Published by Montlake Romance on June 19, 2018
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USA Today bestselling author Caroline Fyffe invites you back to Eden, Colorado, where five sisters have inherited the town—and are winning over men's hearts one by one.
Since their father's death summoned Lavinia Brinkman and her four sisters to Eden, Colorado, Lavinia has been content with her new life. Well, almost. Lavinia's heart's desire—creating the elaborate hats she loves—doesn't belong in this small town. How can she choose between the life she has and the life she wants? Especially when she's so utterly vexed by the handsome scoundrel who's just arrived in Eden.
Rhett Laughlin intends to fulfill a dream and open a profitable restaurant in the growing town. Instead, he's marched right into trouble with one of Eden's most eligible bachelorettes. But as much as Lavinia Brinkman is making things difficult, Rhett can't keep himself from thinking about her.
With every spirited encounter, the animosity between Rhett and Lavinia is starting to look a lot like attraction. And the town of Eden is about to discover what happens when these rivals find what truly lies in their hearts…
~~Reviewed by Evelyn~~
TRUE HEART’S DESIRE, the second entry into the Colorado Hearts series by Caroline Fyffe, is a heart-warming look at historical Eden, Colorado. The five Brinkman sisters have all moved to this male-dominated town to take over the ranch left to them by their estranged father. Can they fulfil the conditions of the will, however, which requires that they all stay in this small, wild-west town for six months?
This story centers on Lavinia Brinkman, one of the younger Brinkman sisters, whose real desire is to make hats. She is torn between staying in Eden with her sisters after the six-month period ends or returning to Philadelphia where she could study the art of hat making with the experts. Meanwhile, she is running the local hotel and restaurant.
San Franciscan Rhett Laughlin feels responsible for his brother’s death. To honor him, he moves to Eden with the intent to open a restaurant, even though he knows nothing about running a restaurant or cooking. To make matters worse, upon his arrival in town, he is mistaken for the new doctor. He soon finds himself in a very compromising situation with Lavinia, which will be made even worse when everyone finds out he is not the doctor!
This story of early Eden, Colorado is told with a lot of humor and historical details. There is romance, mystery and a dog named Dallas that is sure to capture your heart. Since I haven’t read the first novel in the series, I have to admit that I was a bit confused at first with the number of characters, but it didn’t take long to figure out who was who. The story caught my interest immediately and held me captive through the satisfying conclusion.
The author’s wonderfully descriptive passages made me feel at home in this small mountain town, and its sweet romance makes it a suitable read for anyone, especially those who enjoy tales of the old west. Can’t wait for my next visit to Eden!
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.