For Owen Cross, the only thing that matters more than family is farming. As the oldest Cross brother, the land is his legacy, and he’ll do whatever it takes to make Cross Creek a success—including hiring local widow Cate McAllister to manage the bookkeeping tasks that are growing in his office like weeds. Cate’s as pragmatic as she is pretty, and she rattles his hard-fought composure at every turn.
Cate had known a lot of things about her husband before he died three years ago in a car accident, but how much debt he’d gotten them into wasn’t one of them. She needs her job at Cross Creek, even if her boss is both gruff and gorgeous. But Owen’s a family man, through and through, and the last thing Cate is interested in is anything—or anyone—with strings attached.
As Owen and Cate join forces to right the farm, they discover there’s more to the other than the surfaces shows, and that passion can be found in unexpected places. Can Cate heal from the loss of one family to gain the love of her life? Or will the past prove too much for the promise of the future?
|The third book in this series and it is about the older brother Owen Cross who really only thinks about the farm and how he make it better and or the vegetables that they grow. Cate McAllister is working part-time at the local diner as a waitress and the days she works she brings in her fresh baked cookies. She is also a widow for three years and while she is still working past her pain and loss she also lost her daughter in the car accident. Now after Owen and Kate talk he hires her for an accounting job at their farm. It has really gotten out of hand since their business has taken off. You immediately get Owen’s not so sunny attitude when she actually cleans the office and puts everything on computer, what an awful thing she did. Being the not speaking type of man that he is he of course says the wrong thing with the wrong tone, and hence she leaves thinking she has been fired. When she goes to do the only thing that gives her solace baking her oven goes out. When he finds out he does the only thing that he knows to apologize, and that is fix it. Once that hurdle is past they both begin to open up and as they begin to get closer they also begin to become scared of what might happen. When that happens they each must decide what they really want. If you have been reading the series you also know about the sister you who showed up in book #2 and part of this book is about her as well. Overall this is a good book to add to the series and you get a nice catch up on both of the other two brothers and what is going on with them. I really enjoyed this book. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com|