Mystic Creek #1
Author: Catherine Anderson
Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 6th 2015
Review Source: Signet
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Coulter and Harrigan Family novels comes a brand-new contemporary romance series about first love, second chances, and hope reborn…
After years of living in fear of her husband, Amanda Banning has left him and moved to Mystic Creek, Oregon, for a fresh start. But she’s having a tough time providing for herself and her six-year-old daughter. Writing her secret yearnings on slips of paper and sending them into the wind helps her cling to the hope that things will get better…and that she can find happiness again.
Jeb Sterling has no idea that the handwritten messages he finds scattered across his land are the first hints that his life is about to change. Nor does he understand why he feels so compelled to help Amanda Banning and her daughter when a cold snap leaves them temporarily homeless. Maybe he’s inspired by Amanda’s courage or perhaps by her beautiful brown eyes. Either way, the man who once renounced love suddenly finds himself willing to do anything for the pair. Amanda seems to have given up on her dreams, but Jeb refuses to quit until he makes her every wish come true…
When I think of Silver Thaw, I think of Hallmark. I love this channel! They air adorable movies and shows. Silver Thaw is definitely worth a Hallmark movie. When I realized this is a series, I got excited that we will be getting more stories of Mystic Creek town!
Silver Thaw is the story of Amanda and her daughter, Chloe. They are on the run from her abusive husband. Living day to day, Amanda tries to give Chloe what she needs. With no money and a horrible place to call home, Amanda is stuck in this apartment during a winter storm. Luckily, there is hero at their rescue. This stranger brings them to his home and in their a new spark of love changes everything.
What I loved most about this story is the hope that Amanda had toward the future. Every day, she writes little messages and leave them scattered around Mystic Creek. In which Jeb, soon to be their hero, finds them. At first Jeb thinks someone is trying to throw “herself at him”. But when he finds out Amanda is the one writing these notes, he sees that no matter what she’s been through, she is a positive person.
I really enjoyed Silver Thaw. I loved Amanda and Chloe. They’ve been put through a lot and they have such an amazing and positive attitudes. Something we should all admire and learn from. This book is a great contemporary romance story. Worthy of a Hallmark movie.