Book Review: Blaze of Winter by Elisabeth Barrett
Blaze of Winter
Author: Elisabeth Barrett
Series: Star Harbor, book 2
Sold by: Random House Digital, Inc.
Source: From publisher for review
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Reviewed by: Diane
T.K. (Theo) Grayson has returned to Star Harbor, Cape Cod, to try to get his life in order and his writing back on track. California had grown stale for him and so had his writing. He could not seem to put words to paper. His life stalled, and he felt stagnated. He returned to his birthplace where the remainder of his family lived. His brothers were thrilled to have him home, but four huge men on a boat was not conducive for writing, so he decided to take a room at the town’s only inn.
Avery Newbridge returned to Star Harbor from Boston to help her sister Emma care for their Aunt Kate, who was recovering from Chemo after breast cancer, and needed help running the inn. Avery took this opportunity to take a leave of absence from her job as Social Worker in Boston to try to figure out what she wanted to do with her life. One of her patients had committed suicide, and she felt responsible and very bothered by it, and questioned if she was not suited for Social Work. She was working at the Inn the day that Theo registered.
Sparks flew immediately between the tiny red headed Avery and the massive black-haired Grayson brother, who along with his three brothers had once been the terror of the town. Ms. Barrett wrote an excellent, exciting love story with a hint of suspense, which kept the story line moving. The characters, Theo’s three brothers, Avery’s sister Emma, Aunt Kate and the other supporting characters contributed well to the story line. Her description of a New England Winter engrosses the reader into the cold smell of winter, Balsam wood, and the smell of a bonfire burning, and entices the reader to spend some time on Cape Cod.
This book captivates its reader, is an easy read, and one that the reader will not want to put down until finished. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a little light reading with a, will she or won’t he realize what’s right in front of them, and will anyone arrive in time to save Avery from the drug smuggler who thinks she has something that belongs to him.