Book Review: Silver Thaw by Catherine Anderson

RATING: 4 out of 5 Stars

SILVER THAW (Mystic Creek, #1) by bestselling author Catherine Anderson is the start of a new traditional contemporary romance series set in Mystic Creek, Oregon. This is an extremely well written story that has a hero that we all dream of meeting and a heroine with a small daughter who both need him desperately.

Jeb Sterling is a self-employed precision woodworker who finds messages scattered across his land on pink strips of paper. He becomes intrigued by the writer’s hopes and wishes for herself and her six year old daughter. When a severe ice storm hits, Jeb goes to check on his mysterious new neighbors and ends up rescuing Amanda Banning and her daughter. He finds himself drawn to this pair that are on the run and hiding from a physically abusive spouse and father.

Amanda and her daughter’s previous physical and psychological abuse is handled very convincingly by this author. Jeb is a strong hero to take on this pair and to deal with all the fallout to come. There are mild religious references, but only before meal prayers and the idea of praying for help. All Ms. Anderson’s books have very mild sexual scenes and focus more on the growing of the love between the H/h. The growth of the relationship in this book is the main focus. It is well plotted and realistic to the situation.

This romance is character driven and tells the tale of overcoming past adversity and starting over with the love and help of a strong hero and a caring community.

I am very much looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

4 thoughts on “Book Review: Silver Thaw by Catherine Anderson”

  1. I always wanted to read this book. Years ago Catherine Anderson was one of my favorite authors, her Comanche books were fantastic, somehow I stopped reading her novels, but when I saw she came out with a new one I really wanted to give it a try. It has been on my tbr ever since.;-(

    1. I hope you get a chance to read it. For me, Catherine Anderson is a wonderful break from over the top stories, which I love, but sometimes I just need a sweeter, more true to life traditional romance plot.

    1. Thank you very much, Martie! That is very kind of you. Since I read just about anything, hopefully soon I will write a review for a book that you will not only enjoy, but want to read also.

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