Sunday, February 16, 2014

Love's Sweet Beginning by Ann Shorey

Love's Sweet Beginning (Sisters at Heart Book #3): A NovelBook Description:
It wasn't Cassie Haddon's fault that she had managed to reach the age of twenty-five without possessing any useful skills. Until the war, she had always had servants to wait on her. Since then, she and her widowed mother had moved from place to place, relying on family to care for them. Now she's forced to find work to support them both. What isn't in her plans is falling for Jacob West, a local restaurateur and grocer. She needs a job and he needs help. But what they both need is love.

With her signature sweet romance, Ann Shorey weaves a tale of two people from very different backgrounds finding common ground and the hopes of a bright future together.

My Thoughts:
This was a good book.  Cassie has been raised to be a lady.  She will marry and that will be the end of that, so why would she need any skills?  Because life has a way of NOT turning out how we plan.  Cassie and her widowed mother are searching for a relative and Cassie is determined to find a job to support both she and her mother.  She doesn't like relying on friends and family for everything.  Jacob West needs help and no matter how many times Cassie messes up, she struggles on.
I really liked Cassie.  She was born and raised to be a lady without any skill set, but she did what she needed to for her and her mother.  Her mother, I was not overly fond of.  She had the mindset of you are 'lowering' yourself by working and I'm glad Cassie had the backbone to continue!  Jacob and Cassie didn't seem to the outside world like a good match but as they say opposites attract.  This book is the third in the series so we get to see some characters from past books and catch up with them, which is always great for me!
I rate this a 4/5.  It goes well with the rest of the series.
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

28 comments:

  1. I like strong women in my books. I love the cover
    Lovely review
    Ruty@Reading...Dreaming

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  2. I'm a big fan of romance novels and I really enjoy reading them in my spare time when I can find the time to do so.

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  3. That is very true, I must admit. Life does have a way of not turning out how we plan.

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  4. I have a really hard time getting into romance novels. I would try it, but if a book doesn't grab me in the first chapter, I won't continue reading.

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  5. You are so right, life has a way of NOT turning out the way we planned. I think all women should have a backup plan ... just in case plan A doesn't work out.

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  6. I like the sound of this book and the fact she did what she had to do even though that was not how she was raised.

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  7. I love a good romance book. This looks like a good one.

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  8. Oh, I do love a good romance. And a series, too! Fantastic!

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  9. I'm not too big on romance novels, but this book sounds pretty decent- with a nice strong woman in a lead role!

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  10. Not a big romance ban, but it sounds like the main character is a good one. I bet my MIL would like it!

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  11. sounds like a good read and I like woman who are strong

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  12. I agree a book isn't very good with out a strong women role in it some way shape or form.

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  13. I am not a huge fan of romance novels, but believe it's important to make reading a regular part of your life. Glad you enjoyed the book!

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  14. I love romance novels but have a hard time getting into the stories that aren't current time. I think I might this one though!

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  15. Cassie sounds like a character I'd love. Great review, it perked my interest!

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  16. When I read, I like to read romance novels. I don't have a lot of time these days but I will catch up soon.

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  17. Go Cassie! Life never turns out like we plan so we always need a backup plan...or two!

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  18. What a beautiful cover! It sounds like Cassie has a strong will and knows how to pursue what she wants and needs.

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  19. I think I'd like Cassie too. She seems independent, yet dependable. I bet this is a fun read.

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  20. Romance series are usually great. This one seem like a great read, one I would enjoy.

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  21. This is a good story and like the Cassie character too. Perhaps her mom is afraid of exposing how little she knows and that might be part of why she abhors the idea of working.

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  22. She looks like a really fun character! This should be a pretty interesting book to check out.

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  23. Looks like a book I could really get into!

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  24. Life definitely can be a trickster & not go along with our plans! This sounds similar to an old movie I saw once although the plot is different and this character definitely has to overcome some things & grow a bit. I'd like to give this book a try, I'm interested to see how she deals with her new life!

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  25. What a great book. Another one I need to download and add to my reading pile!!

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  26. I really enjoy reading about strong women characters. Especially during times when most people think women were supposed to be all dainty. Sounds like a good book!

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  27. I loved reading everyone's comments! Thank you for your review of Love's Sweet Beginning, Ashley. I'm so glad you enjoyed Cassie's story. I think all of us experience "learning curves" at some point in our lives. :)

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