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JUST JENNY (Blue Ridge Valley Book 1) Kindle Edition
Jenny Nance has a plan--save enough money to tour the world. The desire to traipse the globe is a dream she once shared with her twin sister. Jenny made a deathbed promise to her sister that she would go to all the places they had fantasized visiting together. Nothing will entice her to break her vow to Natalie, not even the sexy new Blue Ridge Valley police chief . . . No matter how attracted she is to him.
Dylan Conrad left the Chicago Police Department to accept the position as Chief of Police in Blue Ridge Valley. Burned out and haunted by a tragedy of his own, he needs to get away from the memories tormenting him. He's hoping to find peace in the small mountain town, but the quirky residents, an infamous moonshiner, an errant prized bull, and a feisty redhead by the name of Jenny weren't quite what he had in mind.
About the Author
A bestselling, award winning author, Sandra Owens lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Her family and friends often question her sanity, but have ceased being surprised by what she might get up to next. She’s jumped out of a plane, flown in an aerobatic plane while the pilot performed death-defying stunts, has flown Air Combat (two fighter planes dogfighting, pretending to shoot at each other with laser guns), and rode a Harley motorcycle for years. She regrets nothing.
A member of Romance Writers of America's Honor Roll, Sandra is a 2013 Golden Heart® Finalist for her contemporary romance, CRAZY FOR HER. In addition to her contemporary romantic suspense novels, she writes Regency stories.
You can connect with Sandra on Twitter @SandyOwens1 and Facebook at SandraOwens.94043. Her website is: www.sandra-owens.com--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B07DK57Y3V
- Publication date : June 26, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 2877 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 334 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #97,699 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This book is one of my favorite Sandra Owens books ever, and that is saying something because I have enjoyed all of her books. Ms. Owens just has a way of making me believe in happily ever after. This book deals with some really serious and heartbreaking topics, but it has a ton of humor, laced through it that, coupled with the heat and fantastic story make the serious things not feel so heavy. Ms. Owens has a killer sense of humor that she displays throughout all of her books, and this one is no exception. I found myself highlighting a bunch of moments – both subtle and blatant - that made me laugh enough that I wanted to be able to go back and re-read them later. I love it when that happens.
Another thing Ms. Owens does so well is to shape characters that are relatable and so incredibly likable. Dylan's backstory was so heartbreaking. More than once I got teary-eyed as we learned about his past - and present – angst. The more that I read, the more that I just wanted him to get through it and to start to feel human again. One of my favorite things about Dylan was that he let Jenny and Sarah fight their own battles. While he supported them and could played the Big Man Hero, he trusted both to deal with their own issues – I loved that. Jenny's back story was also heartbreaking, but it was also really sweet, which might sound strange once you learn about it. I loved her devotion to the past (trying to be vague) and the way she tried to honor someone who deserved that devotion, while also living her own life and being her own person. Put those two damaged but great characters together and you have a couple of fantastic characters who just deserved to be happy together. It would have been impossible to root against them.
Ms. Owens also nails small-town life perfectly in this book. Blue Ridge Valley was the epitome of a small town, complete with characters who filled the book with funny moments and fun stories without overpowering the main story. I really enjoyed the foreshadowing and hints about the next book and I am already looking forward to it coming out.
If you're a fan of books that have a huge amount of heart and humor wrapped around a mystery theme and that also has the ability to make you tear up, you should read this book. I highly recommend it.
I loved these characters. I feel like the biggest small town gossip because I was eating up the details of everyone's lives, plotting matrimonial setups, my mouth was watering over Mary's doughnuts and I was tittering about each of her hair color changes just as if I was working at the town gossip rag with Gloria.
Dylan Conrad is an excellent hero. I loved him. Who wouldn't want to meet and be loved by a man like him. Jenny is a lucky girl.
I can't wait to read Autumn's book next month. I knew she needed an HEA. Just because she had a wedding in this book didn't mean he was the one! Poor Savannah, I'm sure her book will break my heart.
Collecting cats? When I read that line, my mind immediately went back to my favorite Sandra Owens book - The Letter. Time for another read!
I loved this book. It was well written. The setting was so perfect. I felt like I was right there. The plotting was excellent. Read it, you won't be disappointed!
I love small towns. They usually tend to have quirky, but very lovable characters. That never rang more true than it did with Hamburger Harry, his mother, and the long lost bull. I don't think I laughed so hard, as I did when reading about that whole situation.
Great story! I can't wait to read more.
Dylan is my hero. I’ve fallen hard for this special guy. He is lovable, loyal, good hearted and devoted to making the world a better place. His interactions with everyone in his new home town was very entertaining. Just like Jenny I kept finding more reasons to love him.
Loved the instant connection between Jenny and Dylan. They compliment each other perfectly. Their story was a joy to read.
There are also lots of wonderful side characters like Daisy & Hamburger Harry. They add a wonderful dimension to the story.
Sandra knows how to pace her stories beautifully because once I started reading I couldn’t stop.
I found the story very relatable and so the thoughts and emotions are real and felt strongly throughout. Whether I was laughing or crying with the characters, I was right there alongside them. Brilliant! I am very excited to continue reading the Blue Ridge Valley series. Highly recommended!
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I have to say I absolutely loved this new book from Sandra Owens. It has heartbreak, humour and heat aplenty.
Sandra is a fantastic storyteller and can pull you into the lives of her characters so completely and thoroughly that you find yourself thinking about them at random times throughout the day.
I could wax lyrical about this book, but I honestly think this book needs to be discovered as you read it yourself - as they say the proof of the pudding is in the eating - or maybe that should be glazed doughnuts.
Another SSS - Sandra Success Story!!
P.S. I highly recommend all of Sandra's books - The Aces & Eights and The K2 series will have you hooked in no time.
Ich wollte mein Buch nicht mehr aus der Hand legen, so gerne war ich bei Dylan, Jenny und der Kleinstadt Blue Ridge Valley.
Die Charaktere sind toll beschrieben, die Story ist lustig, gefühlvoll und auch spannend. Nicht selten habe ich ein paar Tränchen vergossen.
Dylan ist ein absoluter Traummann :-)
Vielen Dank Sandra, für dieses schöne Buch und ich werde mir sofort das nächste Buch der Reihe auf meinen Kindle laden um noch weitere Stunden zu Gast in Blue Ridge Valley zu sein!