March 1, 2017

Starting Over on Blackberry Lane by Sheila Roberts - Review and Giveaway

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review

Published: February 28, 2017
Number of pages: 400
Genre: Romance
Series; Icicle Falls #10

Time for a Change—or Three!

Stefanie Stahl has a husband with renovation ADD. He can't seem to finish anything he starts and her house is littered with his "projects." If he doesn't smarten up, she swears she's going to murder him and bury him under the pile of scrounged lumber in the backyard.

Her friend Griffin James is suddenly single and thinking maybe she needs to sell her fixer-upper and follow her career bliss up the ladder of success, even if that scary ladder is clear across the country. Getting her place ready to sell proves harder than she originally thought. She needs help.

She's not the only one. Cass Wilkes, their neighbor, has an empty nest—with a leaking roof. When her ceiling crashes in, she knows it's time to do something. When Grant Masters offers his handyman services at a fund-raiser auction, the three women go in together to outbid the competition and win their man. (Cass's friends think she should win Grant in a different way, too!) Now it's time to make some improvements…in their houses and their lives.

My thoughts:
Since this is a Sheila Roberts book of course I loved it. I have not read one of her books yet that I have not loved. I liked how it had three story lines in one. We also got to see all of our old friends from Icicle Falls. It was fun watching Cass toy around by with the idea of having a man in her life. Steph's story line kind of reminded me of my own husband, so many projects but none done. Then there is Griffin who I completely understand what she is going through with the things her family has said. I have my own experiences with things like that. I did feel bad for her in her relationship. They were all pulled together by the lovely Grant. I loved his personality and how he interacted with all the ladies from Icicle Falls. Each of these three stories had a way of pulling at your emotions. I really liked the end and am now looking forward to the next chapter in our friends life. 

About the author:
Sheila Roberts lives on a lake in the Pacific Northwest. Her novels have been published in several languages. Her book, Angel Lane, was an Amazon Top Ten Romance pick for 2009. Her holiday perennial, On Strike for Christmas, was made into a movie for the Lifetime Movie Network and her novel, The Nine Lives of Christmas, was made into a movie for Hallmark . You can visit Sheila on Twitter and Facebook or at her website (



  1. I haven't read any of Sheila Robert's books at this time but from reading the information in the blog I think Grant Masters must be a swell character to offer his handyman services to benefit a fund raiser.

  2. Sounds like a great cast of characters in the book and I would enjoy reading "Starting Over on Blackberry Lane".