Starting Over on Blackberry Lane
Stefanie Stahl has a husband with renovation ADD. He can't seem to finish anything he starts and her house is littered with his "projects." If he doesn't smarten up, she swears she's going to murder him and bury him under the pile of scrounged lumber in the backyard.
Her friend Griffin James is suddenly single and thinking maybe she needs to se...more
It was interesting. It follows three women in Icicle Falls, and they all happen to live nearby and are really good friends.
Cass is a forty five year old baker who owns her own bakery and most recently her roof collapsed over her dining room table. She is divorced and has a few grown children, but she is feeling very lonely until Grant Master's s ...more
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STARTING OVER ON BLACKBERRY LANE is the tenth book in the Life In Icicle Falls series and I can honestly say this series just keeps getting better and better. Sheila Roberts has a way of pulling you in and never letting you go! She has a way of getting you emotionally invested in all of her characters, where you feel as if they are "real" people that you know. If you aren't a fan of series, don't worry. You could easily read th ...more
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I know I can always turn to the Life in Icicle Falls series for a dependably fun, heartwarming time. And I love how Sheila Roberts handles the realistic situations she puts he ...more
Each woman has her own struggles,weaknesses and strengths. They all share an inspiring friendship.
Ms. Roberts has outdone her ...more
Every time a reader comes back to visit these characters. it is a welcome respite. There are no major surprises, you know exactly what kind of book you are going to get (especially if you have read the other books in this series.)
This is the book you keep in your bag and pick up whenever you are waiting in line - be it at the post office, you favorite coffee shop, waiting for the gas tank t ...more
She is up there with Debbie Macomber and Robyn Carr, as far as I'm concerned, and I think that's great recommendation.
If you want a series with recurring characters and is easy to read - this is for you. ...more
Sheila Roberts has a style that's all her own. What originally drew me to her as an author is the intricate way she has of interweaving multiple players into one storyline. She allows readers to feel more like a family friend than an interloper. Simple stories told in a unique way that blend heart, life lessons and realistic scenarios to create a great escape into a heartwarming new world. Through the eyes of di ...more
As far as Stefanie's story was concerned, it was the most emotional of the three. I could see both points of view when it came to Stefanie and her husband, Brad. Stefanie for being frust ...more
Stef, Griffin and Cass are at the point where life needs to change. The thing is, how can they start that change? Stef will find out that there’s power in her words and how she chooses those words is very i ...more
I had a hard time getting into this book, "Starting Over..." at first. Probably ...more
Cass Wilkes has an empty nest that is in need of some major repairs. The worst being the roof. She came home to find her dinning room ceiling on her Grandmother's table. So now not only does she need a new roof she needs her ceiling fixed and the mess cleaned up. It just so ha ...more
Steph has a husband who does construction. The only issue is that he starts many proj ...more
Icicle Falls seems like an idyllic town.
Stef has a husband who can't seem to complete house projects, Cass has a leaky roof, and Griffin wants to spruce up her home so she can sell it. Into this comes Grant Masters, a George Clooney lookalike, who starts up a handyman busin ...more
All three win a handyman whose good looks draw women like flies, even though Grant Masters v ...more
I’ve read other books in this series, and not in order, but it’s one of those series you don’t necessarily need to read in order to follow along.
At times I got lost in the details of all the different characters (familiar or not, there are a lot of names!), and some of the scene descriptions came off more forced than illustrative.
Also the whole thing about the girl at the river la ...more
Divorced and suffering from empty nest syndrome, but pushing on, Cass' roof leak brings her a new love, an older widower, Grant Masters, who also finds love again.
Griffin realizes that her upcoming marriage is not because of a deep love, but habit and calls off the wedding. Sad and reviewing her life, she decides a big change is in order ...more