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.
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By Em Jay Reads on 01-10-17
A great listen and I am eager for more
I admit I have been curious about Devney Perry’s books for some time, especially since her books were being touted as very Kristen Ashley-like. From my perspective, such comparisons can be a double-edged sword for new authors. Do I read it and become disillusioned that the book missed the mark? Or, do I stay away and potentially miss out on a good book?
Well, I was undecided and stayed away until I listened to an audio version of this book that I won via the author’s Facebook page. And now I am kicking myself. Yes, there are a few surface similarities to some of Kristen Ashley’s characters/settings, but The Coppersmith Farmhouse, the author’s debut novel I believe, is more than strong enough to stand on its own.
Georgia, known as Gigi, along with her young daughter, Rowan, is leaving her old life behind and heading to a small town to live in a house she inherited from Ben, a good friend. I enjoyed learning about the town and it was rewarding to listen to a character who was, dare I say it, normal. Gigi was a nurse. She has her head screwed on straight, is a thoughtful and caring person to those around her and is a good mother. There is pleasure in listening about the every day.
Jess, our hero, and the local Sheriff, is a man who keeps himself to himself. His initial dislike of Gigi is based on his erroneous belief that she fleeced Ben of his worldly goods. He makes no bones about showing his dislike of Gigi when they first meet. Once the misunderstanding is resolved, Jess turns on the alpha personality in his attempt to woo Gigi. Yes, there are some bumps along the way but both Gigi and Jess do a good job of communicating with each other to resolve them.
There is a mystery that forms part of the storyline. I am hopeless at guessing who the villains are, so I went along for the ride. I enjoyed this element of the story and it was a surprise to me who the ‘bad guys’ were.
The book contains an epilogue several years in the future. I do enjoy these because I like to read about our main characters living their happily ever after.
The Coppersmith Farmhouse is Book 1 of the Jamison Valley series. As far as I can tell, all books are standalones but some characters make appearances in other books. Don’t forget, it’s a small town.
I listened to an audio version of this book that was narrated by Ava Erickson and Joe Arden. I enjoyed listening to both narrators, although the majority of the book is narrated by Ava Erickson. Both narrators did a good job in conveying the character’s emotions. The voice of Gigi’s daughter, Rowan was an absolute delight to listen to.
I read another review that stated there was a lot of background noise during the recording. I heard none of this, so I assume it’s been cleaned up since that time.
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By Listener on 10-01-18
4 The Coppersmith Farmhouse Stars
Ahhh I love a small town romance, Gigi is a woman I can stand behind. She is strong of will and of heart; she makes me proud to be a woman. Yep I said that, not only does she have to deal with a lot in her past but she does it with grace and that is rare.
Jess well he “tried” to be a jerk and he just couldn’t pull it off; I never got the jerky vibe from him even when he was being one. I am glad Gigi finally put him in his place. She laid it out; this is not how you can treat me.
Her daughter Row is the cuties, I love when kids are added into stories it livens it up a little. I enjoyed getting to know some of the secondary characters and I am looking forward to maybe some of these characters in books to come.
I really loved Ava’s narration; she is a narrator I look forward to listening to because she puts emotion into her voice. She draws us in and makes us feel a part of the story. And Joe… well just listen to his voice enough said.
*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*
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By Anna E. Lewis on 15-06-18
I finished the book but it was a struggle
The story line was good. Georgia the main female character is an idiot. Jess the main male character was a well written character. I don't see how Georgia can find her way out of a paper bag. Was not happy with the way she acted or the lack of common sense she had.
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