- Publish Date: 2017-06-13
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Denise Hunter
âSweetbriar Cottage is a story to fall in love with. True-to-life characters, high stakes, and powerful chemistry blend to tell an emotional story of reconciliation.âÂ âBrenda Novak, New York Times bestselling author
When Noah and Josephine discover their divorce was never actually finalized, their lives are turned upside down.
Following his divorce, Noah gave up his dream job and settled at a remote horse ranch in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia, putting much-needed distance between himself and the former love of his life. But then Noah gets a letter from the IRS claiming he and Josephine are still married. When he confronts Josephine, they discover that she missed the final step in filing the paperwork and they are, in fact, still married.
Josephine is no happier about the news than Noah. Maybe the failed marriageâand botched divorceâwas her fault, but her heart was shattered right alongside his, more than he would ever believe. The sooner they put this marriage behind them, the better for both of their sakes.
But when Josephine delivers the final paperwork to his ranch, the two become stranded in his cottage during the worst spring snowstorm in a decade. Being trapped with Josephine is a test of Noahâs endurance. He wrestles with resentment and an unmistakable pull to his wifeâstill beautiful, still brave, and still more intriguing than any woman heâs ever known.
As they find themselves confronted with each other and their shared past, old wounds surface and tempers flare. But when they are forced out into the storm, they must rely on each other in a way they never have before. Josephine finally opens up about her tragic past, and Noah realizes sheâs never been loved unconditionally by anyoneâincluding him. Will Noah accept the challenge to pursue Josephineâs heart? And can she finally find the courage to trust Noah?
âSweetbriar Cottage is a wonderful story, full of emotional tension and evocative prose.âÂ âFrancine Rivers, New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love