Blue Hollow Falls

Blue Hollow Falls Series Book 1

I have always had a soft spot for aging architecture and so I very much relished in the strong foundation of the story, "Blue Hollow Falls." as the central focus of the plot was based on a centuries-old silk mill. In truth, I fell in love with the story based solely on this fact of the storyline. Still, the characters of the story were also to be enjoyed.

I will start with the heroine, Sunny. I wasn't for sure if I was going to like her character as I thought she would come off as being slightly childish. Happily, I was wrong and I ended up loving Sunny's personality. I did sympathize with Sunny a little as her life was turned upside down after she inherited the mill from a father she didn't know, a half-sister that was much younger and of course Sawyer, the hero. Yes, I did write that Sunny inherited Sawyer or at least against her will considering the fact that alongside Sunny's remaining family, Sawyer was the other owner of the mill. Easily, this book had a lot going on within the backdrop of the story and almost all of it was highly entertaining.

As for Sawyer is a former war hero and was such a wonderful guy. I honestly would love to see more heroes written in the way that Sawyer was. Sawyer was smart, easy on the eyes and willingly to show Sunny that staying in the Blue Ridge Mountains was an idea she wouldn't be able to refuse.

I do have two flaws with this book and both of those faults lay within the romance. First, the attraction between Sawyer and Sunny was not spot on. The chemistry itself was a little dry with hardly any real sizzle being exchanged between the characters themselves. My second and last fault with the book is the sensual scenes as they were awkward and so I could have done without such scenes.

Based on my admiration for the plot I would recommend this novel to fellow readers. This book has some great characteristics that cannot be ignored.


Book Blurb for Blue Hollow Falls

From her free-spirited mother, Sunny Goodwin learned the value of peace, love, and Jerry Garcia. The inheritance from the father she never knew? That’s a little more complicated...

Sunny never expected to find herself owning a centuries old silk mill in the shadow of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains . . . or becoming a half-sister to a ten-year-old named Bailey. Once the shock subsides, she plans to cash in and head back home. But the overgrown greenhouse she finds on the property calls out to the gardener in her, and she senses Bailey’s need for nurturing too...

And someone else is making it hard for Sunny to leave: Sawyer Hartwell, an Iraq War hero who wants to make the old mill a creative hub for the artisans of Blue Hollow Falls . . . and wants Sunny to share his vision, and his life. But sexy as this ex-soldier may be, she’s not sure she’s ready to give love a chance...

“We all know where there's Donna Kauffman, there's a rollicking, sexy read chock-full of charm and sparkle. Kauffman's characters are adorably human and so very magnetic.” —USAToday.com


Night Owl Reviews May, 2017 4.00