Ashes and Wine
by Taryn Elliott
I really, really loved this romance… I loved the lyrical writing in this story. I adored the characters and appreciated the humor and heart. *sigh* so much heart.
The heroines’ name is Tessa and she owns a bookstore. The store is struggling a bit with the changes in the economy and also peoples reading habits. I liked that the author included this realism into this fictional story. It grounded Tessa and made me immediately relate to her…. And be a smidge jealous! A long time dream of mine is to own a bookstore and hers sounds wonderful. It’s called As You Wish. There were a few other delightful Princess Bride references, because Tessa is a fan. I adored Tessa. She felt like a girl I could be besties with. I loved her snark, strength and courage.