This story of fate brings readers a total surprise. The details of life in the mountains are authentic and true, such as the description of the process to make maple syrup. Matt and Kayla have an instant attraction that burns bright, but their road has a few bumps along the way. Readers get to watch them grow emotionally before they can have their happily ever after.

On a forestry job, Matt Shaw is sent out to a new site that turns out to be his childhood home. The house now looks nothing like the rundown farmhouse he grew up in. Life back then was anything but easy, and he’s besieged by powerful memories from the past. Matt wants to hate the new owner for taking what should have been his, but that thought vaporizes when a beautiful blonde answers the door. Kayla Edwards is eager to establish roots in her new home and expand her spice business. She wants to sell some trees on her newly acquired land and open the old sugarhouse. Matt agrees to help and keeps his past a secret, but his omission might cost him a chance at happiness. (CARINAPRESS.COM, $2.99)
Reviewed by: 
Anna Dougherty