that I'm partial to libraries, and I love the way that Robin cares for hers in this book. And Susan, watch out for that terrible woman!
This book is a cute romance, I loved the sweet romance that Jeff and Robin shared. I thought that it had a well-written plot, but I did think it was slow in a few of the places. I completely loved the ending! And I want to know just what happens next for Robin and Jeff.
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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About the author: Award-winning author, June McCrary Jacobs, was the winner of Cedar Fort Publishing’s 2013 Holiday Tale Contest for her debut novella, ‘A Holiday Miracle in Apple Blossom’. ‘Robin’s Reward’ is her first full-length novel, and is set in her favorite location in California—the Mendocino coastal region. This book is the first installment of the ‘Bonita Creek Trilogy’.
June’s original sewing, quilting, and stitchery designs have been published in over one hundred books, magazines, and blogs in the past few years. When she’s not writing, reading, or sewing, June enjoys cooking, walking, and visiting art and history museums. She also enjoys touring historic homes and gardens and strolling around the many historic Gold Rush towns in the Sierra Nevada foothills. In the summertime you can find June at a variety of county fairs and the California State Fair admiring the sewing projects, quilts, and handiwork other inspired seamstresses, quilters, craftspeople, and artists have created.
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Giveaway: June is giving away two signed copies of 'Robin's Reward' on her website. (United States residents only. No purchase necessary.) The Rafflecopter contest will end on May 31st, and June would like to invite readers to enter for a chance to win one of these paperbacks. Here's the link to the entry form: http://www.junemccraryjacobs.com/robins-reward-autographed-copy-giveaway/
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