Ryders Ridge – Charlotte Nash – Book Review
Today we meet Daniella and Mark. Two people with very different lives. Let’s watch them fall in love and see how they deal with their different expectations.
RYDERS RIDGE by Charlotte Nash
Publication Date: January 30, 2018
Publisher: Flying Nun Publications
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 310 Pages
Story Rating: 5/ 5
Romance Rating: 4/5
Hey everyone! This ebook was kindly provided by the author/publisher via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
Dr. Daniella Bell came to town with a secret. Caring and dedicated, she quickly wins the trust of her patients, and the attention of handsome cattle station heir, Mark Walker. But as their relationship grows, Daniella discovers that the local rumor mill can threaten both friendships and careers, and that a small town like Ryders Ridge also has secrets. Just as Daniella considers running away for a second time, a terrible accident forces her to face her past.
Fans of Kristan Higgins, Barbara Freethy or the TV-series ER may enjoy this connected series blending family, secrets, medical drama, and small-town contemporary romance.
Oh my goodness, ladies. This book had a story that went well beyond two people falling in love. I feel like I fell in love with a whole community. To be honest at times I felt like I was watching a movie more than reading a book. The story line had so many layers and different sub-stories. The plot was meticulously planned out, and the characters were so well developed. It was a work of art to read. Charlotte Nash captured the essence of the small town life and described the characters beautifully.
I grew up on a farm in rural Saskatchewan (that rectangle in the middle of Canada) so books that take place in small towns hold a special place in my heart. This one took me right back there. From the high turnover of doctors to trying to avoid being the topic of gossip, this book described the small town life perfectly.
This was a very wholesome book. It provided a glimpse into the emotional aspects and struggles of two people falling in love and didn’t pay much mind to the physical parts of their relationship. Which was for the best. The story was engaging enough I didn’t need sexy scenes to keep me interested.
I couldn’t help falling in love with Daniella and Mark. They were so normal and likeable. They each had their own pasts and struggles to overcome before the relationship could succeed. One thing I appreciated about this book is the characters maintained their own identities throughout their courtship.
It wasn’t an insta-love my entire world revolves around you story. There were sacrifices and compromise from both parties in the relationship. It was so refreshing to read.
I recommend this book for anyone looking for a good read. It’s long and there’s a lot going on so you might not want to skim it. I’d recommend planning to read it over a weekend. No doubt it will leave you with a smile on your face.
Ryders Ridge sounds like a good book, and Pretty Dead Girls seems like the sort of book I read. Looking forward to your review of that one.
Great review. Looks like a lovely sweet book.
Bewitched Reader Book Blog
Small town romances are a favorite of mine as well. I hope you LOVE Pretty Dead Girls. I thought it was amazing!
Saturday Nite Reader
Great review, the book sounds cute. Sometimes you just need a sugary sweet love story to read through the weekend, thank you for sharing!
excellent review – the book sounds tasty to me
It is a wonderful review. Thank you!
So great when you find clean(ish!) romance with nice, real people and compelling, meaningful conflict. Wonderful review, thanks!
Terri A. Wilson
I lived in a small town for most of my life. I get it. I like that you tell what’s up next. I tried that once- it didn’t work out. Other pretty shiny books kept getting me off track.
Great review, I absolutely love Contemporary Romance books. And this one looks and sounds absolutely amazingly fantastic, plus I also love when a book is set in small towns as well. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post and putting this book on my radar.
Megan @ Ginger Mom
This book sounds so sweet! I love ones where you don’t only fall in love with the characters but the whole world they are in 🙂 Great review!