Title: Dear Dixie: A Legacy Falls
Author: J.L. Baldwin
Series: Legacy Falls
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: 11/3/2016
Genre(s): Military Romance, Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 145
Heat Level: 1 flame out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Families from Legacy Falls share a tradition of loss.
Lovers have said farewell at the Pleasant Street train station for seventy years.
Mothers have welcomed home their sons in the ticker tape return from war and loss.
After every war, every battle, Legacy Falls opens its arms and its hearts to the wounded warriors returning home.
These are their stories.
After the sudden death of her parents, Dixie believed the worst was behind her and she could move on from her life. She was wrong. When two military men arrive to inform her brother Charlie and been killed in action, her world crashes around her. He had not only been her brother, but he had been her best friend, confidant, and sidekick. Their bond was unbreakable…except in death. A chasm in her heart was opened and she doesn’t think anything can fill it.
To help mend her broken heart, her therapist suggests Dixie volunteer to write letters to wounded veterans. She isn’t sure what to expect, but when she receives a random reply, things begin to change.
When Charlie’s best friend and wounded vet, Zane Carson, agreed to participate in a new program, he doesn’t think much of it, believing it best to keep his expectations low. Unbeknownst to him, he receives a letter from his best friend’s little sister…the sister he has always secretly longed for. Zane hid his feelings for Dixie, afraid of what Charlie would do or say if he found out.
A simple letter was the power to open the door to a million new opportunities. But will Zane let those opportunities to pass him by, or will be grab hold with both hands?
One letter written.
Two broken souls.
An adventure neither were prepared for.
Dear Dixie was a great 5 star read.
Dixie is trying to pick up the pieces after losing her parents and than her brother. She is struggling with grief. I keep thinking God is playing a mean game with me and is going to take me next.
Zane is also struggling with grief following his best friend Charlie’s death. Since the funeral he hasn’t been able to get Dixie, Charlie’s little sister off his mind. Never in a million years did I think Dixie would become the goddess she is today.
We go between past and present through the story. This helps give a little back history on both Dixie and Zane. When Dixie makes a call to Zane they arrange to meet for drinks. These two reconnect but Dixie is a little leery of Zane, he has already broke her heart once before.
Can she forgive him? Can these two help each other heal from the loss of their loved ones?
I really liked this book, it really pulls you in and you see a story of two people trying to move forward from their losses. They each are struggling with depression and Zane also suffers from PTSD and survivors guilt. The secondary characters were great. And I loved the ending, it couldn’t have been more perfect.My emotions were all over the place. J.L. Baldwin does a great job with this story and it pulls you right in.