Friday, January 21, 2022

Review: A Secret at Tansy Falls by Cate Woods

A Secret at Tansy Falls
by Cate Woods

Publisher: Bookouture
Pages: 222
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:   Connie knows she’s been lucky in life. She lives in a place that makes her soul sing—a beautiful red clapboard farmhouse among the daisy-strewn hills of Tansy Falls—with her soulmate Nate, her husband of twenty years.

But while she can still feel the sunshine on her face, there’s a heaviness in her heart that she can’t shake. The laughter and the lingering kisses are beginning to disappear. Ever since Nate lost his job, the man she thought she knew inside out has changed.

Connie knows this happens in long marriages. When Nate forgets her birthday, she’s determined to enjoy her day regardless. But as she blows out the candles on her lemon sponge cake, surrounded by her girlfriends, a stranger arrives and reveals a shocking truth about her husband. Nate is the man Connie has always loved but in just one evening her life changes beyond all recognition.

As Connie looks at the home she loves, and the husband she has known forever sitting beneath the cottonwood tree, she knows that starting over will be the hardest thing she has ever done. But if she doesn’t, will she ever find the woman she is meant to be?

Kritters Thoughts:  Connie is in the beginning of the empty nesting phase and with her husband recently unemployed, she is barely holding it together when a lodger makes her question it all.  

I am not sure I read the synopsis of this one closely because I as a reader tend to avoid the is he cheating books.  I just don't love to read that kind of a story and tend to avoid them.  So for Connie to question her relationship throughout the book, I just don't love reading that and don't love that kind of anticipation waiting to see the conclusion.  

As far as the characters.  I loved Connie when she was at work.  I loved the small town and her working at the inn and the characters that she interacted with there, so I slowly read those pages and skipped over the is he cheating parts!  

I would read more from this author if the characters are put into a different plot.  

Just as a warning, I didn't know this before starting this book, but it is book two in a series and there were a few moments while reading where I could tell that I had missed a previous book that had plot points that I would have liked before reading this one.  While I know in romance series, the romance is self contained, I tend to be a purist and like to start at square one, so go read that one before this one!

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2022 Challenge: 2 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Bookouture.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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