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Like a butterfly on a summer breeze, love rarely lands where it’s expected.
Working for her dad’s landscaping business stifles Linnea Ranta. When she’s invited to design and build a community garden with an intriguing master carpenter, she seizes the chance to unfurl her wings, but at what expense to her heart?
Logan Dermott eases back his flirting when he senses Linnea’s fragility, but she has more backbone than he suspected. As they work together, Logan finds he’s falling for her, but it may be too late to win her love.
Will Linnea break free of her chrysalis and fly away before Logan realizes what he almost had?
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I adore this fictional small town community within the big city of Spokane! United by proximity, a new community center, and a cozy-sized church, this neighborhood is graced with the intimate charm of a matchmaking grandma figure and nonstop 3-on-3 basketball.
Linnea spreads her wings for the first time in many ways throughout the story. She’s a loveable character and sees herself as a bit of an underdog. Readers will enjoy seeing her bloom and grow into the woman God created her to be.
Logan has been globetrotting for years without a care in the world. Spokane is just supposed to be a stop along the way but he is intrigued by a woman who embodies both fragility and strength. Logan’s journey challenges readers to seek God’s will.
The rather large cast of secondary characters gives the story an authentic backdrop while readers build rapport with neighbors from all walks of life. This book is packed with life lessons and various models of sustainability and green living.
I requested the opportunity to read and review this title through the author. The opinions expressed are my own.
Hop over to First Line Friday #40 for a peek at the first line of the series prequel novella!
About the Author
Valerie Comer’s life on a small farm in western Canada provides the seed for stories of contemporary Christian romance. Like many of her characters, Valerie grows much of her own food and is active in the local foods movement as well as her church.
She only hopes her imaginary friends enjoy their happily-ever-afters as much as she does hers, shared with her husband, adult kids, and adorable granddaughters.
Valerie is a USA Today bestselling author and a two-time Word Award winner. She has been called “a stellar storyteller” as she injects experience laced with humor into her green clean romances.
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Urban Farm Fresh Romance
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Let’s talk fresh food! Do you grow any of your own food or shop a local farmer’s market?
10 thoughts on “Butterflies on Breezes by Valerie Comer”
Thank you for your thoughtful review!
My pleasure, Valerie!
Nice review! I shopped one of the local “farmer’s markets” that set up in the parking lot of a strip mall, until I saw one person buying veggies at Costco and dumping them into wooden crates in the back of his truck. He kind of ruined it for me.
When I was little, my grandfather had a garden and grew a lot of the food we ate. Corn, potatoes, beans, carrots, tomatoes, peas and many other things I don’t remember. My grandmother canned a lot of it.
That is frustrating, Andrea! I have similar memories with my great-grandma and now we have our own garden and do a little canning too.
Oh, wow! And of course, my mind is going… that would be a great twist to a novel with a farmers market in it. Shhh… don’t tell anyone, but it’s going in my queue!
I really must find some spare time to read Valerie’s books! I’m so in love with these covers!
YES! You really must! I’ll keep reminding you 😉
Thank you! My daughter does most of my covers, but this is the style she likes to do best!
I agree with Carrie that Valerie’s covers are awesome.
I recently won a copy of her new romance novella and I am going to make time to read it! Her whole sustainable farming and clean/locally grown food theme really resonates with the lifestyle we are trying to embrace.
That must be Promise of Peppermint! I hope you enjoy it. 🙂