Review: BLUESTONE & VINE by Donna Kauffman

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BLUESTONE & VINE (Blue Hollow Falls Series, Book 2) by Donna Kauffman

Publication Date: June 26, 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

0BB8872E-56D7-4D28-9DEF-163DAF4F7AE5Pippa MacMillan is a legend on the Irish folk music scene. But when her voice requires a time-out, she’s left wondering how—and where—to find happiness in the silence . . .

Seeking answers, Pippa leaves Ireland in favor of a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Turns out lovely Blue Hollow Falls is the perfect place to heal—and solitary Seth Brogan is the surprisingly perfect host. After all, Seth is beginning again too: turning his renovated stone barn and beautiful hillside into a vineyard is the start of a whole new life for the former Special Forces soldier. Only Mother Nature keeps thwarting both their plans, leaving Pippa snowbound with unsettling thoughts about how life can take unexpected turns . . .

To Pippa’s surprise, she might actually fall for small-town living. She might even fall for Seth, whose quiet strength is a balm for her world-weary soul. But when the music starts once more, will she follow her fortune back to Ireland, or surrender to the call of her heart?

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Donna 5 Stars

I absolutely loved this lovely little romance and wish I lived in Blue Hollow Falls. It made me smile gently through the hole story as it wove through the growing love between Pippa and Seth. The smooth writing made me feel a kinship with them both right away, as well as those in town. I especially liked that the author didn’t write in a thick Irish accent for Pippa – there was just enough to remind you that she is fresh from her homeland, but not enough to pause in the reading. Lovely job. There was just enough heat to keep all reading tastes happy in this feel-good story.

*Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Buy Links

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Blue Hollow Falls Series by Donna Kauffman 
BLUE HOLLOW FALLS http://amzn.to/2zcRpA7
THE INN AT BLUE HOLLOW FALLS http://amzn.to/2yyqlyR
BLUESTONE & VINE http://amzn.to/2zuvYeO

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About the Author

USA Today bestselling author of the Cupcake Club Romance series, Donna Kauffman has seen her books reviewed in venues ranging from Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal to Entertainment Weekly and Cosmopolitan. She lives just outside of DC in the lovely Virginia countryside, where she is presently trying to makeover her newly empty nest into something that doesn’t have to accommodate piles of sports equipment falling out of her coat closet (okay, out of every closet…and under every bed….), size 13 cleats and sweaty uniforms cluttering her foyer (and stairwell, and laundry room, and…), and a kitchen that should have come with a traffic light. And a pantry monitor. (Anyone with a clever idea on how to repurpose lacrosse sticks into matching reading lamps, she’s all ears!) When she’s not stripping paint, varnishing an old auction house find, or trying to avoid bodily injury with her latest power tool purchase, she loves to hear from readers!

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