Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Review - - Summer on Honeysuckle Ridge


Summer on Honeysuckle Ridge
by Debbie Mason
Highland Falls - Book 1
Publisher: Forever
Release Date: May 26, 2020
Reviewed by PJ
 



Welcome to Highland Falls, a small town where love is always in the air.
In just a few months Abby Everhart has gone from being a top LA media influencer to an unemployed divorcée living out of her car. So inheriting her great-aunt's homestead comes at the perfect time. Abby heads to Highland Falls, North Carolina, to spruce up Honeysuckle Farm before putting it on the market for some much-needed cash. But instead of finding a charming getaway, she discovers a serious fixer-upper, complete with a leaky roof, overgrown yard, and a reclusive -- albeit sexy -- man living on the property.


Ex-Delta Force soldier Hunter MacKenzie has faced war and loss, but nothing has quite prepared him for an outgoing redhead who's determined to turn his life upside down. Hunter doesn't want to get involved with anyone, especially a city girl who plans to sell the only place he's ever felt at home. But the sparks between them are undeniable. Spending time with Abby is easy. Convincing her to stay for good is another matter entirely.



PJ's Thoughts:

With each book she writes, Debbie Mason further cements her place on my author auto-buy list. I enjoyed her Christmas, Colorado series and fell hard for her Harmony Harbor characters and their journeys to love. I was so sad to see Harmony Harbor end and skeptical that Mason could create new characters I would love as much as the Gallaghers and DiRossis but, you know what? I just finished an ARC of Summer on Honeysuckle Ridge, the (May 26) book that will launch her new Highland Falls series, and she's done it again. Abby just may be my favorite Mason heroine ever. She's so endearing, and so much more than she initially appears. Learning what she has overcome made me like her even more and discovering the full story of how her dog, Bella came to live with her made her someone I'd want to be best friends with for life. I loved watching her evolution throughout the book. I'm a total pushover for a brooding alpha hero with a gentle side and a tortured soul. Hunter checked all my happy boxes and Abby's too...eventually. These two are so good together. I can't wait to (hopefully) see how their love story continues to evolve throughout this new series. 

I'm already invested in this small mountain town and the people who live there. I'm looking forward to discovering what Mason has in store for Highlands Falls and her citizens. Based on Summer on Honeysuckle Ridge, it's going to be a fun ride. Book two, Christmas on Reindeer Road, releases September 29. I already have it on pre-order. 

If you enjoy multi-layered characters, humor, emotional twists and turns, and heart-tugging romance that will leave you eager for more, I enthusiastically recommend a visit to Highland Falls, North Carolina and Debbie Mason's Summer on Honeysuckle Ridge


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I live in North Carolina and have a special fondness for the small towns in my state's western mountains. Are there areas of your state that you enjoy exploring? Tell me about them.

Have you read any of Debbie Mason's books? Do you have a favorite book or couple?

One person who comments before 11:00 PM, May 27, will receive a print copy of Summer on Honeysuckle Ridge

*Must be 18 or older
*U.S. and Canadian addresses only


41 comments:

  1. Hi, Thanks for the chance. I think you may have the wrong post by date listed.
    Be well.

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  2. And to answer your question - I have read several of Debbie's books, loved them all.

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  3. Debbie's books are captivating and special. I enjoy exploring many historic areas in my state. They are all fascinating and unforgettable. Las Vegas, NM. Silver City, Carlsbad Caverns.

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  4. Reading Debbie's books is enjoyable and unforgettable. Exploring Leadville was the most interesting road trip in Colo. What a unique and historical town.

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  5. I'm a Michigander, born and bred. That said, I did take a time-out and moved to NC where I lived in Garner for nearly 15 years before returning to Michigan. Missed my family and the twice yearly drives between the 2 states was getting a bit (ok, a lot) old. In NC, my favorite area was the beaches. Loved the ocean. In MI, it's pretty much anywhere I happen to be at the time.

    I've never read Debbie's work but would love the opportunity to start. Maybe I'll get lucky in this giveaway!

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  6. Debbie's books have been on my radar for a while, but I haven't read any yet. Sounds like it's time to remedy that! Thanks for the post and giveaway.

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  7. I've lived in New Jersey all my life (except for college). I'm in a very pretty small town in an area called the Somerset Hills about an hour west of NYC. When in England years ago I was in their Somerset and was struck by the similarities. There are many places I would still like to visit, but I don't know when that will happen now. I've read bit of Debbie's stories and would love to red mote.

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  8. I have one book of hers on my TBR pile, Wedding Bells in Christmas, featuring Chance and Vivian. I was going to read it last Christmas but have been dealing with 96 yo mom's health issues since last fall. My reading time has been limited. Now that you've spiked my interest in her work I will move it to the top.

    I'm from Wisconsin. There are many beautiful areas to explore: Door county is quaint, picturesque,friendly, great food, nice places to stay, bed & breakfast or resort. Lake Michigan shoreline has it all from small town charm to big city attractions in Milwaukee, The Milwaukee Art Museum featured on American Idol auditions is breath taking, Discovery World. Concerts Summerfest in July and numerous ethnic fests. Southwestern Wisconsin: Madison- State Capitol building is gorgeous, Arboretum, University of Wisconsin, Lake Mendota path, Picnic Point, Babcock ice cream, numerous biking trails, wonderful ethnic restaurants . Throughout the state are numerous state parks and forests, lots of biking/hiking trails: Ice Age Trail, Elroy to Sparta Trail, camping, numerous resort areas: Eagle River/Minoquoa, Elkhart Lake, Wautoma, Two Rivers, Bayfield/Madeline Island. Attractions: Frank Lloyd Wright's House On a Rock and Taliesen Spring Green( near Madison), EAA aviation event in Oshkosh late July, museums: Circus World Baraboo, Train Green Bay area, Harley Davidson Milwaukee. Green Bay has Lambeau Field and Packer Museum

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  9. I am a big Debbie Madon fan and i can't wait to read this new series. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful prize.

