In fact each book can easily be read *A STANDALONE I SWITCHED BACK AND FORTH FROM THE *standalone I switched back and forth from the to my audio copy I loved the Laurel Lefkow s performance She captured some of the wry tone of comments and teasing I didn t necessarily pick up on until listening to her reading I paid a little attention while traditionally reading and it definitely enhanced my experience I listened at my usual 125xs the normal speed A copy was kindly provided by Berkley Books in exchange for an honest review A TOUCH OF FOREVER is the best meet cute I ve read It s easy to root for this couple because they re adorable and their flirting made me smileRoen Shepard s family encouraged artistic talent but his yearning is numbers That talent earned him an engineer surveyor position with Northeast Rail His calculations and negotiations pave the way for the railroad s expansion That s what brings him to Frost FallsWidow Lily Salt and her four children do what they can to make ends meet Lily sews and her oldest son Clay is an odd jobber Together they mind the three younger children These children really add to the story with their uirky antics and conversationsFrom the very beginning I was enchanted by Lily and Roen I don t remember ever reading a romance about a widow with four children as the heroine This was a pleasant surprise especially that a man would even consider her Roen is smitten with Lily from first sight and I loved that he didn t fear an instant family but welcomed it I really enjoyed Lily s son Clay s interactions with Roen They re both ornery characters with fun loving heartsLily is peculiar uiet and not one to ive an inch in relationships He This is my first book by Jo Goodman and while I don t read cowboy romances often the blurb and cover of this one intrigued me While this third book in the Cowboys of Colorado series doesn t focus on a cowboy per se it is set in early 1900 s Colorado and I didn t have any problems with following alongRoen is an engineermathematician working to expand the railway which takes him to Frost Falls There he meets a precocious boy whose mother is a widow with 4 kids by the way I can t even imagine being a single mother in those days Lily and
her children have had a traumatic life so everyone in town is concerned about the children have had a traumatic life so everyone in town is concerned about the who is spending time with themThere is a lot The Good and Beautiful God going on in this lengthy story and the first part of the book is beefy with tons of details character details scenery details mechanical details a lot of details Some slowed the story down but by the middle things start picking up speedHaving said all of that I enjoyed Roen and Lily s story It s slow burning has cute kids and feels like a modern small town romance with all of theossips and busy bodies and has a surprise stalker There is uite a journey that takes place for all of the characters but it was one that I appreciated for the compassion and care that was taken with it Now that I ve read the third book I am curious about the others in the series and will be checking them out soon ARC enerously provided in exchange for an honest review Purchase US Kobo Apple Books Nook For reviews visit 425 stars Really loved seeing Lily finally et her HEA with a decent man And Hitch is coming into his own too Looking forward to the next one alread. A complication from his past follows him to Frost Falls Roen proposes a mad scheme to protect the new life he's built and keep close the stubborn woman he's accidentally fallen for a marriage of convenience But Lily has secrets of her own and the closer he ets to uncovering them the he comes to realize that the only truth that matters is the secret to unlocking her heart. ,
R someone they could trust and rely on in short supply until now Circumstances had them on a road to fake marriage but also to real loveI liked this story After I ot over my disappointment of not enough cowboys of course I don t know what the early west was like not really but I d like to think this author s take on it is close Despite the harsh realities of their time men and women still found each other in all the crazy ways that can happen If I didn t connect with the characters as much as I d hoped I was
invested and happy as anyone they fo I remembering thinking the precedingand happy as anyone they fo I remembering thinking the preceding in this series was charming This one is just as much so with just a tich heartLily Salt is a widower with four children We met her in the previous book A Touch of Flame where her story as a major subplot In this one she is living in the aftermath of her husband s death and trying to put behind her her dismal marriageRoen Shepherd is a surveyor with the Railroad company who has come to town to work out the logistics of where is the best place to run the rail line through this town He is from back east and has a big bohemian ar Lily Salt has been through a lot but finally has settled into a comfortable contented life as a widower and mother of four children Her careful attempts to keep people at arm s length The Horse in Celtic Culture goes by the wayside when Roan Shepherd a railroad engineer new to Frost Falls takes notice of her She tries to rebuff his interest but Roan he s persistent and as a further complication he hires her son Clay as an assistantMy heart went out to Lily in the previous book and so I was so pleased that she s doing so well for her and her children here I liked that she was an independent woman and didn t need a man to make her happy but the addition of Roan was like icing on a cake Theradual way their friendship forms was a delight to experience The careful