Harvest Moon was such a beautiful story! Going into this book, I knew that the subject matter was going to be deep. How could it not be when the two main characters were facing not only the death of their best friends, but also the prior death of their own child years ago and the dissolution of their marriage directly after that?
I loved seeing Laurel and Gavin come together for little Emma. The fact that they were able to set their pasts aside as much as possible in order to help Emma adjust to life without her parents was admirable. It was really touching to see these two love and parent Emma, guiding her as best they could through a very painful time for all of them.
One of the things I really enjoyed about this story was getting to jump back in time to some of Gavin and Laurel’s high school, college, and early married memories. This helped me understand their relationship as it began, grew, and faltered. These two had really matured a lot since their divorce. Both of them recognized the roles they had played in weakening their marriage. I also enjoyed seeing Gavin’s family members. They were very reluctant to accept Gavin and Laurel working together to help Emma. Gavin’s mom, especially, was so worried that Gavin would get his heart broken again. Their interactions felt so authentic!
These characters went through a lot, yet the author was able to write this story as one of hope. It was very uplifting and I loved it from start to finish.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK
When a tragedy leaves a divorced couple with guardianship of their friends’ little girl, Laurel and Gavin drop everything for the sake of the child. Meanwhile, a case worker begins searching for a more suitable arrangement, and the estranged couple move into their friends’ home to provide temporary care for Emma and manage the on-property apple orchard. As they work together to comfort the grieving child and manage the busy harvest, tempers flare—as does the passion they both remember so well. But will the seeds of love, still growing inside them, thrive and flourish? Or will grief and regret strangle the feelings before they can fully blossom?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than 40 books, three of which have been adapted into Hallmark movies. When Denise isn’t orchestrating love on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, playing drums, and reading as much as humanly possible. Denise makes her home in Indiana where she and her husband have raised three boys and are currently enjoying an empty nest.