Honestly, I wasn't excited about reading this one. The first book - Longing for Home - was okay, but I didn't feel it was one of Ms. Eden's best works. But, I am glad that I gave the second one a chance. I think Longing for Home - Hope Springs - is much better. The story flowed better and I didn't feel like I was constantly being "recapped" on the characters and their thoughts.I was upset at the ending of the first book - when Katie chose Tavish. I felt like it was a rushed decision and one that didn't really fit with her character. Therefore, I was glad when the author had Katie re-examine her feelings and take the time needed to make her decision. I was also glad to see some resolution brought to the town feud.
I do get a little disappointed with Hollywood and fiction books in how quickly problems are solved - if only it were that way in real life. (I know…I know…that's the purpose of entertainment - to remove you from reality, but it still bothers me.) I also have problems with the whole "romance" genre in general, but that's for another post.
Overall this was a pretty good book. Again, not one that I will read over and over, but I did enjoy it.