Review: The Forever Farmhouse


A Chesapeake Island homecoming—and a life-changing discovery

When Ryan Hastings first came to Teaberry Island, he was a troubled teen on his last chance. He’s returning as a renowned scientist, checking in on his widowed foster mother. But one thing hasn’t changed—Ryan’s feelings for the girl next door whom he loved…and left. Mellie Anderson has a son now, and a good life that Ryan believes he’s still too damaged to share. But he knows he can help young Alfie, who’s getting picked on at his new school.

Mellie is grateful her gifted son is getting extra support and torn about where it’s coming from. Ryan has no idea he’s Alfie’s father. No matter how valid her reasons were, could Ryan ever understand why she didn’t tell him? But in this close-knit community, friendship and forgiveness are always near at hand, and forever love might be waiting just next door.

Rating: 5-stars


The Forever Farmhouse by Lee Tobin McClain is an emotionally charged read. It was hard not to get wrapped up into the characters’ lives. I wanted to live inside this book. It has heart, soul, and body. The plot was engaging. Then, there are the incredible characters both big and small that made this so real. Charming characters. The sparks between the hero and heroine were irresistible and fun. I loved the heroine’s child just as much. The adoptive mother of the hero made it funny, down to earth, and believable. Humor, romance, and a story that puts Hallmark out of business…this is the book to read for all the feels and romance. Inside, readers will get a good dose of family as the central theme as well as embracing those that are different. The hero and his son share the same genius level that most people would mock. Yet, the hero teaches the young boy how to handle it all like a pro. Also, this tale shows what secrets do and how forgiveness and love can conquer anything. Overall, I highly recommend this wonderful novel to all readers.

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