Home at Last
By Anita Higman
Love Inspired/Heartsong Presents, 2013
Olivia Lamington's never had a home or family.
When her late employer leaves Bromfeld Manor to her, Olivia feels secure for the first time in her life. Then Bromfeld's prodigal son returns, challenging her claim to the estate—and everything Olivia understands about family…and love.
The woman his father left his fortune to is as beautiful as she is innocent, which is why Noah Bromfeld offers to let Olivia stay while he settles his father's affairs. The closer he gets to Olivia, though, the more Noah wonders if this sweet beauty is the key to his future. But will his dark past destroy his only hope for happiness?
Anita's books - whether full-length novels or shorter romances - are always well written and filled with interesting characters. Anita's stories also have unexpected depth, which is unusual in the Heartsong Presents line. I loved that both Noah and Olivia are close to 40, which adds so much depth from their past experiences, plus a level of maturity not seen in most romances.
Finny Bromfield, although deceased, lives through the pages of this book. Olivia had been his caregiver for twenty years, and in return, he had saved her, given her a life and a home. That speaks a lot about Olivia's character and I loved the affection and close relationship between them.
Noah is an appealing hero, and the immediate connection between Noah and Olivia is obvious. Both are kind and caring, both have a past from which to heal, and they share a love for trees and flowers. I can't help but smile at this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson that Anita included: "Earth laughs in flowers."
Home at Last makes a great cozy read, perfect for when you just want to relax. Recommended to all romance fans.
Best-selling and award-winning author, Anita Higman, has thirty-seven books published. She’s been a Barnes & Noble “Author of the Month” for Houston and has a BA in the combined fields of speech communication, psychology, and art. Anita loves good movies, exotic teas, and brunch with her friends.
Thank you to Anita for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.