Back to Aspen Cove to a couple, I have just been so eager to read about Poppy and Mark. I got that warm happy feeling on the very first page where I was LOL. What do you do when you have loved someone all your life but you can’t have them? And the reason has nothing to do with you but your family. Poppy Dawson has been pretending that her hating Mark was easier than knowing she loved him. Could Poppy take control of her own life and heart or keep letting her father influence her to the life he wanted for her?
“Everything seemed like a pie-in-the-sky dream, but a girl could dream.”
Mark Bancroft couldn’t remember a time he didn’t love her but he would never be the man her father wanted him to her for his daughter. Aspen cove was becoming a regular lover’s paradise as all of Mark's friends had found their soul mates, but Mark had no one just a memory of one too short of a kiss from the one he wanted. Was he man enough to do what he needs to win the woman of his dreams or would he believe he was not enough for her? If you want to laugh, cry, yell, get frustrated but most of all fall in love while you read a good story this is the book and series for you.
The main message from this book is LOVE! New love, old love, family love, friendship love, forbidden love but most of all romantic love.
I received an ARC copy of this wonderful book to which I have written my honest and voluntary review of it.
“Violet raised her hand like she was in school. “Yes, you did, you gave her an entire bouquet with a little piece added in. Every day of her life she had Poppies, Roses, Lilies, Daisies and Violets with a spring of fabulous Basil. We were a living breathing bouquet.”
“Some girls were always a bridesmaid and never a bride. Poppy had never been either.”
“I’m mortified. Even the damn chickens get more action than me, and there’s only one rooster.”
“She was sadly inexperienced when it came to all things men. Her knowledge about relationships came from the Hallmark Channel or the books she managed to pick up on her occasional trips to Copper Creek.”
“I think it would look great. That and flower boxes and flower beds. A picket fence out front to keep your litter of children under control,” she teased. He jingled the cuffs he’d placed back on his belt. “I’ve got cuffs. Or we could buy lots of duct tape and rope.”
“… she liked to chat with Mark, who was too kind to shut her up and leave. It didn’t hurt that he was easy on the eyes. Mrs. Brown was old, she wasn’t dead.”
“At some point, you make your own family. If people didn’t move on from their parents, no one would have populated the world. Or everyone would be inbred with three eyes and two noses.”
Kelly Collins invites you back to Aspen Cove, the charming mountain town where dreams never die and love lives on forever...
Poppy Dawson has spent her entire life wanting what she can’t have—namely Mark Bancroft, Aspen Cove’s deputy sheriff. Growing up the daughter of a cattle rancher, there was no time for silly things such as love. But after watching her terminally ill mother wither, Poppy realizes that life is not only unpredictable, it’s short. She has to decide if she she’ll settle for the life laid out for her or the life she desires.
Abandoned by his no good father at the age of eight, Mark Bancroft has spent over twenty years trying to redeem his family name. He’s been a good man. An honest man who’s been in love with Poppy Dawson ever since he can remember. But when his father stole everything from the Dawson’s and left town, he took Mark and Poppy’s future with him. Done carrying the burden of his father’s crimes, Mark sets out to win her heart, but first he must win her father’s respect.
Can a decades’ old family feud be ended for love? Find out in One Hundred Lifetimes.
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