Friday, September 15, 2017

Blog Tour/Review: Love Remains by Sarah M. Eden

Love Remains, by Sarah M. Eden
2017, 372p, Clean Historical Romance
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the tour host, which did not affect my review in any way

For nearly a year, Tavish O’Connor has carried the crushing weight of his family’s future on his shoulders. He has taken on the care of his youngest brother, Finbarr, who lost his eyesight in a terrible accident. But the lad needs more than Tavish can provide. Finbarr needs hope.

Cecily Attwater specializes in hope. As a tutor to the newly blind, she has dedicated her life to helping others overcome the obstacles she herself has conquered. Her new assignment in a remote corner of Wyoming proves trickier than usual: Finbarr refuses to learn. To make matters worse, his family—and the other Irish townspeople—are less than thrilled to discover an Englishwoman in their haven.

Cecily’s only hope lies in securing the cooperation of her pupil’s brother, Tavish, who happens to be her harshest critic and quite possibly the most frustrating man she’s ever known.

For Finbarr’s sake, Tavish and Cecily forge an uneasy alliance that, as the weeks pass, tiptoes toward something deeper than either dares admit or face, and toward a future they know to be impossible. There can be no hope of a happy outcome for an Irish man and an English woman amongst a people reeling from violence and centuries of hatred between their two homelands.

I loved the first two books in this series and was excited to read Tavish's story, especially since he's my favorite character! I am happy to say that this book didn't disappoint!

The O'Connor family has been through a lot over the past year and are in survival mode. Finbarr lost his sight and is having a hard time coping. He's currently living with Tavish, who works hard to help everyone else while ignoring his own heartache. Cecily Attwater comes to Hope Springs to help Finbarr learn to adjust to his blindness. She's an Englishwoman and the O'Connor family doesn't hide the fact that they hold that against her. She definitely has her hands full with this assignment.

I absolutely love these characters! They are flawed and easy to relate to. They face real and difficult challenges. The romance between Tavish and Cecily built slowly over time and developed naturally. Sarah Eden is an amazing storyteller and I thoroughly enjoyed this book from beginning to end! This is a series that I would recommend reading in order so that you can get the full effect of Hope Springs and all its wonderful characters.

Sarah M. Eden is a USA Today bestselling author of multiple historical romances, including AML's "2013 Novel of the Year" and Foreword Review’s 2013 “IndieFab Book of the Year” gold medal winner for Best Romance, Longing for Home, and the Whitney Award's "2014 Novel of the Year," Longing for Home: Hope Springs. Combining her obsession with history and affinity for tender love stories, Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances set against rich historical backdrops. She holds a Bachelor's degree in research and happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library. Sarah lives with her husband, kids, and mischievous dog in the shadow of a snow-capped mountain she has never attempted to ski.

Other Books in the Hope Springs series:
Longing for Home
Hope Springs
My Dearest Love

Regency Romances:
The Kiss of a Stranger
Glimmer of Hope
An Unlikely Match
For Elise
All Regency Collection
British Isles Collection

The Jonquil Brothers series:
Friends and Foes
Drops of Gold
As You Are
A Fine Gentleman

The Lancaster Family series:
Seeking Persephone
Courting Miss Lancaster
Romancing Daphne

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Tour Schedule:

September 11
My Book A Day
Smiling Book Reviews
Peggy Urry

September 12
Bookworm Lisa
Wishful Endings
Getting Your Read On

September 13
LDS Writer Mom
Min Reads and Reviews

September 14
Literary Time Out
Heidi Reads
Singing Librarian Books

September 15
Katie's Clean Book Collection
Why Not? Because I Said So!
Mel’s Shelves


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