Sunday, July 12, 2020

Book Review - A COTTAGE WEDDING by Leigh Duncan

Title:  A Cottage Wedding (A Heart's Landing Novel)
Author:  Leigh Duncan
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Women's Fiction
Publisher:  Hallmark Publishing
Release Date:  June 2, 2020
Print Length:  300 Pages

About the Book:

It’s more than a charming small town—
it’s a premier wedding destination.
But will one journalist ruin Heart’s Landing forever?

Tara Stewart’s boss at Weddings Today magazine sends her to Heart’s Landing to debunk its romantic legends. This could devastate the many local businesses who cater to weddings, from Forget Me Knot Florist to Dress for a Day.

The locals convince Jason Heart, the handsome descendant of the town’s founder, to show Tara around the town. But can he persuade her to believe in the romance?

This heartwarming romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Orange Balsamic Roasted Carrots.

Buy Links: Amazon 

My Review:

Having recently read A Simple Wedding, the first book in this Heart's Landing series, I was excited to see that this new novel was available. Both books can be read as stand-alones, but the more you read, the more you will fall in love with the charming town of Heart's Landing and the charismatic people who live there.

First, let me say that author Leigh Duncan lures her readers into this charming small town that is so easy to visualize that you feel like you are right there, surrounded by quaint little shops and horse drawn carriages. Her descriptions are so lovely that you never want to leave. And her characters... Oh my! Her characters go straight to your heart!

Tara Stewart is a junior writer for Weddings Today magazine, with dreams of becoming a senior writer and making her family proud of her decision to go into journalism instead of their family restaurant business. Her one shot at doing just that is to discredit America's Top Wedding Destination, which happens to be the Captain's Cottage in Heart's Landing. Tara is smart, honest and caring (a very likeable character). Then there is Jason Heart, the great, great, grandson of the town's founder, Captain Thaddeus Heart and he is the owner and manager of the Captain's Cottage. I immediately fell in love with Jason! A truly good man who is respected by the entire town. You can feel the chemistry between these two characters with every page you read!

This is such a sweet romance and I'm so ready to watch this on the Hallmark channel, but I'm glad I read the book first in order to gain all the insight going on in the minds of these characters. One more thing I should add... I had a tough time reading the epilogue. That's because I had to keep removing my reading glasses to wipe the tears from my eyes. I truly hope there will be more novels based on this town of Heart's Landing. Loved it and highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys sweet romance.

*Disclosure:  I received a complimentary advance copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts, comments and opinions are my own.

My Rating:

About the Author:
Leigh Duncan is the award-winning author of more than two dozen novels, novellas and short stories. Her first full-length book, The Officer's Girl, was released by Harlequin American Romance in 2010. Leigh went on to write seven more books for Harlequin, including the highly acclaimed Glades County Cowboys series, before she began writing the more complex, heart-warming and emotional stories that have resonated with her readers. One of the lead authors for Hallmark Publishing, an Amazon best-selling author and a Readers' Choice Award winner, Leigh lives on Central Florida's East Coast where she writes women's fiction and sweet, contemporary romance with a dash of Southern sass.

SPECIAL NOTE:  Although the Coastal Magic Convention in 2021 will be held as a "Virtual" event instead of live on the glorious beaches of Daytona Beach, Florida, author Leigh Duncan will be one of the Featured Authors and it is certain to be an outstanding event you can attend from your own living room. You can learn more about Coastal Magic at See you there!!

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