This book had several firsts for me in reading it. It was the first story I have read where the main characters were both potato growers in Washington. It was also the first where the lady backs out of her wedding not once but twice to the same man and all over her desire to study more on potatoes!
Jules has broke off her wedding to Cruz in the beginning of the book for the second time now and Cruz is not going to wait around for Jules this time, while she goes back to school for 4 years. Fast foward 4 years and you have Jules back in town, her Dad has died, her long lost sister is back in town and her best friend Sophie (Cruz's sister) has just found out she has cancer. Jules is now ready to commit to marriage but Cruz wants nothing to do with her. Whats a woman to do!
Although I enjoyed reading this book, I had a hard time with Jules whole thought process, where her love of studying and trying to raise the perfect potato would take precedence over committing to the love of her life, Cruz.. And I really had a hard time with the way she treated her sister, Crystal (who I enjoyed alot). Some of Crystal's "mishaps" made me laugh out loud, as well as Cruz and his brother Adan trying to "potty train" their little niece.
I would work on the cover of the book as the lady on the front does not match the Jules described in the story. A special thanks to Zondervan and LibraryThing Early Reviewers for sending me this book for review. To check out the Zondervan link to this book go to http://zndr.vn/fmqF0j.
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Jules sacrificed marriage to tend to her ailing father. Now Pop is gone, Cruz hates her, she's caring for her deceased friend's children, and her sister is furious that she's been disinherited---all while Jules is struggling to save her father's drought-stricken potato farm. How much can one woman bear? Can she ever win back Cruz's heart?
I have read a lot of Lori Copeland's books and she is GREAT. I loved this book so much, it was very hard to put down. I laughed and cried in the book but it was worth it. Jules changes her mind twice to marry Cruz Delgado because of her selfishness. But as the book goes on, she goes to college but eventually comes home and realizes that she is in love with Cruz all those years. But, he is just not so sure about getting back with her. In the meantime, Jules loses her dad, her best friend also. It is a GREAT book, I would definitely suggest this book to everyone.
Since I'm more interested in a rating and general comments rather than a detailed book review (which will ruin the story for me) let me say that I was really drawn into this story making the book hard to put down. The characters as well as the events were believable. While the final outcome of the relationship between the main characters was semi predictable, the journey to it was not.