#RomanceTuesdays | the return of one of Jorie’s beloved families from #HarlequinHeartwarming (the Blackwells) feat.”Montana Welcome” (Book One: Blackwell Sisters, sequel series to Return of the Blackwell Brothers) by Melinda Curtis [of a five book series!]

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Acquired Book By: I initially learnt about the Return of the Blackwell Brothers series through being part of the book blogger team with Prism Book Tours run by Tressa @ Wishful Endings. I’ve been enjoying hosting for her since [2016] and especially due to the fact by hosting her blog tours, I had the pleasure of joy of discovering the Harlequin Heartwarming line of stories and series for Contemporary Romance when I needed to fill a gap in my readerly wanderings for that genre! When it comes to the Return of the Blackwell Brothers series – I was signed on as a reviewer for the series wherein I had a bit of leeway to read the stories at my own pace and post my reviews as I read them.

My reviews ran from August 2018 through January 2019 beginning with the first novel by Carol Ross. This year, as I knew we were inching closer to the release of the sequel series for Return of the Blackwell Brothers known as BlackwellSisters, I reached out to one of the authors (Anna J. Stewart) who helped me collaborate with all 5x authors to bring together a special round robin chat via my Twitter chat @SatBookChat whilst coordinating with the authors for me to receive each of the Blackwell Sisters novels to read and review in connection with the chat itself. This review marks the first of those featured reviews which will run throughout November and December 2020.

I received a complimentary copy of “Montana Welcome” direct from the author Melinda Curtis in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive compensation for my opinions or thoughts shared herein.

NOTE: Be sure to view my #WaitingOnWednesday announcement post for the #BlackwellSisters series as well as the archives for #SatBookChat for the 14th November chat.

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a notation about where we’ve left off with the blackwell brothers:

I remember how I felt when I reached the fifth installment of the Return of the Blackwell Brothers series – it was bittersweet for me as a reader because I had become so hugged inside the series these lovely authors had written for us – those characters and the family of the Blackwells (as quirky as they were!) had become a part of my life and world. It was heartbreaking to realise my journey with them was ending – which is why in small ways I was putting it out there in the universe if there could be ‘more stories’ for this family I’d taken into my heart and hadn’t want to ‘let go’ of – to see if perhaps the authors could flex their writerly muses and sort out a way ‘back into the fold’ of the Blackwells?

I still recall to this day the JOY I had overflowing through me when Ms Webb first broke the good news with me on my blog – about how there was going to be a sequel series which I later learnt would be called the #BlackwellSisters! And, that threw me for a complete loop! As despite my ability to remember most of what I read (as a migraineur) I have lost some gaps of memory (blessed for this blog which houses my readerly memories!) when it comes to series and specific stories overall due to the higher frequencies of migraines I’ve traversed through from 2018-2020. I still remember important bits and bobbles of the stories and the series, but those minute details I love as a reader – sometimes those go by the wayside. Which is why for the longest time I was trying to drum up my memories to recollect just exactly how do we have ‘Blackwell sisters’? As from everything I did remember there weren’t any girls’ in the family!

And, then of course – it took Ms Curtis’s author’s note in Montana Welcome to set me straight and give me such an enriched new appreciation for how these lovely women are collaborating on these series for Harlequin Heartwarming! You see, the key to the whole 10x novels (spilt over 2x five novel series) is “Big E” – the infamous grandfather who meddles in his grandsons and now grand-daughters lives! Yes, you read that right – he has *granddaughters!* and can you just imagine the kind of mischief that might foretell about this new series!? I smirked to the moon when I read the disclosure of connection between the two series as honestly it was such a sweet surprise for me!

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This is a series that is both redemptive as it is empowering – as it is about ordinary people who are having these tiny interruptions sprinkled into their lives to where they can choose which direction they wish to take next – do they make a life altering choice or do they play it safe? Do they risk their heart or do they risk something more? I felt fully anchoured every bit of the journey with the Blackwells because each of the writers were bridging the gaps between installments with ‘just enough’ continuity to make this not just believable but realistically compelling. It is the kind of Western dramatic romance series you can’t put down and you hunger after new installments that might never arrive.

