Taste of Tara (A Magnolias and Moonshine #19)
by Shanna Hatfield
Series: Magnolias and Moonshine #19
Publication Date April 29, 2017
Genres: Clean Romance
Falling in love never tasted so sweet. . . A sweet, funny romance from USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield
Pastry Chef Tara Tarleton doesn’t want much out of life except to have a successful career and someday visit the South. When the opportunity arises to spend a month on a plantation near Atlanta helping bring a living history event to life, she jumps at the chance. Filled with grand visions of channeling a southern belle, disappointment settles over her when reality comes to call. Plagued with allergies, humidity, and a creaky old house, she’s ready hand over her mint julep and return home. Then she meets a man who rescues her from thugs, bugs, and herself.
Life has taught Brett Cutler to enjoy one day at a time. That’s exactly what he’s doing when a beautiful girl runs into his arms as she tries to escape men intent on harming her. From that moment on, he’s ready to plan the next fifty years of his future. The only problem is the woman who’s captured his heart has no intention of staying in town.
Taste of Tara is a lively, fun read that captures the sweet romance of following your dreams, no matter where they may lead.
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I have read (and enjoyed) many books by Shanna Hatfield and was pleasantly surprised to find that the voice in this book was quite different from her other books. Not only was the setting entirely different, taking place in the South instead of Oregon, but the overall feel. Ms. Hatfield did a fantastic job.
The story was delightful. It was so much fun that the names of the characters were plays on names and places in Gone with the Wind.
I loved that Brett was constantly rescuing Tara. From rescuing her when she ended up in the wrong part of town, to dressing as a Southern Gentleman from the 1800s to rescue her from what could have been an overly long interview with the guests. . .