Monday, April 23, 2012

Hometown Family



Since when is prodigal son Matt Sawyer a small-town farmer surrounded by kin? Since the terms of his late father's will demand he stay in Harland, North Carolina. Terms that attorney and hometown gal Caty McKenzie has to ensure are carried out. Matt left Harland years ago and never looked back. But running the farm and spending time with Caty brings out a caring, faithful side of Matt that he didn't know existed. And Matt's soon to discover the real challenge: convincing love-shy Caty to stay right there with him.

My Review:

What an amazing debut novel! Practically read it in one sitting it was that good.  Hometown Family was such a pleasure to read. The characters are engaging -- and I'm hoping that Matt's large family will provide the impetus to create more than a sequel or two. Ross has also created an incredible town full of neighbourly folks and I'm not ready to say goodbye to any of them -- especially Ruthy.

This book is pure romance and I love how Ross took the time to develop it. There's nothing artificial or forced about Matt and Caty's story. They are real people experiencing the real pitfalls of falling in love. And they are both facing their own inner battles as they come to grips with past relationships. Each story arc is moving in its own way but when they intersect it's pure magic! I just gobbled this one up and if you're a romance fan, I bet you will too!

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Hometown Family, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. Remember to put the title in the subject line so your entry is easy for me to spot. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 29 2012. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!


  1. Thank you for doing this review, it sounds like a pretty interesting book.


  2. I'd love to be entered!

    cbus.blogger at gmail dot com

  3. You're both entered, Bethany and Wendy! Good luck!

  4. I would love to read a copy of this book. Sounds quite interesting!


  5. Sounds like a wonderful romance story! Love to read it.

  6. Good luck Jo and rubynreba!

  7. Yes! I'd love to win this book. It wanted to jump in my cart the other day, but so did three others, and my pocketbook started growling and scared two of them away.

    andeemarie95 at gmail dot com

  8. thanks for the chance to read this fabulous story :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  9. LOL -- based on originality you should win the draw, Andrea. We'll see if agrees. :-)

    Good luck Karenk!

  10. I really enjoy these LoveInspired books!! Thanks for giveaway, would love to read this one!


  11. Thanks for another giveaway. Please sign me up.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

  12. The Love Inspired line is awesome, isn't it, pwnmom? good luck.

    You too, Amy.

  13. I have a soft spot for prodigal stories, so Hometown Family sounds perfect... of course, a romance makes it even better! :)
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com