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This Is Where We Begin

(Hearts of Haines #3)

4.56  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  11 reviews
In this continuation in the Hearts of Haines Series, Katie McDaniels is unemployed, pregnant, and relying on Evie and Finch for a place to live. She is trying to survive. Nothing seems to be going right for her until Preston Dobbins steps into her life and an unexpected gift comes her way, finally giving her a chance at happiness.

Preston Dobbins is fighting his strong feel
Published May 14th 2015
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Aug 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Although this is a continuation of the Hearts of Haines series, Evie and Finch are not the main characters. We see them but in a minor role as supporting characters for Katie.

this is the sweet heartbreaking story of Preston and Katie. How they freed themselves of guilt, how they became stronger for each other and how they came together. This is the story of how Katie’s mom freed herself and started to get a relationship back with her mother. The
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is Where We Begin is the third novel in Shannon McCrimmon's Hearts of Haines series. The first two novels in the series, Kiss Me Hard Before You Go (my review) and Like All Things Beautiful (my review) centered around Evie, Finch and their love story. We met Katie, Evie's best friend, in the first two books as a supporting character. However, in This is Where We Begin Katie, who is towards the end of her pregnancy, takes center stage as she struggles to build a new life for herself and her ...more
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Evie, Finch, Katie, Doris, Mouse, and of course Preston is back in the 3rd novel of the series, This Is Where We Begin. This Is Where We Begin is unlike the first two novels in the series. The other novels are focused on love and drama. This novel has both aspects but it adds a touch of mystery to it.

This novel picks up where the previous one leaves off. Preston is working for the DEA on a case in his hometown of Haines. Preston is also hidi
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
I could not wait to start this book. I was so excited to see if Katie would get her happy ending after all the crud she had to put up with dealing with her ex and her father. This girl definitely deserved some joy for once. And I am happy to say that McCrimmon did not disappoint. Expect the sweetness that comes along with first loves. Expect some butterflies. Expect the feels.

I am always happy when finishing one of McCrimmon's books. She knows how to write the romance and give us a wonderful st
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The third book in the Hearts of Haines series is my favorite. While the first two books covered the hardships of Evie and Finch coming together, this one goes into the world of Evie's best friend Katie. She ends up being giving a head start at life after she had been knocked down by every man in her life up to this point. The old saying what doesn't kill you makes you stronger comes to mind as this poor girl is now working on becoming a good woman after so many blows. And every good woman needs ...more
May 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Finally we get to know more about Katie! She has always been fascinating to me, but until this point has only held a supporting role in the lives of Finch, Evie and the crew. Oh Katie.....she has been through so much at such a young age. It seems every time she turns the corner there is someone there to knock her down. Katie continues to get up and her life slowly starts to take the proverbial one step forward. Only occasionally is she forced to take a couple steps back. Until Preston steps in a ...more
Apr 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Had held off on reading this for a while since it was the last in the series. Loved Preston and Katie as characters - both with their own flaws and problems, but they worked through all that. Love the "local" setting - I always feel like I know just where they are when reading these stories! ...more
Michael Burhans
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Very typical McCrimmon, powerful and heartfelt story of very real characters. As always many of her people are slightly left of normal, but all believably so, and will remind you of people you know. She has become one of my, "Buy on sight," authors. ...more
Shannon McCrimmon
Apr 06, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
To me, the series wouldn't be complete without telling Katie's story. ...more
Probably my favorite in the series. I think I like Katie better than Evie as a main character and Preston is a little more crush-worthy for me (probably because he's a full grown man with a career and his life sort of together). This combines romance with a little mystery, which is right up my alley, and I liked the plot. The romance is also a little steamier, which makes this feel a little more grown up and more relatable (age-wise). This was a nice conclusion to the series and definitely tied ...more
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Shannon McCrimmon is the author of several novels, including The Summer I Learned To Dive and Kiss Me Hard Before You Go. She currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina with her husband and toy poodle. She'd love to hear from you. Connect with her at ...more

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