Contractor Wes Mathews is nearly finished hiking the Appalachian Trail in honor of his recently deceased best friend when he falls terribly ill. He stumbles into the nearest town and soon finds himself indebted to the beautiful young doctor who owns the clinic. In lieu of payment, he proposes a trade that will keep him in town—and away from obligations to his best friend’s sister—for several weeks.
But as Avery and Wes spend time together, their friendship begins moving into unexpected territory. Soon they both begin to question their plans for the future. But will Wes be able to let go of the debt he owes his best friend? And will Avery find the courage to risk everything for love?
Mulberry Hollow is the second book in the Riverbend series by Denise Hunter. She has such a talent for writing unique storylines that tug at your heartstrings. Although it is book 2, they can be read as a stand alone. The story is heartwarming, charming and emotional and will keep you engaged and wanting more. Set in the town of Riverbend Gap off the Appalachian Trail, the small town atmosphere and close knit community draws you in right from the start. Each of the main characters has a unique history and story to tell. Both having wounds that need healing. Wes, a contractor who is hiking the trail in honor of his friend who passed, has not only physical ailments that need healing but emotional scars as well. Avery, the towns workaholic doctor, is in need of help with the clinic and is carrying baggage of her own. They are an unlikely pair but through a series of events turn to each other for assistance and healing. The story is heartwarming, emotional and full of laughter and tears. If you are a fan of the tv series Hart of Dixie, this book will be one to pick up. Buy Now: Bookshop.org