Publisher: Avon Romance
Date Published: January 2012
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Angie
Obtained via publisher
When Emily Murphy’s mom dies she finds out she has inherited a building in the small town of Valentine where her mom was born and raised. She never thought she would return to a place she only vaguely remembers visiting once during her childhood, but when her marriage falls apart, she decides to head to the Rockies and reclaim herself.
Nate Thalberg first sees Emily in a bar where he finds her intoxicating. When they both get a little tipsy and end up kissing he begins to wonder what might be, if only he ever planned to fall in love. He is a small town rancher, who has a huge heart and wants to help everyone he meets. Is Emily a project he needs to help get on her feet, or can he break down both their barriers and find true love?
A TOWN CALLED VALENTINE is the perfect novel to curl up with on the infamous holiday and let your heart strings tear. Emily is a perfect heroine, strong yet broken, she has known heartache, yet wants so badly to fall in love and have a family of her own. Convinced adoption and being a single parent is her path, she is working towards attending college in the fall and finding the path to happiness. When Nate comes along, he sets himself directly in her path and makes her question her single state – and if she can open her heart and trust.
The setting of this novel makes the book, filled with small town knowledge and drama; the easy pace will leave readers wanting to go back to the roots of America to find out just what we are missing as we fly through life looking for the next step. Emma Cain has created a world where people step back, relax and yet get things accomplished by working together. A TOWN CALLED VALENTINE left me wondering why I ever left home for college and why, I can’t imagine going back… I can highly recommend all readers of true love and romance with a sweet nature pick up this novel today.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.