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Noah Mitchell went through a divorce a year and a half until he hears otherwise from the IRS claiming he and his ex-wife are still married. It turns out she did not file the required paperwork properly. Josephine fixes the situation and hand delivers the “new final divorce papers” to his ranch. That is when the snowstorm hits and they are together again with all their resentments.
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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2017
"Sweetbriar Cottage is a story to fall in love with. True-to-life characters, high stakes, and powerful chemistry blend to tell an emotional story of reconciliation."
Brenda Novak, New York Times bestselling author
When Noah and Josephine discover their divorce was never actually finalized, their lives are turned upside down.
Following his divorce, Noah gave up his dream job and settled at a remote horse ranch in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia, putting much-needed distance between himself and the former love of his life. But then Noah gets a letter from the IRS claiming he and Josephine are still married. When he confronts Josephine, they discover that she missed the final step in filing the paperwork and they are, in fact, still married.
Josephine is no happier about the news than Noah. Maybe the failed marriageand botched divorcewas her fault, but her heart was shattered right alongside his, more than he would ever believe. The sooner they put this marriage behind them, the better for both of their sakes.
But when Josephine delivers the final paperwork to his ranch, the two become stranded in his cottage during the worst spring snowstorm in a decade. Being trapped with Josephine is a test of Noahs endurance. He wrestles with resentment and an unmistakable pull to his wifestill beautiful, still brave, and still more intriguing than any woman hes ever known.
As they find themselves confronted with each other and their shared past, old wounds surface and tempers flare. But when they are forced out into the storm, they must rely on each other in a way they never have before. Josephine finally opens up about her tragic past, and Noah realizes shes never been loved unconditionally by anyoneincluding him. Will Noah accept the challenge to pursue Josephines heart? And can she finally find the courage to trust Noah?
"Sweetbriar Cottage is a wonderful story, full of emotional tension and evocative prose."
Francine Rivers, New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love
Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than twenty-five books, including A December Bride and The Convenient Groom, which have been adapted into original Hallmark Channel movies. She has won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader's Choice Award, The Carol Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist. When Denise isn't orchestrating love lives on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, drinking green tea, and playing drums. Denise makes her home in Indiana where she and her husband are rapidly approaching an empty nest. You can learn more about Denise through her website DeniseHunterBooks.com or by visiting her Facebook page, AuthorDeniseHunter.
'. . . the exploration of what love should look like in marriage and in general is very deep and contemplative. This is a novel that can help facilitate healing.'
God demolishes [Josephine's] walls to give her what she always needed: unconditional love and worth.