Monday, January 31, 2011

Review: After All These Years by Jannine Gallant

After All These Years by Jannine Gallant

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Rating: 2



Class of '85 Series

For Chantal Day success is the name of the game—until her cosmetics company is consumed in a hostile takeover, leaving her broke and homeless. With nowhere to go, she abandons Manhattan for the backwoods of the Adirondack Mountains and discovers an unexpected complication. Flynn McKenna, her old childhood flame, is back in Hilltop. Widowed with a twelve-year-old to raise, he isn’t interested in a difficult, baffling, sexy woman like Chantal tying his life up in knots. Again.

Twenty-five years ago they broke each other's hearts. Neither is looking for a repeat performance, but the chemistry between them won’t be denied. A trip to Summerville for Chantal’s high school reunion weakens the fragile connection they’re building.

Deep in the forest a decades-old threat lurks. After all these years will Flynn and Chantal be able to heal their wounds and find common ground before danger finds them?

Wendy's Review

After All These Years was a wonderful story of love with a past. Chantal Day and Flynn McKenna were childhood friend with a turmoil love past.  Flynn's daughter Ella was twelve and wanted her father happy and was way more mature then most twelve year olds. Throw in two dogs, Ace the Bassett and Sasha the German Shepherd, and you have a wholesome love story.

Chantal was in Hilltop licking her wounds from a falling business, one that she put her heart, soul and all her money into. The last thing she wanted or needed right now was to be reminded of her past and the Summerville class of '85 reunion was one of them. Good thing she was in Hilltop in the Adirondack Mountains cleaning up a decrepit old cabin on the lake.

Flynn was in Hilltop running his family business, the lodge, when he heard that Chantal was coming back in the area after the fail of her business. Past hurt of her not waiting and trusting him came back and the last thing he wanted was to reopen old wounds. Once he saw how she paid attention to his daughter, he stepped in to let her know that he didn't want her hurting his daughter when she got bored with the backwoods and moved back to the city. What he didn't realize was that she had no intention of repeating mistakes.

Fate and Ella gives them what they need to reopen the past and start a grown-up relationship and not one of teenagers. Going into Summerville for his grandmother's 90th birthday gave Chantal the opportunity to go to the reunion with Flynn by her side.
Oh and the mystery of the story will have you on the edge of your seat. This book was a great Friday night read and I fell in love with all the characters. I give it a resounding 5 Tea Cup! It was a wonderful story.

5 Tea Cups!

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Jannine Gallant said...


Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I'm thrilled that you loved my story!

Sharon Buchbinder said...

It's a great read and another wonderful addition to the Class of 85 Series.


Sharon Buchbinder
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