Thursday, November 1, 2012

Contemp Review: Angels Landing (A Cavanaugh Island Novel) [Mass Market Paperback]

I've finished "Angel's Landing" the 2nd book in her Cavanaugh Island series by Rochelle Alers.

Product Description

Sometimes love can take you by surprise.

Kara Newell has a big-city life that needs a major shake-up. Her dedication as a social worker is unwavering, yet her heart tells her that there is more to life than just work. Kara gets the push she needs when she shockingly inherits a large estate on an island off the South Carolina coast. Now the charming town of Angels Landing awaits her . . . along with a secret family she never knew she had.

After surviving war, loss, and heartbreak, ex-marine Jeffrey Hamilton takes his position as sheriff of idyllic Cavanaugh Island very seriously. So he is the perfect person to watch over the beautiful, confident woman who has turned her new family's expectations upside down - and stepped into the crosshairs of angry local residents.

But soon Kara becomes more than just a job to him, and he begins to need her in ways he never expected. As Kara and Jeffrey confront the town gossips together, they'll learn to face their fears and forgive their pasts in order to find a future filled with happiness in Angels Landing.

About the Author

With nearly two million copies of her novels in print, Rochelle Alers is a regular on the Waldenbooks, Borders and Essence bestseller lists, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Gold Pen Award, the Emma Award, Vivian Stephens Award for Excellence in Romance Writing, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award and the Zora Neale Hurston Literary Award.

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Twitter: @rochellealers

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Forever; Original edition (August 28, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1455501387
ISBN-13: 978-1455501380

My Review:

Kara Newell a social worker was on her way south to visit her parents in Little Rock, Arkansas to start her vacation.  She has worked in New York for fifteen years and is now ready to relax and be able to sleep in.

Her first stop is in Charleston per the request of David Sullivan the attorney for Taylor Patton for the reading of his will.  She tries to tell David that she doesn't know Mr. Patton but he reassures her that Patton knew who she is.  When she arrives in the conference room she notices a group of people staring angrily at her as the lawyer reads out that he left all his belongs and his home to his biological daughter Kara with the condition that she restore the Angel's Landing National Historical Registry Site on Cavanaugh Island.  David persuades her to spend a week at the estate instead of allowing suspicious relatives to sell.

David calls his cousin Jeffrey Hamilton a retired Marine and the Cavanaugh Island sheriff to look after
Kara.  When Jeffrey meets Kara he is smitten and he vows to protect her and get to know her better. 

This book had a very touching love story, the bonds between family, cruel villains that will resort to violence to get what they want and very interesting secondary characters. 


Thanks Hachette Book Group Canada for sending me this book to review, greatly appreciated!

1 comment:

Diana Leigh said...

Sounds like a nice love story. :) I really enjoyed the first book in this series.

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