Title: Soul of the Storm
Author: Jean M. Grant
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Charlotte MacGregor lost the thrill of conquering mountains five years ago when her sister disappeared on a hiking adventure without her. Still guilt-ridden, Charlotte heads for a vacation to rustic Vermont with a friend—where she's surrounded by reminders of her devastating loss and plagued with unanswered questions.
Matiu Christiansen is an outdoors buff. He works multiple jobs to save for his dream of owning an outfitter in New Zealand. He's never quite felt at home in the United States and he yearns for his Maori roots, but his attraction to Charlotte puts a kink in his plans to move home later this year.
Thrown together by coincidence, Charlotte and Matiu form a kindred bond through their shared love of the outdoors. Can Charlotte surmount her demons to assist Matiu on a rescue when a late-season snowstorm hits? And can Matiu help Charlotte heal from the pain of the past?
Another wonderful installment in the Deerbourne Inn series. Here we find Charlotte, who is the definition of a troubled soul. Since the disappearance of her sister and the ending of what has to be described as a useless marriage, she’s stuck at a crossroads. Unable to move forward, ensnared in one place physically and emotionally. Being almost dragged out of her personal prison by her best friend, she finds herself spending a week at this wonderful inn.
The story is superbly paced, well written, captivating, dramatic and satisfying to the reader. The author is able to quickly evoke a feeling of empathy for both poor Charlotte and the feisty Matiu. The inn provides the base that allows Charlotte to both close off the past and move forward into an amazing future. I don't know anyone who wouldn't rush to get a sequel of the two of them dealing with life together in New Zealand. Detailed, wonderfully described. A journey that takes the reader through all the twists and turns and ends in the bright sunshine of hope.
My Rating: 5 stars
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Jean’s background is in science and she draws from her interests in history, nature, and her family for inspiration. She writes historical and contemporary romances and women’s fiction. She also writes articles for family-oriented travel magazines. When she’s not writing or chasing children, she enjoys tending to her flower gardens, hiking, and doing just about anything in the outdoors.
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Reviewed by: Mr. N