Contemporary Fiction

Since You’ve Been Gone by Tari Faris. A Review

About The Book

Leah Williams is back in the quaint town of Heritage, Michigan, and ready to try again to make her business a success. But blank slates are hard to come by, and a piece of her past is waiting for her there. Heir to the Heritage Fruits company, Jonathan Kensington is the guy who not only made Leah’s past difficult, he also seems determined to complicate her present as well.

Jon is trying to prove to the Heritage Fruits board that he, not his manipulative uncle, should be running the business. The board insists Jon find a new owner for the building that will house Leah’s business. To avoid forcing a buyout of Leah’s part of the building, Jon strikes a compromise with Leah, and the two go into business together. With her vision and his know-how, it might work. And Leah might realize he’s loved her since high school. If only he didn’t keep on shooting himself in the foot by boxing her out of important decisions.

Sparks fly in this romantic story of two people who must learn to trust both each other and the one who called them to this journey. Amazon

My Thoughts

I really enjoyed this final conclusion to the heritage series.
Filled with themes of second chances, redemption, forgiveness and growth, I loved walking along this journey with these two couples.
Colby and Madison have get past prejudices and the feelings of not being enough but I enjoyed their story.
I loved Jon and Leah’s story from having to convince her of his feelings, starting a business together, finding his place in his father’s company and taking care of his teenage sister there’s growth, there’s struggles, there’s fears but in the end it works out for the better. I’m sad to see them go and definitely looking forward to the next stories from Ms. Faris.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. All opinions expressed are solely mine

About The Author

I have been writing fiction for more than twelve years. It has been an exciting journey for this math-loving-dyslexic girl. I had read less than a handful of novels by the time I graduated from college and I thought I would end up in the field of science or math. But God had other plans and I wouldn’t trade this journey for anything. As someone told me once, God’s plans may not be easy, and they may not always make sense but they are never boring.

When I am not writing or working, I spend time with my amazing husband. We have been married for fifteen wonderful years and have three sweet children. In my free time, I love coffee, rock hounding with my husband and kids, and distracting myself from housework.

I love to hear from readers. You can connect with me at my website at www.tarifaris.com

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