Sometimes it takes an outsider to force us to see who we are. The real struggle is accepting what we learn. For Beverly Townsen, nothing could be closer to the truth. Virtually a shut-in, Beverly has pulled back from Green Valley’s community, preferring the isolation of her farmhouse and her daily routine of viewing home improvement television shows. When the opportunity arises for her own home improvement and a personal re-assessment, she’s not so excited about the reality of real life versus DIY programs.
Jedd Flemming understands physical pain and personal loss, but it’s never stopped him from bucking forward in life. A former military man and rodeo star, his life as a nomad comes to an end with false accusations and a family matter back in the Valley. It’s been a long journey to find his way home and once there, there’s nothing he wants more than to reclaim what he’s lost…and maybe the elusive female reclusive who holds a sliver of his past.
With an unprecedented proposition, Beverly finds a stranger living in her barn, raising horses on borrowed pastures, and plowing his way into her vacant heart. Old hurts linger, but sometimes love in deed is louder than words.
‘Love in Deed’ is a full-length contemporary romance, can be read as a standalone, and is book #6 in the Green Valley Library series, Green Valley World, Penny Reid Book Universe.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
I don't really know where to start with Love in Deed. I wasn't sure how L.B. Dunbar was going to do it, write Beverly. If you've read her other titles than you know that Beverly is a hard woman. Life and circumstance hadn't been kind to her and in turn she wasn't very nice either.
There was so much anger and pain and resentment. Self doubt and loathing. It broke my heart but at the same time I was rooting for her. To break the cycle. To find herself again. To try. And right when she least expected it, the catalyst for all those things came knocking on her door. Sweet butter on a biscuit- Jedd!!
I adored that man. His hard work. The way he turned his disadvantages into something positive. His wit. His patience. The way he handled Bev just right. He saw through her bravado, recognized it for the pain that it was. Pushed when he needed to, gave in sometimes but never gave up.
But Jedd had a few secrets of his own. And when they came out...talk about whiplash. An age old feud, twisted family ties and the return of someone that nobody wanted to hear from again. My head was spinning as everything came together or fell apart- depending on how you look at it..
Hats off to L.B. Dunbar for taking two broken people and not portraying them as weak but showing how strong they truly were. Fighters. Survivors. None more so than Bev. I loved her redemption, how she reclaimed her life. Found her voice and her heart and love that she had been waiting a whole lifetime to feel. And that ending....cue the tummy flutters and happy sigh. It was so perfectly them.
About the Author
L.B. Dunbar has an overactive imagination. To her benefit, such creativity has led to over thirty romance novels, including those offering a second chance at love over 40. Her signature works include the #sexysilverfoxes collection of mature males and feisty vixens ready for romance in their prime years. She’s also written stories of small-town romance (Heart Collection), rockstar mayhem (The Legendary Rock Stars Series), and a twist on intrigue and redemption (Redemption Island Duet). She’s had several alter egos including elda lore, a writer of romantic magical realism through mythological retellings (Modern Descendants). In another life, she wanted to be an anthropologist and journalist. Instead, she was a middle school language arts teacher. The greatest story in her life is with the one and only, and their four grown children. Learn more about L.B. Dunbar by joining her reader group on Facebook (Loving L.B.) or subscribing to her newsletter (Love Notes).
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