Monday, December 30, 2013

Raspberries and Vinegar

Author: Valerie Comer
Publisher: Chose NOW Publishing
July 2013
Genre: Contemporary romance / farm lit

Breaking ground with the Farm Fresh Romance series, in RASPBERRIES AND VINEGAR Josephine Shaw and her two friends renovate a dilapidated farm with their sights set on more than just their own property. However, transforming the town with their sustainable lifestyle and focus on local foods is met with more resistance than they expected, especially by neighbor Zachary Nemesek. Jo needs to learn that a little sweet makes the tart more tasty.

Zachary graduated from Veterinarian school with honors, but it isn’t so easy to find a job when he’s fired for failing to excel in a relationship with the boss’ daughter. He goes home to the farm to help out when his dad is hospitalized, and takes a very temporary position at the animal clinic in town while the doctor has a surgery. But he dreams of a city job, carrying for pets, not large farm animals.

Everything that can go wrong possibly can. Jo and Zach couldn’t be more different. When tragedy after tragedy occurs, will they draw nearer each other—or continue pushing each other away?

RASPBERRIES AND VINEGAR is a book I wanted to read for sometime, but due to circumstances beyond my control, I had to wait. This book was every bit as good as I expected. The formatting was a bit off, making some of the conversations a bit hard to follow, especially in later chapters, but otherwise, it was a great book. I wondered what it would take for the two selfish main characters to see beyond themselves and see what God plans for them.

I can’t wait for book two, Wild Mint Tea, coming in Spring 2014.

If you are looking for a great romance from a new voice, then RASPBERRIES AND VINEGAR is the book to pick up. Available in print $14.99 and ebook $.99. 345 pages. 4.5 stars.

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