Suzanne has succeeded in her chosen career and has been promoted numerous times. Unfortunately she is now experiencing physical problems contributed to stress and has been ordered by her physician to take a vacation and relax. Suzanne being who she is has now tackled her vacation like the rest of her life and has set the goal of hiking in the Appalachian Mountains near her Uncle’s cabin. She has planned every detail of the trip down to the minute, but she hasn’t planned on Wes Avery; the man her concerned Uncle has sent to keep an eye on her.
Wes has been friends with Suzanne’s Uncle, John, for years and has heard many stories about John’s niece and how particular and stubborn she can be. He had never had the “pleasure” of meeting her, but she didn’t really sound like his type anyway…to uptight. When John asks Wes to keep any eye on Suzanne on the trip, Wes figures he is in for a long, boring hike, but thoughts of boring go straight out the window when Wes wakes up at John’s cabin with Suzanne’s lips getting acquainted with his lips. Wes knows that Suzanne is the woman he will spend the rest of his life with; now all he has to do is get Suzanne to “slow down and smell the wildflowers” on their hike and convince her that he is the man of her dreams.
APPALACHIAN PARADISE by Maggie Bishop is a beautiful and heartwarming hike down the path of finding true love. Wes is an outstanding hero who finds his soul mate when he least expects it and through his patience and love helps her discover what she really wants in her life. This story grabbed hold of my heartstrings from the beginning of the book and didn’t let go until the end. I was completely drawn into Wes and Suzanne’s life and it felt like I was there on the beautiful hike with them. If you are looking for a book that leaves you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, please pick this book up and be prepared to fill your heart with love and happiness.