Review: Blackberry Summer

Blackberry Summer (Hope's Crossing, #1)


Claire Bradford needed a wake-up call.

What she didn’t need was a tragic car accident. As a single mom and the owner of a successful bead shop, Claire leads a predictable life in Hope’s Crossing, Colorado. So what if she has no time for romance? At least, that’s what she tells herself, especially when her best friend’s sexy younger brother comes back to town as the new chief of police.

But when the accident forces Claire to slow down and lean on others; especially Riley McKnight; she realizes, for the first time, that things need to change. And not just in her own life. The accident; and the string of robberies committed by teenagers that led up to it; is a wake-up call to the people of Hope’s Crossing. The sense of community and togetherness had been lost during those tough years. But with a mysterious “Angel of Hope” working to inspire the town, Riley and Claire will find themselves opening up to love and other possibilities by the end of an extraordinary summer.

Rating: 4-stars


Blackberry Summer by RaeAnne Thayne is a read all Hallmark fans would love. It’s a simple love story combined with mystery. In this book, readers will be transported back into a small-town where everyone pretty much gets along with each other. The town of Hope Crossing finds itself in a string of robberies gone wrong. Claire is the latest business owner being targeted. She find her shop a mess and her big time job destroyed. Calling the police lands her and the new sheriff back into each others’ path.

I found the whole book sweet and entertaining. This writer kept me hooked. Her characters are charming and realistic.

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