Author: Prudence Bice
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Expected Publish Date: December 8, 2011
Genre: Romance Fiction
FTC FYI: I received a copy from NetGalley
Reviewed by Mindy
Goodreads summary: “After five long years, Georgiana McLaughlin returns to the only place she’s ever considered home—the same place she stole a kiss from Ridge Carson under the community “kissing tree.” But this time he’s a man, and reconciling their past is just the beginning.”
After stealing a kiss from Ridge under the town’s “kissing tree”, Georgie leaves town. Her family has suffered a tragedy and her mother thinks that a month in New York will be good for everyone. Little does Georgie know, her cruel aunt Cecelia has other plans for her and her family. She stays away for five years, returning to Colorado only to help her dear Irish grandfather after her grandmother passes away. Georgie’s entire stay in New York wasn’t all terrible. She went to a finishing school that she enjoyed, and caught the eye of young man who wants to marry her. After arriving in Colorado, she immediately sees Ridge, and while letting her Irish temper flare, he can’t get enough of her. Georgie left behind a dear friend Samantha as well. Has too much time passed, or will Georgie be able to make things right?
I enjoyed this book immensely. It was so well written. I really enjoyed the point of view changes. I liked seeing the way different characters saw the same situation. The author did a great job of using flashbacks to tell the story too. Each character has a history that is vital to the plot, and I never felt the flashbacks took me away from the story. Georgie, of course, was my favorite. Her Irish temper had me smiling. I loved Ridge too. Don’t you just love that name? The Kissing Tree is a clean, romance that will have you laughing and crying, especially when you learn the truth about Georgie’s father.