Review: Welcome Back to Apple Grove by C.H Admirand

Welcome Back to Apple Grove by C.H Admirand
Series: Apple Grove (# 3)
Release Date: December 13, 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Pages: 322
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review



Grace Mulcahy thought she’d finally gotten Apple Grove, Ohio, out of her system. Then she’s lured back for a family barbecue and spies a broad-shouldered hottie hanging out at the grill. He somehow seems utterly at east, whether flipping burgers or horsing around with her hellion nephews. Why didn’t her brother-in-law tell her he had such gorgeous friends? Suddenly her mouth is watering for more than her best friend’s famous pie.

Some fires aren’t meant to be fought

When firefighter Pat Garaham sees Grace, it’s like a five-alarm bell goes off and he’s the one ablaze. She says she wants to leave Apple Grove, but he will do whatever it takes to keep her around. The life of a firefighter isn’t an easy one though, and he’ll have to prove their immediate spark can have a lasting chance at love..


Review:  Each installment of this series gets better! It is hard to believe that an author can create a fictional town that is so quaint and believable that you want to live there yourself. I want to help run a family business like Grace. To have two loving sisters that are always there for you and just a normal upbringing with normal neighbors.

Grace has always been one of my favorite sisters. She is full of spunk and just always ready for an adventure. She is the one sister that decided to leave Apple Grove and see what it is like outside of her home town. Pat is a big hunk of a man that is also a fire fighter. He has a past that he needs to get over but finds Grace irresistible.

Pat is a little bit broken and does not want to let Grace in. Grace is stubborn and does not want to come back to Apple Grove. She has all these plans for the big city. They both have walls up that need to be brought down. They both love each other for their faults even if they don’t believe it.

I loved coming back to Apple Grove and reading about the previous two couples from the first two books along with all the other characters. Small Town contemporary romance novels are by far my favorite. I want to love others but I always come back to them. I would recommend this book to anyone that is a fan of Susan Mallery, Susan Wiggs or Debbie Macomber. A definite feel good novel with a very happy ending.