New Leaf (A Mystic Creek Novel Book 2) by Catherine Anderson (Epub)



Ebook Info

  • Published: 2016
  • Number of pages: 428 pages
  • Format: Epub
  • File Size: 0.57 MB
  • Authors: Catherine Anderson


When Taffeta Brown was viciously betrayed by her wealthy husband, she lost everything—including custody of their daughter, Sarah. Now that Taffy has moved to Mystic Creek, Oregon, to start over, she unexpectedly meets the one man who might help her get Sarah back.

Barney Sterling, a local lawman, finds himself drawn to the lovely, guarded Taffy, but he’s stunned by her proposition—that they marry immediately to improve her chances of regaining custody of her daughter. Barney takes marriage too seriously to commit himself to a woman he hardly knows. Yet soon his sympathies fall with the desperate Taffy, and pretending to be in love becomes the easiest part of the plan. But they have no idea what they’re up against, or what they’re willing to risk to make a miracle come true in Mystic Creek.

User’s Reviews

Review Praise for New Leaf“Love is blooming under the most unlikely circumstances in Anderson’s new Mystic Creek story. Desperation forces store owner Taffeta Brown to make Deputy Barney Sterling an unusual and highly charged proposal. The minute you open an Anderson novel, you can immediately feel the vision of humanity and warmth that runs through all her books. No one does heartfelt romance better!”—RT Book ReviewsPraise for Silver Thaw “Master storyteller Anderson has skillfully penned the heart-wrenching story of domestic abuse and its aftermath…Compelling.”—Booklist (starred review) “The stuff romances are made of.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers “I’d recommend Silver Thaw to contemporary romance readers who like to go deep into a novel that explores many emotions.”—Harlequin Junkies “I am totally hooked…Thank you Catherine Anderson for this wonderful story.”—The Reading Cafe “Sweet and inspirational.”—Smitten by Books From the Author Catherine Anderson loves dogs, cats, horses, cows, chickens, and nearly every other critter on earth. Her most guilty pleasure when she isn’t writing is to chat with her followers on Facebook. Her fan page is one of the most happening places on the net, with a daily place for you to post and share pics up front and center. Ever visited a fan page, and all you can do is reply to an author’s chosen feature of the day? Well, Catherine believes in community, and she wants her readers to not only have fun, but also to become lifelong friends. And she always, ALWAYS replies, unless something catastrophic occurs. She doesn’t want her fan page to be all about her and her books! Heaps of tried and true recipes! Funny jokes. Hilarious quotes. It’s a happening place with fairly frequent contests as well. Please come and join in at

Reviews from Amazon users, collected at the time the book is getting published on UniedVRG. It can be related to shiping or paper quality instead of the book content:

⭐ Ugh. The story is fine. The male lead is almost a carbon copy of his brother from the previous book. It’s just too over the top for me. Barney is the world’s most noble man apparently. The author is a but archaic in her beliefs about what a man should be and a woman’s place. That’s fine for an older generation but it just didn’t connect with me. I found Barney to be a little controlling and quite shallow. It’s also weird that the author spends so much time hammering home how great a man Barney is, but then makes a point of telling us that Barney has went to bed with lots of women, but it’s okay because he always left immediately after and rarely went out with the same woman twice. That’s not the blueprint for a good guy, but whatever. Wish the book would have featured more of them trying to deal with the situation involving her daughter, but instead the biggest portion of the book is just about her trying to have sex with him. If you like sugary sweet characters you’ll love this book. I didn’t hate it but I doubt I’ll continue the series.

⭐ I wanted so badly to enjoy this book but I hated it. It read like my grandmother tried to imagine what the young people act like and got it way wrong by enforcing her outdated views on the characters. The situations, conversations and scenarios are all completely unrealistic and antiquated.Seriously the comments that Barney made about Taffy’s appearance left me outraged, in what world is it ok for a man to criticize a woman’s appearance the way he did? He’s a jerk and I don’t know any woman who would tolerate anyone speaking to her like that, never mind continue to fall all over him. Her attempts at seducing him were childish and not at all realistic. And seriously find me a 5 year old with a navel ring and a nose ring. It ain’t happening because no one would ever dare do such a thing as they’e be quickly arrested for it, any school would be required to report it and there would be an investigation.Catherine Anderson is a great writer but I think she needs to spend some time with people that are the age of her characters.

