On Tour with Prism Book Tours
***Premiering as Sweetest Heart on the Hallmark Channel March 17 9 PM ET***
(check your local listings for your air time)
(Shores of Indian Lake #2)
Paperback & ebook, 191 pages
August 1st 2014 by Harlequin Heartwarming
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His homecoming is bittersweet…for both of them
Café owner Maddie Strong is finally ready to take her burgeoning cupcake business to the next level. With the help of handsome businessman Alex Perkins, her future’s all mapped out. Until her first love comes home.
At seventeen, Maddie adored Nate Barzonni with her whole heart and soul. But when he asked her to elope, she’d said no—she couldn’t let him throw away his dream of becoming a doctor. Then he vanished from her life for eleven years. Now the cardiac surgeon has returned to Indian Lake asking for a second chance, and Maddie has to choose between her new life…and the man she never stopped loving.
Other Books in the Series
I know, I’m back with another Shores book by Ms. Lanigan. This is the second book in the series and somehow I missed it. Good for me that I was asked to review this book. And it’s perfect timing since this book was made into a Hallmark movie airing on March 17th. As most know, I don’t watch the Hallmark channels at all or Lifetime (the women in peril channel is what I call it). Hallmark movies, for me, tend to be so sugary that I need to brush my teeth. Remember, I love my sweet books, just not the movies so much. However, I will be recording this movie. Unfortunately, I will be on my cruise so hopefully, the Hopper won’t punk out on me.
I really loved getting to know Nate and Maddie. I read Nate’s brother’s, Mica, books and loved that book. I honestly can’t remember if we get an update on Nate so a re-read is in order. In fact, I haven’t read the other two brothers books so I’m a bit behind on the family dynamic. Speaking of family dynamics, I’m not sure what to make of Nate’s father at all. I totally understand why Nate felt like he had to just leave and be gone for all those years and when your girl tells you no, it’s time to move on. I really enjoyed seeing Maddie’s anger subside when she realizes the mistakes that she made in regards to that proposal and the fallout.
Nate is a dream. Dedicated, swoon-worthy and the perfect person for Maddie. My only issue with Nate is that he can be forgetful and Maddie doesn’t need to feel abanded. I would have also liked a bit more of the family dynamics explained when it came to his parents. Hopefully, in the other brother’s books, it is better. I also liked that Nate was his own person away from his family. He didn’t go into the family business and made his own way in terms of career.
Do yourself a favor and read this series. I can not recommend it higher. I can’t wait to watch the movie because the character of Alex is going to be a trip. And yes, I felt a bit sorry for him in the end.
About the Author
Catherine Lanigan is the international bestselling and award-winning author of over forty-five published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into over twenty-four languages. Lanigan was tasked by the NotMYkid foundation to pen a collection of compelling and informative true stories of teen addicts. Ms. Lanigan’s SHORES OF INDIAN LAKE series for HARLEQUIN HEARTWARMING includes LOVE SHADOWS, HEART’S DESIRE , A FINE YEAR FOR LOVE, KATIA’S PROMISE, FEAR OF FALLING, SOPHIE’S PATH, PROTECTING THE SINGLE MOM, FAMILY OF HIS OWN, HIS BABY DILEMMA, TOO CLOSE TO THE FIRE (2018) and MY RACING HEART (2019).
The Hallmark Channel will air HEART’S DESIRE on March 17, 2018.
Ms. Lanigan is a frequent speaker at literary functions and book conventions as well as inspiring audiences with her real stories of angelic intervention from her Angel Tales series of books. She is an outspoken advocate for domestic violence and abuse and was honored by The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Washington, D.C. She has been a guest on numerous radio programs including “Coast to Coast” and on television interview and talk show programs as well as blogs, podcasts and online radio interview programs. She writes a monthly blog for Heartwarmingauthors.blogspot.com. Visit her at www.catherinelanigan.com, on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter@cathlanigan.com, Pinterest, Goodreads and Google+.
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