Friday, February 15, 2013

Book Review of Larkspur Road by Jill Gregory

Book Review of Larkspur Road by Jill Gregory.

My review:

This is a fast and easy romance book to read. I liked the characters and especially Aunt Winny and the two kids, Grady and Britt. Adding Samson, the playful puppy, was a great idea.

The book had many happenings that flow together. A surprise for me at the end of the book.

There is one sex scene and more references to Mia and Travis' time together. Some violence and tense moments and at least one scene that called for tissues (for me). Language was fine. The author found other ways to describe other than using bad language.

Mia is not sure she wants to pick up where she left off years ago when she and Travis were a couple in high school after Travis has moved back to Lonesome way. Both of the main characters have had bad marriages and are now taking care of troubled kids. Mia is the aunt of Britt and Travis is the father of his adopted step-son. Both the kids are learning responsibilities.

This book is dated in the current time frame. Based in a small town where people know each other which can be good and bad. Local hangouts such as A Bun in the Oven Bakery. Some words that help describe the book are small town, family, quilts, love, hate, fear and understanding.

I am going to give this a 4 star.

I look forward to reading other books by Jill Gregory, a New York Times bestselling author. You can find her on Facebook; Twitter (; email at; her site

Leona Olson


Book Description.

May 1, 2012 Lonesome Way

In this touching new novel by New York Times best selling author Jill Gregory, a woman comes face to face with a love from her past and finds the chance to heal…
Fifth grade teacher Mia Quinn expected a tranquil summer in her hometown of Lonesome Way, Montana, sewing for her quilting group’s exhibition fundraiser and caring for her rescued dog, Samson. But all her plans for a relaxing break are thrown out the window when Travis Tanner—the boy who broke her heart in high school—returns to town with his ten year old adopted step-son.
A former FBI agent, the boy Mia once knew is now well over six feet of male muscle—and he still has the power to make Mia lose her train of thought with just a glance. When Travis asks her to tutor his troubled son, Mia quickly discovers that the sparks between them are hotter than ever. As danger comes to Lonesome Way and family secrets come to light, will Travis and Mia realize that love can be even better the second time around?

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