Review: Restless Hearts by Barbara Westbrook

Restless Hearts by Barbara Westbrook
Series:  Brides of the Blue Ridge (# 2)
Release Date: August 15, 2011
Publisher:  Secret Cravings Publishing
Pages: 147
Source:  Publisher

The first time Dr. Collin Brady meets Ginny McCall, they clash on a Virginia mountaintop and sparks fly. Swamped by sudden emotion – and a desire he can’t control – Collin panics.

After an accident strands them together on the mountain, they share an incredible night of passion. Later Collin wants nothing to do with the feisty Ginny; he’s too busy fighting demons from WWI.

When Ginny discovers she’s pregnant, Collin is forced to do the right thing and marry her. Against all odds, they find great happiness until the “accidents” start to happen. Now Collin has to face the horrors of his past or risk losing his future.


Review:  What a delightful sequel, to Standing on Stolen Ground, Restless Hearts is! Though it is not a continuation of Lila and Joe’s story from Book 1, it IS a continuation of the area which is dear to the author’s heart.

Ginny is certainly a feisty protagonist! I was reminded of my own stubborn Scottish temper every time she’d get riled up, especially when Collin annoyed her! I don’t know why he didn’t realize sooner that she would almost always get her way, but that’s a man for you.

Collin served in WWI and suffers from PTSD – though it’s not called that in the book. What he saw while overseas and went through is briefly mentioned a few times before he finally is honest with Ginny and tells her the truth of what his nightmares are really about.

Though they married because he felt it was right, it’s soon very obvious to the reader that they are meant for each other. Ginny needs someone who will stand up to her, and Collin needs someone to take care of him.

Granny Virginia, however, is most likely my favorite character. She has spunk, class, and independent like no other.

I highly recommend reading this series all together as you don’t want to leave the Blue Ridge Mountains after you finish each book. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next installment and hope there’s a fourth in the works!