Monday, October 5, 2015

Saving Laurel Springs By Lin Stepp

In a heartwarming novel set amid the lush splendor of the Great Smoky Mountains, Lin Stepp reunites two kindred spirits in a charming story of first love and surprising second chances. . .

See ya later--and love you forever, Rhea Dean. Those are the words Rhea's childhood sweetheart, Carter Layman, used to say whenever they parted. Not that she places much stock in words anymore. After all, Carter drove off to college in California, promising to make a fortune to help save their families' vacation resort. Instead he stayed there and married someone else. It fell to Rhea to keep Laurel Springs going and she's done just that, working long hours on the camp grounds, buoyed by the beauty of her Smokies home.

Now a widower with a young son, Carter has achieved huge success as a games developer. But he always planned to return to the spring-fed lake and the soaring mountains, to the covered bridge where he and Rhea made wishes and traded kisses. He's coming home to turn Laurel Springs into the place they planned to build together. And as he reveals the truth about his past, Rhea must decide whether to trust in the man--and the dreams--she's never forgotten.

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Dr. Lin Stepp is a native Tennessean, a businesswoman, and an educator. She is on faculty at both Tusculum College and King University, where she teaches psychology and research. Her business background includes over 20 years in marketing, sales, production art, and regional publishing. But closest to her heart is her beloved series of contemporary novels set in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Visit her on the web at

Set in the Great Smoky Mountains a really good story of love and forgiveness.
I have a little trouble getting into the book in the beginning  but it started to get more descriptive and colorful and I enjoyed it.
I have read Lin's books in the past and her style of writing  is one that is easy reading and you can get caught up in.
Pick up a copy of her latest and enjoy her story of forgiveness and love.
 I gave this book 4 stars. 
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. I am not really sure about this one, I think I will pass.

  2. sounds good. Another one I have to get and read. Thank you Mary

  3. My wife reads Lin Stepp's books. I am pretty sure I will have to buy this one for her.

  4. I can't wait to read this one. Romance is where it's at.

  5. A romance by Lin Stepp is just what the doctor ordered. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Emma Grace, you are the WINNER! I will mail your book right out to you. Congrats!

  6. I can foresee a vacation in Laurel Springs in my future.

  7. Sounds like a good interesting read. Great review!!!

  8. I like Lin Stepp. I think she is a really good author. I am going to but this book on amazon. Thanks

  9. getting it. According to your review this should be a good one. Thanks

  10. Sounds really really good !!! Blessings,DanaGirl

  11. Sounds like it could be an interesting read. Thanks for your honest review, Mary!

    Judy B

  12. Hmmm.....not sure about this one. I like a book that grabs my attention right from the first page. Think I might pass on this one.