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Monday, June 23, 2014

Sweet Mountain Music - Books we Love!

1896 ... the Cascade Mountains of Washington. Oh what a great setting for Suzie Johnson's sweet historical romance. We had lots of fun celebrating during release week and although I'd read some of it months before, I hadn't had the pleasure of reading it in its entirety. I remedied that!

Suzie's love for the area and her attention to detail made the beautiful, rugged mountains an important character alongside  Chloe and Ben. Reading SWEET MOUNTAIN MUSIC was a delightful getaway to crisp mountain air and the scent of evergreens.

But before I tell you what I liked most about this story, here's the blurb (the publisher's clever way to condense enough of the whole book down to a few sentences that they hope will entice you to to read it!)

Chloe Williston has two goals in life: to make her father proud, and to do it by making a name for herself as a journalist. It seems she has been waiting for years for the perfect opportunity...and when it arrives in her Washington State town in the form of a handsome naturalist in search of the legendary Great North American Ape, she isn't about to let him go off on an adventure without her.

Ben Kearny has to admit he's intrigued by the undauntable Miss Chloe Williston...until he learns she's a journalist. The last thing he needs is a reporter sticking her nose however pretty it may be in his expedition. He has to find the Sasquatch. It's his only chance at restoring his reputation, and he can't let anything, even Chloe, get in his way.

But as the expedition sets off with Chloe and her brother in tow, Ben find the obstacles stacked against him. He not only has to find the illusive beast, he also has to keep Chloe out of the trouble she seems determined to find...all while protecting his heart.


Okay, got that? Now, here's what I really loved about this story: Chloe.

Suzie has a way of making Chloe so identifiable. Few of us want to be Nellie Bly, but boy did I empathize with her desire to not let anything distract her from her goal. All those things zinging around in her head and heart came alive for me.  Ben was worth the trouble and the whole story moved along nicely with a mix of adventure, romance, danger and charm.

I completely enjoyed Chloe and Ben's journey and hope if you haven't had a chance to read it, you will make a point to find it -
Amazon.com/Sweet-Mountain-Music-Suzie-Johnson

17 comments:

  1. Thank you, Deb! You are so sweet to say such kind things. Chloe definitely has a special place in my heart!

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  2. Two things really drew me to this book. 1) The humor, and 2) Some of the steamy (but clean) interactions between hero and heroine.

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  3. Love this review--I can't wait to read the book. It sounds delightful and Suzie is a talented author. Congratulations, Suzie!

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  4. I can't wait to read this book. I'm downloading it today.

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  5. Sounds so good, Suzie! Nice review on Amazon, too.

    Cheers,
    Sue

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  6. Love this story, Suzie. These are characters who stick with you after the fact!

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    1. Niki, I appreciate that! I like it when characters stick in my head. I think we writers always hope we can create that type of character. :)

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  7. Sorry to have missed the whole day. I was away from my computer for much of it until 11pm - scandalous!

    I must get over to Amazon and post a review! Congratulations, Suzie. It was a delight to read and I'm curious what you are working on next!

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    1. Thank you, Deb, for this lovely review. If you do post on Amazon, that will be most appreciated. Next up - historical romance set in 1901 Buffalo, New York.

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  8. Sorry I was out yesterday, too. This sounds great, especially the "clean steam."

    Can't wait to read it! :D

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    1. Clean steam. Ha! I'm not sure who started that rumor. Dina, I think....

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  9. Suzie - the book sounds delightful and original. Quite a combination! Sounds great.

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    1. Terri, thank you so much! Thank you for stopping by, too!

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