Bestselling novelist Karen Witemeyer joins award-winning authors Regina Jennings, Amanda Dykes, and Nicole Deese for this Texas-sized romance novella collection. Each of the authors' unique voices is on display in stories where courting couples leave a permanent mark of their love by carving their initials into the same oak's bark.
In Regina Jennings' Broken Limbs, Mended Fences, a small-town teacher has her credentials questioned by a traveling salesman.
Karen Witemeyer's The Kissing Tree Inn tells the tale of an unlikely woman building a very unexpected lover's retreat.
From Roots to Sky by Amanda Dykes follows a young WWII naval airman who heads to Texas to meet the sister of a lost compatriot.
Heartwood by Nicole Deese is a modern-day romance where the aftermath of a giant storm brings changes for the owner of a historic inn.
This was the sweetest book! I love how each book is connected by a tree that lasts through generations of people. In the first book we get our first introduction to the tree and see how it's history and legend were started. I love how each story is set in a different decade of time bringing different challenges to the characters.
I thought all the stories were well done. These are all great authors and it's fun to see them writing for one collection. What a fun idea this was! Each story is novella size so I read through them pretty quickly.
The tree is an integral part of each of the couple's stories and romances and I really loved how each generation celebrated the tree's history and honored it's place in their community. It really gave the whole book such a romantic feel.
Content: mild peril, kissing
- I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.