ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Aspen Crossroads
Series: A Whisper Canyon Romance #1
Author: Janine Rosche
Publisher: Berkley Books
Release Date: August 24, 2021
Genre: Western Romance
To protect those most vulnerable, Haven Haviland must trust her heart–and her regrets–to a mysterious newcomer in this moving contemporary romance.
Few in the community of Whisper Canyon have actually met Jace Daring, a handsome recluse who lives at Aspen Crossroads, the farm at the edge of town. But that doesn’t stop the rumors about the multiple women who live with him. He must protect the truth–that his farm-to-table restaurant will provide new livelihoods for women rescued from human trafficking–or he risks the safety and futures of those relying on him. But he can’t do it alone.
Haven Haviland has always been everyone’s safe place to fall until one mistake closes her counseling practice and leaves her open to the town’s gossip. Trusting men has gotten her in trouble before. However, accepting Jace’s job offer to mentor the rescued women seems like the perfect way to right her wrongs.
When the mayor’s campaign to clean up Whisper Canyon targets Aspen Crossroads, the restaurant comes under fire, dangers from the women’s pasts are awakened, and Haven’s sins are exposed for all to see. Jace would sacrifice himself to save Haven and the women under his care, but his efforts might not be enough. And in the end, it might not be the women most in need of saving after all.
As Haven slipped through the farmers’ market crowd, the side-eyed glances scrawled decades-old Haviland family gossip across her skin. She should’ve grown used to it, but these days it felt far more personal. And after all she’d done to help them. Or tried to help them, anyway. That was over now, though, thanks to her foolishness.
“Just like her mother,” Mrs. Vermillion whispered loud enough to reach Haven’s ears.
“All those Haviland kids are, in one way or another.” Sandy Hugh, her mother’s onetime best friend, tsked and shook her head. “Their poor father.”
Haven fidgeted with the neckline of her blouse. Despite the heat, she tugged it up to her clavicle.
“Don’t mind them, Haven. They only think they know our family.” Her sister Rarity adjusted the scarf tying up her ebony tresses. With her capris and halter top, today’s look made her appear as an extra on a sixties teen beach movie. Rarity handed each woman a three-by-five flyer advertising her vintage dress shop. “Ladies, bring this card into Fringe and Lace for thirty percent off your purchases.” Unlike Haven, Rarity welcomed the attention-good and bad-and was determined to make a living off it. Rarity linked her arm through their brother’s. “Daniel doesn’t let the whispers bother him, do you, bro?”
“What was that?” Daniel kept his eyes laser-focused on a petite blonde selling honey from a tent directly beneath the grossly outdated Welcome to Whisper Canyon: Arrive a Stranger, Stay a Friend sign.
Haven’s stomach clenched. Leave it to her twin brother to find the one girl on Main Street he hadn’t already dated.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Prone to wander, Janine Rosche finds as much comfort on the open road as she does at home. This longing to chase adventure, behold splendor, and experience redemption is woven into her Madison River Romance and Whisper Canyon series. When she isn’t writing or traveling, she teaches family life education courses to college students, takes too many pictures of her sleeping dogs, and embarrasses her four children and husband with boy band serenades. Learn more online at janinerosche.com, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
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