Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Montana Reunion by Jen Gilroy

Posted February 3, 2022 by meezcarrie in contemporary, giveaway, Jen Gilroy, romance / 23 Comments



Montana Reunion, On Tour With Prism Book Tours

MONTANA REUNION by Jen Gilroy
GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Clean & Wholesome)
PUBLISHER: Harlequin Heartwarming
RELEASE DATE: January 25, 2022
PAGES: 244

An unexpected reunion
Sparks familiar feelings!

Beth Flanagan became a mother when she took in her best friend’s daughter. Spending the summer at the Montana camp where she and her friend had made such wonderful memories was meant to create a much-needed bond. But Beth didn’t anticipate Zach Carter, the boy who’d stolen her heart, to be in charge. Nor did she anticipate how quickly their feelings would reignite–though Beth vows to not fall for him again!

 

Before I talk about Beth & Zach’s romance, I have to talk about Ellie and I related to her so much. I have many of the problems that Ellie has and I know all about the spoons and doling them out selectively. But I didn’t start having these autoimmune issues until I was in my mid-30s. For Ellie to have to deal with this pain & fatigue & a body that doesn’t work like you want it to at thirteen – oh my heart broke for her. Not to mention hurting for her at the loss of her mother/having to adjust to life with her mom’s best friend. But I also admired her character so much for not letting these illnesses define her. I realize she’s a fictional teenager but she represents so many of us in today’s world & her courage inspired me.

Now… on to Beth and Zach & their second chance romance. While their reunited chemistry is instant and full of sparks, their road to more-than-friends shares page space with Beth’s struggle to adjust to parenting a hurting teenager and Zach’s own inner battles. Instead of these other subplots distracting readers from their romance, however, they actually give a lot of depth to the story and leave us appreciating the journey from first loves to forever love even more. I really enjoyed getting to know these characters – and several supporting players as well – and I hope to spend more time with them in future books.

Bottom Line: Montana Reunion by Jen Gilroy has it all – likable characters, a smooth writing voice, engaging layers, a dog named Clementine, and a sweet-and-swoony romance! Given the variety of people we meet at the camp and its town, I imagine every reader can find someone to identify with on these pages. Beth, Zach, Ellie, Joy and the whole community really attached themselves to my heart as I read, and I really think they have more stories to tell!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from Prism Book Tours. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4 stars / loved it!

KissingBook Level: 3 / will forget to breathe on occasion

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Photo credit: Robin Spencer, Spencer Studio

Jen Gilroy writes sweet romance and uplifting women’s fiction—warm, feel-good stories to bring readers’ hearts home. A Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® finalist and shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Joan Hessayon award, she lives in small-town Ontario, Canada with her husband, teenage daughter and floppy-eared rescue hound. She loves reading, ice cream, ballet and paddling her purple kayak.

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23 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Montana Reunion by Jen Gilroy

  1. Linda May

    I think an amazing place for a summer camp is in Wyoming where kids could ride horses and learn how to take care of animals. Thanks .

    • Thank you, Linda. I appreciate your interest. Wyoming is a special state too. Although I at first considered setting “Montana Reunion” in Wyoming, I chose the Montana setting because I have happy memories of family vacations there.

  2. Linda May

    I think an amazing place for a summer camp is in Wyoming where kids could ride horses and learn how to take care of animals.

  3. Thank you for reading and reviewing “Montana Reunion,” Carrie. I appreciate your support of my new book and tour with Prism Book Tours. I’m so glad you enjoyed my story. Your kind comments about “Montana Reunion” touch my heart and are most appreciated.

  4. Thank you for reading and reviewing “Montana Reunion,” Carrie. I appreciate your support of my new book and tour with Prism Book Tours. I’m so glad you enjoyed my story. Your kind comments about “Montana Reunion” touch my heart.

  5. Roxanne C.

    This sounds like a realistic story, like true life for many people. The characters’ journey to a happy ending will be the best part.

    • Thank you for your interest in “Montana Reunion,” Roxanne. I enjoy writing about characters facing real-life challenges and overcoming difficulties to earn that wonderful happily ever after by the end.

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