-quoted from my review of The Rancher’s Homecoming

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#RomanceTuesdays | the return of one of Jorie’s beloved families from #HarlequinHeartwarming (the Blackwells) feat.”Montana Welcome” (Book One: Blackwell Sisters, sequel series to Return of the Blackwell Brothers) by Melinda Curtis [of a five book series!]Montana Welcome
Subtitle: Blackwell Sisters
by Melinda Curtis
Source: Direct from Author

A bride on the run and a cowboy to show her the way home…

Lily Harrison’s wedding day isn’t quite what she imagined. Not only does her fiancé not love her, she’s just discovered she’s a Blackwell—a member of Montana’s well-known ranching family. Now Lily’s ditched her own wedding for a road trip with handsome cowboy Conner Hannah. But will Lily find her answers in Montana…or lose the cowboy she’s already begun falling for?

Genres: Contemporary (Modern) Fiction (post 1945), Contemporary Romance, Heartland Fiction, Ranches & Cowboys, Western Romance

Places to find the book:

Borrow from a Public Library

Add to LibraryThing

ISBN: 9781335889812

Also by this author: The Rancher's Redemption

Setting: Montana

Published by Harlequin Heartwarming

on 1st August, 2020

Format: Larger Print (Mass Market Paperback)

Pages: 380

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The #BlackwellSisters series:

Elias Blackwell never knew he had a second son. But now that he does, he’s determined to find him and get to know his five granddaughters. But when he shows up at his granddaughter’s wedding…

Some Secrets Lead You Home.

Montana Welcome by Melinda CurtisMontana Wishes by Amy VastineMontana Dreams by Anna J. Stewart

Montana Match by Carol RossMontana Wedding by Cari Lynn Webb

Montana Welcome (book one)

Montana Wishes (book two)

Montana Dreams (book three)

Montana Match (book four)

Montana Wedding (book five)

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The series which started it all:

With his 80th birthday approaching, family patriarch Elias Blackwell has done some serious soul searching and has come to the conclusion he’s made some mistakes in his life – a lot of them! As a result, the grandsons he raised after his son and daughter-in-law’s tragic death want nothing to do with him, the Blackwell Ranch they’ll one day inherit, and in some cases each other. Elias doesn’t want to go to his grave with regrets. It’s well past time for all the Blackwell men to do a little soul searching of their own. And if they have to come home to do it, so be it. No one ever claimed Elias Blackwell played fair.

Return of the #BlackwellBrothers:

The Rancher’s Twins by Carol Ross → my review
The Rancher’s Rescue by Cari Lynn Webb → my review
The Rancher’s Redemption by Melinda Curtis → my review
The Rancher’s Fake Fiancée by Amy Vastine → my review
The Rancher’s Homecoming by Anna J. Stewart → my review

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Published by: Harlequin Heartwarming (@HarlequinBooks) | imprint of Harlequin

Converse via: #ContemporaryRomance, #WesternRomance & #HarlequinHeartwarming

as well as the series tag: #BlackwellSisters and the previous series is now #BlackwellBrothers

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This story received my award for BEST Sequel Anchour Story:
(this anchours the Return of the Blackwell Brothers series
to the Blackwell Sisters series with brilliant continuity between both series)

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About Melinda Curtis

Prior to writing romance, award-winning, USA Today Bestseller Melinda Curtis was a junior manager for a Fortune 500 company, which meant when she flew on the private jet she was relegated to the jump seat—otherwise known as the potty. After grabbing her pen (and a parachute) she made the jump to full-time writer. A hybrid author, Melinda has over 60 titles published or sold, including 40 works to Harlequin and five to Grand Central Forever, mostly sweet romance and sweet romantic comedy. One of her books – Dandelion Wishes – was made into a TV movie. She recently came to grips with the fact that she’s an empty nester and a grandma, concepts easier to grasp than movies made from her books or jet-setting on a potty.

(Biography updated: November, 2020)

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about where ms curtis introduced us in the blackwell brothers:

If I felt the Blackwell brothers had more drama and inconvenient adversities arising in their lives previously, nothing quite compares to being on the fringes of losing your inherent water rights! Water is a premium in the country – especially on ranches such as theirs – as you have to secure enough access not just for crops or livestock but for those years where there could be storms or droughts; anything can alter your security on a ranch, which is why the kind of rights being put on the line here are the kind that would make any rancher question if they had enough security on their water resources as they ought too.

