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WHAT LOVE CAN DO (HOME TO GREEN VALLEY) BY VIRNA DEPAUL
Ireland has always been home for the five O’Neill brothers, but several tragedies, including the recent death of their mother, have them feeling lost. After making an unexpected discovery, eldest son and former rugby player Quinn O’Neill heads to Forestville, California, in the enchanted river valley where his mother grew up. There, he hopes to learn more about his family and explore the possibility of settling someplace new.
Traveling the world before opening her own bakery is Lillian Parker’s dream, and she’s one step closer to achieving it after winning an internship with a world-famous pastry chef in Miami. Unfortunately, Lillian’s mother is pressuring her to stay in Forestville and help run the family B&B. Then a handsome Irishman blows through the door with charm and sex appeal to spare, and suddenly Lillian’s not sure what she wants.
Sparks instantly fly, and Lillian finds herself agreeing to show Quinn around the area. Soon their building feelings have them wishing for more time together. But Quinn’s just beginning to explore the magic of Green Valley wine country, and Lillian needs to stretch her wings. Even worse, exposed secrets pit Lillian’s family against Quinn’s, creating thorns in their blooming love.
Can passion survive conflicting family loyalties? And can love bond Quinn and Lillian together forever when dreams of adventure versus home and hearth threaten to keep them apart?
REVIEW: WHAT LOVE CAN DO (HOME TO GREEN VALLEY) BY VIRNA DEPAUL
What Love Can Do by Virna DePaul
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
What Love Can Do is a story of hope in times of hopeless. The descriptions of the beautiful scenery, the bonds of the O'Neill family and the resilience in the face of tragedy combined to make Virna DePaul's latest novel one that leaves a lasting impression. What Love can Do is Quinn's quest for answers after discovering a long withheld secret after his mother's death. In order to do so he leaves Ireland and makes his way to his mother's birth place in California. In a foreign land with nowhere to set down roots he meets Lillian who oversees the local B & B. Lillian wants a chance to spread her wings outside of Forestville and pursue her dream of being a chef. But one look, one touch and Quinn makes her crave things she never thought possible. I received an ARC of What Love Can Do in exchange for an honest review. I was fascinated by Quinn. His decisions to leave behind his home and family to learn more about his mom's past took courage. The romance between he and Lillian move fast but was also a poignant part of this story. This was a beautiful beginning to the O'Neill family saga.
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