Book Review: Aspen Crossroads

Happy Tuesday, Friends!

I know it’s been a while since I’ve shared a blog post other than my Friday one. I’m still busy working to meet some deadlines so the blog isn’t back up to speed yet. However, I wanted to share my thoughts on a new release Aspen Crossroads by Janine Rosche. Grab a cup of tea (or coffee) and tell me what you think in the comments!

About the Book

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.

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My Thoughts

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Aspen Crossroads is written with Janine Rosche’s signature style of romance, beautiful scenery, and a story that will deepen your faith.

One of the things I loved about this book was the meet cute. It was so adorable and had me wondering how Haven and Jace would come together.

Another plus is Ms. Rosche doesn’t shy away from hard topics, but instead shows the power of God and how faith gets us through. Sometimes the topic was a bit heavy (human trafficking is a heavy topic) but it was one that provided a much needed view into the horrors.

All in all, Aspen Crossroads is another good read from Ms. Rosche.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via NetGalley. My review was not required nor influenced.

About the Author

Although I reside in Ohio with my husband, four children, and two spoiled Labrador retrievers, I have lived and traveled all over the United States. Since each of these lovely places has stolen a piece of my heart, I write to revisit them.

My stories are set in rustic towns, along rivers and between mountains where love is sweet, faith is genuine, and ever afters are happy. I promise you’ll always find inspiring characters, moving tales of redemption, and riveting romance.

My Madison River Romance series from Berkley Romance is set on Montana’s Madison River just west of Yellowstone National Park. The series includes Mistletoe Menagerie (Nov 2019), This Wandering Heart (May 2020), Wildflower Road (Oct 2020), and Glory Falls (Jan 2021). And don’t miss On Angel Wings in the Love’s Pure Light Christmas collection (Barbour) in September 2020.

In addition to writing novels, I teach university courses in Human Development and Family Relations, and I am certified in Family Life Education. This education and experience has led to the production of the Love | Wander | Read Journal, a quarterly digital magazine that provides inspiration for a life well-lived.

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