Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Book Review Riversong by Tess Harwick

Instead of an interview this month, I've chosen to review a book from an author I've never met, but would like to! Riversong, by Tess Hardwick was part of the giveaways in my goodie bag at the Emerald City Writer's Conference in Bellevue Washington last fall. I'd never read Tess's work, and okay, maybe I took a chance because her name is Tess and mine is Tesa? We're both writers and we both love writing about the Northwest. Those motivations might have been what made me open that first page, but the skill, characters and story development kept me going. The motivation of the main character, Lee Harper, was clear from the very beginning and not to give away more than you'd learn from the back cover blurb, she had a lot to live with and overcome.
Lee Tucker is the kind of woman you find yourself rooting for long after the last page is read. When her husband commits suicide, he leaves her pregnant and one million dollars in debt to a loan shark. Out of options, she escapes to her deceased mother's dilapidated house located in a small Oregon town that, like her, is financially ruined, heartbroken and in desperate need of a fresh start. Lee's resilience leads to a plan for a destination restaurant named Riversong, to new chances for passion and love, and to danger from her dead husband's debt as her business blooms.
When looking for the book cover to share on this blog, I discovered Tess had two more books in this series; Riverbend & Riverstar. I love continuing character series! As a matter of fact, that's what I'm working on right now! Book one is being reviewed by an editor while I work away at book 2 and plot book 3. More to follow on that project! For now, check out Tess Hardwick's 3 book series and prepare to step into the beautiful Northwest and emotion you won't soon forget!

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