Wednesday, August 31, 2016

AT FAIRFIELD ORCHARD Review & Giveaway with Emma Cane

The first in Emma Cane’s sparkling new series, 
set in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Fairfield Orchard #1
Emma Cane
Releasing Aug 30th, 2016
Avon Books

Emma Cane welcomes you to Fairfield Orchard, where new love blooms and romance is always in season.

For Amy Fairfield, the family orchard is more than a business. With its blossom-scented air and rows of trees framed by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s her heritage and her future. But right now, it’s also a headache. Putting a painful breakup behind her, Amy has come home to help revitalize Fairfield Orchard. She doesn’t have time for the handsome-distracting-professor who wants to dig into her family’s history for his research.

Jonathan Gebhart knows he needs the Fairfields’ cooperation to make his new book a success. As for Amy-nothing in his years of academia could have prepared him for their sudden and intense attraction. He doesn’t want to complicate her life further, especially since she seems uneasy about him poking around in the past and he knows he’s not the sort of man built for forever. But some sparks can’t help but grow, and Jonathan and Amy may just learn that unexpected love can be the sweetest of all.

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I really enjoy Emma Cane's writing and this book really drew me in. Not only were the characters likable but the story just flowed and really took off. I loved the whole apple orchard idea and honestly after reading this taking a tour through an orchard sounds exciting.

This story starts out with Amy returning home to run her family orchard with her siblings after her parents retired. She just recently got out of a relationship and doesn't seem to want one since how her last relationship ended. Amy is putting all her focus on reinventing what's been in her family for two hundred years but when Jonathan shows up things are starting to confuse her. Sure she is attracted to him and finds him interesting but trust is lacking on her end but if anyone can help her get past that it would be him.

Cane brought two characters who have been hurt before together very nicely. From the beginning I was kept on edge on when they would finally act on the attraction they both shared. When it finally happens it was fresh, raw and damn near perfect. But of course someone holds back a little bit and that just made it realistic to me.

While both Amy and Jonathan were different they did share a passion for history and uncovering it. Their romance blooms over weeks which was another plus for me and enjoying this story so much. I did have problems that some weeks were skipped over but in the end it didn't matter because this couple pulled off coming together nicely.

I can honestly say I was surprised by this story and thought it was an excellent start to this new series. We don't meet all the siblings so I was a little shocked by that but it really gives me something to look forward to in the next books to come.

Emma Cane grew up reading and soon discovered that she liked to write passionate stories of teenagers in space. Her love of “passionate stories” has never gone away, although today she concentrates on the heartwarming characters of Valentine Valley and Fairfield Orchard.

Now that her three children are grown, Emma loves spending time crocheting and singing (although not necessarily at the same time), and hiking and snowshoeing alongside her husband Jim and their rambunctious dog Uma.

Emma also writes USA Today bestselling historical romances under the name Gayle Callen.

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  1. Great review! Thank you for hosting AT FAIRFIELD ORCHARD today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours

  2. Great review. I love the excerpt. Sounds like a wonderful story. Thanks for the giveaway chance.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  3. Great review. I love the excerpt. Sounds like a wonderful story. Thanks for the giveaway chance.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com