Also in this series: The Clover Chapel, The Lucky Heart, The Outpost
Series: Jamison Valley #1
Published by KDP on March 9, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Small Town
Narrator: Ava Erickson, Joe Arden
Length: 9 Hours and 43 Mins
One old farmhouse brought them together. It could also tear them apart.
Gigi has just uprooted her whole world to start a new life. The unexpected gift of a farmhouse in small-town Montana is just what she and her daughter need to escape big-city loneliness. The last thing she needs is attitude from the town’s sheriff, the most perfectly attractive and ruggedly handsome man she’s ever laid eyes on—and a complete jerk.
Jess knows all about women like Gigi. Beautiful. Sexy. Scheming. She’s stolen his sanctuary, the farmhouse that should have been his. But along with a face full of freckles, she’s got a sharp wit and a backbone of steel—something he doesn’t discover until after making a complete fool of himself. If he can earn back her trust and win her heart, he might just find the home he’s always needed.
The Coppersmith Farmhouse is the first book in her Jamison Valley series. Now first off, after listening to this book, and YES it was a audio and its also in the Audible Romance Package. But I want to thank Geybie @ Geybie’s Book Blog for bring these books to my attention a couple of years ago. I have been meaning to get to this author and I was in the mood for a small town romance and this book was truly amazing. One of the best small town romances that I have read in quite a long while. The narrators for this book, are one of my favorite pairings to listen to…the only thing I would change is more male POV because we just didn’t get to hear him enough and man I love this male narrator’s voice.
The Coppersmith Farmhouse is a story that begins with our heroine who is a single mother to a little girl “Roe” who have just moved from the city to a small town in Montana. Gigi is a nurse and met a older gentleman who she helped out and before long they became close. She helped him when he needed help and was all alone being a widow. Gigi and her daughter Roe became attached to Ben very quickly. And when he passed away, it broke their hearts and still grieving they receive notice in his will that they inherited his estate including a country farmhouse in Prescott, Montana. Gigi needs a fresh start for herself and her young daughter and so they make a move. She gets a job at the local care center and she has some not so fun run ins with the local Sheriff who seems to hate her for some reason but she has no understanding of why. But when Jess realized that the farmhouse he has worked on for most of his life isn’t being taking over by a greedy and scheming woman, he begins to open his heart towards her. They find a common bond in the man that changed all of their lives. Jess didn’t have the best home life, and has learned to take care of everyone around him because that was what he did when he was a boy and he has to learn to give Gigi the chance to take care of herself even though he isn’t used to doing that….letting go of caring for others. Gigi has to learn to accept help when she needs it and that Jess needs that at times. They find a balance between their warring personalities.
“Don’t want people around town thinking we’re just friends or we’re just fooling around. We’re gonna see where this goes.”
“We’ve had one kind-of-date, Jess. And I wouldn’t call us friends.”
“Because we’re not just friends.”
“I’m not dating you. I don’t even like you. Find someone else to keep you company at the café.”
“You like me. Can see it in your eyes when you look at me.”
“Physically, yes. But personally, you’re a jackass.”
He yanked the truck to the side of the road.
“What are you–” I started but Jess reached across the cab, grabbed me at the back of the neck and slammed his mouth down on mine.
First off, I found the writing to be superb and so well paced. I had a blast getting to know these characters and seeing them find that balance in their relationship because they are very different from each other so it takes some hard work and communcation and compromise to make it work. There is a growing concern in the town of a drug problem and Gigi isn’t sure she is strong enough to handle the violence that her man will need to deal with and if she can give him what he needs to be his support. But I loved the way that we see this happen. This book gets so emotional though especially one scene where all three really come together on a emotional level. View Spoiler »This is where Roe is upset because her mother gave her skirt to a thrift store when she grew out of it but it was a skirt that “ben” gave to her and she misses him and hates that he is gone. Gigi and Roe end up crying on the floor, grieving the man that showed them love. And Jess finds them and he holds them both while they grieve a man they all loved deeply. This is where we see what grief can do in small and big ways. « Hide Spoiler
I simply loved the way that the romance developed, it had such a realistic feel to their relationship. Which most small town romances feel that way to me, but this one especially struck a chord to all my emotions. I wanted so much for Jess, Gigi and Roe. They haven’t had it easy up until this point when they all meeet, but we see how much they understand one another. I loved the cute interactions between Jess and Roe. And we see the depth of intimacy between Jess and Gigi and seeing them find love in such a deep abiding manner. Its a romance that I became quickly hooked on. I loved the way that we see this happen and the development of the story. The only thing I wasn’t sure about was the drug business in a small town, I am not sure how realistic that really is. But then I haven’t lived in a small town in years so maybe its more common than I think. But its fiction so it was a interesting twist to the story.
Never in my life had I felt such an intense attraction to a man. His hotness did things to me. It made my brain misfire and my body want things it hadn’t craved in years. And I needed my brain fully engaged when he was around. I didn’t like him, but more importantly, I didn’t trust him. I couldn’t be stupid enough to fall for his perfectly handsome face and amazingly sculpted body
Overall I found Coppersmith Farmhouse to be a fun filled small town romance that will give you all the feels and that love comes when you least expect it.