Friday, August 31, 2012

Montana Dreams



Bumping into her ex-fiancé shatters Millie Wilson all over again. Now that she's back in Montana to care for her dying father, her real burden is the secret she's never divulged to Hunter McKaslin.

Millie can't blame Hunter for his anger upon learning he's a father. He's never gotten over opening his heart, only to have it broken. Yet Millie senses a new goodness in Hunter. Finding their lost dreams now seems possible—if forgiveness and trust can find a place in this fresh start.

My Review:

I can see why Jillian Heart is a USA Today bestselling author! This is only the second book I've read by Hart but I am hooked! Scrambling to catch up with the rest of this series, I love it that much.

The author has created a memorable cast of characters -- a big, mildly dysfunctional family that doesn't quite meet the norm. The McKaslin Clan definitely got my attention. I read Luke's story in Montana Cowboy earlier this summer (and see I forgot to post my review during my computerless state) and just couldn't wait to get back to Montana for another McKaslin fix so I shouted with glee when I discovered Montana Dreams was already out. Especially since Montana Cowboy expertly set up Hunter's story with a tantalizing tease.

And this book packs quite a punch. Millie hasn't had an easy life. She has reasons for the decisions she has made in the past and, while we don't know her full story from the beginning -- I mean really, how can a woman hide the paternity of her child in good conscience?-- Hart did an excellent job of making me sympathetic to Millie's plight. My loyalty grew as pieces of the past were gradually revealed. Loved that build of emotional momentum that peaked at just the right time.

And Hunter. He was such a grump in the previous book I couldn't wait to get under his skin! Taciturn and reserved, his views on love and matrimony are not what romance novels are made of -- unless they happen to be authored by Hart. Hunter's back story is captivating, as is the internal struggle in evidence every time he is around Millie.

A dream of a book you won't want to miss and you don't have to because...

Giveaway Opportunity:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Montana Dreams, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday September 2 2012. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!


  1. Oh, I love it when authors successfully build that emotional momentum. Jillian is a master at that. Great review, Kav!

  2. Thanks, Sandra. And Jillian really is a master, isn't she?

  3. Second chance stories are so sweet. I think Montano makes a great setting for this story. I'll probably end up liking the land and of course, the characters. I hope you enjoy more of her books.


  4. I've heard good things about Jillian Hart and this sounds like a great series. Please add me for Montana Dreams.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  5. Na -- I like second chance stories too. They're so hopeful. Good luck!

    You heard right, Merry. Good luck!

    Good luck, Jan!

  6. Sorry, I deleted the above post. email was wrong. So happy to see a Jillin Hart book. Her books make me smile.
    godblessameric.jan at gmail dot com

  7. You had me at the Cowboy on the front of the book. :) Who doesn't love a cowboy!?


  8. Hi, Kav. I had one of our FAF readers try to enter over there, so here is her comment for the giveaway here:
    "Please enter me to enter this contest. I love these kinds of books.
    Maxie ( )"

  9. Recently enjoyed reading "Sweet Blessings" and "Heaven's Touch" by Jillian Hart. Thanks for your review and giveaway of this book!

    jswaks at gmail dot com

  10. No worries, Jan, you're entered now with the right email address to boot. Glad you like Jillian Hart books. I'm new to her and thrilled to see how many I get to catch up on.

    LOL -- I know, Ladette -- what is it about cowboys? Sigh.

    Wow, Debbie -- that's going above and beyond the call of duty! Thanks for forwarding Maxie's entry along.

    Ooooh, Jes -- two more titles I have to hunt down.

    Good luck everyone!

  11. Second chance stories are just so sweet and precious. This sounds like a fun book to read. Thank you for the opportunity!


  12. Jillian Hart is a great author AND I'm from Montana so I would love this book! =)


  13. I always love to read a book based in my home state!!! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

  14. Jillian Hart! Yes, please.
    Kathleen ~ Missouri

  15. It is great to read about people having second chances.

  16. We were in Montana on a vacation this summer. So beautiful. Love to read this book set in Montana!