Dance With Me. Finished 9-11-20, 4/5 stars, romance, 400 pages, pub. 2020
But instead of peace and quiet, she encounters an enigmatic artist with a craving for solitude, a fairy-tale sprite with too many secrets, a helpless infant, a passel of curious teens, and a town suspicious of outsiders, especially one as headstrong as Tess. Just as headstrong, is Ian North, a difficult, gifted man with a tortured soul—a man who makes Tess question everything.
When life throws her one setback too many, midwife and young widow Tess Hartsong takes off for Runaway Mountain. In this small town high in the Tennessee mountains, surrounded by nature, she hopes to outrun her heartbreak and find the solace she needs to heal. from Goodreads
I love Susan Elizabeth Phillips and pretty much everything she writes. She infuses her stories with larger than life characters, lots of humor, and real romantic sparks. Her latest had all of those things, but there was also a heaviness to the story that was somewhat surprising. Tess and Ian are a great couple and their love story was very satisfying, but there was a lot of loss along the way. The book felt very 2020 even though I know it wasn’t written this year. Fans of SEP and romances set in small town will love it.