The Color of Love by Sharon Sala

He might be winning her heart before she even knows who he is…

Welcome to Blessings, Georgia, the small town with a big heart! Anyone from a small town can tell you that gossip never stays quiet for long. The biggest news lately is Ruby Dye: she’s been receiving gifts from a secret admirer. But Ruby isn’t sure she can trust this newfound happiness. Nobody knows the dark secrets she keeps about her life before she arrived in Blessings. Is this the beginning of a would-be romance, or is she the target of something more sinister?

Everyone admires Ruby and her determination to do the right thing, especially local lawyer “Peanut” Butterman. He’s finally ready to tell her how he feels. But when trouble arrives on Ruby’s doorstep and their little town is threatened, Peanut may have to prove himself in ways he never imagined.

Titles in the Blessings, Georgia series include:  You and Only You – I’ll Stand by You – Saving Jake – A Piece of My Heart -The Color of Love – Come Back To Me –

Title:  The Color of Love
Series:  Blessings, Georgia #5
Author:  Sharon Sala
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  February 6, 2018
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating:  4 stars

If you’ve followed the Blessings, Georgia series then you’ve known Ruby from the very beginning.  We’ll get to learn her whole story now, and her past isn’t pretty.  After so many years Ruby really thought that her past had finally truly been left, well, in the past.  Unfortunately, her past isn’t quite done with her yet, and she’s going to need the people of Blessings and one maybe not so secret love to help her through this experience.

I was born and raised in a small town, and while they aren’t for everyone I find that I’m always going home every time I pick up the next Blessings, Georgia novel.  And yet I have to admit that this wasn’t the Ruby I was expecting.  This Ruby has been through a traumatic situation, had her past tossed in her face once again and is recovering from those events.  I’m accustomed to the Ruby who, unknown to me, reinvented herself after her disastrous marriage and divorce.  Peanut’s love for Ruby may be the town’s worst kept secret, except to maybe Ruby.  They’ve had a slow burn courtship for some time now.  But now it’s time for Peanut to step up and be there for the woman he loves.  Love is not always easy, but it is worth everything when you find that one person that’s right for you.  The Color of Love delivers a sweet romance, danger, a bit of mystery and finally finding where your heart belongs.

While each story in this series is settled around one main couple, you “could” read them out of order – but I believe you’ll get the best experience if you follow the stories of Blessings, Georgia in order… especially when it comes to Ruby’s book.  Oh, she’s still that good hearted woman we’ve come to love and adore, but this story shows a different side to Ruby that I think reading the series in order will better showcase.  As always there are other happenings in town, a few hints at things to come and always that comfort of friends, family and community.  I’d not hesitate to recommend The Color of Love to any Contemporary Romance reader.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. 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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