She has kept Cinnamon Ridge as her primary residence but divides her time between there and her son John's farm, where she has the support of her loved ones and can enjoy his horses, cows, and raise her own chickens. Shen she first met her new neighbor, Zachariah McGovern, all she saw was danger. In comes the new neighbor Zachariah to the rescue. For instance, the fact that Kate never asked where Zach got his burn scars from until the shock revelation at the end. I really looked for a better reading with the different voices so that the little girls words were better.
Anderson reuses the same themes again and again. What did you like best about this story? At first I was disappointed but after I knew the author did it to establish his fatherly feelings for her. Reader Not Up To The Story Would you consider the audio edition of Coming Up Roses to be better than the print version? Kate lives with her four year old daughter, Miranda, her husband having died six months earlier. I quite enjoyed this story of an abused woman falling in love again. Kate suffered silently while married to her first husband for 5 terrible years.
I really adored this book, even thought it had heartbreaking moments. But Zach saw much more. But Zach saw much more. Secondly, Zachariah's tragic past was an unnecessary side story. Not to mention, Kate has to deal with her new ruggedly handsome neighbor, Zach McGovern.
When her handsome, brawny neighbor, Zachariah McGovern, almost dies while saving her four-year-old daughter from a near fatal accident, Kate is deeply wary of the man she brings into her home to nurse back to health. Carrie, Raylene, Christine, and Flynn are all members of the Christmas Cookie Club. While Kate works on his body, Zach slowly starts to work on their hearts, showing them that there are some good loving men around. Zack was a one-note wonder, and there's not much more to say about that. He seems to intrude on her life at every turn. She'd married young, hoping to put down roots in a safe haven, but her husband had shattered her naiveté, and made her fear for her beloved daughter's safety until the day he died. And though her life may depend on him, can she trust him? If she had written the general story about spousa On the whole, a good book.
I was rooting for Zachariah from the start and was enchanted by Miranda Kate's daughter. Yet she can't help but notice her neighbor Zachariah's kind heart and handsome features. As they spend time together Zach falls in love with her, but it's clear that both Kate and Miranda have emotional scars. Sweeping the helpless beauty into his powerful arms, Race carries her away to safety. I loved Kate, Zach and Miranda and they all very much deserved their happily ever after. Gradually Kate realizes that underneath Zach's rough exterior is a gentle, loving soul who is fiercely protective of her and her daughter.
She named it Cinnamon Ridge after the huge ponderosa pines on the property, which sport bark the color of cinnamon. Recently widowed Kate Blakely is struggling to make ends meet on her small farm while trying to heal from the scars of her late husband's cruelty. It shows how much she's willing to trust again after the horrible things her father used to do. If you want a book that is hard to put down, this is it. And yes, the author did give away the twist. She always yearned to be a writer like her mother. What Zach couldn't know, however, was the price that had to be paid to save the woman he loved.
Widow Kate Blakely knew nothing of love, and when she met her new neighbor, Zachariah McGovern, all she saw was danger. Widow cares for him, he grows to love her. Zach is at times brash, he swears, he has a terribly behaved dog, and burn scars on his face. She'd married young, hoping to put down roots in a safe haven, but her husband had shattered her naivete and made her fear for her beloved daughter's safety until the day he died. Kate forces herself to trust that Zach isn't like Joseph and wont hurt Miranda.
Annie Trimble lives in a solitary world that no one enters or understands. In 2001 she and her husband purchased a central Oregon home located on a ridge with incredible mountain views and surrounded by forestland honeycombed with trails. She relishes the opportunity to indulge in a simple way of life. Meanwhile, Kate's handsome new neighbor, Zachariah McGovern, withstands rattlesnake bites to rescue Miranda from a well, and Kate takes him into her home to nurse him back to health. The job has its perks - mainly the venue's captivating owner, Pallas Saunders. She tells sheriff, 1st husband dead, she goes on trial for his death. Save some money and avoid it, unless you need a cure for insomnia.
He seems to intrude on her life at every turn. Her brutal brother-in-law Ryan demands Kate marry him or lose custody of Miranda. In 1988, she sold her first book to Harlequin Intrigue and went on to write three more before she tried her hand at a single-title historical romance. Oregon farm wife with small daughter survive abusive husband until his death when she is determined to never marry again but her brother-in-law insists she marry him or loose her child. What she doesn't realize is that someone else is also back in town. But when the H saves her life at risk to his own, she attaches herself to him like a limpet, dragging out promises from the hapless man.
The ending wrapped up too neatly and after all they went through it was a little unrealistic. In Miranda's eyes, this man is her hero. Then there was Kate who was sweet and kind, not to mention a tender and teriffic mother to her little girl. Cora's not sure she can do that, not unless she's confident the news will be welcomed. Instead, he gets a neighbor. She did the voices and emotions pretty well and this book has a lot of emotional moments in it.