Rating: 4 out of 5.

I really enjoyed this Contemporary Romance. It’s a very sweet, uplifting story that will make you smile and warm your heart as you read it.

Jill is an author facing a major case of writer’s block. She discovers her great, great, great grandfather founded a small town in southern Texas and drives there from Colorado to explore her roots and do research for a new story. She is immediately charmed by the quaint town and the friendly locals that welcome her.

Jill strikes up a friendship with 70 year old Lucille who rents Jill the apartment above her garage for Jill’s stay. Lucille is still grieving the loss of her husband, who died the year before, so she welcomes the company. As Jill begins to explore the town, she slowly becomes enmeshed in the resident’s lives. Jill also learns more about her family, which helps her come to terms with her past.

Shortly after Jill’s arrival, Lucille’s grandson Rick comes to visit from California. Although he’s busy with work, he finds time to spend with Jill and Lucille. Jill and Rick are both guarded, but eventually start to trust each other and open up.

Although there is a slow boil romance between Jill and Rick, the book’s focus is more on Jill’s genealogy search and her friendship with Lucille. The development of their friendship is enjoyable to read, and the way that Jill support’s Lucille’s dream is very sweet. Of course, with all romance novels, you have to suspend belief a little bit. Everyone in this book is good natured, supportive and giving and doesn’t have a bad thing to say about anyone. But, that’s to be expected in these types of books.

I really enjoyed this book. If you are looking for a quick, sweet, feel-good read, this is the book for you.

Thank you to the author for a free digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.