My first impression of Ben Blackwell was about a close cousin to Rachel’s – he was brass, he was full of himself and he had only put miles in distance between his past and the present; he never had actually taken the time to heal emotionally from how he was wounded. That in of itself was a bit telling – as he had a boiling temper under his persona of a city lawyer who hadn’t the time nor the inclination to deal with a country lawyer such as Rachel. The fact the two were interlinked in their past was just another spur in his boot to be frank!

Rachel had her fair share of hard knocks – the fact she had a louse for an ex was only half the story, her dedication to her daughter Poppy is what shined out of her will not to lose her composure. For Rachel, you could tell she was trying to make the best choices she could – not to focus on the choices she had regrets over nor on the prospects of what a future could yield. Everything was a bit too far away for those kinds of considerations when you have a custody dispute where your wings are clipped and your options are running on empty. You feel for her because she’s a hard-working single Mum who has the unfair disadvantage of having her daughter’s father more concerned with legalities than the actual duties of being a father! Aye.

True to form by the time we reached the finale we are given more bread crumbs about Big E – he’s one elusive character, that’s for sure! The mystery he’s keeping secret about his whereabouts and why he’s going where he’s going is still in tact. His misguided sense of redemption and restitution for his grandsons is quite incredible and Curtis did well in this installment to prove that despite the odds in life there is a measure of honestly about how the truth does set the past free from the pain of regrets. Curtis took us on a dramatic ride through legal arguments and family crisis; where you had to sort through the details to find what was truly dividing the Blackwells and the Thompsons. In doing so, you realise just how much this series relies on rebuilding trust and strengthening the bond of family.

-quoted from my review of The Rancher’s Redemption
(Book Three, Return of the Blackwell Brothers; #BlackwellBrothers)

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my review of montana welcome:

When it comes to Big E, you never quite know what is in store for you – he has his own code he lives by and he has the tendency of surprising everyone he chooses to meet about an agenda only known to him. Which is how we came to find him arriving within Montana Welcome – as he chose one of the auspicious moments to enter Lily’s life and yet, as you listened to him talking to her about life, family and the missing link in her own ancestral line – what he spoke held salt and the truth of what he shared with Lily I think might have turnt the tide in her eyes. She was painted as the rebel of her sisters – the one who might seem reckless but the one who had a deeply pensive heart and who only sought for others to understand her nature. In other words, I immediately understood Lily even if it was taking a lifetime for her sisters and family to see her the same way I was myself.

I could barely stop smirking and crinkling laughter through my eyes as I read how Connor was completely taken aback by how strong and assertive Lily was presenting herself! She gave the word ‘moxie’ a new definition and for Connor, it seemed this was one of the first times where a woman had completely overtaken his senses without him conceding anything at all. He was working for Big E which naturally meant he had strict orders to follow through on and those didn’t quite include the uncomfortable situation he found himself in with Lily beside him. She told things straight as they were and without holding back from the truth of the circumstances. I loved how she upturnt his world within a few moments of being with him whereas for Connor’s sake, I am not quite sure he understood yet the fuller implications of being charmed by Lily!

I was shaking my head at how Curtis really put Connor through the ringer when she had Lily reach out to him at a moment of need! The way he tried to sidestep the obvious request and how he realised it was futile to think he had a way ‘out’ of doing it was simply priceless!! Plus, I knew the kind of truck stops being mentioned in this scene being a girl who went over 15,000 miles with her Mum criss-crossing through the Upper Midwest, the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast! You’d be plumb surprised by some of the places you have to find a pit-stop and the better places are so unexpected as they are revealled to you on the road; you nearly have to pinch yourself over the serendipity of it all! I have a lot of fond memories of being on the open road with my Mum and I was hoping at some point Connor and Lily could create a few memories of their own.

