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Thorn's Journey

(Burnt River #2)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  52 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Welcome to Burnt River, a new series of Contemporary Western Romance stories set in the fictional town of Burnt River, Montana. Brought to you by Shirleen Davies, Peggy L Henderson, Kay P. Dawson, Amelia Adams, and Kate Cambridge.

Thorn’s Journey, Book Two, Burnt River Contemporary Western Romance Series, by Shirleen Davies

Thornton “Thorn” Macklin, ex-Special Forces serge
Kindle Edition, 230 pages
Published June 1st 2017 by Avalanche Ranch Press LLC
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Linda Walters
Jun 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Good main characters with a whole lot of pain in their past. As teenagers they had such high hopes and dreams; that included them being together. It's amazing how many years that they have been separated and the pain is almost still fresh. The cruelty of two men (their fathers) is almost too hard to bear when the information about what they had done to separate them comes out. I called them M.M.'s - Master Manipulators. And although Thorn's father is dead, Grace's father is still alive and is st ...more
Katlyn Womack
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying that I did not read the first book. I only found this series because I love Shirleen Davies so much that I have automatic notifications set up for when she releases a new book. She is amazing and this book didn't disappoint. It works just fine as a stand alone book anyway. I didn't feel like I was missing out on anything at all wen reading it.

That being said, this book was about Grace and Thorn. They were madly in love in high school and had plans to marry and dreams for t
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Thorn's Journey (Burnt River Contemporary Western Romance Book 2) is part of a series that has different author for each book. I have only read this one but Shirleen Davies has set a high standard for the others in the series at least in my mind. The excellent story has several issues going on in it; controlling family members, re-established dreams, reunited lovers and a strong coming home theme. In the mix of this is an element of suspense and danger. All of this meshes together perfectly.

Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone
What sort of civilian job is available to retired Special Forces personnel? Three longtime friends, one Marine, one Navy and one Special Forces open a specialized motorcycle shop with custom features. They needed to make a living doing what they loved not what was expected as military men. If you enjoy a mystery, small town gossip, good food at the local diner and enough romance to last a lifetime, this is the book for you. Decisions made fourteen years ago that affected the lives and loves of t ...more
Margaret McGovern
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Awesome contemporary romance. Thorn is former Special Forces officer who comes home to follow his original high school dreams. When he gets back to town he runs into his high school sweetheart, Grace. Grace now works for her father who wants her to move away to Texas for a better position in his company. Bad part is no one is asking Grace what she wants. Thorn blames her for their past yet he has a lot to learn as the past tries to catch up and claim retribution from Thorn's family. The story in ...more
Pamela Mitchell
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic new take on contemporary western romance with compelling characters and well-crafted plot that included twists, turns, suspense, mystery, family drama, and heartwarming second chance romance. It hooked me immediately and I couldn't put it down or turn the pages fast enough to see what would happen next. Fans of this genre, will love Thorn's Journey. Ms. Davies has given us another winner and I look forward to reading more from this gifted author. I voluntarily read an advance ...more
Sherry Westendorf
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love her stories. This one is great as is all of her stories. They were together all those years ago and then their parents break them up. She comes home to work for the family and he comes home to open up his bike shop after the military. They find out the attraction is still there. Can they mend the break? On top of that is all the trouble going on. Who is it and why? I highly recommend it and the first one too. I was given a review copy and voluntarily review it.
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Thorn returns home and finds a love from the past that he must connect to again for the right future. Love the setting on this new series and the town with characters. This author always immerses the reader in her story line and characters that keep the pages turning.

Author's copy with thanks. Opinions are entirely my own.
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great read

This was a great story, full of love, forgiveness, and understanding. Thorn and Grace have always meant to be with each other, but their fathers got in their way, now that they have a second chance, will they take it?
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There's Journey

Excellent, enjoyed reading from start to finish. The storyline about Thorn's journey to revive the love of his high school sweetheart was laced with mystery and finding his true love.
Judy Esposito
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Thorn's Journey!

This is the first time reading a book by Shirleen Davies and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm reading the entire series and enjoying each author and their books. A beautiful love story that pulled me in from the start. Looking forward to book #3. JudyE
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Shirleen Davies grew up in Southern California. She attended Oregon State University, and has degrees from San Diego State University and the University of Maryland. During the day she provides consulting services to small and mid-sized businesses. But her real passion is writing emotionally charged stories of flawed people who find redemption through love and acceptance. She now lives with her hu ...more

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