She needs help to start over…
But can she ever trust again?
Widowed, pregnant and under her controlling mother-in-law’s thumb, Charlotte Tremaine needs help—but she doesn’t expect it to come from her estranged childhood best friend. Yet after a fainting spell lands her in the hospital, Sheriff Logan Carter whisks her away to his foster mother’s mountain home to recover. But when her secrets follow, can she face her painful past with Logan at her side?
Her Mountain Refuge by Laurel Blount is a heartwarming story. Charlotte Tremaine is a widow who is seven months pregnant. She is under the thumb of her domineering mother-in-law, Elizabeth. Charlotte is trying to get her wedding dress design business off the ground. Her latest client is a doozy. Charlotte ends up in the hospital after passing out. The incident end up online. Sheriff Logan Carter sees the video and notices that Charlotte is wearing mother’s ring. That has always been her signal for help. Logan immediately heads to Savannah to see Charlotte. Charlotte’s doctor recommends relaxation and no stress which is not going to happen if Charlotte stays with Elizabeth Tremaine. Logan whisks her back to Cedar Ridge to stay with his former foster mother, Ruby on her farm in the mountains. Logan agrees to stay in the cabin nearby in case Ruby or Charlotte need him. Elizabeth is not a woman to be thwarted. She files for full custody of Charlotte’s unborn child. Logan will do whatever it takes to make sure that Charlotte does not lose her child.
I enjoyed reading Her Mountain Refuge. I thought the characters were realistic and relatable. The story is well-written with steady pacing. I enjoyed getting to know Ruby, Charlotte, and Logan. We also get to meet Logan’s five foster siblings. Ruby is a delight. She wants to see all six of her foster children settled. She has successfully helped make one match which just spurs her on. I enjoyed the humor sprinkled throughout as well. I like that we get to catch up with the characters from Lost and Found Faith. I love the quilt that Ruby and Charlotte worked on. I enjoyed the beautiful description of the finished masterpiece. My favorite quote from Her Mountain Refuge is, “Try handing those raggedy plans of yours over to the Lord and see what He can do. You never know. He might add in a pretty new piece that pulls everything together real well.” I thought the author handled the topics of bullying and domestic abuse very well. The good and bad were woven together into one heartfelt tale. I loved the ending. I am glad that the author included an epilogue which nicely wrapped up the story plus tells us whose tale is next. Her Mountain Refuge is a book that you will want to take your time reading. Her Mountain Refuge has friendship, loyalty, hope, love, family, and faith. I am looking forward to Ryder Montgomery’s story which is next. Her Mountain Refuge is a touching tale with intimidating mother-in-law, a wedding dress disaster, a matchmaking foster mother, a fretful family, a devoted friend, and a shrewd solution.
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