* Review * AND THEN THERE WAS YOU by Nancy Naigle

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* Review * AND THEN THERE WAS YOU by Nancy NaigleAnd Then There Was You by Nancy Naigle
Series: Chestnut Ridge #1
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on June 27, 2023
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Reeling after falling prey to a Romeo con-artist who just waltzed away with the better part of her belongings, Natalie Maynard works closely with the detective assigned to her case, only the few leads have led nowhere.

Detective Randy Fellowes can’t promise Natalie restitution, but he’s determined to find the culprit and serve up justice. Married to his work, he’s caught off guard when Natalie has his thoughts wandering to more than the case.

Natalie soon seeks refuge in the one thing she still owns — an old fishing cabin in the mountains of Chestnut Ridge. She quickly falls in love with the town and the eccentric people who are teaching her so much about the area and its heritage.

Through these people, and the determination of Detective Fellowes, she rediscovers her courage, self, and a reason to risk love again.


Heartwarming and delightful! Nancy Naigle writes with heart and smalltown goodness wrapped around every scene and I adored every minute of Chestnut Ridge! The main story is drama-filled and heart-wrenching, but the supporting cast in the town she moves to has a humorous underscore that lightens the mood and brings an added delight to the storyline. I’m looking forward to a return visit soon … we now have so many friends to revisit!

Natalie is an easy character to sympathize with and quickly stole my heart. I wanted her to appreciate Randy more than she seemed to at first, but her being gunshy was to be expected after what she had been through.

Randy was a real sweetheart and I loved how determined he was to find resolution for her.

I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys smalltown women’s fiction with hints of sweet romance along with a dramatic backstory and a cast of heartwarming characters to sink your teeth into along the way.



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