Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Review: Late Harvest by Suzanne Barrett

Late Harvest by Suzanne Barrett

Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Rating: 2



Kurt von Daniken wants only one thing from Glenna Ryan: The key to making Eiswein - Ice Wine. Five years ago, while working at his family's California winery, she'd begun developing the method to simulate wine made from grapes gathered after a freeze.

Glenna wants only one thing from the von Danikens: To be left in peace to raise her son who suffers from a birth defect and needs an expensive surgery to repair it. When Kurt suddenly appears at her home, demanding she return to Cresthaven and complete the process, Glenna knows the money she'll earn by doing so will provide Robbie the treatment he needs. She also knows she'll risk having her heart broken, again by Kurt.

Dodie's Review

Did you ever wish that in the midst of your problems, your knight in shining armor would come and whisk you away? What if he does, but then you wish he had just left you alone? Kurt and Glenna have a long history together growing up and falling in love at Cresthaven. But Glenna was forced to leave Cresthaven five years previously, and she isn't thrilled about going back even if it means the end to her financial woes. When Kurt swoops in and whisks her back to Cresthaven, Glenna resents the way that he has taken over her whole life – even her son, Robbie.

Kurt is strong, handsome, and constantly capable – whether he's fixing a tractor or wining a socialite. Glenna is tough, beautiful, and a wonderful single mom. Glenna has the impossible task of learning to trust again. Kurt has to learn to let his feelings override his reserved facade. Separately, they are well on their way to making the Ice Wine again. Together – well that's where the book gets interesting.

Glenna and Kurt keep trying to pick up their relationship where they left off. The trouble with that is that while they loved each other then, they separated on bad terms. This causes them to spend lot of time dwelling on past hurts, which only drives them farther apart. The book is a fascinating glimpse into the wine-making world, and the entry to Glenna and Kurt's journey. I imagine that the journey will be wonderful.

3 ½ Tea Cups!

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