Lily has an instinctive kind of optimism which is infectious – you simply want to see how she can overcome this moment of unexpected circumstance and find a truer kind of happiness elsewhere. Curtis touches on the long-term effects of childhood accidents and the physical after effects of having an injury like Lily had sustained as a child. Even though Lily has some challenges others do not what makes her such a winsome character to rally behind is how she sets her attitude. She doesn’t put herself down or view anything as being especially impossible to achieve. Rather, she finds ways to work with what she has and to ask for help when something needs doing that is a bit out of the question for her to do herself. In that regard, Lily is her own hero! She decides how she wants others to see her and how she wants to live her life – fully free and confident in her own skin.

One thing I admired most about Connor is how he approached talking with Lily – he saw a different side to her than her previous childhood crush had and even in a better frame of light than her father (the one who raised her as this story touches on paternity, ancestral lines and the concept of what family means in definition to each person) as he constantly would take a more judgemental role in her life. Lily had her own thoughts and opinions but she was constantly being put down for her thoughts or her life’s choices to where I think Connor saw in Lily what I had seen myself – a woman at a crossroads in her life who needed a bit more kindness than criticism.

Of course, when your travelling across country and you’re with a cowboy she’s giving you all sorts of thoughts you weren’t expecting the one thing you might balk at trying to sort out is how to interact with the two new interlopers who are joining you for the last leg of the journey! I am not sure what surprised Lily and Connor more? The reactions of their new companions Pepper and Natalie to finding Lily is on board for the journey into Montana or seeing how Lily and Connor  looked disappointed they had to expand their group of two to four as I had a suspicion they both would have preferred remaining alone. Connor for his bit is being placed in impossible situations where he has to yield to the needs of the women (ie. more shopping for clothes!) and balance the expectations of what he was meant to be doing for Big E!

The more Lily and Connor had a chance to talk things through the more they both realised they were contemplating the truths of how they both wanted to live their lives. Lily wasn’t one for idle conversation which is why she was able to draw Connor out to discuss more important matters with her and he with her in return. I felt they were a keen match for each other because instead of seeing each others’ faults or weaknesses, they constantly built each other up to see their strengths. They had an easy friendship developing between them which I felt would become a lasting relationship because for the first time in a long time for them both it seemed they finally had found true acceptance in each other. And, that was something I felt was the most beautiful revelation about the story within Montana Welcome. To be seen and understood without having to explain yourself to death.

I’ve outlined a key reason why this story meant the world to me to read below this review – however, I wanted to mention briefly that the moment of reckoning Lily went through to realise how people were cushioning her from the harder moments of her life really weren’t in her best interests nor was the chronic habit of people erasing her right to choose – how to react, how to plan or how to decide about everything in her life. This was one of the best subplots in the story because it spoke such wonderful truth about what people with chronic afflictions in health face everyday and how you have to find your voice and articulate yourself even if you burn a few bridges along the way. It is one thing to know your own truth but sometimes you have to speak it and be bold enough to own what you’ve said because you have the right to defend yourself, too.

As this is a road trip novel, I loved the randomness of the stops and the purposefulness behind the events Connor was taking Lily, Pepper and Natalie; as it was a journey in of its own back to Montana. I was quite surprised I knew a bit about their stops, too, including Idaho Falls but then again, I have this dream of a Western road trip through the Rockies and Western states I want to undertake someday as I’ve done the same on the East Coast. When you love the road, you research new places to trek and which places you want to have as either stop-overs or planned stays within the larger scope of the trip itself. Tucking close to these four and seeing the adventures they took up along their route back to the Blackwell ranch was soul lifting because it reminded everyone that its the places you go and the experiences you curate along the route of your trip which give you the most joy in the end.

I knew as soon as the road trip ended and Lily would be meeting her long lost relatives for the first time things would soon start to boil over! Both emotionally and vocally – as this is the kind of family which isn’t afraid of speaking their mind nor of having others speak theirs. What I hadn’t expected of course was an interloper who was not as welcome as they felt they might have been received and I dearly itched to see how they might soon get themselves packed back onto the road! Ha!! Still what resonated most is the love of the Blackwells and the incredible amount of supportive influence they gave so freely to those who might need their help or assistance. Felt like old home week in that regard – getting back on the Blackwell ranch and all the characters of the Return of the Blackwell Brothers series were making their entrances and taking their cues about when to be featured in the scenes and sequences after Lily’s arrival.

