When a handsome handyman faces a medical emergency on the Appalachian trail, his sudden appearance in town challenges an ambitious doctor’s plan to remain single for life.
Avery Robinson decided to be a physician after helplessly watching her mother lose a battle with a terrible disease. Now at risk of developing the same illness, Avery guards her heart from love. She’s driven to protect her loved ones as a workaholic doctor in the tiny mountain town of Riverbend Gap, North Carolina.
Contractor Wes Garrett is hiking the Appalachian trail, in memory of the man who died saving his life, when an illness racks his body. After an agonizing fifteen-mile hike to Avery’s clinic, he collapses on her doorstep. He recovers to find himself in debt again—but this time to a beautiful doctor.
When he decides to help her renovate a rundown carriage house, the obstacles to their attraction sprout like weeds—starting with the woman waiting for Wes at the end of the trail. Will he be able to relinquish the debt he owes his best friend? And will Avery find the courage to risk everything for love?
This second book in Denise Hunter’s popular Riverbend Romance series explores what it might be like to live fearlessly and free.
Slow-burn contemporary romancePart of the Riverbend Romance SeriesBook 1: Riverbend GapBook 2: Mulberry HollowBook 3: Harvest MoonBook length: 86,000 wordsIncludes discussion questions for book clubs
Another winner in book two of the series. This time the story is about workaholic Dr. Avery Robinson, not that she could really help being on 24/7. As the only doctor in town she really has no choice and is driven to take care of her love ones and the town. She has several reasons why and is trying to get a grant and find the right person to fit in as a another doctor. Getting calls at all hours of the day and night is the normal, but finding a feverish man at the door of her clinic was a first.
Wes has the weight of the world on his shoulders, and the last thing he needs is to find himself flat on his back with a virus. Some how he made it to the next town and finds himself collapsing at the clinic and no one answering the door.
The story involves around the reasons why Avery is a workaholic and Wes always honors his debts and promises. A friendship develops and tough choices are made.
No problem reading as a standalone, but the Robinson family is also in this book and it is nice to have all the background information. Thank you NetGalley for this ARC. I am voluntarily posting an honest review after reading an Advance Reader Copy of this story. #NetGalley #Mulberry Hollow.
I laughed, I cried, I stayed up way too late reading… This book was wonderful. When I read the first book in the series, I didn’t think the other books would compare. But I knew better, because Denise Hunter is always outdoing herself. I have loved all of her books, and this one was no exception. You will love this story too. The small town, the close knit family, and everything about the story is so heart warming. My only regret is that the book came to an end.