⭐ What a charming story! I was impressed. I can’t give a very authoritative review of her last book a year ago, Silver Thaw–the one that started this new series–but I remember thinking that the writing seemed a bit sloppy, just not as spectacular as I had come to expect from an author whose work I’ve collected for years. But not every book can be perfect, right? And New Leaf affirmed my faith in Anderson’s writing. I only wish it was longer!After getting wrongly accused of child abuse by her nasty ex-husband and having her daughter taken away from her, Taffeta Brown moved to the quaint little town of Mystic Creek to build a new, solid, respectful reputation that she hoped would one day get her daughter back. She turned over a New Leaf, if you will. 😉 While running a little health store, she did her best to blend in and be unremarkable so that no one would recognize her as the woman who’d been convicted of child abuse a couple years ago and ruin her fresh start. Things were going smoothly until she had a little fun and caught the attention of Barney Sterling, who wasn’t just some guy–he was a town deputy, someone she very much did not want looking at her too closely. But after he’d realized she was drabbing herself down on purpose, he couldn’t keep his eyes off her, wanting to see the bright and exuberant woman hidden beneath the surface. Then the private investigator she had keeping tabs on her daughter gives her some very–and I mean VERY–disturbing news, and she knew she couldn’t wait any longer. She had to make moves to get Sarah back safely, and she had to move now. But she needed a powerful character witness in her corner…and who could be better than a devoted, loving husband who worked long and hard to uphold the law?I can’t say this book was thrilling–it didn’t get my adrenaline spiking or my heart thudding, but I certainly felt just as frustrated as Taffy, of both the sluggish pace of the legal system and the sexual tension stretched taut between Barney and her. Nor was it particularly surprising–I was actually more surprised by what I didn’t see. For instance, we never met the ex-husband personally, only heard about him, and as I considered him one of the main antagonists, I thought it was an odd choice. Also, I would have gladly exchanged a couple dinner date scenes for a couple more scenes with Sarah, I felt a bit cheated on seeing her develop, but I understand the development of Taffy and Barney’s relationship was the primary plot. Although I suppose it could be argued that getting acquainted with Sarah was just as important for them. But regardless, I couldn’t put it down, and a more heartwarming book I haven’t read a while. Highly recommended 🙂 And how cute are the titles? Silver Thaw and New Leaf. The covers are pretty too. 🙂

⭐ Taffeta Brown has endured so much in her life, but she keeps on fighting. Her ex-husband’s lies won’t stop her from reuniting with her daughter. She’s come to Mystic Creek to start over and she wants to keep a low profile. That’s hard to do when Deputy Barney Sterling comes calling. He’s drawn to this mysterious woman who hides her beauty. Can he break through her shell and get to know the real Taffeta? New Leaf is a poignant love story that brought me to tears. Taffeta has not let injustice break her. She’s gutsy and determined to overcome all the obstacles that keep her from Sarah. She’s drawn to Barney but she won’t let him distract her. Barney is a good and loving man. He puts family first and honors his commitments. He cares for the people in his town. He is a true hero. I cared for both these characters. They are perfect for each other. Mystic Creek and her people provide the perfect setting for this engaging story. This book had it all. There was love, healing and happiness combined with a liberal dose of humor. Catherine Anderson writes from the heart. New Leaf has a hero and heroine that I could root for. I loved this family drama.

