by Roxanne Rustand

November 2010
ISBN: 978-0373876334
Reviewer Graphic Button Steeple Hill
Mass Market Paperback

Beth Carrigan has struggled to make a life of her own after her husband filed for divorce and marched off to serve with the military, unhampered by a wife. Now Beth runs a bookshop/coffee house, and all is good until she learns that her mother is planning to visit about the time that Dev is coming home on medical leave.

Then the lawyer calls, claiming Beth needs to be present for the reading of her ex-mother-in-law’s will. Just a formality… or is it? Suddenly, Beth is shocked to discover that she and Dev are forced to work together for six-months in order for Dev to inherit the family estate. And for her to own her bookstore, free and clear. If they refuse to work together, then the entire estate goes to a money-hungry uncle who already plans to raze the buildings and build condos.

Beth desperately wanted to keep her building, but Dev isn’t so sure about his portion—until he learns about the uncle. But after a messy divorce, is it even possible for Beth and Dev to make a cordial business relationship? Or is this an invitation for open warfare?

Winter Reunion is Ms. Rustand’s first Love Inspired romance, but she is a romantic suspense writer with a huge fan base.

Beth is a realistic heroine, hurting and caring, and desperate to do what is right, even when it stretches her own schedule to the limits. Dev has devoted his life to the military, thwarting all his parents’ plans for him, determined to be his own person. The tension between them is high as neither want to bring up the past, but the past is something they must work through to achieve their goals. Discussion questions are included at the end of the book.

If this is the first time you’ve picked up a book by Ms. Rustand, you’re in for a treat. If you are already a fan of her suspense, check out Winter Reunion. You won’t be disappointed.

Reviewed in November 2010 by Laura.

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