Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Book Review: Love Finds You in Romeo, Colorado by Gwen ford Faulkenberry

Love Finds You in Romeo, Colorado by Gwen ford Faulkenberry
Summerside Press, October 14, 2008

Can one woman’s tragedy turn into happily ever after? Claire Caspian is a first-rate professor, teaching even the most cynical student to find beauty in literature. But with her own personal story, she isn’t as successful. Having recently lost her husband, Claire returns with her young son to the tiny desert town of Romeo, Colorado, where she grew up. There she settles in with her feisty old Abuelita, the richest woman in the county and attempts to rebuild her life. But love comes searching for Claire in the form of attractive local doctor Stephen Reyes. Will another tragedy prevent her from accepting love the second time around? Or will she embrace her new Romeo and finally find a happy ending?

Love Finds You™ is a series of full-length romance novels that give readers a peek into the flavor of local life across the United States. The novels are uniquely named after actual American towns with quirky, interesting names that inspire romance and are just plain fun! This means that each fictional story draws on the compelling history or unique character of a real place.

Our fresh, original love stories will feature everything from romance kindled in small towns, to old loves lost and found on the high plains, to new loves discovered at exciting vacation getaways.

I've been a fan of this wonderful series for a while now. The Love Finds You books are a mix of contemporary and historical fiction. they range from funny and sweet to deep and profound. In short, these books generally cater to all those who love romance fiction and it gives you really cool insight into some very peculiarly names towns!

I really loved this book. It was beautifully written. Gwen Ford Faulkenberry really took her time with the characters and the setting. Nothing in this book felt forced. It was a real pleasure to read, especially since the last two books I've read were very difficult to finish and put me off reading for a while. A couple of days ago I got the urge to read again and to kick off the renewed reading desire, I wanted a romance. However, I wanted a realistic (yes, that's right) one that had been lovingly thought out. So I went to Koorong (my local bookstore) and found three Love Finds You books in a bundle. So I bought them and started with Romeo.

I'm so glad I did. As I said, it was beautifully written and I laughed, cried and giggled along with the characters. I was in Romeo, just loving watching Claire and Stephen trace a slow, but sure path to happily ever after.

A great read and the girl on the cover looks like Claire described in the books! Always a plus!!


Jess' favourite genre is contemporary women's fiction and contemporary romance fiction. She also enjoys historical fiction with a focus on romance. She loves books set in country towns or farms with a cowboy featured in either historical or contemporary settings.

She is currently writing her first novel, a contemporary women's fiction/romance set in a small country town.

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