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ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Aspen Crossroads
Series: A Whisper Canyon Romance #1
Author: Janine Rosche
Publisher: Berkley Books
Release Date: August 24, 2021
Genre: Western Romance
To protect those most vulnerable, Haven Haviland must trust her heart–and her regrets–to a mysterious newcomer in this moving contemporary romance.
Few in the community of Whisper Canyon have actually met Jace Daring, a handsome recluse who lives at Aspen Crossroads, the farm at the edge of town. But that doesn’t stop the rumors about the multiple women who live with him. He must protect the truth–that his farm-to-table restaurant will provide new livelihoods for women rescued from human trafficking–or he risks the safety and futures of those relying on him. But he can’t do it alone.
Haven Haviland has always been everyone’s safe place to fall until one mistake closes her counseling practice and leaves her open to the town’s gossip. Trusting men has gotten her in trouble before. However, accepting Jace’s job offer to mentor the rescued women seems like the perfect way to right her wrongs.
When the mayor’s campaign to clean up Whisper Canyon targets Aspen Crossroads, the restaurant comes under fire, dangers from the women’s pasts are awakened, and Haven’s sins are exposed for all to see. Jace would sacrifice himself to save Haven and the women under his care, but his efforts might not be enough. And in the end, it might not be the women most in need of saving after all.
What a stunning story! This novel was, at times, equal parts uplifting and heartbreaking, yet hope was woven through each chapter. Jace and Haven were scarred individuals working to help other scarred individuals, hoping to offer them a second chance at life.
The town was controlled by a very twisted man and for a while, it seemed to me that there would be no way to pull that control away from his grasp. It made me feel helpless as I read of the various threats and ways he worked to sully Haven’s name and also tried put a stop to the restaurant’s opening.
Jace and Haven’s developing connection and the romance that grew between them was the perfect amount of chemistry and angst. They had some things they needed to work through and there were some trying moments, for sure, but it was clear that they belonged together.
This novel dealt with the upsetting reality of the human trafficking market, with some of the characters having been forced into that world as children. The author handled the descriptions of the lives that these characters suffered through with grace, however, I was pleased that the author included a warning at the beginning of the story as a heads up for the reader.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Prone to wander, Janine Rosche finds as much comfort on the open road as she does at home. This longing to chase adventure, behold splendor, and experience redemption is woven into her Madison River Romance and Whisper Canyon series. When she isn’t writing or traveling, she teaches family life education courses to college students, takes too many pictures of her sleeping dogs, and embarrasses her four children and husband with boy band serenades. Learn more online at janinerosche.com, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
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