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March 18, 2019

Low Country Hero by Lee Tobin McClain ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

Low Country Hero is my first book by this author. Based on the book's title, I expected this to be a romance novel and nothing else. I was very pleasantly surprised to find out that it was way more than a romance novel - even though there is romance in it. The book is about spousal abuse and how it affects not only the partner being abused but also the children who are aware of the situation.

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Low Country Hero
February 2019; HQN; 978-1335017642
audio, ebook, print (384 pages); romance
Anna arrives in Safe Haven, SC, after a long drive from MN with her 5-year-old twins. Even though she didn't know anyone in this small town, she had spent time here as a child and had fond memories of it. She also believed that it was somewhere safe for her to hide from her abusive husband. She soon meets Sean, the ex-army contractor who is renovating the cabin that she broke into. Because of his childhood, he recognizes that he and Anna are survivors and he offers her a job with the renovations in exchange for a place to live. He also tries to help her twin daughters who are non-verbal around strangers. Can he and Anna find peace and a life together or will their past memories keep them apart?

The town is full of some very interesting characters. There is not only Sean but his two brothers - Liam and Cash who have to deal with their memories of being part of a household with domestic abuse when they were growing up. As with all small towns, everyone knows everyone's business so we also have several nosy but well-meaning characters - the town librarian and the owner of the small restaurant in town among others. At first, it seemed as if there were too many extra characters other than Sean and Anna but they all played a part in the novel and in the romance between the two main characters.

Overall, I thought that this was a well-written story with a lot of interesting characters. I realized near the end that some of the questions wouldn't be answered in this book and that it was the first book in a new series. I am interested in these characters and look forward to the next book in the Safe Haven series: Low Country Dreams which publishes on May 28, 2019.

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About the Author

Lee Tobin McClain read Gone With The Wind in the third grade and has been an incurable romantic ever since. The PW bestselling author of eight contemporary romances for Harlequin Love Inspired and twenty independently-published novels and novellas, she recently contracted with Harlequin HQN to write three mainstream romance novels, coming in 2019.

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Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads, or Twitter

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  1. This is one of my favorite settings for a book so I want to read it just for that! Thanks for being on this tour!

    Sara @ TLC Book Tours