Book Recommendation – Never Fall Again by Lynn H. Blackburn

Book Description:

Landry Hutton has spent three years rebuilding her life behind the secure gates of The Haven, an exclusive resort on the outskirts of Gossamer Falls, North Carolina. As the artist-in-residence, and with her pottery prized by The Haven’s guests, Landry is finally ready to settle in permanently. She wants to give her daughter, Eliza, a safe home to grow up in and hires former Marine Callum Shaw to handle the construction.

Cal grew up in Gossamer Falls and always knew he would someday join his family’s business. He longs for a family of his own but has almost given up on that ever happening. Landry is funny, gifted, and everything Cal could ever want in a partner, but he vows to keep his distance. Landry has a daughter and a past. Cal has been down that road before and barely survived when the woman he loved left, taking her two sons with her. He can’t bear to lose like that again.

Before construction on the house can begin, Landry’s pottery is destroyed in a suspicious fire. It soon becomes clear that Landry and Eliza are in grave danger–but because of whom? Despite his best efforts to remain unattached and uninvolved, Cal knows Landry needs him–and he fears he needs her just as much.

Narelle’s Thoughts:

I enjoyed reading Never Fall Again, the first book in Lynn H. Blackburn’s Gossamer Falls series set in a fictional North Carolina mountain town. Landry is a widow and single mother with a five year old daughter, Eliza, who moved to Gossamer Falls from Arizona to start over. Landry lives at The Haven, an exclusive private resort where she creates and sells her pottery.

Bronwyn Pierce is The Haven’s CEO and Landry’s close friend from Arizona. There’s a long standing feud between the Pierce’s, Quinn’s and Shaw’s who are the three founding families of Gossamer Falls.

Cal Shaw is also a Quinn via his mother and he has been a longtime friend of Bronwyn’s despite their family issues. Landry is saving her hard earned money from The Haven to build a house, and she contracts Cal to build it.

An unexpected fire at The Haven, and the uncertainty surrounding how and why it happened, draws Landry and Cal closer together as more things happen to threaten Landry’s personal safety.

Landry and Cal’s romance is sweet and Landry’s daughter, Eliza, is adorable. I was intrigued by the town dynamics and the complexity of relationships among the side characters. I recommend Never Fall Again to romantic suspense readers who like small town romances where the suspense builds to a nail biting crescendo, and a relevant faith element in the story.

Many thanks to Revell and NetGalley for the advanced reader copy.

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