Sunday, April 30, 2017

Release Tour ~ #Review ~ Fire on the Farm by Betty Shreffler

Title: Fire on the Farm
Author: Betty Shreffler
Genre: Second Chance Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 29, 2017

United Indie Book Blog - “It's a MUST READ!!!”
Goodreads Reviewer Kerry - “A page turning love story that will pull at all of your heart strings.”
Goodreads Reviewer Megan - “I couldn't put this book down, I haven't had time to sleep.. not many books can grip me the way this one did..”

Losing the man she loved to a terrible accident, pushes Amy Flanders into a life of independence. Her only source of comfort is her work—a business dedicated to the care and training of horses. Until one lonely night leads her into the arms of Brock Baisdin. A man who fulfills her deepest desires and reignites a flame long forgotten. 
Between his picky tastes and running his own business, Brock Baisdin has little time for women, but that doesn't stop him from looking for love. After saving Amy from a cancelled date, Brock is instantly drawn to the shy and beautiful woman hiding secrets beneath her lust-filled baby blues—secrets he finds himself eager to discover. Undeniable attraction pulls them into each other's arms. Hope draws them into each other's lives. For Amy Flanders, Brock Baisdin may be the man to bring love back into her lonely life, if only she can overcome the wounds of her past and face her biggest fear—risking the pain of another shattered heart. 


Never say no to love…
The storyline – and that incredible cover – caught my attention right away. Cowboys and horses vie with tragedy and loss in what was sure to be an emotional romance.
Amy had been brought to her knees with grief and found her way back to living only with the help of her connection to the farm and the horses she loved. Forging a new path for herself, alone, was incredibly hard but she found a way…. Until Brock came along and shook up her hard-won peace.
The farm, the horses, all were drawn with so much clarity it felt like almost being there among the beautiful pastures. Horses are such noble animals and seeing them be part of Amy’s recovery felt just right. Of course, life is unpredictable and Brock was an unexpected wrench in her focused path. Saying he threw her for a loop is a huge understatement. Neither could deny the attraction, though, and Brock was determined to quietly, completely, overcome any and all misgivings Amy might have… And that he did…
All the elements were there for a heart-wrenching story of loss and love found so I was surprised to find myself not quite invested as I hoped I’d be. There were so many emotional highs and lows but I was kept at arms-length somehow and I wanted, needed, to feel those emotions deeper than I did. With a few plot bird walks that, for me, didn’t fit, I found myself liking this romance more than loving it.
Saying that, however, this author has a clear gift for storytelling with characters and a plot that were compelling. I’ll be looking for more…
~Diane
Betty Shreffler is a self-proclaimed nerd and nature enthusiast obsessed with folklore, photography, writing, reading, movies, board games, hiking, gardening and spending time with her husband and five fur babies. Not necessarily in that exact order though. During her outdoor adventures she's been face to face with an alligator, a bear and a coyote, making for some of the most memorable experiences of her life. She loves to capture and share the world's beauty through the lens of her beloved Nikon camera. Her work experience has been diverse from working as a Ranger for the National Park Service to management positions in Fortune 500 companies. She’s lived in four different states and moved homes twelve times. She received a BA in organizational management and minor in sociology, although her heart has always belonged to writing and photography. Growing up, she read romance or supernatural novels and jotted down poems and short stories to express her emotions and alleviate the characters' voices in her head. Not much has changed, only now her stories are lengthier and her characters more interesting.
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