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Tale of Adversity, Strength, and Family
I’ll admit that the reason I picked this book at my favorite book review site is that it took place in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. I am from southern Oregon myself, and I am always irresistibly drawn to any book that takes place in my state. I haven’t read any books by Judith Keim before, even the first book in the series, and I’m delighted to have found her—and it. I will have to go back and read that first book because I am now curious about it! I absolutely loved this story. Right away, the heroine is confronted with so much on several fronts—death, money problems, a bad breakup, recalcitrant employees, etc.—but she approaches her difficulties with a strong backbone, conviction, and resilience. There are quite a few characters in this book, but the author manages to introduce them and interweave them into the story in such a way that it does not feel confusing or off-putting. Much happens in this story, and the author has such an immersive way of writing that I just felt swept away with the story and didn’t want to put it down. Luckily, I had a spare weekend afternoon so was able to indulge. The teaser for book three at the end makes me very much anticipate the next book of the series.