Saturday, July 5, 2014

Wild Iris Ridge by RaeAnne Thayne ~ Hope's Crossing ~ Review

I just finished reading Wild Iris Ridge by RaeAnne Thayne. I have read just about every book in this series and I have loved them all. I love small town romances and RaeAnne Thayne has a special way of writing them that I just adore! She never fails to reach out and touch my heart with a very emotional storyline. 

Lucy Drake has lost her job so she returns to the one place in the world she feels safe the Iris House. However the house not only holds good memories for her there are some sad ones as well. She has lost her cherished aunt and her cousin that was not only more like her sister but also her best friend.

Brendan Caine is raising his two adorable little children after losing his wife. He doesn't want or need the feelings he has when Lucy returns to town. However when ever she is around he can't seem to keep his hands to himself or his lips. I loved how these two are so drawn to each other even though they really don't want to be. 

Wild Iris Ridge is a wonderful story about two people that have both experienced great heartache. Lucy and Brendan have been through so much. They just be what they each need to heal. 

Lucy also gets an unexpected visitor, her sister Crystal comes to stay with her. Hope's Crossing, the Iris House, Lucy, and a new little friend are just what Crystal needs. She is a young teenage girl that is not getting the attention she needs at home so she has been acting out. Lucy has the time and the attention for Crystal, she has also been in Crystal's shoes before so she knows how the girl feels. I loved watching Crystal blossom under Lucy's loving care with the help of Brendan and his sweet children. This girl's attitude really makes a huge change while she is visiting Hope's Crossing. 

I don't want to tell you too much about the story but I will tell you that Lucy, Crystal, Brendan, Faith, and Carter find a couple of little surprises that really add a nice touch to the storyline.

I loved my visit to Hope's Crossing. This wonderful town is full of caring people that really reach out to do great things for one and other. I loved catching up with some of my favorite friends there and seeing what they have been up to since my last visit. 

I absolutely LOVE this series and I can not wait to see what RaeAnne Thayne comes up with for her next release. If you love small town romances like I do then you REALLY need to check out this series. I think you will enjoy them as much as I have. You don't need to start at the beginning of the series to enjoy each story, they are easy to read as a stand alone. However, each story is so great I think you would enjoy them all. 

One more thing that I must say about this book is I loved the cover. Ms. Thayne always has the most beautiful covers and I have loved each one. 

I received a copy of this awesome story so that I may share my thoughts with you. As always it has been my great pleasure to share my thoughts with you on Wild Iris Ridge.

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  1. Great review! I need to get started on this series! I know I have a couple of the books on my shelf.

  2. Ha! A review by Crystal about a book with Crystal, lol. I agree, beautiful covers! Thanks for the review.