⭐ Catherine Anderson’s newest book, “New Leaf”, is a winner from the first page. As a matter of fact, it took me longer to read this book than any of her other books. Why, because it was hard to read? Absolutely not. Instead, it took me so long because every word needed to be savored and relished, cherished and almost committed to memory. In my humble opinion, this is one of, if not the, best book that Catherine Anderson has ever written and she has written some awesome books. First, “New Leaf, second installment in the Mystic Creek series, addresses not one but two social issues. It addresses the trending attitude toward law enforcement officers and it also addresses how wealth can affect court decisions with money and lies but it also shows how that can be reversed with perseverance. These are two social issues that desperately needed addressing in this day and time. Kudos to you Catherine Anderson for having the bravery to address the issues that other authors are afraid to touch. I strongly urge any reader that loves a true romance to read this series. However, each book is a standalone book so if you don’t read the whole series, do yourself a favor and read “New Leaf”. It is a decision you will never regret. New Leaf: A Mystic Creek Novel

⭐ If you’d ask my friends they’d tell you I love this author. Book 1 in this series is my favorite book by her and still is. I loved the couple in this series. they are classic Anderson characters. The h is Taffeta Brown and she is trying to blend in the small town as a shop owner. Barney Sterling is a down to earth local depuity who gets a call to her place for playing her music too loud. The two old codgers say that it is because it is too late but what we later learn is two fogey’s see her silohouette dirty dancing in the window. It is their plan the young cop accompaning her. Now while all overlook Taffy in her usual appearance Barney sees a totally different Taffy and so the scene is set. From there it is a slow burning romance. Taffy holds back a little as Barney just goes right for the gold.Things move fast and I just got sucked right in but when it got to about 70-80% I felt it needed a element of excitement. It was very sweet but it was a little too sweet and I wanted an element of danger from the ex or something. There is a few love scenes and a daughter with a truckers mouth. It was very sad but things end nicely as all CA books seem to. I am rateing this book about 3 and 1/2 stars leaning towards 4 but not quite there for me. Enjoy!

⭐ I have never read a Catherine Anderson book that did not merit a solid 5-Star rating. While I am thrilled whenever her books may be offered at a Kindle discount, she is one of my VERY few authors for whom I will pay full price for the book.A gifted writer, who brings the plot alive from the first sentence and keeps the reader captured until the last word. You smile, laugh, cry, reflect, and experience so many different emotions during the read. I have read every one of her books and always look forward to her next new one.

⭐ There are times when a feel good story is exactly what I need. I have always enjoyed books by Catherine Anderson, and this was no exception. Set in a small town, this story of a deputy and a small business owner working together to reunite mother and daughter, to establish a loving marriage, and build a family is well written and satisfying to read. I loved the relationship that developed between Barney and Taffy and their desire to work together to right a wrong. So if you are looking for an uplifting romance, I definitely recommend this one.

⭐ “New Leaf”, by Catherine Anderson, is the second book in her new series “A Mystic Creek Novel”.I loved book one with Jed and this book picks up where that one ends with Jed’s brotherBarney and his life and trials with Taffey or as she prefers Taffeta.Taffeta was falsely accused of abusing her 3 year old daughter when her rich husband wantedto end the marriage without alienating his wealthy parents.Taffy moved to Mystic Creek and was wooed by Barney Sterling a County Deputy.They work together to get Taffy’s daughter back.The story is very believable, the characters are real and I immediately identified with Taffetaeven though our lives are so different.Catherine Anderson has that gift of making stories come alive and leaves you wantingmore when finished reading it. I have never read one of her books that I didn’t like, andshe is on my “Always Buy” list.I am never disappointed and she delivered again with this second book.You will not be sorry that you bought and read it.-

⭐ Catherine Anderson has out done herself in New Leaf, if I could give a higher rating I would. Loved Barney and Taffeta’s story, wanted to read more about them, hated book ended. It has a great hero, man that reads books, willing to help a woman out reluctant at first then shared with his family and family helped out also. Taffeta has no good experience with family till she meets Barney’s . Barney, reads, sings and has great sense of humor, everything you could want in a man. Taffeta has a lot to learn and Barney shines as a hero. I can’t recommend this book more highly. Please get it and you don’t want it to end or stop reading about the couple.


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