Woodrose Mountain (Hope's Crossing Series #2)

Woodrose Mountain (Hope's Crossing Series #2)

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by RaeAnne Thayne

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Evie Blanchard was at the top of her field in the city of angels. But when an emotional year forces her to walk away from her job as a physical therapist, she moves from Los Angeles to Hope's Crossing seeking a quieter life. So the last thing she needs is to get involved with the handsome, arrogant Brodie Thorne and his injured daughter, Taryn.

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Evie Blanchard was at the top of her field in the city of angels. But when an emotional year forces her to walk away from her job as a physical therapist, she moves from Los Angeles to Hope's Crossing seeking a quieter life. So the last thing she needs is to get involved with the handsome, arrogant Brodie Thorne and his injured daughter, Taryn.

A self-made man and single dad, Brodie will do anything to get Taryn the rehabilitation she needs…even if it means convincing Evie to move in with them. And despite her vow to keep an emotional distance, Evie can't help but be moved by Taryn's spirit, or Brodie's determination to win her help—and her heart. With laughter, courage and more than a little help from the kindhearted people of Hope's Crossing, Taryn may get the healing she deserves—and Evie and Brodie might just find a love they never knew could exist.

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Thayne’s second Hope’s Crossing contemporary (after Blackberry Summer) is sweet without being cloying, and refreshingly free of the sex-manual minutiae that too frequently clog the genre. Tanked-up joyriding teens crash their vehicle, leaving one dead and another badly hurt. Brain-damaged Taryn Thorne is so surly she gets ejected from her rehab facility, so her father, gorgeous mogul Brodie Thorne, inveigles former physical therapist Eveline Blanchard into setting up Taryn’s home therapy. Evie accepts for “just a few weeks”; after the tragic death of her adopted daughter, she’d much rather be beading at the String Fever bead shop or exploring Hope’s Crossing’s stunning Colorado mountain scenery than returning to her old career. From the start, Brodie feels unsuitable lust and indefatigable longing for Evie, while she gradually abandons her initial resistance to his real estate development plans and yummy piratical looks. Plenty of tenderness and Colorado sunshine flavor this pleasant escape. Agent: Karen Solem, Spencerhill Associates. (Apr.)

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Hope's Crossing Series, #2
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Large Print
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5.86(w) x 8.54(h) x 1.26(d)

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RaeAnne Thayne finds inspiration in the beautiful northern Utah mountains, where she lives with her husband and three children. Her books have won numerous honors, including three RITA Award nominations from the Romance Writers of America and a Career Achievement Award from RT Book Reviews magazine. RaeAnne loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at www.raeannethayne.com.

