Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Edgewater Road (The Rumors in Ross County #1) by Shelley Shepard Gray

 

When Jennifer Smiley’s grandmother, Ginny, leaves her an old farmhouse on Edgewater Road in seemingly quiet Ross County, Ohio, Jennifer can’t pass up the opportunity for a new beginning. Almost immediately she meets a group of men who generously help her move in. When she realizes that they work for Lincoln Bennett, her next-door neighbor, she’s intrigued. Lincoln is gorgeous and has dark, lapis-blue eyes she could get lost in … but he doesn’t seem all that friendly. She’s torn between getting to know him and sticking with the solitude she knows so well. Maybe she could let down some of those walls she’s built around her emotions?

Lincoln Bennett likes to keep his head down and get his work done. He’s been to prison and he knows that a lot of folks don’t take kindly to a man with that kind of history. Plus, he’s busy helping other ex-cons get back on their feet. But when he meets Jennifer, he can’t help but feel an instant attraction. Will she be able to look past his unsavory history? Will she be able to accept the men he’s working so hard to help?

While Jennifer gets to know Lincoln and his friends, she also begins to unravel her grandmother’s story, putting together the pieces from scraps of memories and things she finds in her new home. She soon discovers that Ginny Smiley harbored some dark secrets on Edgewater Road—and that those secrets include both Lincoln and her own absent father. Is learning the truth worth the heartache it could bring?

As the weeks pass and she and Lincoln become closer, Jennifer learns there is a lot to uncover in Ross County—wonderful friendships, darling towns … and more than one secret that might be better left buried.

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About The Author


Shelley Shepard Gray lives in southern Ohio and writes full time. A busy wife and mother of two, she spends her days writing and keeping track of her two teenagers. Her two dogs keep her company when she writes in her basement.

Shelley enjoys writing about the Amish and visits Amish communities in Adams and Holmes counties several times a year. When not spending time with her family or writing, she serves on several committees in her church.

She also bakes a lot, loves coconut cream pie, and will hardly ever pull weeds, mow the yard, or drive in the snow.

Shelley also spends a lot of time on line! Please visit her website, www.shelleyshepardgray.com to find out her latest news...or become her friend on FaceBook.

 

My Review

 


I enjoyed this read, and it really made you think! How would you feel inheriting a home that your Grandmother left you, and having it right next to a home with a lot of ex-cons? Well, once you get over the initial shock, I found that I really liked most of these kind hearted fellows.
Jennifer Smiley’s life changes tremendously as she embarks to make the home her own, and has the task of cleaning out mountains of boxes and crates. She also learns things, that she really didn’t want to know, but how Lincoln Bennett is tied to her Grandmother is also revealed.
We get to meet and assortment of characters here, from a young Amish boy to not really hard core criminals. We meet her parents, and wonder how this will all play out, and lastly her on line date!
Yes, this is a page turner for answers, and we are gifted with an epilogue!
I received this book through Net Galley and Blackstone Publishing, and was not required to give a positive review.

 

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