About the Book
Bestselling novelist Karen Witemeyer joins award-winning authors Regina Jennings, Amanda Dykes, and Nicole Deese for this Texas-sized romance novella collection. Each of the authors’ unique voices is on display in stories where courting couples leave a permanent mark of their love by carving their initials into the same oak’s bark.
In Regina Jennings’ Broken Limbs, Mended Fences, a small-town teacher has her credentials questioned by a traveling salesman.
In Karen Witemeyer’s Inn for a Surprise, two opinionated collaborators with conflicting visions must turn a doomed business venture into a successful romantic retreat.
From Roots to Sky by Amanda Dykes follows a young WWII naval airman who heads to Texas to meet the sister of a lost compatriot.
Heartwood by Nicole Deese is a modern-day romance about the groundskeeper of a historic inn who’s reunited with someone from her past while she fights to save a town landmark.
In My Opinion
I am a fan of novella collections that aren’t huge compellations that take days to get through because there are so many stories involved. Three or four is the perfect number (or should it be numbers?) for me. And The Kissing Tree includes stories from three authors who have released favorites this year (that may jump to all four come December when Regina Jennings’ new release arrives).
This compilation centers around a tree in a tiny Texas town through the years. Whether you’re a fan of historical or contemporary stories or of second chance or first time around romances, there’s something in this book for you.
What’s even better is each author (Regina Jennings, Karen Witemeyer, Amanda Dykes, and Nicole Deese) brings her own voice to the pages. For those who haven’t read one or more of these authors, this is an excellent way to get a feel for someone’s style and for those like me who devour everything from these authors, The Kissing Tree is an unexpected bonus.
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