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  10. I am currently living in a state I have not had much opportunity to explore. However, I lived most of my life in Oregon and loved the coast and the hiking trails in the Columbia River Gorge.

    This is a new to me author.

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  11. Wonderful review thank you, I love this
    Penney

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    1. I love her books especially her last series, I'm looking forward to this one thanks

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  12. I have all of Debbie Mason's books! I can't say which is my favorite. It downloaded early this morning. I will start tonight. I also have pre-ordered the second book in this series. I can't imagine I won't like it.

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  13. Thanks for this review. I am a huge fan of small towns where people are really fun to know.

    I live in Texas, and there are more places I would like to explore than I can name here.

    I do have a Debbie Mason book on my Kindle. I think I may have to find this book and buy it....it really sounds like a fun read.

    I hope everyone is safe. Take care.

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  14. I live on Iowa and any place near the woods or lakes are the best. I love to be outdoors and read and relax. Have read of few of Debbie's books but dont have a favorite couple.

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  15. I have not read this author, but these are the types of books I love. I live in Florida, so of course the beach is my go-to getaway. We live about 30 minutes away, so it's a quick trip. Early mornings are the best time!!

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  16. I absolutely love Debbie's books, and couldn't wait for this one to be released. It's going to be a wonderful series.

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  17. I love her books, I live in rural Kentucky and love my small towm.

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  18. Brittani SticklerMay 26, 2020 at 8:04 PM

    I absolutely love Debbie's books, and couldn't wait for this one to be released. It's going to be a wonderful series.
    sticklerba(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Taylor R WilliamsMay 26, 2020 at 8:09 PM

    I keep seeing this book all over facebook and I really want to read it - thanks for the chance. trwilliams69(at)msn(dot)com

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  20. I don't have any currently. They all sound good. Thanks for a chance.

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  21. Thanks for the chance to read this book, it sounds absolutely delightful! I haven’t yet read a book by Debbie Mason but I’ve so been wanting to, this sounds right up my alley and like the perfect book to start with

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  22. Chance and Viv in "Weddings Bells at Christmas" are a memorable couple to me. I loved that book so much! I live in SC and we love to go to Charleston and explore all there is there. I have been going since I was a child and I STILL have so much more to discover. Such a rich history there! bentleyboy22@comcast.net I would love to win and read this book!

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  23. I have not read any of this author's books. I love to explore all the difference beaches where I live.
    Karen T. - Natty's Mama

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  24. I love the little coastal towns on the Chesapeake Bay in my state.

    Love Debbie's stories.

    denise

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  25. I love Debbie's books!

    Texas has SO many interesting areas: the Hill Country has gorgeous rolling hills, it's own wine country, and a lot of fun little small towns; the Big Bend area has a state and national park with mountains and desert; there are other mountain ranges, beaches, and the Palo Duro canyon - a place I have not yet been but want to explore.

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  26. I've enjoyed the books I've read of Debbie's. Very easy to escape into the story.

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  27. I haven't read any of Debbie's books yet! But this one and several more are on my wish list! I live in the Miss. Delta, birth place of the Blues, so there are a lot of great things to see here. Thanks for the chance to win this book

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  28. I just started reading Debbie's books last year and I love them. I went to college in the north Georgia mountains and spent more time exploring the little towns than I did in class. It has given me the dream of retiring in the mountains and until I can do that I love reading about small towns. Thanks for the chance of winning Summer on Honeysuckle Ridge.

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  29. I read at least one of each of her serries and look forward to reading this one too. In fact, I have Primrose Lane sitting on my night stand waiting for me. Thanks for the review and for te chance PJ.

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  30. Her books are comforting reads. When I want to take a trip, I like going to small coastal towns where it isn't crowded. Summer on Honeysuckle Ridge looks like something I would enjoy reading.

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  31. I have a few of Debbie's books on my shelf, have not read any yet. I love to visit quaint little towns with nice scenery and little shops to see what goodies they have.

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  32. I love beach towns😊 I have a few books but my library is my bff for your new books😊

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  33. I have been a fan of hers since the day I picked up her first book to read, her books make me feel warm and cozy inside. I would love a chance to win this amazing book. Thanks for your great generosity.

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  34. I love small town romances! I grew up a city girl but have lived out int he country for the past 6 years and I LOVE it!! We love to explore the Northwoods of Wisconsin, I highly recommend it :-)

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  35. Thank you for the review... I enjoyed the post! I've been looking forward to this book- you just notched it up 🦄 I appreciate you & Debbie's generosity with this Giveaway.

    Cheers-
    Kelly Braun
    Gaelicark(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. Just getting back into reading since I spend the majority of my free time sewing. I read Mistletoe Cottage and enjoy the setting and Sophie’s personality. I live in central New York, there are a group of lakes called the Fingerlakes less than an hour to 2 hours away. The views are spectacular, the lakes are dotted with ever growing wineries, you can find waterfalls, farm stands, cheese stands, the opportunities are endless.

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  37. How did I miss this yesterday? I live in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in TN. The mountains and the small towns in NC are fascinating. We attend the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and the towns in the vicinity are always enjoyable to visit. Asheville isn't a small town, but it is one of my favorite towns/cities in the country. I am glad we live only an hour away. We attend a conference at Wild Acres Retreat off the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is a wonderful facility in a gorgeous, peaceful setting. It is near Little Switzerland, NC which is a nice little town.
    Stay safe and healthy.

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