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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Home Is Where The Heart Is by Tamelia Tumlin

Home Is Where The Heart Is by Tamelia Tumlin
Publisher: Red Rose Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full (205 pages)
Heat: Sweet
Rating: 4.5 Books
Reviewed by Fennel

An unexpected inheritance…

Jenna Wade was homeless, poor and orphaned as a child. Now as an adult she is desperately seeking stability and financial security. An unexpected inheritance promises to bring her the financial freedom she craves: until she reads the clause.

An unexpected love…

Temporarily confined to a wheel chair, Ridge Townsend's stubborn, self-reliant pride refuses to accept his new caregiver's help. He suspects Jenna is nothing more than a con artist who manipulated his mother into writing her into her will. Especially since Jenna maintains that she has never met his mother. With her caring nature and tender heart Jenna is slowly breaking down his defenses and finding a way into his heart. Then he asked her to do the unthinkable: give up her part of the inheritance. How can she choose between financial security and love?

Shortcuts and shopping baskets open this story. This somewhat quirky opening gives the reader an insight into Jenna’s character and introduces us to the mysterious Kat. You could say ‘one good turn deserves another’ but I suppose that would depend on the terms and conditions and whether you were about to become homeless.

One thing you can be certain of is that Ridge Townsend neither wants nor trusts the unknown woman his mother has arranged to care for him while he recovers from a skiing accident. And to have to accept a total stranger into his home is asking for trouble, isn’t it?

Miss Tumlin, creates strong and powerful characters, and matching settings whether they be a littered back alley in New York or the grandiose mansion. Her writing is the engine that drives the reader from the first page to the last and makes them feel as though they’ve lost a couple of friends when the book is finished.

Who could guess that a kind deed would lead to so much conflict and heartache? It’s all there, and still Tamelia Tumlin steers Jenna and Ridge through, round and over the various pitfalls she provides and still brings her characters to a HEA that brings with it a sigh of satisfaction as you turn the last page.