Aspen Crossroads ~ Review with Giveaway

Aspen Crossroads JustRead Blog Tour 

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Aspen Crossroads

Aspen Crossroads 
A Whisper Canyon Romance #1
By Janine Rosche

Haven Haviland made a mistake and now she's living with the consequences of it. Unfortunately, Whisper Canyon is not a forgiving place and due to the sins of her late mother, they aren't about to forgive or forget the rumors that are circulating. But Haven needs to find a job soon and the closer to home the better.

Jace Daring promised his late mother that he would never return to Whisper Canyon. But when the company he works for decides this small community is perfect for their newest project. There's just one problem - Mayor Trent Garrison. 

Trent Garrison has a hold on Whisper Canyon that he isn't about to let go of. Worse he has the power as mayor to destroy any and all who get in his way and Aspen Crossroads is in his sights.

This is a book that deals with several sensitive/delicate issues that have a direct bearing on the characters, their past, their present, and their future. A few of the characters are victims of sex trafficking and are being offered a chance to reclaim the life they may have had if they had been given the chance. But second chances are not easy, especially when dealing with real people with their prejudices, fears, and preconceived notions. The various aspects are handled delicately offering the reader a chance to get to know the women behind the abuse as people. 

Aspen Crossroads is a well-written book that will keep the reader's attention as you root for the success of the restaurant and its employees. I would recommend this book that was my introduction to the author and her work. There are no graphic scenes to give readers pause though the various characters do discuss their pasts in a limited fashion.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations but that I provide my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed are my own.


Title: Aspen Crossroads
Series: A Whisper Canyon Romance #1
Author: Janine Rosche
Publisher: Berkley Books
Release Date: August 24, 2021
Genre: Western Romance

To protect those most vulnerable, Haven Haviland must trust her heart–and her regrets–to a mysterious newcomer in this moving contemporary romance. 

Few in the community of Whisper Canyon have actually met Jace Daring, a handsome recluse who lives at Aspen Crossroads, the farm at the edge of town. But that doesn’t stop the rumors about the multiple women who live with him. He must protect the truth–that his farm-to-table restaurant will provide new livelihoods for women rescued from human trafficking–or he risks the safety and futures of those relying on him. But he can’t do it alone. 

Haven Haviland has always been everyone’s safe place to fall until one mistake closes her counseling practice and leaves her open to the town’s gossip. Trusting men has gotten her in trouble before. However, accepting Jace’s job offer to mentor the rescued women seems like the perfect way to right her wrongs. 

When the mayor’s campaign to clean up Whisper Canyon targets Aspen Crossroads, the restaurant comes under fire, dangers from the women’s pasts are awakened, and Haven’s sins are exposed for all to see. Jace would sacrifice himself to save Haven and the women under his care, but his efforts might not be enough. And in the end, it might not be the women most in need of saving after all.

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Janine Rosche 

Prone to wander, Janine Rosche finds as much comfort on the open road as she does at home. This longing to chase adventure, behold splendor, and experience redemption is woven into her Madison River Romance and Whisper Canyon series. When she isn’t writing or traveling, she teaches family life education courses to college students, takes too many pictures of her sleeping dogs, and embarrasses her four children and husband with boy band serenades. Learn more online at janinerosche.com, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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Aspen Crossroads JustRead Giveaway

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