One good thing about being a reviewer is that you get to receive and keep free books that’s yet to be released by the publisher. I’ve requested this Wintergreen by Jennifer Greene-to be released somewhere in February 2011 and I’m very pleased to say that despite of the fact that I somewhat dislike contemporary romance, I could actually stomach Ms. Greene’s books.

Wintergreen by Jennifer Green is all about a mother’s sacrifice and the search for her own happiness. It’s really a heartwarming and romantic story though in the beginning, the story really makes your blood boil. You know, the distrust and prejudice towards the protagonist and all.The characters are imperfect, but that’s what makes Wintergreen unique and close to home.

I like this story. It reminds me that sometimes, when we live, we not only live for ourselves, but we also live for those who depended on us. And while sacrifices ought to be made and the burden of motherhood is inescapable, we should not stop being ourself and stop pursuing our dreams and happiness.

Anyway, Wintergreen is about Lorna Whitaker who will do anything for her nine-year-old son, Johnny-even if it means asking his late father’s family for help. Cast out by the Whitaker clan after her husband, Richard, accused her of being unfaithful, Lorna has been struggling to make ends meet as a single mom ever since. But desperation finally forces her to turn to Richard’s older brother, Matthew. Things gets messy from that point onwards.

Matthew Whitaker is struck by the reappearance of his brother’s former wife, and the very un-brotherly feelings Lorna inspires in him. Though he’s eager to explore the new chemistry between them, he still can’t trust her-and he still doesn’t believe Johnny is his nephew…

Nice book, I rate this 4 out of 5 stars. It’s one of those books you would like to curl with under a blanket.

I received this ARC from Carina Press via Netgalley, and I was not required to give a positive review for it, nor did I received any monetary benefit for writing a review.

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