Woodrose Mountain by RaeAnne Thayne

Woodrose Mountain (Hope's Crossing #2)
by RaeAnne Thayne
Published March 27th 2012 
Publisher: HQN Books

review courtesy of netGalley

Evie Blanchard was at the top of her field in the city of angels. But when an emotional year forces her to walk away from her job as a physical therapist, she moves from Los Angeles to Hope's Crossing seeking a quieter life. So the last thing she needs is to get involved with the handsome, arrogant Brodie Thorne and his injured daughter, Taryn.

A self-made man and single dad, Brodie will do anything to get Taryn the rehabilitation she needs …even if it means convincing Evie to move in with them. And despite her vow to keep an emotional distance, Evie can't help but be moved by Taryn's spirit, or Brodie's determination to win her help—and her heart. With laughter, courage and more than a little help from the kindhearted people of Hope's Crossing, Taryn may get the healing she deserves—and Evie and Brodie might just find a love they never knew could exist.
My Thoughts: 
This is the second book in the Hope's Crossing series, have you had a chance to read my review on the first book, "Blackberry Summer"?  This book starts off right where the other ended. The town is still recovering from the tragic car accident.  One of the victims in the accident is Taryn. She was badly injured, and she is finally coming home.  If you read the summary above, you know that her dad will settle for nothing but the best for her recovery.

Evie is doing anything not to be a therapist again. Evie has her share of tragic loss, and she is unwilling to put herself it that emotional situation again.  She compromises, she will help with the initial PT while she helps him find a replacement.

Jacques, Evie's labradoodle, steals the show. How can you not fall in love with this friendly dog. He plays a key role in the rehabilitation of Taryn.  There is a surprise character that also plays a huge role in her recovery. I won't say more on that, you will need to read the book for yourself. 

This book is about growing, reaching beyond your comfort and surviving. Each one of the characters, other than the two main ones, there's two just as strong secondary characters, have to come to terms with themselves ~ healing and forgiving.  With the help and support of the people of Hope's Crossing, anything is possible. 

I love how the author brought these characters to life. In the end, Taryn is the one who helps the healing process, she has so much courage and determination to make sure she rights a wrong.

This book was filled with so much emotion, I was laughing and crying. I would say this is low on the "heat" scale.  Evie and Brodie's love doesn't immediately happen, they both trend lightly, learning to trust, but in the end love and faith prevailed.

Another wonderful book in the series. Glad I added this to my summer book reads!!  Now, I am looking forward to Maura's story, SWEET LAUREL FALLS. I know that I will need a box of kleenex for that one.
Happy reading by friends. Until we meet again in Hope's Crossing.

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