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Woodrose Mountain 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 113 reviews.
DaniC More than 1 year ago
This is a sweet story about redemption, forgiveness, healing and love. As a fan of these types of romances I am happy to say that this is the perfect read for a stormy night. I was able to forget about the storm around me and come to love the people of Hope’s Crossing. Woodrose Mountain is about a woman named Evie who after a personal crisis leaves her job as a physical therapist and becomes a beader in the small town of Hope’s Crossing. It is there she meets Brodie who desperately needs her help as a physical therapist. His daughter Taryn had been in a car accident that claimed the life of one of her friends and almost claimed hers. With Evie’s help, Brodie hopes that one day his daughter will one able to walk and talk like she used to. This captivating story drew me in and by the end of the book and I had laughed and cried. It wasn’t until after I had started reading Woodrose Mountain did I find out it is actually the send one in a series. I found this book to be perfect as a standalone but because I enjoyed it so much I will be reading the first one as soon as I can.
RonnaL More than 1 year ago
Forgiveness, redemption and giving back to others to help deal with your own troubles are the underlying themes of this second light romance in the Hope's Crossing series by RaeAnne Thayne.  Evie Blanchard works in the beading store with Claire (from BLACKBERRY SUMMER)  but she's actually a physical therapist.  A tragedy in her past has caused her to forgo that path for her own emotional security.  But when single dad, Brodie, begs her to take over his 15 year old daughter, Taryn's therapy,  Evie is torn in making a decision.  Taryn was almost killed in an accident that did kill one of Evie's friend's daughter, and Taryn is her best friend's granddaughter, so she relents and agrees to help until they find another therapist.  Hearts and emotions of many people are affected by Taryn and her struggle with guilt and recuperation, including her dad and Evie. I really enjoyed this light romance with underlying themes that relate to so many different people.  The "Angel of Hope" again appears in this book, which I appreciate as a grand idea for any community.  The romance is nicely done without any overdone sex scenes. The writing is terrific and flows nicely with a group of endearing characters.  Definitely will continue with this series!
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
We met Evie Blanchard in the first book of the series Blackberry Summer. She works for Claire in the bead shop but before she came to Hope's Crossing she lived in Los Angeles and was a very successful physical therapist. After a very emotional year there she sought refuge in the relaxed pace of Hope's Crossing. She is shocked when her friend Katherine who knows her history asks her to help with her granddaughter Taryn's rehabilitation. Taryn was injured in a accident the shook up the whole town. Evie was able to turn down dad Brodie's request when he asked her to help but there was no way she could turn down his mom. Brodie is a single dad that will do anything he can to help his daughter recuperate and is happy when Evie agrees to at least get things set up and started. She is immediately drawn in by Taryn's spirit and realizes the she can help her. The feelings that she is starting to feel for Brodie are the last thing she needs. With some help for her friends Taryn starts to make strides in her recovery and Evie and Brodie are on a path to find a love neither of them expected. Dollycas's Thoughts This book hit me on a very personal level. Many of you know my story. I was in a accident back in 2001 that has left my right side paralyzed. I spent 75 days in the hospital and then another year in outpatient therapy. I was privileged to work with some awesome physical and occupational therapists. Thankfully my brain and speech was not affected like Taryn, but it was a long road and while I can walk very short distances, any trips outside of our home require a wheelchair and learning to do things left-handed and one-handed has been a journey I would not wish on anyone. My prognosis wasn't that good and there have been bumps along the way but each day I wake up is a gift. Because of what I went through Taryn's story rings true. Her depression, her anger, her temper, are all things just like I experienced as well as the joy she felt when a goal is reached. The therapist's push you beyond what you think you can do. That's what Evie did for Taryn. Yes, this a romance novel, and the romance was engaging. Like the first book in the series the characters and their relationships with each other is wonderful. Hope's Crossing seems like a great place to live. The author has created a place I want to visit again and again. But it was Taryn's story of strength and drive and doing the right thing in the end that made me absolutely love this book.
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Anonymous 10 months ago
Delightful story about lov facing challenges, and family value. 244 pages of goodness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this authors storys and hope to read many more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Intense. An intense book, with intense characters living through an intense situation. This book was riveting, romantic, harsh, and real.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It helps to read these books in sequence to be introduced to the many characters and their lives and personalities. The main characters in Woodrose Mountain are Evie Blanchard and Brodie Thorne (whose daughter Taryn has barely survived a truck accident which has had a fatality). Evie has left her home and life as a physical therapist on the West Coast to move to Hope's Crossing (later we learn why she left California and her career) and to work with Claire Bradford at String Fever. Evie's relationship with Brodie's mother Katherine has led her to Hope's Crossing and to String Fever which she sold to Claire Bradford. Though Evie fights her involvement in the rehab process with the persuasion of Katherine and other forces, she relents and helps with Taryn's rehabilitation. With the company of Jacques (Evie's blonde Labradoodle), the rehab process has a rocky start. Evie countermands the wishes of Brodie, doing what she believes is best for his daughter. As the rehab progresses so does the relationship between Evie and Brodie. Not my favorite book in the series. I have just finished reading the sixth book, Christmas in Snowflake Canyon. Hope there are more books in the series about the people in Hope's Crossing.
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