Friday, July 24, 2015

Montana Cherries by Kim Law

Published on July 28, 2015 by Montlake Romance

After her mother’s tragic death, Dani Wilde had no choice but to abandon her dreams. She left Columbia University and returned to her family’s Montana cherry farm, intent on being a maternal figure to her brothers. Now the kids are grown, and it’s finally her time to fly. Her sights are on New York City, and nothing will stop her—not even an old flame with gorgeous green eyes.

Celebrity photographer Ben Denton hasn’t seen Montana in years—and hasn’t spoken to Dani since “that night” so long ago. When he discovers he’s a dad to a four-year-old—and the child’s mother refuses to care for her—Montana and the Wilde farm spring to mind. The orchard is the only place that’s ever felt like home, but will the warmth of the Wilde family be enough to help Ben figure out how to be a father?

As the Wilde family gathers for the yearly cherry harvest and Dani struggles to figure out what she really wants in life, she discovers the shocking truth about her own mother—and learns that following her heart may lead her to her dreams after all. 

My Thoughts…

Montana Cherries is a great book.   The story is not easy to tell.    Kim Law tells a story that deals with a mental illness and how it affects a family.   The fallout from this illness is disastrous to everyone in the family.     I do not have much experience with mental illness but I do know that Montana Cherries is told with dignity, grace, and understanding to all those who have to deal with this in their real lives.  

I felt for Dani.    She grew up with distorted memories of her deceased mother.    These memories haunt her and make her strive to do everything possible to make her mother happy.    Unfortunately for Dani these memories made her give up her life to play “mother” to her brothers.     I wanted her to go to New York, I was ecstatic when she did go, and even happier at what happen while she was there.  By dealing with the past she was able to move on with her life and find her future.  

Ben, oh alpha, sexy Ben.    I was his biggest fan.    Ben needed to figure out how to win Dani.   I truly believe that they are the perfect (or as close to perfect as can be)couple.   Ben proved himself to me again and again with how he dealt with his adorable daughter, Haley.    Men like him are rare.   The respect, love, and understanding that he showed Dani and her entire family made him a real man in my eyes.   

I cannot end this review without talking about the location.  I have never been to Montana, yet I could picture the ranch, the towns, and the beach as Kim Law described them.   I want to live in the house with all the rooms, windows, deck, and family that Dani learned to love again in.   I want to see the area that Ben and Haley put roots down in.    Montana Cherries played like a movie to me.   I could hear the characters, see the scenery, and feel the emotions as I read.  

Definitely pick up this book.    You will not be sorry. 

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As a child, award-winning author Kim Law cultivated a love for chocolate, anything purple, and creative writing. She penned her debut work, “The Gigantic Talking Raisin,” in the sixth grade and got hooked on the delights of creating stories. Before settling into the writing life, however, she earned a college degree in mathematics and then worked as a computer programmer. Now she’s living out her lifelong dream of writing romance novels. She’s won the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award, has been a finalist for the prestigious RWA RITA Award, and has served in varied positions for her local RWA chapter. A native of Kentucky, Kim lives with her husband and an assortment of animals in Middle Tennessee.


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