Book Feature - Walland and Seeds of Intention by Andrea Thome
HBL Note: I love having the opportunity to feature Chicago authors! When Andrea's publicist first contacted me, I was overloaded with books to review (so many books and never enough time to read them all!) At first I was inclined to decline the opportunity, but the more I thought about it the more I wanted to promote Chicago authors! I miss Chicago so much and this feature helps me still feel a bit connected to my favorite city. Also, my friend and fellow book blogger, Amy of The Trendy Reader, read Walland and said she enjoyed it. So I'm sharing these books with you in hopes that you have time to read them! I can't wait to hear what you think!
From the publisher about Walland:
Can broken hearts risk love again? India’s life has always gone according to plan. But when she decides to call off her high-profile wedding and take time off from her network television job, everything turns upside down. A tranquil resort in the moody Smoky Mountains of Tennessee was supposed to be a place she could hide out and lick her wounds. Instead she finds herself questioning everything she ever thought she wanted. Wyatt is a man with scars that run deep. He’s built a careful life for himself, and he has no intention of letting anyone get close to him . . . again. But what happens when two people who are running away from love run right into one another? Will the intense chemistry they feel be enough to overpower their fears? Or will their time together in the Smoky Mountains end with broken hearts?
From the publisher about Seeds of Intention:
Is it more important to have roots, or wings?
Garrett Oliver has just settled into his job as heir apparent to one of the most renowned master gardeners in the country. After a difficult few years, he’s found a home and a renewed purpose at a famed resort in the secluded Smoky Mountains. The stars seem to be aligning for Garrett as he plans a future with his college sweetheart and envisions a simple life with her in the mountains of East Tennessee.
Willow Armstrong, fresh off a painful breakup, is coming home to Knoxville to care for her ailing father. She finds herself in the right place at the right time, landing a dream job alongside Garrett—as his boss. As they are thrown together by their work, an undeniable magnetism grows between them, despite the fact that Garrett is ready to start a future with someone else. Circumstances persist in drawing them closer, and an unexpected opportunity in Colorado prompts Willow and Garrett to wonder if a life together out west might be beyond anything either of them had dared to imagine.