Mia Sheridan proves once again why she is such an accomplished writer and why one clicking any of her books is not just a great read but an emotional connection with characters like few others. ‘Brant’s Return’ solidifies the Sign of Love series as one of the greatest she has written. All standalones and all fantastic.
I was captivated with this particular story from the start & read it one sitting despite it’s 400 odd pages... The prologue of ‘Brant’s Return’ gutted me; it begins with the horrible crime that was committed against the main character, Isabelle. Isabelle is recovering from this tragedy, living on a horse farm when the owners son Brant finds out his father is dying...
From there we are taken on her journey of rebuilding herself while he is working through his pain... She was broken but yet still strong. Brant also lived a life with a painful past. ‘Be with me. Just be with me. We’ll figure out all the details later.’ Their love story is original keeps you reading with the twists and turns you will be taken on.
I love a book with a strong female character and Isabelle did not disappoint. ‘Brant’s Return’ is written in dual first-person perspective, narrated by Isabelle and Brant, I absolutely adored it!
'Brant's Return' is a engaging narrative - beautiful, well-plotted, a pull at the heartstrings, dramatic and sensual. It also has a 'wow' beginning, interesting twists and an injection of mystery, making the trope multilayered. The main theme is - the power of love to heal and in turn, embrace life. The MCs are Brant Talbot and Isabelle 'Belle' Farris, but the main POV is Belle's. Belle is a quiet achiever who works for Brant's father at his horse farm, 'Graystone Hill', in Kentucky. She's natural, honest and values family, but sadly, she's a broken soul. Brant returns home after a long and bitter absence. He is now a rich and successful New York bar owner. The two lovelies' attraction is intense, after some initial misunderstandings. For them, a relationship proves difficult to navigate considering their (separate) histories and different motivations/directions. So, the question is...will they be able to resolve several challenging circumstances and conflicts? 'Brant's Return' is an entertaining book in many ways and the conclusion/epilogue is satisfyingly heartwarming. Yes, it's a tad formulaic, has a couple of contrived scenes and is missing Mia's 'moody' feel, but it's still a book that readers should enjoy.