A Small Town Memory by Melinda Curtis

Posted September 12, 2023 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout ARC, Contemporary Romance, Little to No Sexual Content (kissing), Series, Small Town Romance, Sweet Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

I think I’m your wife…
Master Baker Jessica Aguirre arrives in Harmony Valley intent upon finding the father of her unborn child. If only she knew who he was. An accident may have damaged the relevant parts of this expectant mother’s memory, but when she sees Duffy Dufraine’s handsome face, she’s convinced he’s the man who haunts her memories.

But memory can be an elusive thing…
The man she was looking for – Duffy’s dead twin – was no angel. He was a con man, one who swindled his family and may have cheated Jessica out of her savings. Duffy hated him. Jessica should just walk away. But being near Duffy brings back snatches of memory, and increasingly she’s finding it hard to walk away from this wounded man.

Titles in the Love in Harmony Valley series include — Dandelion Wishes —♥— A Small Town Second Chance —♥— A New Beginning in a Small Town —♥— A Small Town Summer —♥— Forever Family in a Small Town —♥— A Small Town Memory —♥— A Small Town Romance —♥— Finding Family in a Small Town —♥—

This is a romance that includes no swearing, no violence, and no sexual content (beyond a few kisses).

Previously Published

Booksprout ARC

Title:  A Small Town Memory
Series:  Love in Harmony Valley #6
Author:  Melinda Curtis
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  June 20, 2023
My Rating:  4.5

A Small Town Memory is the sixth title in the Love in Harmony Valley series.  I love the quirkiness of this small town, or perhaps I should say the quirkiness of some of its residents.  And those charms are in full view in Jess and Duffy’s story.

Jessica has come to Harmony Valley in search of connections.  She’s recently been in an accident that left her with amnesia – oh, she knows some things with certainty, but there are other memories that just aren’t there or aren’t clear enough to know if they are things she’s experienced or things that she wants to have been real.  One of those things is the truth about her baby’s daddy.  She’s pregnant but there are gaps about the man she had to have been in love with, so she’s searching for connections… and not really prepared for what she’s about to discover.

Duffy is a loner, a man who is finally free of responsibilities after years of dealing with the fallout from his con artist brother’s actions that put their parents, their financial future at great risk.  He’s currently managing the vineyards at the new winery in town, living on his own, and not about to give up his freedom for anything or anyone.  All that’s about to change when a stranger mistakes him for his deceased brother.  Duffy’s carefree life is about to get very complicated… and perhaps that freedom he’s protecting isn’t really being free of all the things that still churn inside him.  He has to deal with the past before there’s any future ahead of him.  And Jess, her baby, one stray pup, and a town full of good intentions is about to provide that for one lonely, stubborn man.

I enjoyed A Small Town Memory so much.  It’s full of sadness and laughter, confusion and purpose, and folks who haven’t the slightest clue how to mind their own business.  Small town living, you’ve got to love it. Jess will find her truth and so much more as this town embraces a single mom, a hard working woman, and the hope that she can bring to their town.  I always enjoy falling back into this world full of goodhearted folks, a touch of drama, and solid friendships.  Duffy and Jess’s story is well-written, with enough emotions to satisfy anyone.  I had fun here, and would highly recommend not only this story but the entire series to any reader who loves getting lost in a small town with engaging stories to capture your heart and your imagination.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the author or author’s team via Booksprout, and I sincerely thank them for their trust. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

Available for the Kindle as this title is currently in KU


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