Following his divorce, Noah gave up his dream job, settling at a remote horse ranch in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia, putting much-needed distance between himself and the former love of his life. But then Noah gets a letter from the IRS claiming he and Josephine are still married. When he confronts Josephine for the first time in months, they discover that she missed the final step in filing the paperwork and they are, in fact, still married. Josephine is no happier about the news than Noah. Maybe the failed marriage—and okay, the botched divorce—was her fault, but her heart was shattered right alongside his, more than he would ever believe. The sooner they put this marriage behind them, the better for both of their sakes. But when Josephine delivers the final paperwork to his ranch, the two become stranded in his cottage during the worst spring snowstorm in a decade. Being trapped with Josephine is a test of Noah’s endurance. He wrestles with resentment and an unmistakable pull to his wife—still beautiful, still brave, and still more intriguing than any woman he’s ever known.
I keep hearing about this author from my sister. She seems to like all of Denise Hunter’s books, so I wanted to give her a try. To be honest, if you want to read her books and you have not yet, I would say do not read this one first. I have read Just a Kiss so I have an idea how she writes but this book story is not like that one. The main character, Josephine, had a bad past and sad life. Hunter made her character with the “bad girl” past. The main lesson in this book is that God forgives even the dirtiest of sinners if they ask forgiveness.
I would not recommend this book to younger reads since this story is a more mature read, since the book deals with sensitive issues.
Title: Sweetbriar Cottage
Author: Denise Hunter
Author’s Website: http://www.denisehunterbooks.com/
I received this book from Thomas Nelson through Netgalley for this review.
This review is written in my own words and is my honest opinion.