The Kissing Tree by Prudence Bice
Welcome to the last stop on this tour! I am a huge fan of historical romantic fiction, so every time I see a book of this genre available for review, I sign up to participate! I loved the characters in this book and how they interacted. The characters in this book do spend a bit of time reflecting on past events, which can sometimes be difficult to follow, but I did not find that to be the case in this instance.
The love story here is remarkable. It very accurately describes the fluttery feeling you get when you're in a new relationship with someone. The sparks you feel when they first hold your hand, and the general warm and happy feeling you get just from being in the presence of someone you have fallen in love with. In this story, the characters were best friends when they were very young, just 13, and they share their first kiss under the Kissing Tree, then separated by a move. They are reunited when Georgianna returns to Colorado, and neither has gotten over that first kiss, even though Georgianna has a boyfriend back in New York, she still has unresolved feelings towards Ridge. Being back in her home town stirs them all up again.
I don't want to spoil the ending of the story for you, but if you'd like to purchase your own copy of The Kissing Tree, it will be available at Amazon when it's released Dec 8.
After five long years, Georgiana McLaughlin returns to the only place she’s ever considered home—the same place she stole a kiss from Ridge Carson under the “kissing tree.” But this time he’s a man, and reconciling their past is just the beginning. You’ll find yourself applauding each new chapter filled with fun, romance, and adventure in this captivating, heartfelt tale of love, friendship, and finding your way back.
Prudence Bice has loved writing her entire life. Born in Orange County, California, one of eleven children, she always felt drawn to stories that spoke and enkindled her romantic heart. Having overcome tragedy in her own life, inspiration for her first novel was spark by her desire to ignite true romantics everywhere with a wholesome, feel good story about the power of love, rising above the pain and suffering from loss and circumstance.
She resides in St. George, Utah with her husband Ray and their five children, four daughters and one son. Her hobbies include drawing, photography, music, writing, and of course reading anything she can get her hands on! Currently she is majoring in English at Dixie Sate College and loving it. The future is bright, she says, every day I wake up with a prayer in my heart and story in my head. I never thought life could be so good!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary e-copy of this book courtesy of Cedar Fort to facilitate my review. No monetary compensation was exchanged. No positive opinion was requested or required, all opinions expressed are solely my own and were not influenced in any manner.