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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 marriage - and botched divorce - was 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 Noah's endurance. He wrestles with resentment and an unmistakable pull to his wife - still beautiful, still brave, and still more intriguing than any woman he's 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 she's never been loved unconditionally by anyone - including him. Will Noah accept the challenge to pursue Josephine's heart? And can she finally find the courage to trust Noah?
©2017 Denise Hunter (P)2017 Thomas Nelson Publishers
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Critic Reviews

"Sweetbriar 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." (Brenda Novak, New York Times best-selling author)
"Sweetbriar Cottage is a wonderful story, full of emotional tension and evocative prose." (Francine Rivers, New York Times best-selling author of Redeeming Love)
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By Michela on 08-25-17

Great story, but...

I think it's great how the author teaches about the psychological effects of childhood abuse into adult hood. So many of us need to be more aware, and to look past people's facades. Try to understand the why of their behaviour instead of just focusing on it. However it seemed it lacked a little something and I can't explain what. Depth maybe? A bit typical some of the events? Where I come from a 4 wheels drive with good tires cud go anywhere snow, ice or whatever... I thot that was a little weak, and maybe a teeny bit focused on the physical. Otherwise a great book!

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By Dorothy Dooley on 08-12-17

Loved it

This is the first book I've read by this author, it was great. It shows you that love can conquer all. The narration was very well done. If you haven't read this book I highly recommend it

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