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A Semi Sweet Summer by Janice Elder

Cassidy Cooper never wanted to set foot in Crystal Falls again.

A Semi Sweet Summer blog3Ten years earlier, she’d given her heart to a boy who’d, in turn, humiliated her deeply. Now, back in town as the sole beneficiary of her sister’s estate, she’s determined to make her sister’s dream of an upscale chocolate truffle shop, come true. Hunter Gray is very intrigued by his new neighbor. His escape artist cow, Marigold, engineers an introduction…but it’s not quite the first impression he was hoping for. Baffled by the nagging suspicion he’s seen this woman before, he plots to win Cassidy’s heart at every opportunity. With the object of her unrequited love living within shouting distance, Cassidy prays for strength to forgive and forget. And Hunter? He just wants to get back to his own dream to grow his farm and get to know the pretty girl next door. If she’ll let him.

My Review:

What a fun love story! Jan Elder’s A Semi Sweet Summer is definitely sweet!  I enjoyed getting a glimpse of how to create delicious chocolate. She did a great job creating believable and relatable characters.  I liked most of them but a couple of them were harder to like. Marigold always made me smile with her escapades.  Forgiveness is an ongoing process and it’s not easy!  I would have liked to see more of the struggle Marigold went through to forgive.  It did seem to  resolve a bit quickly.  Overall, Jan Elder weaved the Lord’s truth through out this story. She presented the truth of Forgiveness, and the freedom you can have by forgiving others. I think the reader along with Cassidy can learn from this.  If you want a great story that will make you smile,  this one is for you!

I recommend this to my family and friends.

I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

About the Author:

Jan Elder with Pink Flowers

JAN ELDER is an inspirational romance writer with a passion for telling stories other women can relate to on a deep level. She strives to write the kind of book that will strengthen the reader’s faith, introducing the reader to a loving and forgiving Lord who walks beside us in our daily lives, while also providing an entertaining and engrossing love story. Happily married for fourteen years to loving (and supportive) husband, Steve, the two live in central Maryland along with Jamie (a chubby black and white tuxedo cat), and Shu-Shu (a willowy tortoiseshell cat). On the weekends, Jan and Steve comb the nearby countryside in search of the perfect ice cream flavor.

Connect with Jan here: Website Facebook Twitter Goodreads

Purchase your copy here: Amazon

A Semi sweet summer giveaway

Giveaway:

To celebrate her tour, Jan is giving away a 12 piece box of Godiva Chocolates and a Kindle Fire HD Tablet with Alexa (Valued at over $100)!!

Click Here to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!

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