Happy Tuesday, Friends!
I have another book review for you! This time I want to talk about Janine Rosche’s debut novel, This Wander Heart. It releases today. Have you added it to your TBR pile already? Read an advanced copy? Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments!
About the Book
In the first entry in the Madison River Romance series, Keira Knudsen gets the traveling opportunity of a lifetime, but when she reunites with her first love, Robbie, she learns that even a wandering heart needs a home….
No one in the quaint town of West Yellowstone, Montana knows that unassuming geography teacher Keira Knudsen moonlights as sensational travel blogger Kat Wanderfull. No one, that is, except for her first love, Robbie Matthews, who has just discovered the woman he is falling for online is the same one that broke his heart five years ago.
But Robbie has another problem: the mother of his daughter, Anabelle, has resurfaced after a three-year absence determined to rip Anabelle away from him. Robbie needs a steady paycheck for a chance at custody, and now, on the eve of a grand adventure that could give Keira a chance to flee her old, troubled life once and for all, she is in need of assistance.
With so much broken trust between them, Keira and Robbie must keep an arms-length away to make this partnership work. But the more time they spend together, exploring majestic places and sharing new experiences, the closer they get–until their secrets and dreams threaten to cost them everything.
I’ve been following Ms. Rosche on social media for awhile so I was eager to read her debut novel. And you know what I discovered? Ms. Rosche’s social media personality is sprinkled in her story. There’s humor, romance, and a little bit of angst that hits you in the feels and has you desperately waiting for a happily ever after.
All of this made for an entertaining read as Ms. Rosche debut carves the way for future Madison River romance. The scenery in this book is breathtaking and I wished for actual pictures or at least a way to escape into the places Keira Knudsen takes us too.
Robbie Matthews makes a wonderful hero and I’m sure he’ll end up on book boyfriend lists everywhere. (Psst: he has a daughter and if that doesn’t melt your heart, nothing will.)
All in all, I was happy to read this book and I look forward to more books by Ms. Roche (psst, they’re on Goodreads so go mark them to read.)
*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. I was not required nor influenced to leave a review.
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 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.