21 August 2019

A Family for Jason | Book Review + Giveaway


She’s not home for keeps

Unless he proves first love is forever.

Bluestone River is a minefield of memories for Mike Abbot—all involving Ruby Driscoll. Twenty years after scandal divided them, they’re both back in their hometown. Ruby’s visit is strictly temporary. But as she uses her trauma expertise to help his vulnerable son, Mike faces what his heart has always known. Ruby’s still his one and only. This time, can he convince her to stay?

Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming
Release Date: August 6, 2019


The start to Virginia McCullough’s Back to Bluestone River series, A Family for Jason delivers a sweet story of returning home and second chances. It’s a perfect read for any reader in the mood for heartwarming contemporary romance.

Once high-school sweethearts, Ruby Driscoll and Mike Abbot are separated by twenty years and the lingering effects of tragedy and scandal they still can’t shake. But now, as they each return to their hometown, unbeknownst to the other, it is time to face the past—and the possibility that a first love can be a forever love.

Seeing the story between Ruby and Mark play out was a pleasure. Their experience is full of drama, emotion, and small-town charm, and I enjoyed my time with A Family for Jason. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more of this series in the future.

I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


Born and raised in Chicago, Virginia McCullough has been lucky enough to develop her writing career in many locations, including the coast of Maine, the mountains of North Carolina, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and currently, Northeast Wisconsin. She started her career in nonfiction, first writing articles and then books as a ghostwriter and coauthor. She’s written more than 100 books for physicians, business owners, professional speakers and many others with information to share or a story to tell.

Virginia’s books feature characters who could be your neighbors and friends. They come in all ages and struggle with everyday life issues in small-town environments that almost always include water—oceans, lakes, or rivers. The mother of two grown children, you’ll find Virginia with her nose a book, walking on trails or her neighborhood street, or she may be packing her bag to take off for her next adventure. And she’s always working on another story about hope, healing, and second chances.


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  1. I just loved reading this post. I always love these type of stories and I can't wait to read the outcome.

  2. Thanks for the comment. I hope you enjoy A FAMILY FOR JASON!