I couldn’t stop laughing my socks off – in the end, it is once again Big E’s turn to give you a reason to find the humour in life’s situations and how you can emerge on the other side of adversity. Yet, it is his new travelling companion which made me holler in laughter the most! So, so unexpected and yet it felt so honestly right! Curtis has found the best entry back into the life of the Blackwells and given us a new reason to love the rascal Big E is whilst eluding to bigger moments yet to come in the series which is now one of my favourite sequels!

on the contemporary rom styling of melinda curtis:

I am seriously loving the enthused way in which Ms Curtis is encouraging her fellow writerly sisters to write more #BlackwellFamily stories – whilst at the same time, I couldn’t tell by the conclusion of #SatBookChat if Mum and I jumped the cart before the horse! By shouting out a sequel before a sequel was mentioned OR if we struck a chord of interest already seeded and we pre-announced something already being thought as a ‘next project’? Whatever the truth is behind the quirky responses to my #BlackwellCousins enquiry this past weekend: one thing I know for sure without Melinda Curtis we wouldn’t have had the #BlackwellBrothers and #BlackwellSisters! And to me that is sombering news because this family lives so dearly alive in my heart and imagination! Thank you, Ms Curtis for conceiving of the idea for this lovely series and *fingers crossed!* we can continue to champion the family in another round of five novels!! (big smirks)

One of the reasons I felt so deeply attached to the original series for the Blackwells were the layers of loveliness within the stories – from the drama of family, to the case for redemption and of course, those cheekified moments of humour which knit themselves between the scenes and sequences wherein your growing more attached to the characters who are at the centre of the current story in the series. Curtis has brilliant instincts in how to begin this second series of installments as we all have the chance to hug close to the Harrison-Blackwell sisters and find out what makes them who they are in the wider scheme of their world and the world of the Blackwells.

The best way to put anyone in a situation they cannot control is to have someone else in charge of their activities and that is exactly what Curtis did with Lily! As evidenced by the humour and the realistic manner in which Curtis proposed Connor being Lily’s chaperone after being handed off by Big E is what makes this such a charmingly sweet romance.

She purposefully found a way to get her taken out of her living environment with her sisters and family to take this unexpected detour across country wherein she met two women she hadn’t expected to meet and a curiously handsome cowboy who was making her reconsider her options! Laughs. The best bit of course is how Curtis knits the story together – you truly cannot help yourself from smirking, laughing and turning the pages fast enough not to wait in rapt suspense about what will ‘happen next’ in this delightful Contemporary Romance about how life doesn’t have to be written down to the nth degree and how sometimes you can allow yourself the grace of being ‘elsewhere’ if by being there you can resolve the direction of your life.

#EqualityInLit | Focusing on how disabilities are not limiting a person’s abilities

I LOVE finding stories which focus on different ways to showcase how our medical issues are not meant to be seen or understood as limitations but of conditions we can learn how to workaround and continue to lead fulfilling lives. This sequencing of the story hit me hard as I continue to face challenges when people do not understand about the ‘bad days’ I have with my migraines and sometimes think a few bad days are enough of a reason to feel I can’t plan for the future. I don’t live my life like that – I am a bourne optimist and for me, despite the issues I have with my chronic migraines I never let them stop me from planning for the future. After all, I have no clue what will come next week much less three months from now – all I can do is hope for the best (like everyone else) and do my best to meet deadlines or have the option for some wiggle room if I need to reschedule a post. And, that’s just how my migraines can interfere with my blog or hosting my chat @SatBookChat.

IRL there are other things which can take a backseat or need rescheduling as well – however, again, I don’t live in a bubble and I never say to myself “Wow. I have a lot of health afflictions, I best not try to do anything because what’s the point?” Instead I recognise when I need more rest or when I need to remain offline – I know how to work through my afflictions and when I come out the other end, I transcend them and move on. This novel really touches on chronic health afflictions – for Lily it is a neurological condition which makes those round her (especially her family) treat her like she cannot do for herself and constantly needs a companion or chaperone. Blessedly my family never treats me like that and are happy to workaround what afflicts me.

