Carolina Dreaming by Virginia Kantra #BookReview #MFRWauthor #mgtab @VirginiaKantra

Carolina Dreaming

When it comes to love, anything can happen on Dare Island—especially in this latest novel fromNew York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra. 

After escaping a disastrous marriage, bakery owner Jane Clark has convinced herself that she has everything she needs—her precious son, a thriving business, and a roof over her head. But the arrival of a handsome stranger on the island shows her exactly what she’s been missing…

The only home Gabe Murphy ever had was the Marine Corps. He’s working hard to rebuild his life. It will take a special place, and a special woman, to make him want to stay.

Now Gabe is determined to prove that he’s worthy of Jane’s trust—and her love. But when her past reappears, that trust will be tested, and Jane and Gabe will have to fight hard to hold onto their love and make their dreams a reality…

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About the Author:

Virginia Kantra


New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra has written over twenty-five books of contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and paranormal romance. Her deeply emotional stories have won numerous writing awards, including Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award and two National Readers’ Choice Awards. Married to her college sweetheart and the mother of three kids, she is a firm believer in the strength of family, the importance of storytelling, and the power of love.

Her favorite thing to make for dinner? Reservations.

Praise for Virginia Kantra:

“Simply put, the Dare Island series is wonderful!” – Kirkus Reviews

“Excellent and emotional.” – Publishers Weekly

“Virginia Kantra is back where we want her, writing fantastic contemporary romance.” -Rendezvous

“I’m a long time Virginia Kantra fan girl because every time I read one of her books, she reminds me why I read romance.” -JoAnn Ross, New York Times bestselling author

“Kantra has to be the only romance author I’ve read whose characters are as rich as those of Nora Roberts.” -The Romance Reader

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My Review:

I love Virginia Kantra’s ability to bring her settings to stunning life. When reading her Dare Island books it’s easy to imagine the sand and surf, the homes and businesses, and the people who live there.

I also enjoy her characterizations, especially the male characters.

Gabe is sardonic, untrusting, and withdrawn, but he also shows a depth of caring and love that instantly tugs at my reader’s heart.

Jane has already been through a painful divorce from an abusive ex, and is in no hurry to make the same mistake again. I liked her tenacity and strength of character- she’s determined to make a good life for her son, and not count on any man to make that happen. Even if her heart says she can trust the man stirring up a rush of emotions, from tenderness, to desire, and if she dare admit it-love.

Favorite lines:

The bakery breathed around them, releasing the warm scent of vanilla, rich chocolate, and pungent coffee. The hunger stirring his gut became a throb. He wanted to take a bite of something.

Someone. Jane.

From Carolina Dreaming by Virginia Kantra


I give Carolina Dreaming 5 lovely Kisses


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