way Roan treated their burgeoning romance made me fall hard for Roan The kids were very much a part of the story each so sweet and it was touching how protective they were of their of the story each so sweet and it was touching how protective they were of their These kids needed careful handling as they were affected by the abuse of their mother as well I *loved how Roan interacted with them never overbearing but a father figure there to support and *how Roan interacted with them never overbearing but a father figure there to support and them There s a bit of suspense here too as with the previous installments with Roan s past mistress in the mix A selfish sociopath if there ever was one with her shady detective in tow An interesting mix of side charactersstories rabbed my attention Fedora Chen an American Chinese woman and the obstacles she faces in this time period with a nice little romance brewing there too I m wondering if the next installment if there is one might feature Fedora I also enjoyed the Old West setting the historical aspects of the railway expansion and life in the 1800 s Always interesting to imagine how it would be to live back then without all the modern conveniences we have now and with the differences in attitude towards women and minorities I ve loved the two previous installments but A Touch of Forever is my favorite to date The uiet but intense emotions between these two sucked me in to this lovely story It is a slow burn romance but wow it heated up As a side note it s not necessary to read the previous books to enjoy this one. Ed He's kind entleand tempting enough to make her wonder what a second chance at love might be worthA self acknowledged black sheep Roen Shepard knows what it means to feel alone Recognizing a kindred spirit in the reserved widow whose fascinating blue reen eyes have seen too much and charmed by the warmth of her ready made family the two begin an unlikely friendshipWhen. ,
The story was nothing like I expected from the blurb but became so much as it developed Written back when the railroad was blazing trails across the country a single mother leery of men meets a railroad surveyor construction *Engineer Slow Building With Lots Of Chemistry *Slow building with lots of chemistry Touch of Forever provides a reat heartfelt romance family friendship betrayal and even a murder mystery I received this ARC copy of A Touch of Forever from Berkley Publishing Group This is my honest and voluntary review A Touch of Forever is set for publication June 4 2019My Rating 4 starsWritten by Jo GoodmanSeries The Cowboys of *COLORADO BOOK 3MASS MARKET PAPERBACK 416 PAGESPUBLISHER BERKLEY JUNE *Book 3Mass Market Paperback 416 pagesPublisher Berkley June 2019ISBN 10 0440000645ISBN 13 978 0440000648 Noble A Touch of ForeverJo Goodman A Touch of Forever by Jo Goodman is book three in her Cowboys of Colorado series The author has done a ood job of making this a standalone Lily Salt is a widow and mother of four Roen Shepard is an engineering surveyor for Northeast Rail Roen meets 12 year old Clay Salt and wants to hire him as his assistant but first he must obtain permission from Clay s mother Lily Roen and Lily form an unlikely friendship and eventually enter into a marriage of convenience Will Roen be able to convince Lily to turn their agreement into a real marriage A Touch of Forever is utterly entertaining The characters and plot are fully developed Humor abounds throughout This is a definite 5 out of 5 stars and I eagerly await the next installment in the series My thanks to Berkley Publishing Group and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book However the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone I always enjoy Jo Goodmans western historicals This story is similar to the last one in #MANY WAYS BUT I REALLY ENJOYED #ways but I really enjoyed Lily and her children find happiness In the last book things were pretty rim for them Entertaining but no cowboys per se I was sad because this was not a cowboy story At least not in the sense that we are thinking of riding the plains or rustling cattleThe story did take me by surprise as I did not realize it was a very long book On one hand I was frustrated because the beginning included a lot of detail and a very slow build upBut as we reach the middle of the book the story starts winding up and we find ourselves in the middle of a marriage of convenience a mystery pregnancy and even a murder the story A Succession of Bad Days got a lot interestingGoodman is well known for her American tales of the west and her historical romance novels This particular story is book three in a series and while I ve never read any of the others it was very easy to followComplex characters along with complex and interesting plot scenarios make this a story that is highly entertaining and very memorable You will definitely need to set aside time to absorb this book but be prepared to enjoy this uniue historical western romance with a family saga twist copy received for reviewfull review Few cowboys but a lot of heartDespite the series title Lily and Roen s story offered aentle tale of survival and romance with cowboys as their backdrop Both had baggage to spare as life knocked them down and sideways with Lily especially keeping herself aloof Despite their secrets they found in each othe. A marriage of convenience turns into a sweetly seductive love off the rails romance in the latest Cowboys of Colorado novel from USA Today bestselling author Jo GoodmanLily Salt has sworn off men After finally aining her independence the last thing she needs is another man telling her what to do But the handsome railroad engineer from New York isn't at all what she expect.