Monday, November 19, 2012

Review: Where the Heart Lies by Michelle Garren Flye

Title:  Where the Heart Lies
Author:  Michelle Garren Flye
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Pages:  215
Published:  July 2012
Publisher:  Carina Press
Source:  Goddess Fish Book Tours
Buy Links:  Amazon


All widowed Alicia Galloway has left of her war-hero husband are the flag that draped his coffin and his final wishes: to move to his hometown, take over the family bookstore and enjoy a simple, quiet life with their two small children. When she arrives, her husband's best friend makes that new life anything but simple. How can she be so drawn to Liam Addison?

Liam only intended to help Alicia get settled. But one unexpected kiss awakens his long-held forbidden feelings. Soon, the town busybodies swoop in to warn Alicia away from him. Because no matter the man he's become, he'll never live down his reputation as town troublemaker and wolfish womanizer.

No one wants the war hero's sweet widow and the supposedly former bad boy together. But the more everyone tries to keep them apart, the closer he and Alicia get. And the more determined Liam is to prove he's a changed man. Will it be enough to convince Alicia to let a new love in her life?

The move to small down life wasn’t quite how Alicia had planned it.  She and her husband were going to take over his father’s bookstore and raise their family in his hometown.  With him gone, can she do this on her own?

With two small children, Alicia sets out to unpack, get the bookstore in order and figure out life without her husband.  When a chance encounter with Liam – a childhood friend of her husband Ty, steps into her life and things are never the same.

As all small towns seems to go, everyone knows everything about everyone.  And everyone has an opinion on what someone else is doing – and can’t keep those thoughts to themselves!  One of the things I really loved about this book was the small town atmosphere.

Both Alicia and Liam have a lot of obstacles put their paths.  Liam is determined to prove he isn’t the bad boy who ruined Ty’s life, but a smart talented professor who wants nothing but forgiveness and a chance.  Can he get Alicia to see past the gossip and rumors to see the truth?

Would I recommend this book?  Yes, it was a wonderful story of two people who have lost someone special and their relationship grows from it.  I loved Alicia and Liam and how they work through all the stuff thrown between them.  Would I read more by this author?  Yes!  Michelle has a way with words, she draws you into the small town life of these characters and keeps you hooked until the last page.


  1. I am looking forward to seeing how Alicia and Liam work things out.

    Thank you for your recommendation.


  2. Very nice review.



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