Title: His Small-Town Girl
Author: Lacy Williams
Series: Sutter’s Hollow (Book 1)
Page Length: 150
Publication Date: May 12, 2020
Synopsis: She’s sweet and wholesome. And hiding something. He’s back home, resurrecting old ghosts. One of them is going to get hurt.
Molly arrives in Sutter’s Hollow out of gas and out of options. The rundown ranch seems like a perfect place to hide. Except the man who owns it seems just as dangerous as what’s chasing her.
Cord’s mantra growing up? Get out of Sutter’s Hollow. Now he’s back in town, but only long enough to get rid of his grandma’s ball and chain—the ranch. He doesn’t need a complication like Molly, who reminds him of an injured baby bird. He’s no protector. So why can’t he tell her to get lost?
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I was lucky enough to win this novel in a Goodreads Giveaway. His Small-Town Girl is the first book in Lacy Williams’ Sutter’s Hollow series. This sweet and interesting HEA romance novel has likable characters with mysterious and interesting pasts.
Molly is desperate to leave the past in the past. She is running from something and looking for a safe place to disappear. When her car breaks down in Sutter’s Hollow, and she sees an ad to work on a farm, she leaps at the opportunity.
Cord has returned to his childhood home to sell it, but he never put an ad in for help, nor does he want help. However, Molly isn’t about to let him refuse.
As Molly and Cord work together to fix up the ranch, they both have to face their troubled pasts. Both are distanced from seemingly unsupportive family. Cord had a difficult and unloved childhood with a cold and hurtful grandmother, and this still haunts him. He has only come back to Sutter’s Hollow to fix up the ranch and rid himself of the past. That is, until he meets Molly.
Molly has her own troubles and is definitely hiding from something that Cord wants to protect her from. First, they must learn to trust each other enough to reveal their secrets. Only then will they be able to confront the past and move on. I enjoyed watching their relationship develop into romance. They are wounded people who heal each other and make each other hope again.
This is a quick and interesting story that will make you believe in starting over, healing from the wounds of the past, and falling in love. I can’t wait to read more in this delightful romance series!
- The romance, of course. I liked watching the relationship between Molly and Cord develop.
- The character development. This is the strength of the novel.
Readers who enjoy small-town romances with a fiery and sweet protagonist and a protective and hunky love interest will adore this love story.