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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Book Review - True Love At Silver Creek Ranch by Emma Cane Plus a delicious recipe for Almond Infused Hot White Chocolate Over Frozen Berries!



How can you resist a romance novel that is set in a town called Valentine Valley?  Author Emma Cane returns to the romance center of Colorado with her new novel, "True Love At Silver Creek Ranch," and it's a joy to read!





Welcome to Valentine Valley, where tongues are wagging now that the town bad boy is back—and rumor has it the lean, mean ex-Marine is about to lose his heart! But like it or not, in a town like Valentine, love happens . . .
 
Adam Desantis is back—bruised, battle-weary and sexier than ever! Not that Brooke Thalberg is in the market. The beautiful cowgirl of Silver Creek Ranch needs a cowboy for hire, not a boyfriend—though the gaggle of grandmas at the Widows' Boardinghouse thinks otherwise. But from the moment she finds herself in Adam's arms, she's shocked to discover she may just want more.
 
Adam knows it's crazy to tangle with Brooke, especially with the memories that still haunt him, and the warm welcome her family has given him. But he finds himself in a fix, because tender-loving Brooke is so much more woman than he ever imagined. Can a soldier battling demons give her the love she clearly deserves?
 
Just about everybody in Valentine thinks so!




Although this story is set during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, it is still the perfect read for Valentine's Day!  Emma Cane once again takes her readers to the charming town of Valentine Valley, where romance is always in the air and where love reigns!

I enjoyed this second book in Emma's series (her first book was "A Town Called Valentine"), and loved that she focused this story on Brooke, the sister of the hero of the first novel.  Keeps it all in the family!  The setting of the novel is fun, the characters are warm and personable, and the romance is lively and sexy! And I loved, loved, loved those sassy grandmas who live at the Widow's Boarding House! 

Emma also addresses the problems that returning veterans have coming back to their communities in this story with a great deal of sensitivity and grace.

I highly recommend this novel for those who enjoy contemporary romance with a little sizzle and a lot of fun!






Emma Cane grew up reading, and soon discovered that she liked to write passionate stories of teenagers in space. Her love of "passionate stories" has never gone away, although today she concentrates on the heartwarming characters of Valentine, Colorado, a small town of her own creation nestled in the Rocky Mountains.

Now that her three children are grown, Emma loves spending time crocheting and singing (although not necessarily at the same time), and hiking and snowshoeing alongside her husband, Jim, and two rambunctious dogs, Apollo and Uma.
 
Emma also writes USA Today bestselling novels under the name Gayle Callen.

Be sure to check out her website at www.emmacane.com and www.gaylecallen.com




A luscious treat from Emma's website!




Almond-Infused Hot White Chocolate
over Frozen Berries
Frozen raspberries and blueberries 1 capful of almond flavoring
10 oz. good white chocolate chopped slivered almonds
1 c. heavy cream
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Toast the almonds for ten minutes in a 350 degree oven, or brown them in butter for a couple minutes on the stove.

Arrange frozen berries in bowls and let them thaw a bit, not too much, just so they're not rock hard. Meanwhile, mix the white chocolate, cream, and flavoring in a double boiler until smooth. Pour over berries, dividing among each bowl. Sprinkle with toasted almonds. Serves 5-6.





My thanks to Avon Books for providing the review copy of this book! I was not compensated for my opinion.

2 comments:

Lover of Romance said...

I have heard some good things about this one...so I just might have to read it for Valentines...since it seems like a perfect read for it.

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

I really enjoyed it! Hope you do too!