Author: Tari Faris
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Restoring Heritage #3
Release Date: September 7, 2021
With her vision and his know-how, this thing just might work . . .
Leah Williams is back in the quaint town of Heritage, Michigan, and ready to try again to make her business a success. But blank slates are hard to come by, and a piece of her past is waiting for her there. Heir to the Heritage Fruits company, Jonathan Kensington is the guy who not only made Leah's past difficult, but he also seems determined to complicate her present as well.
In order to avoid forcing a buyout of Leah's building, Jon will have to strike a compromise. Can the two of them work together? Or will their troubled past set the tone for their future?
Reviewer: Rebecca Maney
"One person can fail only so many times. That was her theory . . . . "
Leah Williams is ready for a win; she's back in Heritage, Michigan . . . . . she's ready to begin a new chapter . . . again . . . she just needs the cooperation of a man who holds all the cards in his hand, the one and only Jonathan Kensington. Definitely all grown up, Jon can no longer play the role of teen-age nemesis, but can he possibly transform into a friend? Leah hopes so, for her future aspirations depend on it.
Jon Kensington is backed into a corner and his uncle knows it. The proposed buy-out of Leah's building will crash her dreams, although Leah's shaky business plan (if you could call it that) really isn't worth salvaging in its present form. If only Jon could still draw on his father's wisdom . . . . a man who loved the community of Heritage, and who knew how to support the local economy in every way possible . . . . without crushing the dreams of a beautiful, quirky, stubbornly creative red-head.
There's a lot to learn about love in this small town of Heritage with its happily-ever-after vibe. Guaranteed to relish the journey, readers will walk the walk with not only Leah and Jon, but two other not-so-newcomers who find more than they bargained for . . . with a can of paint. . . . and maybe even way before that, with a high school jersey.
"Little had they known back then that God had such great things in store for each of them. They'd just had to wait on His perfect timing."
I received a copy of this book from the Baker Publishing Group through Interviews and Reviews. The thoughts and opinions expressed above are entirely my own.
Reviewer: Mindy Houng
"But loving someone isn't never failing them. It's you choosing them and them choosing you day in and day out, even when the failures happen."
I love this small town of Heritage, MI and I am so glad that I got the chance to go back. Tari Faris once again brings the readers into the tight-knit circle of Heritage, where gossip blooms like wildflowers but also where love, acceptance, and mercy flow like a wild river. I enjoyed catching up with the myriad of characters from the previous books in the series and loved getting to know Leah/Jon and Madison/Colby as individuals and couples. With easy-to-read writing style and characters that pull at your heartstrings, this book will captivate you and help you fall in love with Heritage a little more.
I really loved Colby and his faithful steadfastness and relentless unconditional commitment to Madison. His living out his faith softens the edges of Madison who's had a tough life with disappointments, hurts, and pain. Jon has so many seesawing emotions to battle - from hot and cold reception of his long-time crush Leah to struggling for his rightful place in his father's company to working for peace and solidarity with his teenage sister - but his optimism and thoughtful care of Leah makes him a great hero.
There are tried and true life and faith lessons embedded into each character's faults and triumphs - lessons about facing fears and failures head-on, receiving and extending mercy and grace, inviting others to share the journey, allowing God to lead and love. And, of course, there is Otis....
If you enjoy contemporary romance with heart and substance, you will absolutely love this book.
I received the book from Baker Publishing and was under no obligation to post a positive comment. All opinions are solely my own.
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