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Monday, July 20, 2015

Review: Silver Thaw by Catherine Anderson




After years of living in fear of her husband, Amanda Banning has left him and moved to Mystic Creek, Oregon, for a fresh start. But she’s having a tough time providing for herself and her six-year-old daughter. Writing her secret yearnings on slips of paper and sending them into the wind helps her cling to the hope that things will get better…and that she can find happiness again.

Jeb Sterling has no idea that the handwritten messages he finds scattered across his land are the first hints that his life is about to change. Nor does he understand why he feels so compelled to help Amanda Banning and her daughter when a cold snap leaves them temporarily homeless. Maybe he’s inspired by Amanda’s courage or perhaps by her beautiful brown eyes. Either way, the man who once renounced love suddenly finds himself willing to do anything for the pair. Amanda seems to have given up on her dreams, but Jeb refuses to quit until he makes her every wish come true.…
 
Catherine Anderson is one author you won't forget and fans of this gifted author will welcome the her new Mystic Creek Series. In Silver Thaw, Anderson delivers an incredibly poignant contemporary bursting with her usual flare. You will fall in love with the Sterling Family.This is one author who continues to push the romance genre forward by blending sweetness with remarkable insight.
 
Ms. Anderson develops a wonderful, warm romance for Amanda and Jeb.Amanda arrived in Mystic Creek fleeing for her life. She worked in the cafeteria where her young daughter attended school. Her only form of communication with others was the pink slips of paper on which she wrote her wishes and dreams, then released them on the wind. After reading Jeb realizes his life is empty and Amanda and her adorable daughter Chloe is the antidote.

How many women have had to endure that kind of life....and didn't survive? The hero also struck gold. How often do we get so caught up with our pain and grief that we forget others in our lives and the pain that our pain is causing them? Ms Anderson has shown us that every cloud does indeed have a silver lining. One thing I have always admired about Anderson is her ability to write description. It adds a serene level of believability while reading about the a Snowstorm in Oregon.There is no question she has done a lot of research about the area and all the surroundings she writes about. This is a great book that I had trouble putting down until I finished it. I would definitely recommend it, and am looking for to Book 2 in the Mystic Creek Series.