The Forever Farmhouse by Lee Tobin McClain ~ Book Review + Giveaway

September 12, 2022


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The Forever Farmhouse
Title: The Forever Farmhouse 
Series: Hometown Brothers #1 
Author: Lee Tobin McClain 
Publisher: HQN Books 
Release Date: September 6, 2022 
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance 

A Chesapeake island homecoming—and a life-changing discovery 

When Ryan Hastings first came to Teaberry Island, he was a troubled teen on his last chance. He’s returning as a renowned scientist, checking in on his widowed foster mother. But one thing hasn’t changed—Ryan’s feelings for the girl next door whom he loved…and left. Mellie Anderson has a son now, and a good life that Ryan believes he’s still too damaged to share. But he knows he can help young Alfie, who’s getting picked on at his new school. 

Mellie is grateful her gifted son is getting extra support, and torn about where it’s coming from. Ryan has no idea he’s Alfie’s father. No matter how valid her reasons were, could Ryan ever understand why she didn’t tell him? But in this close-knit community, friendship and forgiveness are always near at hand, and forever love might be waiting just next door. 


Cottage at the Beach Reunion at the Shore Christmas at the Coast Home to the Harbor first kiss at christmas Forever on the Bay


I really enjoy reading small town stories and this one was a pretty good one. I also enjoy the second chance romance trope so I definitely enjoyed this aspect of the story. Being that this is the first book in the series we are introduced to quite a few characters and there was a good amount of background story telling that I am hoping will continue in the rest of the series. The story however, revolves around the lives of Ryan, Mellie and young Alfie. 

The premise of the story I thought was a strong one but there were times that it lost my interest. I think the romance part between the two characters was extremely slow and at times their issues were a bit repetitive. That being said both characters were well written. Ryan definitely made a gallant leading man and Mellie is the sweet girl next door who has never forgotten him and also has Alfie which is a reminder of the past and what could be. 

The resolution of the story was good and definitely led to not only a happy ending but open for you to eagerly await the next book in the series!

This was my first book by this author. It is definitely a clean sweet romance. If you are looking for an sweet romance for a little escape then this is a great book to pick up!

My Rating: 3 Stars/Liked it

I received a digital copy of this book through Just Read. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.


Lee Tobin McClain

Lee Tobin McClain is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels. A professor-turned-writer, she finds inspiration in her beautiful and brilliant daughter, her goofy goldendoodle, and her aptly named cat, Trouble.

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(1) winner will receive a print copy of The Forever Farmhouse, a cute tabletop farmhouse decor piece, and a $25 Amazon gift card!

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