Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Room at Heron's Inn
"I don't suppose it's very smart of me to annoy the cook when she's wielding a knife."
Eric has spent the past sixteen years raising his siblings - and blaming the girl his father drowned while saving. But he finds himself finally wishing for some happiness of his own when Robin comes into their lives. But she's holding back and he doesn't know why. Since she was a twelve-year-old, Robin has felt guilty. Hoping to purge the haunting image of six orphaned children from her mind, Robin decides that she has to meet them. It's been sixteen years - they are nearly all grown, but if there is something she can do to help, maybe it will help. What she didn't expect was how much she would like them - especially Eric, the oldest. But her attraction to Eric can't be allowed to go forward, not when he hates who she really is.
My Opinion: This was a great book! I must admit, going into it I thought it might be depressing or a little weird, but the author did a fabulous job mixing in romance, family dynamic and the reality of tragedy without bringing you down. The whole story developed with a satisfying pace and realistic emotions.I loved all the characters. Robin and Eric were both strong and full characters and I wanted them to be together from the beginning. Their romance was sweet and exciting - some great scenes that made my toes curl. The other family members were well written and flushed out. Altogether it was a great story that kept me turning the pages. This was definitely a winner.
I received a free copy of this book to review. No other compensation was given. The summary and review are 100% my own.