Art teacher Harley Welsh is charmed by her newest student—a little girl whose shyness disappears the second her hands are covered in clay or paint. Moving wasn’t easy for Nadia so to help her, Harley resurrects the countdown to the Great Pumpkin Patch—a must-do fall activity list from her childhood. She’s determined to show Nadia and her family how wonderful life in Crossvine Creek is. But Harley didn’t plan for Nadia’s father to be single, distractingly handsome, and everything she’s running from.
New high school football coach Josh McBride is hoping a smaller town will give him more time to focus on his children. While his son is adjusting to the move, his daughter is struggling. Harley’s offer to help via a fun, seasonal-themed activity list is a welcome gift. Her love for the town is infectious, and soon his kids aren’t the only ones falling under her spell.
But Josh can’t help but wonder…what happens when they reach the end of the list?
Title: Pumpkin Patch Sweethearts
Series: Welsh Sisters #2
Author: Sasha Summers
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: September 17, 2020
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
‘Pumpkin Patch Sweethearts‘ is the second title in the ‘Welsh Sisters‘ series and captured my imagination from the beginning with lots of smiles (on my part) and really good feels vibes.
It would be very hard to not love these people – really, practically impossible in my opinion. Harley and Josh have a funny, warm, tender with a touch of sexiness slow burn romance going on as Josh and his kids meet one determined woman who is filled with charm, cares for those around her, and is making sure that this family experiences the fun of Crossvine Creek in the Fall. While it’s true that their first meeting went a bit… let’s say awkward, as Harley brings back the smile to his daughter, Nadia’s face once again, how’s a dad supposed to hold a grudge? If he’s smart – he doesn’t – and if he’s even smarter than that he lets himself start to fall in love with a woman who already loves his kids and could offer him a lifetime of love, hope, and happiness – if he’ll take the risk, and let go of the pain from the past.
I adored Nadia – to me, she is the star of ‘Pumpkin Patch Sweethearts‘. Tucker is a sweetheart, and I loved his interactions with Harley – hope we revisit when the kids are grown and have their own romances, one day. Josh had a very full plate already, grief still fresh and strong in his heart for several reasons. Yet he loves his kids and will do anything for their happiness. Harley is restarting life back home with her family. She’s optimistic, outgoing, and ready to welcome a special man and his kids into her heart, her family. Although they moved slowly to that happy ever after moment, every step they took in that direction felt real, believable and full of possibilities for them all.
I had a blast back in Crossvine Creek and I’m already looking forward to the next visit… perhaps around Christmas. If you love a heartfelt romance that takes some time to come to life yet the love is felt throughout the journey, or happen to love an adorable little girl who will make you smile, or even just love a small-town romance with lots of possibilities – then you’ll want to read ‘Pumpkin Patch Sweethearts‘ (and ‘Dog Park Sweethearts‘ if you haven’t already) real soon. You’ll fall in love and enjoy every moment.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, Tule Publishing. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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