Since You’ve Been Gone by Tari Faris
Book Three in the Restoring Heritage Series
Review copy from the publishers
My rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars
About the Book:
Leah Williams is back in the quaint town of Heritage, Michigan, and ready to try again to make her business a success. But blank slates are hard to come by, and a piece of her past is waiting for her there. Heir to the Heritage Fruits company, Jonathan Kensington is the guy who not only made Leah’s past difficult, he also seems determined to complicate her present as well.
Jon is trying to prove to the Heritage Fruits board that he, not his manipulative uncle, should be running the business. The board insists Jon find a new owner for the building that will house Leah’s business. To avoid forcing a buyout of Leah’s part of the building, Jon strikes a compromise with Leah, and the two go into business together. With her vision and his know-how, it might work. And Leah might realize he’s loved her since high school. If only he didn’t keep on shooting himself in the foot by boxing her out of important decisions.
Sparks fly in this romantic story of two people who must learn to trust both each other and the one who called them to this journey.
I really enjoyed this story!
In “Since You’ve Been Gone” we get to read not just the story of Leah and Jon, but also Madison and Colby. Often when a novel swaps between two story lines, I tend to favor one set of characters over the other, but I think I equally loved both sides, and each one has such a sweet and beautiful story.The romance in each of the plotlines was so well done, I was rooting for each couple so strongly. While Jon won for my favorite hero of the book, Colby’s persistent and open love for Madison really touched me, even as she struggled with things from her past. Jon showed such devotion too, and I really loved how he never once tried to deny or hide his love for Leah. The faith message in this book was also good, and I thought everything tied together beautifully.While I’ve read the second book in this series (albeit that was a while ago), I missed the first, as well as catching up on the novellas that are apart of the Restoring Heritage series. Because so many of the characters connect, I do think this is a series that would be best read in order, but it was still enjoyable as a stand-alone.Looking forward to catching up on the stories I’ve missed. This is a very charming series, and Since You’ve Been Gone was full of so much sweetness!
This book was provided courtesy of Revell through Interviews & Reviews for my honest opinion.