Country Loving by Cathy Woodman is the second of her novels that I have read and loved and I so adore the book covers. Cathy’s novels take place in the quaint town of Talyton St. George and are full of delightful characters. I find that part of the joy of reading another novel that takes place in the same town is the pleasure of once again meeting some of my favorite characters.
Stevie has a successful career as an accountant, a great place to live, and a boyfriend wanting to marry her. All seems well until she receives a call from Cecil who works on her father’s farm. He tells her that her father isn’t doing well health-wise (which she hadn’t known about) and on top of that he may be arrested and thrown in jail. There is no love lost between Stevie and her father since he picked her brother over her to run the farm but she still feels the pull of responsibility and decides to head back home to the farm to see if she can get things straightened out for her father.
Stevie is shocked by the state of things on the farm not to mention the state of her father when she arrives and it isn’t long before she’s determined to set it all right again – like it was when she was young. Stevie realizes a lot more in her first weeks on the farm and that is that she doesn’t want to leave and she doesn’t want to get married. After the dust settles Stevie gets started on trying to make the farm profitable again and in doing so she gets tied up in all kinds of folly with the animals, meets an awesome guy, and gets the ultimate surprise of her life along the way.
I just love the town of Talyton St. George. As a matter of a fact I myself would love to live there. I adore the people living there like the meddling Fifi and Guy and Jennie and it was fun visiting them again. Stevie was a great character as well although at times she drove me crazy. Still she grew as a person over the course of time and it was nice to see. I really enjoy Cathy’s books and intend on reading all of them as I get time. They are light, easy reading that I find comfort in. I’d definitely recommend them to those who enjoy the charm of small town stories!
Source: Review copy provided by the publisher. No compensation was received for this review and all opinions are my own.