- Series: Hesse Creek Series (Book 2)
- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: Hesse Creek; 1 edition (September 5, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0997850426
- ISBN-13: 978-0997850420
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 32 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #682,514 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Seeds of Intention (Hesse Creek Series) (Volume 2) Paperback – September 5, 2017
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Andrea Thome is an excellent, graceful writer.
Her characters are so real you'll feel as though you've known them for years.
Thome deftly builds the romantic tension and chemistry between Garrett and Willow, keeping readers engrossed until the end.
A tasty treat for romance fans!" - NY Literary Magazine
"Thome's followup to her well-received Walland takes readers on a gentle ride through a rustic Tennessee setting, perfect for cultivating romance as well as lush fields. Garrett and Willow's relationship grows in a relatable fashion, with plenty of plot twists along the way. A cast of lovable if meddling friends are well drawn and highly endearing. The second book in the Hesse Creek series treats fans to new developments with old favorites, while also welcoming newcomers." --RT Book Reviews
"Andrea Thome brings the glories of the intimate, nature-focused escape to the wonderful world of romance. Seeds of Intention is delightful escapist fare. This is one series that you are definitely going to want to own the physical copies of, because the covers are absolutely stunning."-- Kristen Kranz, Hypable
"Seeds of Intention, Book 2 in the Hesse Creek series is just as lovely as Walland. A beautiful romance in a gorgeous setting. Thome knows how to paint a picture that makes readers feel like they are in the same room as her characters. Her male protagonists, Garrett and Wyatt are likable, kind characters, unlike the brooding moody men you often see in romance novels. Her female characters, Willow and India are strong and accomplished. From Tennessee's Blackberry Farm to Aspen, this love story will keep you turning the pages quickly."-- Kristina Hickey, Librarian, Columbus Metropolitan Library
"The relationships throughout the book were inspiring. I loved the way everyone was there and supported each other. It was such a delight to read...I am really hoping there are more books to come!"-- Susan, The Book Bag Blog (on Seeds of Intention)
"Sweet romance lovers, this one is for YOU! Andrea Thome's SEEDS OF INTENTION has just enough spice to create passion, just enough turmoil to add depth and reality and just enough true friendship to go around and leave you smiling! "-- Dii, Tome Tender Book Blog
About the Author
Andrea Thome is a former broadcast journalist and award-winning author, having covered both sports and news during her career. In her novels, Andrea explores some of her favorite travel destinations, from the foothills of the Smoky Mountains to the Colorado Rockies, painting rich backdrops that nearly become characters themselves. Thome lives in Chicago with her husband (retired Hall of Fame baseball player, Jim Thome) and their two children. She spends her spare time volunteering, traveling and pursuing her other passion, photography. You can see a sampling of her photography and learn more about her books at andreathome.com "Seeds of Intention" follows "Walland" in the Hesse Creek series. The third book in the Hesse Creek Series--HOUSE OF BELONGING-- is due out June 5, 2018.
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Narrator: Marnye Young
Audiobook Length: 7hr 47m
Release Date: 08-25-2017
*FTC Disclaimer: I received a review copy of Seeds of Intention from Marnye Young and Andrea Thome in exchange for an honest review. I have in no way been influenced by the author, narrator and/or publisher’s generosity.
It’s safe to assume that I’ve been on a Marnye binge. I mean, the last four audiobooks I’ve listened to have been narrated by Marnye Young, and every time I pushed PLAY I wondered, “What accent will Marnye have today?”
Marnye’s southern accent is definitely my favorite. That drawl just drowns my heart! I’m riding that Marnye wave and she's washing me up me wherever she pleases!
Seeds of Intention showcases Marnye’s talent of completely encompassing a character. She becomes Willow. The doubts, the fears, the hesitation. I find myself holding my breath when I listen to her narrate. Is this weird? Maybe subconsciously I’m challenging myself to only take a breath when she makes a mistake…*snort* Yah I’d go brain dead from lack of oxygen…Marnye never makes a mistake.
Again, Marnye gives us a flawless presentation. She transforms this great book an incredible book.
Vineyards, gardens, dirty filthy men…Andrea Thome knows how it’s DONE! A man who loves tractors is #1 on my checklist (yes, I have a checklist…but does that really surprise any of you?)
We are first introduced to Garrett (our hunk) and Willow (our beauty). Willow is merely stopping in for an interview to be the new general manager at the resort. Of COURSE she gets it!
We aren’t introduced to the conflict yet, but just you wait, it’s coming.
Willow and Garrett meet briefly, but it isn’t until their big Smoky Mountain Table event when he really sees her. And I mean, he really sees her. *eyebrow waggle*
Entering our first conflict: Lindsay.
Lindsay is Garrett’s long distance girlfriend. His college sweetheart. She is kind of a troll to be honest. Lindsay arrives before the event and essentially tells Garrett that she’s not sure if she can handle him being a dirt savage for another semester. Like, gag!
“Ooooo my love I want you to ravage me desperately and give up your life for me! But no, I’m not that kind of person who would ever ask you to move back to Washington for me…but really, you should move back.”
Yes, that pretty much sums up our Lindsay.
“By the time Christmas rolls around, we’ll be together for real. For good.” He looked down at her and smiled before dropping his head to brush his lips against hers. It felt less like hello and more like good-bye.
Good! She needs to GO!
Oooh but there’s more to come in Walland, Tennessee!
Garrett and Willow’s friendship blossoms. Their romance blossoms…Let me remind you: she is his boss (conflict #2). Their relationship progresses slowly, deliciously. Andrea bent my heart backwards as our protagonists were faced with decisions.
"Willow was trying to figure out how to ask Susan and Finn the only question she cared about in that moment. She knew that, by doing so, she’d be laying her cards on the table in a way that terrified her. This is what it must feel like to skydive, she thought, right before she asked the question.
“I’ll go to Aspen, on one condition. How would you feel about me taking Garrett with me?”
The room went so quiet you could have heard a pin drop."
Is it Christmas yet? Can Lindsay be out of the picture? Gaawd can these two just KISS ALREADY!?
Willow and Garrett are stuck. They’re literally in limbo—albeit a content limbo because they don’t know any better! They’re stagnant in their personal lives, in their love lives. But through each other they somehow find the right path; a path that leads them to a love they didn’t know could exist.
I will say this: when Lindsay was first introduced I was hesitant. Men with girlfriends who are attracted to other women in any way really bother me (and I know it bothers all of you too). Andrea Thome is an immaculate author who transformed a terribly awkward situation into a platform for a relationship to build upon; she handled this with absolute finesse. When Garrett meets Willow for the first time he’s totally swooning like a cow in heat, but he respects those boundaries and his “relationship” with Lindsay. It still managed to irritate me in the beginning, though.
But does Willow even stay in Walland? Does Garrett actually go back to Washington? Does Willow go with him?! Let’s just say that romance in the Smoky Mountains has unexpected surprises. 😏
Andrea Thome has created another spellbinding romance about new beginnings. Classy, tasteful, and unputdownable!
This book was just as good as the first one. I'm also thankful for the lack of cliffhangers. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series but not annoyed because the conclusion was well done. It will be nice to find out how they are doing in the next book.
The main characters are well developed and very likable. Honestly, I have enjoyed some of the secondary characters as well. Willow and Gerrett seem quite different at first but they do make a great couple. They have both been burned by the opposite sex. There are a few unexpected twists and a sweet HEA.
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