Thursday, May 28, 2015

Silver Thaw by Catherine Anderson

Mystic Creek #1
Amanda and her little girl Chloe are living in a rundown house in Oregon. They are on the run from Amanda's abusive husband. Amanda is so lonely and starts writing her wishes on little pink slips of paper that releases into the wind. The neighbors have them over the past few months and are concerned for her but they don't know who is writing them. Jeb is a lonely single guy that is determined to look for her.
Winter is coming and with it a bad ice storm. Jeb and the other men are going to the neighbors to see if they need help. He stumbles onto the house where Amanda and Chloe are slowly freezing to death. He convinces her to come and stay with him and this begins their romance.

I really loved this story. The beginning made me cry. Amanda's wishes were so sad. Wishing for love or money to buy snow boots for her daughter or just someone to talk to. Jeb really felt for her berfore he met her. After they met, he fell pretty quickly!

From the author:
After years of living in fear of her husband, Amanda Banning has left him and moved to Mystic Creek, Oregon, for a fresh start. But she’s having a tough time providing for herself and her six-year-old daughter. Writing her secret yearnings on slips of paper and sending them into the wind helps her cling to the hope that things will get better…and that she can find happiness again.

Jeb Sterling has no idea that the handwritten messages he finds scattered across his land are the first hints that his life is about to change. Nor does he understand why he feels so compelled to help Amanda Banning and her daughter when a cold snap leaves them temporarily homeless. Maybe he’s inspired by Amanda’s courage or perhaps by her beautiful brown eyes. Either way, the man who once renounced love suddenly finds himself willing to do anything for the pair. Amanda seems to have given up on her dreams, but Jeb refuses to quit until he makes her every wish come true.…

Read a preview here.

Pages: 423
Published: 2015

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