Thursday, November 3, 2011

REVIEW ~ The Kissing Tree ~ Blog Tour

The Kissing TreeThe Kissing Tree by Prudence Bice

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: Netgalley
Genre: Historical Romance
Publication Date:  December 6, 2011

Description from Goodreads: After five long years, Georgiana McLaughlin returns to the only place she’s ever considered home—the same place she stole a kiss from Ridge Carson under the community “kissing tree.” But this time he’s a man, and reconciling their past is just the beginning. You’ll find yourself applauding each new chapter filled with fun, romance, and adventure in this captivating, heartfelt tale of love, friendship, and finding your way back.

My thoughts: I really love a good romance story. A story that reminds me what it was like to fall in love. The tingles that you get when you first hold a hand and the anxiety in whether or not he really loves you. A good romance story leaves you smiling when you close the book and gives  you hope for a happily ever after.  This book meets all of that criteria.  It is not just a good, but a great romance story.

This is a really sweet love story. It is about two friends who are separated while young. They have the school age crush that they never quite get over.  Georgianna returns to Colorado from New York to help her grandfather after the death of her grandmother.  She loves Colorado and has missed it and her friends.  Of course, Ridge is still there and very handsome.   Yes, there are sparks when they meet, as well as pride, misunderstanding, and a dilemma or two.

The story slows down and felt sluggish somewhere in the middle, that is why it isn't a five star rating.  I don't know that I can pinpoint what didn't work for me.  Overall, this is a fantastic book.  It has a happy resolution and a great sense of humor.

I think Prudence Bice has just been put on my list of author's to watch for.

Visit the other posts on this tour:
NovemberGetting Your Read On/
A Casual Reader’s Blog/Bookworm Lisa/
Reviews by Molly/
Debra’s Book Cafe/
Nightly Reading/
Imaginary Reads/LDS Women’s Book Review/Burning Impossibly Bright/Place of Reeds/Practical Frugality/

To find out more information about The Kissing Tree or Cedar Fort Publishing, be sure to check out these links.


  1. I LOVED this book! I didn't think it was slow in the middle at all! After reading this I bought The Widower's Wife by Prudence Bice, and wow, it was amazing! Really good!

  2. After reading this book, I looked up Prudence Bice, I found the Widower's Wife. It is definitely on my wish list. I will be picking it up someday. Probably when I have a spare dollar or two. lol


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