Love Child by Ashley Farley ~ 5⭐

Genre: Family Life Saga Fiction ~ Release Date: May 17, 2022

REVIEW: I have to admit I was dragging my feet. I didn’t want to start Love Child by Ashley Farley. You see, her new series Virginia Vineyards is a spin off of her Hope Springs series. I was so in love with the story line, the characters and the setting of Hope Springs that I didn’t want to leave. Have you ever felt that way about a series? The author starts a new series and you want to be stubborn and stay behind living in Hope Springs.

Well…I’m a reviewer and had to put my feeling aside and jump in. Oh my goodness. I fell in love on the first page! Ollie is a character from Hope Springs that leaves and moves to Lovely. She buys her own vineyard and she brings Fiona with her to get things rolling. There is a lot to do. Along comes Casey Hobbs who is just the graphic designer Ollie needs to get her vineyard the attention it deserves. BUT, like any good story there are problems to iron out at Foxtail Farms.

I’m not sure how Ashley did it, but she did! She hogtied and roped me in so fast my head is still spinning. This is going to be a wonderful series. I finished the book in one day. It’s not terribly long but, I sure hated to turn that last page. Sometimes, I wish I could wait until all the books are all out and binge read them. I can’t do that because my job as a reviewer is to get my opinion out there and hopefully draw in readers old and new to Ashley’s books. 

Believe me when I tell you, if I didn’t love her books I would not have requested to be on her review team. I read some of her stand alone novels and was totally drawn in by the passion, angst and perseverance of her characters. Her story lines are not only fabulous but, they are interesting. I always get lost in the world of her characters. Why don’t you pre-order your Love Child today and join me in reading this series?

Book two Blind Love comes out July 26, 2022. We don’t have long to wait! I’m so excited…

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SYNOPSIS: Small-town romantic suspense from USA Today bestselling author Ashley Farley.

Casey Hobbs has never met her father. She doesn’t know his identity or where he lives or whether he has children. She’s spent the past three years at her mother’s sickbed, watching cancer eat away her organs and their bank account. Upon her mother’s death, Casey receives a letter containing clues about her mysterious father. With nothing left for her in New York, Casey packs her meager belongings in her mother’s old convertible and heads off in search of Daniel Love.

Casey finds the Virginia mountains charming and the small town of Lovely quaint. Buying time while she determines how best to approach her father, Casey accepts a job as graphic designer with Foxtail Farm, a boutique winery conveniently located next door to Love-Struck Vineyard. On her first day, she discovers her new boss is at war with the Love children, Casey’s half siblings.

Weeks pass before Casey meets her father. Casey reminds Daniel of her mother, the true love of his life, and he welcomes her with open arms. But Casey’s half siblings want nothing to do with her. They stakes are high, and they want her gone. They’ll stop at nothing to protect the family dynasty.

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