Raising Winter: A Candlewood Falls Novel

· Hometown Series Book 2 · Stacey Wilk
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About this ebook

The last thing the man who has it all needs is to become the custodian of a ten-year-old girl. But Brad Wilde has, and he doesn't know how to handle this new role. Because his plans never included revealing his secret—he's the father. 

The prom queen has fallen off her throne and returns to Candlewood Falls with her tail between her legs. When Lyra Ryan starts a cleaning business because she doesn't want to be a therapist anymore, the only person willing to hire her is the arrogant Brad Wilde. 

Thrown together by chance, or maybe fate, Lyra and Brad must help each other follow their hearts and learn that love shows up when you're least prepared to handle it.  

1 review
Kristen Lewendon
December 6, 2021
Talk about a small town soap opera. Both Brad and Lyra are suddenly forced to confront things from their pasts that they’ve kind of been running from. Secrets and behaviors that they’re not proud of have become gossip fodder for the town. It hurt my heart to see what his ex had done to Brad and Winter; the scars she left for the way she destroyed their relationship from the beginning. I spent most of this book wanting to do whatever it would take to bolster Brad’s confidence. Lyra had my sympathy right from the get-go. However, some of her choices made me wonder if maybe she’d flipped too far in the opposite direction of her mean girl past to become a doormat. I liked these two together. They pushed one another to be better people and take some risks they might not have otherwise. On a side note, I would just about kill for an epilogue to this book. It ends in a good place, but there’s still a thread or two that I want to follow just a little bit further. I received a complimentary advanced copy of this book from the author.
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About the author

From an early age, Stacey Wilk told tales as a way to escape. At six she wrote short stories in composition notebooks, at twelve she wrote a novel on a typewriter, in high school biology she wrote rock star romances in her binder instead of paying attention.


But it wasn’t until many years later, inspired by her children and a looming birthday, that she finally took her story-telling seriously. And published her first novel in 2013. Since then, she’s gone on to publish seventeen more so women everywhere could fall in love and find an escape of their own.


She isn’t done telling stories. Not by a long shot. If you want to read her emotional and gripping books about family, romance, and second chances, visit her at  www.staceywilk.com   


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