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After nine years away, a business venture forces Brody Parkhill to return to his home town. Trying to determine whether the building he’s been sent to assess would be a viable project for his boss, he is surprised to discover it houses a women’s crisis center. Further complicating his job, members of his old high school gang are involved in the center’s operations—the sameAfter nine years away, a business venture forces Brody Parkhill to return to his home town. Trying to determine whether the building he’s been sent to assess would be a viable project for his boss, he is surprised to discover it houses a women’s crisis center. Further complicating his job, members of his old high school gang are involved in the center’s operations—the same friends he ran out on all those years ago. His boss questions where Brody’s loyalties lie and ultimately fires him. With no more to offer Cinda Cooper, the girl he left behind, than when he was a hot-headed teen, Brody must find a way to regain his job, save the center, and win her back. The last person Cinda Cooper expected to see after a night out was her best friend from high school, Brody Parkhill, the one who was supposed to help her escape her troubled home life. The one she hasn’t seen or heard from for nine years. But she’s too busy dealing with escalating acts of violence to deal with her feelings for him. Could these crimes have anything to do with Brody’s return to town? Or has her past caught up with her? ...

Title : return to hoffman grove northwest suburbs book 3
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return to hoffman grove northwest suburbs book 3 Reviews

  • Mindy Bigham
    2019-04-04 07:14

    *I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*Cinda Cooper has bad luck when it comes to relationships. A broken engagement and a past love that she cannot forget or forgive leaves hardly any room in her future for a love life. Not to mention a troubled rocky relationship with her father. The only thing that she really has going for her now is owning her own home and her best friends from high school.Brody Parkhill left Hoffman Grove with no intentions of ever returning. When business brings him back he runs right into the one person he thought he would never see again. His best friend Cinda. All of the apologies in the world can not make her forget about him leaving town and not returning for her. Having a rocky family relationship with his drunken father made him strive to become the successful business man that he is. But you cannot really move on in life until you make amends with your past. This is a great story about friendship, love and forgiveness with a great twist of suspense. Not to mention the psycho ex’s. With all of these topics in one story it really shows how friends are always there for each other and are willing to walk through your troubles with you. I really enjoyed reading this story. The detail was a little much for me at times but overall this was a great story.My Favorite Moment: I love when a book can make me laugh. The moment for me was when Brody had to take Cinda to her room for the night.“Brody scooped her up and carried her into her room. Cinda squealed with delight. He pulled her close and kissed her as he sat her down. He had finally kissed Cinda Cooper, and he wanted more. Desperately. But not like this. Brody pulled away and stared into her glassy eyes.Cinda blinked several times. Back in the day, that was a sign of nerves. Not good. She turned around and, with a glance over her shoulder, raised her skirt and shot him a moon. Double damn.

  • Nancy
    2019-04-01 02:08

    For some, this could be an emotional read. I say could because the subject of spousal abuse is addressed. This should not deter you because as I read on…I could not-not read on…the emotions of this multi-faceted story grabbed me. Besides the pain of abuse, the emotions of jealousy; husband to wife, parent to child and friend to friend, are the undercurrents of this story. This is about eight high school friends growing up, now realizing they are adults, and families learning to respect and love one another again. One couple of the group are married. Another couple were married, now divorced. There is the token bachelor playboy vowing never to marry. Next, the abusive marriage with the alcoholic, unemployed husband and the devoted, insecure wife. And, finally, Cinda and Brody, inseperable in high school, nothing more. Then he ran from personal demons to Minneapolis to make himself a man. Nine years later he returns to evaluate a real estate property. He and Cinda are reunited but are both are in a tug-of-war between friendship and love. Enter-intrigue and danger as Cinda becomes a target for a phantom assassin and Brody’s job is being sabotaged. The eight friends share heartache and some light-hearted lessons in friendship and the resolution of lifelong family secrets.Note: This manuscript was sent to me for review purposes. I received no compensation or bartering for my services. The review is my own opinion and I am still purchasing my own hard & Kindle copies. ​

  • Vanessa Wester
    2019-04-10 08:47

    I got this for only 77p when it released since I bought it via pre-order after hearing about it online.I had not read this author before, and wanted to try something different. I will be honest, from the cover I thought it would be another chick-flick no brainer... BUT, I was pleasantly surprised! This was a romantic novel with a lot of extras thrown in. Great characters, realistic situations, a fast-paced plot and a fantastic love story.I loved the sassy main character, Cinda. She had so many layers and was naturally weary to fall at the feet of the handsome high school best-friend, Brody. The reason for the tension between these two is obvious since they had unfinished business and it is never clear cut whether them being an item is the best thing in the long term... I'll not tell you what happens - you have to read it!Ultimately, growing up is tough and high school does not prepare us for what comes along. The author manages to discuss serious issues in a way that makes you relate to the problems, whilst at the same time sucking you in for a fantastic read.I really enjoyed it & will check out this author again in the future. My only gripe is that at times the same issue was repeated (for example reminding us about the fact that they had been apart for 9 years), which I felt was unnecessary, but that's just me.

