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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Book Review: One Safe Place

One Safe Place
by Robena Grant

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GENRE:   Contemporary Romance

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BLURB:

American, Naomi Paverman, finds clues to her heritage when her grandmother passes. Realizing her existence is based on many lies, she yearns for connection and one safe place to call home. She rents a cottage in an English village to search for her biological father. What she discovers is resistance to questions, but she befriends an attractive and interesting local man…could he be related?

Oliver York is stirred to uncover family history he’s long ignored. Five years earlier, he inherited York Manor in Oldcastle. Oliver maintains an element of privacy to protect himself and his invalid sister from gossip. His interest in Naomi, and the secrets she reveals, causes him to come out of seclusion. Secrets threaten to expose admired citizens.

As their romance blossoms, someone attempts to run Naomi out of town. Is history repeating itself?

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EXCERPT:

Naomi’s heartbeat took off like a rocket. She could be related to that stuck up, silent, mist-dwelling early morning walker…that Oliver York. Memories of checking out his thighs, and gorgeous tight ass, caused a pulse in her neck to throb. Her cheeks tightened. They were most likely bright red by now, but thank goodness for the roaring fire.

The bell on the door tinkled.

“Good morning, Mr. York.” Annie jumped from her chair, beaming. “What a pleasant surprise. We seldom get the pleasure of your company, sir. Will you be having breakfast?”

“Ah,” he said and cleared his throat.

Naomi took a peek. He looked wet and serious, as he rubbed a finger above his upper lip. “I came to apologize to the young woman. Saw her bicycle out front.” He stuck a hand inside his soaking wet jacket, pulled out two apples and put them on the table. Then he peeled off the jacket, walked back to hang it on a peg, dripping puddles of water as he went.

Naomi sat, transfixed. He’d returned her apples?

“They’re new, picked them myself.”

They were damp. She held them gently, inspecting the fruit for bruises. Then she frowned, as her head shot up. “You stole these apples, picked them off someone’s tree?”

“I own the orchards, but no, I didn’t pick them from a tree. It’s winter.” He nodded toward the apples and one corner of his mouth quirked a little. “Those are from a barrel, and most likely from New Zealand.”



  My Review:

One Safe Place is a good read. The opening scene pulled me in and made me want to read more. As I did, the author placed me in the scene, and I could almost see the setting, an English village. The book was peopled with a cast of sympathetic main characters and a really good supporting cast. I truly wanted to solve the mystery of Naomi's family and read the book in a couple of sittings. I'd give it 5 out of 5 stars.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Robena Grant writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense about ordinary women thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Travel and discovering new places brings her great pleasure, and she often includes these discoveries in her stories. She is Australian by birth, lives in Southern California, and has two grown children. Robena may be contacted at: www.robenagrant.com where she blogs frequently, or follow her on social media https://twitter.com/RobenaGrant https://www.facebook.com/robenagrantauthor

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

Robena Grant will be awarding $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Use the link below to enter.

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10 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Lisa Brown said...

Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Edgar Gerik said...

Enjoy the review

Bridgett wilbur said...

I just love the cover and would love to read your book.

Robena Grant said...

Good morning! I'm up late today...too cold to get out of bed. Ha ha.
Thank you so much for the review and for hosting. Thanks for dropping by, Bridgett, Edgar, and Lisa.

Rita Wray said...

I liked the excerpt, thank you.

Robena Grant said...

Thank you, Rita. :)

Joseph Wallace said...

What books are you looking forward to reading in 2017? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing your review :)

Courtney Haas said...

What is your favorite book or who's your favorite author?