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Home at Blackberry Hill

(Blackberry Hill Memorial #3)

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3.85  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  13 reviews
REISSUE of A Temporary Arrangement

All Abby Cahill wanted was a quiet summer job in the beautiful Wisconsin woods. But the hospital where she's filling in turns out to be overcrowded, understaffed and decidedly stretched for cash. And as if she didn't have enough on her hands, the only vacancy in town for a "single woman with mutt" is at the farmhouse of wildlife biologist
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Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 19th 2011 by Harlequin (first published July 19th 2006)
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SuperWendy
A painfully contrived set-up, a total disregard for a modicum of authenticity re: hospital protocols, a romantic couple who spends very little time together and two half-baked suspense subplots (someone is out to get the hero! someone is out to get the heroine!). It's an easy read but otherwise nothing very good here.
Lyn
Nov 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First I must admit that Roxanne Rustand is a friend, but I can say honestly that this book is a gem. It's from Roxanne's years of writing for Harlequin SuperRomance so it's includes an obligatory love scene; however if you blink, you'll miss it. I blinked because I actually thought it was unnecessary to the deeply emotional and touching story of these two wounded hearts and a precious little boy.

I also appreciated the setting of the novel, my neck of the northwoods. Roxanne captured much of the
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When Abby Cahill is evicted from her rented room, she lands at Ethan Matthews' farm. But she's not looking for an attachment and the solitary biologist who seems to shun others. He on the other hand, finds himself more attracted to the city-raised nurse than he cares to admit. In fact, it's beginning to feel a little too much like home.

R.N and teaching nurse, Abby Cahill, takes a summer job as Director of Nursing in a Northern Wiscon
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Judy
Aug 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Home At Blackberry Hill by Roxanne Rustand. Originally published as A Temporary Arrangement
ISBN-978-0-373-36435-0 Third book in the Blackberry Hill Memorial Series.

Abby Cahill went to college with Erin Lang Reynolds. Erin is the Administrator at Blackberry Hill Memorial and needed a summer replacement for Grace who recently married and has retired. Abby worked as a nurse for three years and has been teaching and writing since then. After a broken engagement and a new job waiting for in Californi
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Judy
Aug 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Home At Blackberry Hill by Roxanne Rustand. Originally published as A Temporary Arrangement
ISBN-978-0-373-36435-0 Third book in the Blackberry Hill Memorial Series.

Abby Cahill went to college with Erin Lang Reynolds. Erin is the Administrator at Blackberry Hill Memorial and needed a summer replacement for Grace who recently married and has retired. Abby worked as a nurse for three years and has been teaching and writing since then. After a broken engagement and a new job waiting for in Californi
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Janga
Jul 28, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having been jilted just a few months before her wedding, nurse Abby Cahill accepts a temporary job as Director of Nursing at a hospital in Blackberry Hill, Wisconsin. It’s strictly a summer job filling in between the retirement of one director and the arrival of another before Abby moves on a to new job and a new life in California. She isn’t interested in any ties to Blackberry Hill. But when a fire destroys the apartment she had rented and she’s evicted from the replacement apartment because s ...more
Adele Dawn
Jul 11, 2011 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the story and the characters, I just wish the ending hadn't been so ... abrupt. I would rate this at 3 1/2 stars. Sorry if this is vague but I don't want to ruin it for anyone. I would have liked to know just a little more about the situation and how things were settled.

It was nice to read main characters who didn't fall into convenient stereotypical behaviors and the same with one of the antagonists (who was a bit of a surprise). Also, I really liked the descriptions of the area they
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Englishrose
Aug 22, 2011 rated it liked it
This book was fun though a bit sporadic. It went in a few directions that I hadn't expected it to go. The plot was nice and fun, but didn't get very deeply into backgrounds or emotions. I think there was just so much plot that were wasn't as much room for depth. Abby is a fun, independent woman. Ethan is a great dad and a sweet man once you get past his gruff exterior. I enjoyed this book, though it was a much lighter read, focusing more on the adventure of the outdoors and cruelty to/protection ...more
LeAnne
Feb 11, 2016 rated it liked it
This has been on my shelf for a year. I'm not a romance person, but I picked it up this afternoon and it wasn't half bad. Interesting characters, believable conflict, touch of suspense. Living in the Northwoods myself, I enjoyed the remote Wisconsin setting. The child characters were also believable which often they aren't in adult fiction. Harlequin Heartwarming appears to be Christian fiction standards without the religious themes. I'm still not a romance person, but I'd pick up another Roxann ...more
ReadingWench
I was a bit confused at the beginning of this book. I couldn't understand HOW, the woman has the 3 kids with her and arrives at the hospital, then leaves the hospital with another kid and goes and stays the night at his house. Where did the other 3 kids go? Since I got this as an ARC copy, maybe I missed a page or something. I don't know.

I was a good book. There was a nice mystery thrown in to round out the book. If I wasn't confused near the start of the book I would have rated it higher.
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Gwnhwyfer
Nov 09, 2011 rated it did not like it
Started off very slow and confusing; felt no connection to the characters...gave up after the first 50 pages.
Sheila
Jul 19, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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