I’m a huge fan of Carla Laureano’s since I read Five Days in Skye. If you have not read it, DO SO NOW! But I digress, I’m here today to review her latest, Provenance.
First, let me say that my review pertains to the audiobook since that is the form in which I enjoyed this story.
The audiobook was exceptionally well done. This story explores what it means to belong, to find your place, and what family can mean, even if it doesn’t quite look like what we’d imagined it to. Provenance is another winner and kept me listening. I was rooting for Kendall and Gabriel and enjoying their journey. As they uncover the truth about Kendall’s family, slowly, all the pieces fall into place with a few plot twists along the way, but Laureno brings it all to a satisfying ending. So much so that the last chapter brought all the feels!
Laureano is an extremely skilled writer and you can’t go wrong with any of her books.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Los Angeles interior designer and former foster kid Kendall Green is in high demand, both for her impeccable eye and for her uncanny ability to uncover the provenance of any piece. But for all her success, skyrocketing costs have put her California home and her business in jeopardy. Then an unexpected inheritance provides a timely solution: a grandmother she never knew has left her a group of historic properties in a tiny Colorado town on the edge of ruin.
To young, untried mayor Gabriel Brandt, Jasper Lake is more than another small town―it’s the place that saved his life. Now, seeing the town slowly wither and die, he’s desperate to restore it to its former glory. Unfortunately, his vision is at odds with a local developer who wants to see the town razed and rebuilt as a summer resort. He’s sure that he can enlist the granddaughter of one of its most prominent former citizens to his cause―until he meets Kendall and realizes that not only does she know nothing of her own history, she has no interest in reviving a place that once abandoned her.
In order to save his beloved town, Gabe must first help Kendall unravel the truth of her own provenance―and Kendall must learn that in order to embrace the future, sometimes you have to start with the past.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Carla Laureano is the RITA® Award-winning author of contemporary inspirational romance and Celtic fantasy (as C.E. Laureano). A graduate of Pepperdine University, she worked as a sales and marketing executive for nearly a decade before leaving corporate life behind to write fiction full-time. She currently lives in Denver with her husband and two sons, where she writes during the day and cooks things at night.
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Melony Teague writes contemporary romance with a dash of humor, she loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words, and she believes everyone has a story to tell. Melony is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and The Word Guild. She is the co-author of As the Ink Flows, a devotional for authors. Her fiction debut, A Promise to Keepreleased, Jan 21, 2020. Melony was born in South Africa and now lives in Toronto with her handsome husband, their two teenagers, and does the bidding of her two adorable cats.
“A delightful romance sure to please anyone looking for a story about second chances, grace, and hope. This one has all the right ingredients!”
—Catherine West, award-winning author of Where Hope Begins