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Friday, June 26, 2009

Book Review

Welcome to review day. Today I'm sharing a review of The Welcome Inn which was written by my author friend Rita Thedford. Rita writes for Wings Press, The Wild Rose Press and Ellora's Cave among others. If you like what she says about The Welcome Inn, the book is available at or

Spunky Julianna Martin has thrown herself, body and soul, into the rebuilding of The Welcome Inn, hoping to one day to buy the place outright. Her plans fall apart when Buck Abercrombie buys the place out from under her nose. Just like a man to ruin her plans! Her basic distrust of men and their motives is the cornerstone of her every encounter with the drool-worthy Buck. The man is drop dead gorgeous, opinionated, and everything she’s always tried to avoid.

Buck returns home to Martin’s Crossing to take over the repair and operations of The Welcome Inn and falling for a red-headed spitfire is the last thing he planned. He’d been burned once before and wasn’t looking forward to a repeat experience but the curvy, gorgeous, and very bossy woman intrigues him.

As sparks fly between Julianna and Buck, diamond smugglers are on the loose in their small town and they believe Julianna knows where the missing diamonds are hidden. What ensues is a fast-paced cat and mouse game that throws the hero and heroine together despite their every attempt to deny their obvious attraction.

This is also the story of redemption as Buck’s ne’er do well brother, Travis, finds that second chances often arrive on the heels of love.

Ms. Cantrell has written a fast-paced story that features witty dialogue and lots of action not to mention, two very strong and stubborn characters. A well-written story that makes the reader cheer for the protagonists! Julianna is a beautiful, gutsy heroine who is smart enough to give up her misplaced preconceptions and reach out for the love of a good man. Buck is a hero to cheer for and dream of. Old fashioned, protective and oh so…sexy!

The Welcome Inn is a thoroughly wonderful story!

-Rita Thedford author of Tempted available at Wings ePress

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