The moment his ex-wife walked out with his daughter, Griffin Friesé lost everything that mattered to him. After two years of agonizing failure to reconnect with his daughter, he's heading to Birch Crossing to find her. Unfortunately for Griffin, he arrives to find the town has rallied against him to protect their own from an outsider. His only ally is a single mom whose warmth and determination just might break through the protective walls around his heart.
Since the day she became an eighteen-year-old widow with an infant, Clare Griffin's only goal has been to provide for her daughter. She has worked so hard to be strong, and the last thing she can afford is to open her heart to a man who will soon be leaving town, no matter how much he awakens the long-extinguished light inside her. But when Griffin helps rescue her daughter in a fierce storm, an unbreakable connection is formed between Clare and the tormented business mogul, a bond that threatens the fragile foundations of their lives.
“A testament to Stephanie Rowe’s skill and talent, one that deserves applause… phenomenal... There was not a moment that I wasn’t completely engrossed in the novel, the story, the characters… The narrative and dialogue surrounding these ‘tender’ moments in particular were so beautifully crafted, poetic even… And of course on the flip side of the heart-wrenching events, was the amazing, witty humour…superbly developed.” ~Bex ‘N’ Books
Books in the Birch Crossing series:
NOTE: Unexpectedly Mine was originally published under the title No Knight Needed as part of the Ever After series.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Rowe is "contemporary romance at its best" (Bex 'N' Books). She's author of more than forty-five novels, and she's a four-time nominee for the RITA® award, the highest award in romance fiction. As an award-winning author, Stephanie has been touching readers' hearts and keeping them spellbound for more than a decade. For more info on Stephanie, visit her at www.stephanierowe.com.
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This story was a pleasure to read in the afternoons after a busy morning. The beginning gets you hooked right from the start. Enjoyed this story from beginning to end.
I don't normally write reviews, but this one is worth it. Beautifully written. A story about a man who finds himself, a woman who learns to allow herself to be happy and a whole slew of people who benefit from their decisions. Bring your Kleenex and enjoy!
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I did not come anywhere near finishing the book. Rowe is hit and miss with me. I was initially excited about the story until the day after the rescue. I didn't understand the hostility from the town. I really didn't like Clare allowing them to bad mouth the hero after he saved everyone's lives the night before. Everyone including Clare seemed so ungrateful. Also did not buy the 15 year drought. I didn't understand why she waited so long after her husbands death. In one conversation in her head, it sounded as though he left her. Anyway. Too much whining for me. I couldn't read anymore. I know I have questions, but was no longer interested in finding the answers. It would not be unfair to recommend or not recommend because I did not complete book. Most of the characters seemed too immature. This probably would have read better if they were all teens. It had some good parts, but not enough to hold my interest. It was really overwritten for me, but if this is not for you, try something else by this author.