Monday, January 30, 2017

Kate's Kisses , Grace's Gold, Tessa's Teacakes, Mattie's Meltaways by Mary Manners

Broken dreams…shattered hearts…a special recipe… 

Following the tragic, sudden death of her parents, Kate Spencer broke off her engagement from high school sweetheart Logan Daniels, just weeks before their wedding. She chose, instead, to remain in Mount Ridge, Tennessee to raise her younger sisters and help keep the family together. Now, with her sisters grown, she spends her days at family-owned Sweet Treats Bakery, hiding a wounded heart in the sweet confections she creates.

Logan Daniels left town when Kate broke his heart, but now he's come home to claim what he lost four years ago, and he won't stop until he gets what he came for…Kate's kisses.

My Review

I can see this is going to be a great start to a series a real sweet one. Kate's Kisses is  book one in the Sweet Treats Bakery series.  I know I started eating chocolate kisses when I was reading this one. Such a sweet novella well written by Mary. Love the characters.
 Kate Spencer seems to of lost everything, her parents to a accident and then her fiancee Logan Daniels left town to pursue his career. She felt since her parents have died it left younger sisters she needed to stay home and care for and not leave to go with Logan to pursue what they had planned on doing before the accident. So with the insurance money she bought a bakery. All the sisters helped run it. 
After 4 years Logan returns and he is not going to stop till he gets what he came back for..... Kate's Kisses! 

Brent Peterson returns to Mount Ridge, Tennessee with a single goal—to win back Grace Spencer. He's loved her since kindergarten, and should have told her how he felt, but Dan Turner swooped in and stole Grace away before Brent had the chance. Now Grace is a widow with a young son, and while it’s been three years since her husband’s death, Brent isn’t sure he should make his feelings known.

When Brent comes around the family bakery, Grace longs to restore their friendship, but the thin gold wedding band on her finger—and memories of Dan—stand between them.

Can Brent's gentle patience coax Grace to let go of her memories…and the ring, or is it time for Brent to move on alone, and leave Mount Ridge forever? 


My Review 

Brent Peterson has always loved Grace since they was in kindergarten together.  Problem is he could never get up the courage to tell her all the way through school till it was to late new kid wiped her off her feet. Whom  she marries. Brent goes back home after 3 years to try to win her back. She is now a widow raising her son. Can Grace put aside her feelings for Dan and move on  in her life? Will Brent end up just leaving town again?
Great novella. You will fall in love with another sister. The characters are wonderful. Another great story written by Mary Manners. 

Tessa, the youngest Spencer sister--and the most impulsive--rushes into the Mount Ridge crisis center bent on saving her brother-in-law. She's ready to handle Brent's abductor, with or without help. What she's not ready to handle is the effect policeman, Colin Phillips, has on her. Romance is the last thing on Tessa's mind. She longs for the adventure and fast-pace of New York City, not being tied to Mount Ridge and a man who insists she shouldn't be so impetuous. After all "independent spirit" is what Tessa does best!

Colin transferred from the police force in Atlanta in order to find closure after the brutal murder of his younger sister. He wants a nice, safe future, not one filled with caring and worrying about another impulsive woman. His sister was naïve and unpredictable, and while Colin is drawn to Tessa's spunk and vitality, her willingness to rush into danger scares him. No way could he cope with another devastating loss. His heart must remain closed where Tessa is concerned.

But God has His own plans...and His own way of changing hearts and cultivating love.


My Review

This has been such a awesome, sweet series! It has been so good to see how each sister ends up in life after the loss of their parents.  Tessa is the youngest of them. So she was being raised by the other 3 sisters. She has had enough of what everyone else wants for her.  She got a job offer she is ready to leave now  to go and leave in the big city in  New York. Can she follow through with her plans? Will something else come in to her plans or a person? Great novella. 

Mattie Spencer has spent the last decade raising her three younger sisters and grooming Sweet Treats Bakery into a thriving business. Over the years, she's watched her sisters grow into beautiful women and find the men of their dreams. Now it's her turn, but, at thirty-five, she feels too old to dream of a husband and children of her own.

Tyler Jacobs, a firefighter in the small town of Mount Ridge, keeps busy raising his seven-year-old daughter. The death of his wife three years ago still haunts him, but his morning stops into Sweet Treats, along with a dose of conversation and a handful of Mattie's delicious mint meltaways, kindle a desire he thought was extinguished forever.

Now Tyler has just one goal--to convince Mattie that love knows no age.


My Review

Mattie has been busy raising her sisters and help run the Sweet Treats Bakery after the death of their parents. She has watched them grow in to young women and finding love. But now feeling she is to old and no one would want her now she isn't searching for love. Her dreams of falling in love and to someday having children she has given up on. Till one day something real sweet walks into the bakery. Will Mattie find true love now?
This series is so sweet I loved it. It is 4 novellas  which you can sit down and read each story in a short time. But they so touch the heart.  All of Mary Manner's books I have read so far touch the heart. Wonderful well written characters in them all. 

Mary Manners
Mary Manners is an award-winningromance writer who lives in the beautiful foothills of East Tennesseewith her husband Tim and the cherished cats they've rescued fromlocal animal shelters...Lucky and Gus.
Mary's debut novel, MendedHeart, was nominated BestInspirational Romance 2010, and was finalist for the Bookseller's Best Awardand her follow-up, Tender Mercies, was awarded an outstanding 4 ½ star rating from The Romantic TimesBook Reviews and was also a finalist for the Inspirational Readers ChoiceAward. Buried Treasures, her third novel, was named Book of the Year by The Wordsmith Journal.Light the Fire, her fourthnovel, took top honors for the 2012 Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Mary wasnamed Author of the Year by Book and Trailer Showcase. She writes romances ofall lengths, from short stories to novels--something for everyone.

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