Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Coldwater Warm Hearts Club
“A unique take on what it means to go home again.” —Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author
The lake is crystal blue, the hills roll for miles, and breaking news travels via the Methodist prayer chain. But don’t let the postcard fool you. Coldwater Cove, Oklahoma, leavens its small-town charm with plenty of Ozark snark.
For Lacy Evans, returning to flyover country is the definition of failure. She had everything she wanted—an award-winning design firm, a chic city condo, a handsome, aristocratic almost-fiancé. Then her boyfriend ran off with her receptionist and her clients' money. Now she’s out of business and crashing on her parents’ couch. When she slides into a booth at the Green Apple Grill, she's feeling lower than a worm's belly.
But Lacy’s old classmate Jacob Tyler is happy to see her. Coldwater’s football hero came back from Afghanistan short part of a leg and some peace of mind, but he’s counting his blessings, and Lacy could be one of them. Then there’s her ex, Daniel, wearing a sheriff’s badge and a wedding ring, but looking like young summer love. And a host of unlikely serendipities: the selfless do-gooders who sneak around taming curmudgeons and constructing second chances. The Fighting Marmots. The sprawling, take-no-prisoners Bugtussle clan.
Lacy thought she knew her hometown, and herself. She just wanted to get on her feet and keep running. But the longer she stays, the more she finds to change her mind. . .
“Readers of sweet romance will fall in love with Coldwater Cove. Lexi Eddings’s talent shines in this edgy, fresh story.” —Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author
My thoughts: I wasn't sure what I was going to think of this story when it first arrived, though I was hoping it would be a sweet homecoming story. It was excellent! I like that there is a lot going on and that the story is told from different point of views. You have Lacy, a young woman who thought she had left small town living behind when she moved to Boston, but is now back with her dreams in shambles. Jake, who is incredibly complex with still dealing with his wounds, visible and invisible, from his military days. And Daniel, a man who has messed up big time and is looking to make amends. This taste of small town living is delightful!
I would recommend this for an older audience, since there is some language and inappropriate thoughts that I could of done without. I still enjoyed the story and the introduction to the Warm Hearts Club!
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.