TWW’s Book Review: Woodrose Mountain by RaeAnne Thayne

I had been asked to review another book by RaeAnne Thayne and while I dived right in, I realized that once I had started to read it, I was completely at a loss because I missed out on the first book in the series. So, I had to stop reading and go back to the beginning so I could have a better understanding of the town, Hope’s Crossing. Now that I’ve made it through those books, I am able to review Woodrose Mountain with a clearer understanding of Hope’s Crossing and it’s characters.

Evie Blanchard has left her occupational therapist life
behind to start over in a small town. But as life would have it, she is
asked to help the daughter of Brodie Thorne, who has been in a terrible
accident. Reluctant to do so because Evie has to struggle through her
own personal demons, she eventually gives in and tries to help Taryn for
a short while.
The
themes in this book are really difficult to write about in any given
circumstance but Ms. Thayne has handled it beautifully. She has balance
the sensitivity of the subject with the growing attraction between Evie
and Brodie. Although it took awhile to get there, as these two are as
opposite as any two characters could ever be.
While some books just beg to never be put down, there are others that are meant to be savored and read slowly. Woodrose Mountain
falls into the latter category. I know that many of you will want to
plow through this book as quickly as possible in order to get to the
next one, but trust me on this, take your time. While RayAnne’s first
book, Blackberry Summer, sets up direction for this series, Woodrose Mountain
lays the groundwork for the rest. As hard as it was for me to read this
book because of the storyline alone, it was well worth it for me to
keep on reading. I understand all too well what it is like to leave an
old life behind to try and create a new one for myself. While I may not
have suffered the tragedies depicted in Woodrose Mountain, I have felt
the pain of loss, so I could relate to these characters on a very personal level. Rating: 

Wishing you moments of great reading!

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