REVIEW: This was a fun read! “Dream Big, Stella” by Ashley Farley is a book that has it all. There is mystery, romance, relocation, kidnapping, criminal activity, health scares and best of all a renovation on a former 5 ⭐ inn with a hunky builder. What could be better that that?
I love Stella. She is a young woman from New York City and is always losing her job for one reason or another. When she inherits the inn from her unknown father, she steps up to the plate and finds her spunk. As with any good book there are characters you love and like and don’t like. There is a woman we would all love to know and a cute little girl to fall in love with. Oh! Don’t forget the hunky builder!
There is a lot going on in the book and it keeps you turning those pages. Now that I’m done, I’m totally looking forward to book two and three. This is going to be a three book series and I’m positive we are going to be left wanting more. Keep your eye out for this one to release September 1st. In fact, pre-order it now! You’ll be happy you did.
I received a copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest review. Thank you Ashley Farley!
SYNOPSIS: When a young woman summons the courage to take a chance on life, she discovers the career and man of her dreams.
Stella Boor’s biological father is a nameless, faceless sperm donor. At least, that’s what her parents have led her to believe. Imagine her surprise when she learns he’s none other than rock legend Billy Jameson, and that Billy has died and left Stella a historic inn on a sprawling farm in the mountains of Virginia. A city girl at heart, Stella can’t imagine living anywhere but New York. Her first inclination is to sell the property. But the terms of Billy’s will stipulate she manages the inn for three years before putting it on the market.
Stella considers what’s really keeping her in New York. Her hotel management career is off to a rocky start; she’s lost three jobs in less than a year. She’s grown apart from her best friend, and her so-called boyfriend is only interested in late-night booty calls. Something is missing from Stella’s life. On impulse, she hops on the next train headed to Virginia hoping to find happiness.
When she sees the dilapidated state of the inn, Stella realizes she’s in over her head. But the more she learns about the fascinating Jameson family, the more she wants to know. Why did her mother keep Billy Jameson a secret? Were her biological parents in a relationship, or was she the result of a one-night stand? And why did her father wait until after his death to bring Stella to Virginia?
On her journey to discover answers, Stella learns to have faith in herself and take a chance on love. Join an unforgettable cast of characters in the first installment of the Hope Springs Series.