Contemporary Romance Book Review: Where Love Grows
About the Book
Title: Where Love Grows
Series: The Orchard House Bed and Breakfast Series, Book 3
Author: Heidi Chiavaroli
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Hope Creek Publishers LLCPublication Date: October 26, 2021
Publisher's Book Description
They have nothing in common except love for music and a donut-shop drive thru.
Shy Lizzie Martin lives a quiet life. She has a part-time job teaching music and helps her family run their bed and breakfast but longs to record the songs of her heart. Sometimes she allows herself to dream about meeting the handsome man who pays for her coffee in the donut-shop drive-thru, but she is too frightened to take a first step in talking to him. When a mischievous sister connects Lizzie with her drive-thru dreamboat over the airwaves, she learns he is not as she expected.
Former triathlon extraordinaire and owner of a multi million-dollar extreme sports company, Asher Hill is wheelchair bound after a freak accident that had nothing to do with the sports he loved. Now, his most enjoyable moments are spent in his truck, pretending he’s the man he used to be.
Lizzie has trouble reconciling drive-thru Asher with the man she meets in person. Asher is brusque and off-putting, certain that Lizzie feels more pity than attraction for him. But beneath his brooding nature, Lizzie senses a tenderness that calls her out of her shell. Surprised by his efforts to help her achieve a life-long dream, Lizzie must decide if she has the courage to show Asher that a life worth living can include love—with or without a wheelchair.
This is Book 3 in The Orchard House Bed and Breakfast Series, a contemporary twist on the well-loved classic, Little Women. Readers will fall in love with the Martin family—Maggie, Josie, Lizzie, Bronson, Amie, and their mother Hannah—each trying to find their own way in the world and each discovering that love, home, and hope are closer than they appear."
Where Love Grows, by Heidi Chiavaroli, is the third book in The Orchard House Bed and Breakfast Series. Made especially delightful by the literary echoes of characters and themes from the classic novel, Little Women, this novel is altogether enjoyable. Thoroughly engaging from beginning to end, this contemporary romance is well-written and touching. As it offers a moving story of faith, friendship, and family, it certainly entertains and inspires.
Page by page this novel unfurls a story that is thoughtful and meaningful. As it explores valuable themes such as ambition, vulnerability, authenticity, faith, and even physical disabilities, this novel becomes emotionally-stirring and relevant. The characters in this story grapple with life-altering experiences that challenge their self-perception, their relationships, and their goals. The story is captivating as the characters find the courage to reflect on their priorities, nurture their faith, and open themselves to new possibilities. While the characters pursue wholeness and redemption, perfectly woven threads of drama, romance, and faith, come together to reveal a picture of love and grace that is wholly uplifting and memorable.
Where Love Grows is a truly special novel. With an appealing plot, relatable characters, and worthy themes, this book is joy to read. Throughout Where Love Grows, the author’s talent for storytelling is undeniable. It is a creative and endearing novel, and I sincerely recommend it. I will definitely be reading more books in this series.
*I was given a copy of this book from the author/publisher. A review was not required. The review I have written is voluntary and contains opinions that are entirely my own.