Beginnings: (Crawley Creek 0.5) by Lori King #mf #review @LoriKingBooks


In a small town in North Dakota there resides a family of misfits on the Crawley Creek Ranch. Brought together by hardship, and heartache they’ve bonded without blood ties, and seek to help others. Four brothers who’ve walked both sides of the line, and come out stronger for it, but will they survive love, loss, and the law?

Abraham and Seraphina Crawley have loved each other since they were fifteen years old.

Abe has never doubted the strength of their bond, and together they’ve planted roots and built a successful ranch. But when Seraphina receives disturbing news that will impact the rest of their lives, she finds herself unable to tell the man she loves. Their decade-long marriage has been blighted by their lack of children, and now secrets could tear this couple apart.

Follow their journey from heartbroken to houseful, and experience how Crawley Creek Ranch became a refuge for those who needed a place to plant roots. Second chances and new beginnings are a way of life at Crawley Creek.

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As the prequel to the Crawley Creek Series, Beginnings is short, but oh so sweet! It packs a punch in the few pages it contains, creating a bond between the characters and reader. I could not help but feel a strong sense of sorrow for poor Sera and her diagnosis of being unable to conceive. Her husband, Abe, showed how deeply he loves her with every action, every word, and every thought he had. The ending had me crying like a baby! What a way to introduce these characters! All I can say is well done, Ms. King! I am going to have to read the rest of the series if this tiny, short, novella is this darn good!


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