Sunday, February 26, 2023

Book Review - AND THEN THERE WAS YOU - A Chestnut Ridge Novel by Nancy Naigle


Nancy Naigle

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 27, 2023

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About the Book:
During the coziness of sweater weather in the mountains of Virginia two people find love against all odds in USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle's And Then There Was You.

Reeling after falling prey to a Romeo con-artist who just waltzed away with the better part of her belongings, Natalie Maynard works closely with the detective assigned to her case, only the few leads have led nowhere.

Detective Randy Fellowes can’t promise Natalie restitution, but he’s determined to find the culprit and serve up justice. Married to his work, he’s caught off guard when Natalie has his thoughts wandering to more than the case.

Natalie soon seeks refuge in the one thing she still owns — an old fishing cabin in the mountains of Chestnut Ridge. She quickly falls in love with the town and the eccentric people who are teaching her so much about the area and its heritage.

Through these people, and the determination of Detective Fellowes, she rediscovers her courage, self, and a reason to risk love again.

Buy Links: Amazon 
Available for Pre-Order
Release Date: June 27th, 2023

My Review:

Another wonderful, heartfelt story by one of my favorite authors, Nancy Naigle. Although this is a stand-alone novel, I'm really hoping we see more of these amazing residents of Chestnut Ridge in future books. Please, Nancy, please!! I want more!

While coping with the death of her beloved husband Jeremy, Natalie Maynard, in her vulnerable state, is befriended by a smooth talking, attentive con-artist who steals practically everything she owns. Dealing with the loss of her home and other possessions and the embarrassment of falling for this con-man, Natalie must pick up the pieces to her life and start all over again. She moves into the one possession she still owns... a rustic cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Thankfully, with the help of her best friend Sheila, and a good-guy detective who shows Natalie how to trust again, and a small town filled with heartwarming residents who are ready to help, Natalie is able to put her life back together. 

In typical Nancy Naigle style, this book brings us warmth, faith, compassion and a sense of "family", whether connected by blood or not.

Only one negative! Reading this book gave me an uncanny craving for Krispy Kreme donuts!

I received an ARC from the author and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.

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About the Author:
USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle whips up small-town love stories with a dash of suspense and a whole lot of heart. She began her popular contemporary romance series, Adams Grove, while juggling a successful career in finance and life on a seventy-six-acre farm. She went on to produce works in collaboration with other authors, including the hilarious southern fiction G Team series. A Romance Writers of America Honor Roll author, her books have been translated in multiple languages and received favorable reviews from major trade journals.

In 2018, Crown Media brought two of Nancy's novels to life. Christmas Joy premiered on Hallmark Channel 11/3/18. Hope at Christmas premiered on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. She also novelized two Hallmark Original Movies set in the town of Evergreen, bringing the whole story and bonus epilogues to Hallmark fans.

Now happily retired from a career in the financial industry, she devotes her time to writing, antiquing, and horseback riding with friends. A Virginia girl at heart, Nancy now calls North Carolina home.

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