Love In Deed by L.B Dunbar is the 6th book in the Green Valley Library series and the second by this author, and is part of the Spring 2020 Smartypants Romance collection.
Love In Deed is the story of Beverly Townsen and Jedd Fleming, and follows on from Ms Dunbar’s book - Love In Due Time, where we met these characters for the first time.
Beverly is broken, she is down and she is crotchety. She has a fiesty personality, and uses harsh words to hide her insecurities and self-doubt. Reliant on her daughter Hannah to take care of her after a car accident in previous years, Beverly is very nearly a recluse, stuck in a rut of watching daytime tv and despairing of her no-good husband who ran off many years ago leaving Beverly on the Townsen farm, raising a young Hannah on her own.
We meet Jedd, an injured military vet with a love and passion for horses, as he comes back to Green Valley, looking for a place to lease land for horse rearing. He too speaks his mind and doesn’t let Beverly get away with her harsh words and poor self-belief, encouraging and pushing her forwards. It is this relationship, the attraction, the belief and fiery banter that makes this book a 5 star read. Adding in the wonderful writing and the steady rejuvenation of Beverly and Love In Deed is a book I highly recommend. I enjoyed reading the interwoven parts of Green Valley families, both new and familiar and the links to both the Winston Brothers series and other Smartypants Romance books. There is so much to this book, and in fact the whole Green Valley world that I can’t wait to read what is next to come!
L.B Dunbar has excelled once more in creating a romance for those over 40, with her wit and humour and depth of characters. She has captured the Southern charm and old ways that is prevalent in Green Valley, Tennessee and I encourage new readers as well as those familiar to the author, to read this 5 star book! Thanks for the copy I received of Love In Deed, this is an honest review.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2518 KB
- Print Length: 374 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Smartypants Romance (12 May 2020)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0839NJR96
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 15 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,640 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)