by Mary Ellen Taylor
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Goodreads: Adele “Addie” Morgan grew up in a house filled with pain and loss. Determined to live life on her own terms, Addie moves to the country and finds a job at a vineyard where she discovers stability, happiness, and—best of all—love with the kind owner, Scott.
But an unexpected call abruptly pulls Addie out of her new and improved life. Her sister has just given birth and Addie’s Aunt Grace wants her to return home to help the family—even if it means confronting things she’s tried so hard to forget.
When Addie arrives, she quickly realizes that she hasn’t truly let go of her former life, at least not completely. After making a surprising connection with her sister’s baby—and her sister’s ex-husband, Zeb—Addie must choose between her picture-perfect future with Scott and the family roots she thought she’d left behind for good…
Kritters Thoughts: The third in the series and this book takes a turn away from the bakery and instead focuses on an aunt and her two nieces who grew up in Alexandria, but have taken separate paths, but something brings them home and they have to make big decisions.
I absolutely adored this book in the series even though I wasn't prepared for a change in venue. A salvage company that salvages things from old homes and although these girls don't have their parents, their aunt took them into their home and they helped her with the business. Something happened for both girls to run and I loved reading what brought them back to Alexandria and how they were going to react to it.
All of the books in this series have a big family drama element and this one was right there with it.
I love that they have all felt like very contemporary books, but they have a little bit of historical fiction woven through the whole story. The history wove throughout the book in separate chapters, but it really did weave into this story and the character's lives.
I still say even though this book changes venue, start at book one as the characters from the first two are players in this one. These books read swiftly so don't hesitate to start at book one and I will review book four tomorrow!
Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel