Thursday, December 8, 2011


A Twilight Texas novel
Publisher: Avon
Date published: March 2011
ISBN: 9780061988431
Mass Market Paperback
Contemporary romance
Reviewed by Valerie
Obtained by publisher

Caitlyn Marsh and Gideon Garza were high-school sweethearts when Gideon left for Iraq. Now Caitlyn raises her small son, takes care of her florist shop, and tries to head off her gardening club members matchmaking endeavors. Caitlyn is newly widowed and believes Gideon is dead, until he shows up one day for his father’s funeral. Now her whole world turns upside down, as her love for Gideon had never faded and Gideon still has feelings for Caitlyn. But Gideon is scarred from the war and now has a huge cattle ranch, inherited from his father who never recognized him in life. To top things off, Caitlyn’s little boy looks just like Gideon. Will these soul mates get over the past and find the love they have always longed for? Or are their problems so deep-rooted they will hinder them coming together and making a family?

This is a story that will reach you on all levels of emotion. Lori Wilde is a master of romance and you will be rooting and tooting for Caitlyn and Gideon throughout. I did find the story a little predictable, but the reading of it was so enjoyable. I liked how Ms. Wilde labeled each chapter with a flower and the meaning of it. This is a story that is so much deeper than just a secret baby, or two high-school sweethearts finally getting together. There are a lot of scars to overcome, a lot of baggage to drop, and you will enjoy how these two work out their problems and overcome the obstacles. As I said before, emotion is high in this story. It certainly gave me the goose-bumps a few times and brought a tear to my eyes. The love scenes are both tender and sensual and this is all in all a great romance. I can highly recommend it.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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