by Marin Thomas

February 2008
ISBN: 9780373752041
Reviewer Graphic Button Harlequin
Mass Market Paperback

Heather’s Hollow, Kentucky

Appalachian Mountains

Nurse practitioner Maggie O’Neil arrived in the small town of Finnegan’s Stand, Kentucky not knowing what to expect. She was just a few short miles from her mother’s birth place of Heather’s Hollow and surely someone in Scooter’s Café would know how to locate her grandmother’s house from here.

When her mother succumbed to cancer Maggie had received a letter from the grandparent she had never met requesting in barely legible writing to come and collect the belongings her mother had left behind thirty years ago. Maggie’s mom had been seventeen and unwed when she had run off with Maggie’s father. Not remembering much of her father as he had died when she was three, Maggie was curious about the place of both her parents’ origin, but mainly her interest lay with her one remaining relative.

Maggie makes the mistake of inquiring directions of a slovenly lumberjack who thinks she should share his lunch (among other things) in exchange for the information she seeks. Hearing a commanding voice from behind reiterating the “no” she had already said Maggie turns around to come up against a solid wall of muscle clothed in combat fatigues on a body that towers way over hers!

Ever since his return from war torn Iraq, former army officer Abram Devane has hidden away from the evils of the world in the secluded Appalachian mountain cabin of one of his fallen comrades. Abram thought he didn’t need anyone’s help or company but one look at the gorgeous green eyed beauty standing before him, and Abram begins to think that perhaps he can be “whole” again. Falling in love in this secluded place was on neither Maggie’s or Abram’s agenda for why they both came there, but In a Soldier’s Arms both might find the true happiness they have never been able to attain.

Grab a copy of Marin Thomas’ next Hearts of Appalachia story In a Soldier’s Arms, pour yourself a nice cup of tea, curl up in your favorite reading chair and be prepared for a joyous romantic read that will truly warm your heart!

Reviewed in January 2008 by Bonnie.

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