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Wonderful story! I started and finished this book today and I’m in love with a new series! I love finding a book that tells a great story and this story pulled me in from the very beginning! Now I’ll try to patiently wait for volume 2.
Elderberry Croft is the sort of book that leaves you hanging on each word. The characters are so well-developed, you feel like you know them. And the enigmatic, yet constantly encouraging Willow Goodhope would make a great best friend! Looking forward to the upcoming volumes in this series, though I’ll hate to see it end.
I purchased this book during Smashwords’ Read an Ebook Week and I am glad I did. Although disappointed at the end, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. I found the story itself captivating and I really do want to know what happens next in the lives of these people – and, of course, what’s really bugging Willow Goodhope. And that’s where the disappointment comes in. Like most people, I want closure to this tale, but I am content to wait.
Ms. Doughty is a wonderful storyteller, if a bit overmuch on the religious side, and has woven a compelling story with quite believable characters with whom I can easily identify. We’ve all known people like these, which makes Doughty’s book all the more worth the read.
I recommend this book to anyone who likes an intelligently written and compelling book.
This person went out of their way to come here to Braveheart. This was the comment:
I took a brief look at your book and wanted to leave a comment, but *** has rules about that. Here’s what I wanted to say:
“Not the story for my tastes–but Doughty knows how to write, and I’d bet lovers of good romance novels would go for this one.”
Not a big-time review, I realize, but I wish you luck with the Elderberry.
I felt like this was an awesome review because the reader appreciated my writing, even though it didn’t suit their personal tastes.
And one more, just because…
In my opinion, one of the signs of a talented writer is the ability to make secondary characters come as fully to life as their main characters. Thank you for a wonderful, heart-gripping read!
Wow. THANK YOU!
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The residents of The Coach House Trailer Park are just as run-down as the park itself. In fact, they’ve all come here to die. Then one day, on a crisp January breeze, Willow Goodhope sweeps into the neighborhood. She moves into the lonely little shack on the other side of the driveway, bringing her potted plants, her Elderberry gifts, and her outrageous laughter. The Coach House residents can’t resist her charm as she breathes new life into hardened hearts, but there’s something about Willow, a terrible sadness that hovers at the back of her enigmatic eyes, and it has everyone talking, wondering, worrying. Kathy overhears her sobbing in her kitchen. Doc catches her burning letters in her fire pit. Myra swears she drinks alone out on her patio in the middle of the night. Patti knows the beautiful girl is after her husband, and Eddie and Donny, forever-feuding brothers, are competing to see who can make her smile first, even though they’re both fairly sure she’d prefer her men with real jobs, real homes, and real teeth. What–or who–is haunting the mysterious Willow Goodhope of Elderberry Croft? Will her new “family” be able to rescue her before it’s too late?