Return to Hoffman Grove by Karla Brandenburg

Return to Hoffman Grove

Return home….confront your past.


Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 228 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

After nine years away, a business venture forces Brody Parkhill to return to his home town. Trying to determine whether the building he’s been sent to assess would be a viable project for his boss, he is surprised to discover it houses a women’s crisis center. Further complicating his job, members of his old high school gang are involved in the center’s operations—the same friends he ran out on all those years ago. His boss questions where Brody’s loyalties lie and ultimately fires him. With no more to offer Cinda Cooper, the girl he left behind, than when he was a hot-headed teen, Brody must find a way to regain his job, save the center, and win her back.

The last person Cinda Cooper expected to see after a night out was her best friend from high school, Brody Parkhill, the one who was supposed to help her escape her troubled home life. The one she hasn’t seen or heard from for nine years. But she’s too busy dealing with escalating acts of violence to deal with her feelings for him. Could these crimes have anything to do with Brody’s return to town? Or has her past caught up with her?

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Cinda Cooper has bad luck when it comes to relationships. A broken engagement and a past love that she cannot forget or forgive leaves hardly any room in her future for a love life. Not to mention a troubled rocky relationship with her father. The only thing that she really has going for her now is owning her own home and her best friends from high school.

Brody Parkhill left Hoffman Grove with no intentions of ever returning. When business brings him back he runs right into the one person he thought he would never see again. His best friend Cinda. All of the apologies in the world can not make her forget about him leaving town and not returning for her. Having a rocky family relationship with his drunken father made him strive to become the successful business man that he is.  But you cannot really move on in life until you make amends with your past.

This is a great story about friendship, love and forgiveness with a great twist of suspense. Not to mention the psycho ex’s. With all of these topics in one story it really shows how friends are always there for each other and are willing to walk through your troubles with you.

I really enjoyed reading this story. The detail was a little much for me at times but overall this was a great story.

My Favorite Moment: I love when a book can make me laugh. The moment for me was when Brody had to take Cinda to her room for the night. 

“Brody scooped her up and carried her into her room. Cinda squealed with delight. He pulled her close and kissed her as he sat her down. He had finally kissed Cinda Cooper, and he wanted more. Desperately. But not like this. Brody pulled away and stared into her glassy eyes. 

Cinda blinked several times. Back in the day, that was a sign of nerves. Not good. She turned around and, with a glance over her shoulder, raised her skirt and shot him a moon. Double damn.”

Mindy 4 Star 

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.



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