Tuesday, June 25, 2024

YOU'RE THE REASON by Tari Faris with Susan May Warren, Reviewed by Paula Shreckhise #ReleaseDay

(Home to Heritage Book 1)

Pair an accomplished ballerina healing from an injury, and a Ninja Warrior contestant with a troubled past and you get tension. Especially considering their shared history in Heritage and the tragedy that took her brother’s life. Grace and Seth are now sharing an old dance studio and vow to keep on their side of the space. He is a worthy hero, caring for his mother, who is an alcoholic. Grace needs to evaluate her future in light of her injury, and whether she can heal both physically and emotionally from previous hurts. 

It was great to visit Heritage again, to catch up with the characters and to see some new faces. Miss Faris is an engaging writer and infuses spiritual lessons along with a sweet romance.
*I received a complementary copy from Sunrise Publishing on behalf of the author. I was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are mine alone.*4 stars and a solid faith thread

BackCover Blurb:
She never intended to return to Heritage.

When an injury sidelines her, Grace Howell leaves her life as a ballerina and returns to Heritage, Michigan, to heal. Teaching dance is just a temporary gig, until she finds herself unexpectedly charmed by small-town life and her growing attachment to Seth Warner, a man from her past with a troubled history of his own.

He’s back in Heritage as a changed man.

The last place Seth thought he’d return is Heritage, but a felony record has narrowed his options, compelling him back to a community that hasn’t forgotten his transgressions. Dreams of starting a Ninja Gym give him purpose, yet it’s his entanglement with Grace—the woman he once let slip away—that ignites his desire to stay. Is this his chance at redemption and to live out the love he’s always harbored?

But can they forget the past?

When Grace’s old ballet company offers her a chance to come back, she’s faced with a heart-wrenching decision: pursue the dream she’s always known or stay with the community and man that have captured her heart, even as that love is put to the test.

But has Seth really changed?

Seth’s world is rocked by a confrontation that threatens to pull him back into the world he’s tried so hard to escape. He must fight to clear his name and protect his future with Grace, proving that his commitment to change is more than just talk.
With their happiness hanging by a thread, the decisions they make will define their fates and the heart of Heritage itself.

You’re the Reason
Here With Me
Christmas With You

P.S. Goodbye (prequel novella)
You Belong With Me
Until I Met You
While It Was Snowing (novella)
Since You’ve Been Gone
Upon a Midnight Snow (Christmas novella)

Sunrise Publishing, June, 2024
Available in digital ebook and paperback


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