Friday, March 29, 2013

TASTY REVIEW TOUR for A FALLOW HEART by Linda Kage, @tastybooktours

A Fallow Heart
Linda Kage
Released Dec 27th, 2012
296 Pages
Secret Cravings
Gifted by Author
Reviewed by Lisa

Another winner from the lovely, Linda Kage!  I don't think there is one romance from Linda that I haven't enjoyed!

Ten years ago, an oil tycoon’s daughter and a farmer’s son shared a moment neither would ever forget. When she left town in disgrace, a piece of her stayed locked deep within his soul. And like the ground he tended, his emotions lay fallow for years. Cooper Gerhardt’s deeply buried feelings for Jo Ellen Rawlings grew more fertile over time, just waiting for the day she would return to release his deepest desires.

When she strolls back into Tommy Creek, Texas for her ten-year class reunion, Cooper shows her farmboy-style exactly what she missed by leaving. Starting a short-term affair is simply unavoidable. But when the week is over, can either of them let go of the responsibilities and apprehensions keeping them apart? Or will their fallow hearts learn to flourish together?

Fell in love with Cooper Gerhardt from page one and I don't think I ever stopped.  He was sweet and charming as a teen, but as a man, OH BOY...look out Jo Ellen!  She never stood a chance.  I LOVED that the book opened ten years in the past.  We are able to really connect with the emotions that build between these two characters, and the true reactions we get when they meet again....SO MUCH FUN!

Linda brought back some of my favorite characters from THE TROUBLE WITH TOMBOYS, which I had read a few years ago while on my Linda Kage Kick.  I won't say too much about it, because A FALLOW HEART is more of a prequel to TTWT, but you will meet a few secondary characters who will steal your heart, and Linda gave us a chance to go back and see where it all started. 

What I want to know is...when do we get to see Emma and Brans romance??  I would LOVE to see the Fire that burns fast and bright when they got around each other, back in the day!  So Linda...what do you think? Do we get Emma's story??

If you are looking for a romance that whisks you away and steals your heart, then grab A FALLOW HEART, and I'd even buy THE TROUBLE WITH TOMBOYS and spend the weekend lost in Tommy's Creek!

If you didn't get to read the FABULOUS Guest Posts with Linda at A Tasty Read on Wednesday, here is the link.  Make sure to enter her giveaway for a $20.00 Amazon/B&N Gift Card while you are there!!


Linda Kage said...

THANK YOU for the great review and the awesome, awesome, awesome book tour! You're amazing.

Carol Kilgore said...

I'd like to read about Emma and Brans, too :)