Monday, November 7, 2011

The Kissing Tree by Prudence Bice

From Goodreads:
After five long years, Georgiana McLaughlin returns to the only place she’s ever considered home—the same place she stole a kiss from Ridge Carson under the community “kissing tree.” But this time he’s a man, and reconciling their past is just the beginning. You’ll find yourself applauding each new chapter filled with fun, romance, and adventure in this captivating, heartfelt tale of love, friendship, and finding your way back.

From Misty:
Hinting suspiciously of Gilbert and Anne with an "e" and full of delightful colloquialisms, The Kissing Tree is a fun read with endearing characters that will make you smile.  Ridge and Georgie think they're all grown up now, but they both still act childish around each other--because they haven't yet learned to accept each other as adults.  As they reaquaint themselves with each other and come to terms with their lingering feelings, Ridge and Georgie also have to learn how to communicate now as adults, a process that plays out in a way that, well, just made me smile.

This is one of those books I think I would enjoy even more as an audiobook, partly because of its narrative style of storytelling, and partly because I love to hear the Irish brogue spoken much more than I like to read it.  But as could easily happen, the dialect doesn't get in the way of the fluid narration, and only enhances the setting and the difficulty of the choices Georgie has to make.

The Kissing Tree is both squeaky clean and well-developed, a sometimes difficult feat.  It is a character-driven but delightfully told story.  I recommend The Kissing Tree to anyone who enjoys a lighthearted and uplifting read. 

For more information about The Kissing Tree, Prudence Bice, or Cedar Fort Books, visit the links below.


Heather said...

Sounds like my kind of book! I love lighthearted and uplifting! Thanks for the review. =]

Rosenbalm Photography said...

Definitely adding this to my to-be-read list! Thanks for the review!

Mandi Tucker Slack said...

Sounds like a great read! Great review!