Friday, May 22, 2020

Review - The Somerset Girls

Title:   The Somerset Girls
Author:  Lori Foster
Genre:   Romance; Women's Fiction
Publisher:   Harlequin Books
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:  336
Date of Publication:  May 19, 2020
My Rating:  5 Stars


No one knows you quite like a sister…
When they’re running the animal-rescue farm they inherited from their grandparents, Autumn and Ember Somerset are perfectly in sync. At all other times, not so much. Dependable Autumn would rather curl up with a good book than paint the town red with Ember. After the disaster that was Autumn’s last relationship, it’s pure self-protection. But when her high school crush comes back to town with his adorable young daughter, igniting memories best left forgotten, there’s only one person Autumn can turn to…

Beneath Ember’s free-spirited facade is a layer of deep hurt. She’ll gladly nudge Autumn toward a second chance. But risk her own heart? Not likely. The closer Autumn gets to her own happily-ever-after, the more Ember wonders what she might be missing—and if it isn’t her time to be bold, too.

Summer in Sunset, Kentucky, means long, hot days—and sometimes surprising new beginnings. Through it all, the ties of sisterhood will be there, guiding Autumn and Ember to the lives, and loves, they need…


Sisters Autumn and Ember Somerset are doing a wonderful job of continuing to run an animal-rescue farm their grandparents started. They will take in any animal, no matter to cost or expected difficulty. The sisters live in their grandparents home, redesigned and turned into a duplex. Their parents live on the property and the girls show loving attention to their needs.  Autumn is a designer and Ember is a builder, and they love working with and protecting the animals and they have a full-time to handle things when they are doing other work.

When Tash Ducker asks the sisters to work on his house in order to provide things that will make his daughter feel happy and secure after the death of her mother, Autumn begins consulting him on the designs that will work for the both of them. Meanwhile, animals that need rescuing and care are also provided for by Autumn and Ember. When the design plans are complete, Ember will step in and begin the building phase for Tash and his daughter.

Tash is no stranger to either sister. As a matter of fact, he is the object of her teenage crush. Not only do Tash and Autumn soon realize that business and pleasure will soon mix, Ember is quickly on her own road to romance.  

The Somerset Girls is a truly heartwarming story on several levels. Not only is the bond between sisters truly refreshing, the tender loving care they show their parents is remarkable. Also, Tash's daughter Sadie is a delight, and I loved her role in this book. Quite naturally, the romance that bloomed between Tash and Amber was wonderful. Then there was the secondary love story when it came to Ember that was enjoyable. Last, but not least, the animals. I loved each and every rescue as the animals showed up in the story. Lori Foster has hit another one out of the park. I can't wait to read her next book.

Many thanks to Harlequin and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


Lori Foster is a New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than 100 titles. She’s known for her fun, very sexy contemporary romance novels revolving around alpha males and meet (and fall in love with) strong, independent women. Lori’s been a recipient of the prestigious RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Fantasy, and for Contemporary Romance. Even more fun, Lori’s been a clue in the New York Times crossword puzzle, a clue in the USA Today Quick-cross puzzle, and the sensual and sexy Too Much Temptation was Amazon’s 2002 top-selling title in Romance.

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