by Kristan Higgins
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Release Date: Feb 26, 2013
Source: sent by publicist
My Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Summary from goodreads.com:
Sometimes the best man is the one you least expect Faith Holland left her hometown after being jilted at the altar. Now a little older and wiser, she's ready to return to the Blue Heron Winery, her family's vineyard, to confront the ghosts of her past, and maybe enjoy a glass of red. After all, there's some great scenery there .
Like Levi Cooper, the local police chief—and best friend of her former fiancé. There's a lot about Levi that Faith never noticed, and it's not just those deep green eyes. The only catch is she's having a hard time forgetting that he helped ruin her wedding all those years ago. If she can find a minute amidst all her family drama to stop and smell the rosé, she just might find a reason to stay at Blue Heron, and finish that walk down the aisle.
I didn't love this one as much as I've loved other books by this author, but this one was still cute and sweet, and very much along the same lines as her other books.
This book walks the fine line between the chick lit and contemporary romance genres, and I think it might appeal to a broad audience. Faith is very much the star of the show here, with all of her trials and tribulations, which makes the story seem like chick lit. It seemed a bit more whiny and 'woe is me' than I would have liked, but overall it was a cute enough book.
I do love how the author can pull of that small town voice without it seeming like she's using a fake southern accent. The tone and voice of the novel feels very authentic. It's like you are sitting down to hear a tale from a small town's best storyteller. It never feels silly or cliche.
Main Characters: 4/5
Supporting Characters: 4/5
Cover: 5/5 Adorable!
Bottom Line: A good fit for those who love both chick lit and romance.