Summer and the Groomsman by Cathryn Hein
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’ve been a huge Cathryn Hein fan since her debut rural, Promises. Summer and the Groomsman has made me even more so. Fun, light-hearted and a not-so-perfect hero kept me reading, and when I reached the end I wished there was more. I’d love to see Harry and Summer’s story in a full-length novel.
Ms Hein’s beautiful, natural voice flows throughout this novella that fits in nicely as an in-betweener for Rocking Horse Hill and The Falls. A great, uplifting read that had me smiling all the way through. Next one please, Ms Hein!
About Summer and the Groomsman
It’s Levenham’s wedding of the year but unlucky-in-love Harry Argyle has more on his mind on than being groomsman.
After yet again nearly colliding with an escaped horse while driving home to the family farm, Harry Argyle comes face-to-face with its pretty owner, and doesn’t hold back his disapproval.
Confronted by a bad-tempered giant on a dark country road, beautician and new arrival in town, Summer Taylor, doesn’t know who to be more afraid for: herself or her darling horse Binky. It’s not her fault Binky keeps escaping. The alcoholic owner of the paddock she rents won’t fix the fence and Binky can be sneaky when it comes to filling his stomach. But no matter how big and muscled the bully, she refuses to be intimidated.
When Harry’s wedding party book a session at the day spa where Summer works, both she and Harry are horrified to be paired together. Grudgingly, they agree to make the most of it – only for the session to spiral into disaster. Realising he’s made a dill of himself in front of sweet Summer yet again, Harry vows to set things right.
Summer isn’t about to easily forgive the man who called her horse stupid, no matter how brave and kind, but with everyone on Harry’s side, even fate, resistance is hard. Can these two find love or will Summer’s wayward horse put his hoof in it again?
A sweet rural romance novella from Cathryn Hein, best-selling author of The Falls, Rocking Horse Hill, Heartland, Heart of the Valley, and Promises.