Ava’s Review – Bountiful (True North #4) by Sarina Bowen

I love this town, I love these characters; two worlds collide and it’s perfect. Dare I say BOUNTIFUL is the best True North book to date. ~ Ava, Guilty Pleasures 

No last names. No life stories. Those were the rules.

Once upon a time a cocky, copper-haired tourist sauntered into Zara’s bar. And even though she knew better, Zara indulged in a cure for the small-town blues. It was supposed to be an uncomplicated fling—a few sizzling weeks before he went back to his life, and she moved on.

Until an accidental pregnancy changed her life.

Two years later, she’s made peace with the notion that Dave No-Last-Name will never be found. Until one summer day when he walks into her coffee shop, leveling her with the same hot smile that always renders her defenseless.

Dave Beringer has never forgotten the intense month he spent with prickly Zara. Their nights together were the first true intimacy he’d ever experienced. But the discovery of his child is the shock of a lifetime, and his ugly past puts relationships and family out of reach.

Or does it? Vermont’s countryside has a way of nurturing even tortured souls. The fields and the orchards—and hard won love—are Bountiful.

This series!!! People, I love this town, I love these characters, you must read it. Sarina Bowen has met all my expectations, and I am hopeful she will continue the True North series for years to come.

I guess we could call this one a surprise baby, but us readers have known about it for a while. Zara, that we’ve known and grown to like has been mentioned in all three previous books. If I remember the timeline correctly she was still pregnant in the last book. We get to go back to conception if you will and learn how Zara came to be in the predicament during BITTERSWEET. We got hints before, but no real details. Then book jumps two years in BOUNTIFUL. We have adorable and standout baby Nicole, who pulled at all my mommy heartstrings. Zara’s character has grown a lot, as motherhood tends to do to us. Our priorities are realigned, and things that used to be important, seem trivial.

But DAVE!!! He’s like a surprise present in this book. We get a sort of cross over from Sarina’s Ivy League and Brooklyn Bruisers series, and that was SO COOL. We get cameos from characters from other series and plenty of Audrey and Griff too. I loved how Dave embraced his fatherhood even if it was a shock to his life.

Two worlds collide and it’s perfect. I loved it, and dare say BOUNTIFUL is the best True North book to date.

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3 thoughts on “Ava’s Review – Bountiful (True North #4) by Sarina Bowen

  1. I have not read this series but now I am very intrigued to go read it now. Thanks for your honest review.

  2. I love this series so, so much! I loved the crossover with her Brooklyn Bruisers series, another favorite of mine! I recommend both these series frequently.

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