If you know anything about me, it's that I love small towns. I grew up in a small town. I raised my children in a small town. I feel like small towns are the best place to live and find love! Many of my books feature a small town as the setting. There are so many wonderful things about small towns, but the best part is the feeling of an extended family. Everyone watches out for each other.
Author LE Wagensveld's latest release, BREAKING PAST is all about small town. From the farm-like atmosphere to the nosey townspeople, her book fits with my small town lovefest! Jake has escaped to tiny Cascade Creek. He doesn't want to forget the bad things he's done. He sees Cascade Creek as the perfect place for penance. River would like nothing more than to escape her tiny hometown but she's resigned that she can't. The one thing she won't let happen is for Jake to keep hating himself. And River is feisty and determined enough to keep anyone in line.
BREAKING PAST is a wonderful sweet tale filled with sweet dogs, crazy chickens and a love that will warm your heart!! While it's the third book in the Stevenson Family series, it can be read as a standalone, but it is so much better if you read them all!!
Now available as an ebook and in print- BREAKING PAST is a perfect story for the small town lover in your life!!
River James tried to leave Cascade Creek more than once. Now she’s resigned herself to a life in the town where she grew up, and she’s happy, even if, sometimes, it feels as though something is missing.
When she meets Jake Maclean, it’s clear the man has his burdens, yet she can’t stop thinking about him. His shyness, talent, and kind heart endure Jake to River faster than she would have liked. She’s open to a future with Cascade Creek’s handsome interloper, but Jake is much more resistant. The question is, can she make him see, that he, and his future, are worth fighting for? Or will Jake successfully drown their chances of love in his past pain?
Jake Maclean loves his family. So, he knows they’re better off without him. When Jake moves to Cascade Creek to escape his past and the pain he’s caused, he isn’t looking for a new beginning. Living in the tiny town is supposed to be his penance, not a second chance.
It takes a feisty woman with eyes who look into his soul, a three-legged dog, and the unflagging support of his sister Carmen to help Jake shed the pain of his past. Will he be able to embrace his new life, and a chance at love? Or will the struggles of his past get the better of him, again?
There’s no better healer than love!
Breaking Past, the third book in the Stevenson Family stories, steals the reader’s heart with a sweet story about love and redemption. Jake holds his guilt close to his heart like a shield and River is the one woman who can rip that protection away. It can be read as a standalone but by reading all the books, you’ll find a deeper connection with the characters. Fans of Book Lovers by Emily Henry and Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez will enjoy the heartwarming tale of Breaking Past.
“Of course she was asking you out, you doofus.” Carmen’s voice, tinny over the old phone lines, rose in excitement. “You’ve got a date!”
Jake leaned his head against the wall. The fading paint was cool against his heated skin. The day was warm, the air buzzing with an impending storm. “Geez, take it down a notch,” he grumbled, scrubbing a smile off his face with the back of his hand. He longed for a cold drink to ease the nerves in his stomach and the dryness of his throat. “I think she was just being unneighborly.”
“Bull,” Carmen said vehemently. “Speaking objectively as a woman––one who will ignore for a moment that you’re her baby brother––you’re pretty hot stuff!”
“Gross,” Jake said. “But thanks. I think.”
“She’s near your age, pretty, friendly, and your voice got all weird and gruff when you mentioned her. Why are you even questioning this? These opportunities won’t often happen in those boonies you decided to call home.”
Jake had left Vancouver in a hurry, selling his apartment and most of his belongings, taking a payout from work. “She says from the bustling metropolis of Willow Brook,” Jake said, with an eye roll he hoped Carmen could sense through the phone. She’d been on her way to see Jake and try to talk sense into him when she’d met Sawyer. It was a running joke that she’d ended up staying in Willow Brook, which wasn’t much bigger. “I’ll go, I’ll go. I promise.”
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