I loved the optimism Ms Curtis put into this story – how she gently tried to give Lily a new perspective about life and how it can be lived when you don’t have people constantly making you feel like your ‘different’ and that your ‘differences’ from others can and will prevent you from living a full life. Which is completely hogwash of course but for Lily its not a lesson she had learnt yet due to her family and the ways in which her family constantly held her medical condition against her without giving her the confidence Connor was instilling in her on the road.

I also had full respect for how Curtis both implied and directly talked about how no one has the right to tell you what your capable of accomplishing or when your able to function normally – that’s a key issue I’m finding as well. We know ourselves and we know what we’re able to do – which is why I wish more would take us at face value, listen to what we’re saying and respect what we say about what we can or cannot do. Plus, I never understood how anyone can make you feel like you need to constantly apologise or explain yourself for having a chronic illness or a neurological condition such as Lily which impedes her fine motor skills.

This is a key reason this story made my heart happy. It was a blessing to see a writer ‘get it’ and literally put my own thoughts and rants about this topic into a well-written story which eclipses the stigmas and seeks to educate those who just don’t get it or think their helping when their not because their words have a way of affecting us far more than they realise. When you know someone who has a medical condition or a chronic health issue – they don’t need you tell them how to live their life or to take their choices away from them in regards to what they can or cannot do in the short or long term either. Let them choose for themselves and respect the fact in the moment they’ve planned something they had the best of intentions even if they fall short or need to reschedule in the future.

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And, where do we go from here into the second installment:

I was so delighted by how this story concluded – about where we last found Connor, Lily, and Big E – I hadn’t even stopped to think too much about which Blackwell Sister would be next in line to read about by Ms Vastine – happily, it struck me wickedly to learn it’s going to be *Amanda!* because she seemed to be the one sister of Lily’s whose the hardest to convince of anything without *proof!* and without having all your ducks in a row! I cannot wait to see how Big E, Rudy (Lily’s father), and the rest of the Blackwells charm Amanda into accepting something she is stubbornly steadfast against!

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Do you get equally as giddy as I do over limited series?

Do you *love!* #amreading Contemporary Westerns & Cowboy/Ranch narratives?

What about Contemporary Romances set round family and community?

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The reviews featuring the Blackwell Sisters series is courtesy of: Anna J. Stewart, Melinda Curtis, Amy Vastine, Carol Ross and Cari Lynn Webb which Jorie is wickedly grateful for putting together in tandem with @SatBookChat!

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Meanwhile, as you know if you’re a regular reader or visitor to Jorie Loves A Story, I love sharing which bands, singer/songwriters and soundscapes are my favourites to have in me ears whilst I am reading the stories featured on my blog. Therefore, for the first Blackwell Sisters novel I turnt to a new favourite: Ghost of Paul Revere! Their music is happily available via #Spotify which is wicked wonderful as I love their vibe, their sound and lyrics!

Simply a wicked good compliment to the story and I shared a tweet to give them a s/o!

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Especially if you read the book or were thinking you might be inclined to read it.
I appreciate hearing different points of view especially amongst
readers who gravitate towards the same stories to read.
Bookish conversations are always welcome!

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We happily discussed the components of this novel and the rest of the #BlackwellSisters and the #BlackwellBrothers series during the 14th November, #SatBookChat wherein I was delighted all 5x of the authors were able to chime in during different intervals of the chat to answer my questions and to give such a balanced and entertaining discussion to my chatters! Plus, I snuck in a question about a possible *third!* series which I called: #BlackwellCousins an idea by myself and my Mum which concluded our lovely chat. No confirmations – just you know the hope of it!

I originally wanted this review to be featured before our chat with the authors or the day of the chat, however, I kept having to push forward this review (and the rest of the series) due to either my migraines and/or the technical issues I was having wherein I had limited connectivity and could not finish editing this review or others which are still in my Drafts to be shared this week with my readers. I appreciate everyone’s patience and I am wicked thrilled to finally share why and how I am dearly in LOVE with the #BlackwellSisters as much as I had been with the #BlackwellBrothers!

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Posted Tuesday, 24 November, 2020 by jorielov in Book Review (non-blog tour), Compassion & Acceptance of Differences, Contemporary Romance, Equality In Literature, Farm and Ranching on the Frontier, Jorie Loves A Story Cuppa Book Love Awards, Romance Fiction, Special Needs Children, Western Fiction, Western Romance

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