Welcome to the Blog Tour for Aspen Crossroads by Janine Rosche, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Aspen Crossroads
Series: A Whisper Canyon Romance #1
Author: Janine Rosche
Publisher: Berkley Books
Release Date: August 24, 2021
Genre: Western Romance
To protect those most vulnerable, Haven Haviland must trust her heart–and her regrets–to a mysterious newcomer in this moving contemporary romance.
Few in the community of Whisper Canyon have actually met Jace Daring, a handsome recluse who lives at Aspen Crossroads, the farm at the edge of town. But that doesn’t stop the rumors about the multiple women who live with him. He must protect the truth–that his farm-to-table restaurant will provide new livelihoods for women rescued from human trafficking–or he risks the safety and futures of those relying on him. But he can’t do it alone.
Haven Haviland has always been everyone’s safe place to fall until one mistake closes her counseling practice and leaves her open to the town’s gossip. Trusting men has gotten her in trouble before. However, accepting Jace’s job offer to mentor the rescued women seems like the perfect way to right her wrongs.
When the mayor’s campaign to clean up Whisper Canyon targets Aspen Crossroads, the restaurant comes under fire, dangers from the women’s pasts are awakened, and Haven’s sins are exposed for all to see. Jace would sacrifice himself to save Haven and the women under his care, but his efforts might not be enough. And in the end, it might not be the women most in need of saving after all.
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IN MY OPINION
Author Janine Rosche has outdone herself with the first book in her new series. Aspen Crossroads has so many well-woven intricacies, I am certain multiple reading will bring more to the surface.
Haven and Jace are two hurting people in a sea of hurting people. From the moment these two met on the page (without knowing what they carried with them from their pasts), I was rooting for them. First there’s Haven with her large family and the rumors surrounding them. Jace was a little more of a mystery but once I uncovered that, fairly early in the book, my respect for the guy shot up.
Rosche’s characters range from sweet and friendly to gruff to downright sinister. There are two sides to the coin in Aspen Crossroads—those trying to help the less fortunate who are trying to turn their lives around and those who want exclusivity for the town. I learned early on who I disliked and didn’t trust.
I could go on and on about this book, but I don’t want to give any of the surprises awaiting new readers away. So many of the characters in Aspen Crossroads have experienced pain but are finding redemption and hope in this Colorado town. Rosche manages to balance on that fine line between awareness and compassion touching on difficult and dark topics. Bravo to the author for a beautifully written story that left me with a complete sense of satisfaction while ramping up the anticipation for what she’s going to bring to the page next.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
(1) winner will receive a Society 6 Mountain Morning Tote, Live By Faith Journal, & “Stay Home or Go Roam” Hoodie from the soon-to-be-released Love Wander Read apparel collection!
Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight September 7, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on September 14, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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Elizabeth Litton says
Sounds like a good book! Can’t wait to read it!
Rita Wray says
I liked the review, thank you.
JustRead Tours says
Yay! Yay! Yay! So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the review!
Roxanne C. says
This book sounds like it may contain more than one storyline with all its layers.
Sarah L says
Set in my home state. Always like to read those.
Thanks for the contest.
John Smith says
I bet that by the end we will know all about the protagonists’ true feelings and motivations, and they are good as gold!