Novel Reaction is excited to participate in the blog tour for Hometown Girl by Mariah Stewart.
is the award-winning New York Times
bestselling author of twenty-nine novels of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. A native of Hightstown, New Jersey, she lives with her husband and their dogs amid the rolling hills and Amish farms of southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, where she gardens, reads, and enjoys country life. She is currently working on the next book in her bestselling Chesapeake Diaries series.
Brooke Madison Bowers has returned home to St. Dennis, Maryland, following the death of her husband. In Hometown Girl by Mariah Stewart, Brooke is trying to rebuild her life, one small step at a time, going to school, caring for her son and starting up a cupcake business doesn’t leave much time for socializing. But even if she had time, Brooke isn’t so sure she is ready to open herself up to that kind of pain again.
Jesse Enright has come to St. Dennis to work in his families law office, following in his grandfather’s footsteps Jesse is trying to prove to everyone, but especially himself, that he is not like his embezzling attorney father. In addition to having to prove himself, Jesse finds himself attracted to Brooke, who has a reputation for going on single date with a guy then rejecting all further dates. But Jesse has a plan, he will be Brooke’s friend until she realizes what he could be, but the best laid plans of mice and men…
I really enjoyed Hometown Girl, Brooke is struggling to move on from the death of her husband two years previously, trying to find her path now that she is single. The community of St. Dennis is great, I loved the historical aspect to the people who live there (Jesse’s firm has been the attorneys for Brooke’s family for over 100 years). I did find it a little confusing at the beginning of the novel trying to keep everyone straight, but that is what happens when you jump into a well developed series on book four. 🙂 Stewart’s descriptions of the area were fabulous! If you are looking for a heart-warming story of finding love again, Hometown Girl is a perfect fit for you.
You can read an excerpt here
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