Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Review: Family Trees by Kerstin March
Family Trees by Kerstin March
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Family Trees is a beautiful and moving story of love and self discovery with lovely imagery of the great lakes as it's setting. The main character, Shelby Meyers was abandoned by her mother and raised by her grandparents on an apple orchard in a small town on the shores of Lake Superior. No stranger to heartbreak Shelby has put up some serious walls around her heart after a tragedy in her life. She has everything she needs in her town and her grandparents. At least that's what she thought until she meets Ryan Chambers. But can their romance survive the many hurtles thrown their way?
My favorite thing about this novel was the vivid descriptions of the town and the lakes. The poignantly romantic setting had me feeling like it was already fall even though I'm sitting here in the upper 90's as I write this. Besides it evoking odd feelings of nostalgia for plaid, fall, and apple pie, I also really enjoyed the easy romance between Shelby and Ryan. I liked that they seemed to fit together so easily, despite the circumstances trying to pull them apart. I can't believe that this is the author's debut novel! Ms. March is definitely an author to watch for and I am anxiously awaiting getting to read her follow-up novel Branching Out. I absolutely recommend Family Trees to fans of romance with a beautiful setting.
** I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. **
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