  • Mario
    2019-04-19 01:45

    Excellent Book. Cinda Cooper recently suffered a breakup with her boyfriend. A group of her high school girlfriends decide to go to a local resort for the weekend to try to cheer up Cinda. Sometimes things don't work out as you would like them to, so Cinda ends up leaving the party early. While getting her coat, she happens to run into Brody, her high school classmate. Brody and Cinda were "sweet on each other" back in high school, and Brody promised to send for her once he graduated and moved out of town. Due to various reasons, this did not happen. Accidentally meeting at the lodge dredges up the past. Can Cinda and Brody work thru all this? They both have a lot of personal baggage they are carrying around regarding family, jobs, etc. This book is full of twists and turns. It really held my interest and after about 2 chapters, I didn't want to put the book down. This is an easy-read-book and one doesn't have to remember too many characters. If you like "light romance," you'll love this book.

  • Stephanie Lasley
    2019-03-21 04:01

    Suspenseful Romance Cinda Cooper and Brody Parkhill were best friends growing up. Over the years their friendship strengthened due to their abusive homes. After high school graduation, Brody left town. He promised Cinda once he was settled, he would send for her; as the years passed with no word from Brody, Cinda’s heart hardened and her attitude sharpened. She became so defiant that her girlfriends had a hard time dealing with her. It’s been nine years since Brody left home. After struggling to put himself through college, Brody became a successful business developer. He currently works for a prestigious firm in Minneapolis. Who would have thought business, of all things, would bring him back to Hoffman Grove, the small town that brought him so much pain. Brody is forced to face his tortured past and his broken relationships. The plot thickens when Cinda becomes the target for a violent stalker.Abuse comes in many forms. Author Karla Brandenburg has written a compelling story that addresses the lifelong pain and suffering associated with abuse and its survivors.

  • Lou LaJeunesse
    2019-03-25 04:53

    Return to Hoffman Grove by Karla BrandenburgThis is a MUST READ. It has all the components of a terrific contemporary romance. It has friendship, betrayl, ran enewal, abuse,d much much more.A group of high school students who all come from disfunctional families have found each other and become the support group that they all need. The hero of the story leaves after the prom. Each of the others get on with their lives but all are deeply hurt by the abandonment by their friend. Fast forwrd a number of years. Work brings the Hero back to Town.Here begins the finding out of truths and the attempts at reconciliation. Here you begin to learn of the things that have changed and those that are repeating themselves. Yo find difficulties that will bind the group together again in an attempt to help one another.You have an arson, slashed tires and a murder attempt. The friends join forces and help heal each others wounds.This novel is extremely well written. you can feel what each one of the characters does. Karlas telling of the story is superb.

  • Sassy Beta Reading & Review
    2019-03-20 06:00

    This is book 3 of the Northwest Suburbs book, but can be read as a stand alone. I have not read book 1 or 2 but I plan on going back and reading them as well.This was a great book that has so many elements to it. It has 2nd chances, suspense, mystery, drama, and of course romance. This book has realistic situations including mentions of verbal and physical abuse, recovery and forgivness. Written as a multi pov, this story has great dialogue, awesome storyline, and good character interactions. This is about a group of friends that grew up together and what has happened to them 9 years later. It includes lots of information about the other charcters that it's made me want to read their stories as well. I had a few heart twinge moments but no tears with this one. All in all, a really good read.Would I recommend this book? Yes! Would I read more from this author? Yep! Going to see if I can get my hands on book 1 and 2 next.

  • Geri
    2019-03-30 02:54

    This book looks into answering the question can you go back home and does it beautifully. The characters are multifaceted and you learn so much about them as you read the story of these high school friends. The story of how they all became friends is woven throughout the story and really helps you feel that you know the characters. When Brody left town, he promised he would send for Cinda, but never does. Again his reasons are revealed throughout the story. This book has so much going for it. It has romance, renewed friendships, family drama, forgiveness, and abuse. The domestic abuse portion of the story is extremely well written, as are the other forms of abuse some of the characters encounter. I loved reading through the story to see if the friendships would last through all of these years and through all of the struggles.

  • Simon Okill
    2019-04-20 06:47

    Return to Hoffman Grove by Karla Brandenburg is an intelligent emotional drama full of richly described characters.Brody returns to his home town after a 9 year absence to assess a property for development. He rediscovers, Cinda, his first love from high school at an abuse session housed in the same building he wants to redevelop. He meets friends he left behind an old memories resurface. Here the author shows her flair for emotional stress and its toll on the characters.There is so much more going on in this thought-provoking novel which delves into the murky world of spousal abuse, and kudos to the author for keeping it entertaining and riveting.FIVE STARS for this emotional drama and highly recommended.

  • Nicholas
    2019-04-04 04:52

    Goodreads win. Will read and review once received.I really enjoyed this book, I can almost say that I fell in love with it. This book was filled with emotional drama and amazingly descriptive characters. This was an interesting contemporary romance. There was drama, suspense, mystery, and love. This book had so much going on that I never found myself getting bored. A great book I would recommend to anyone who loves romance.

  • Christina Escue
    2019-04-01 07:13

    I read this for an honest review and I have to say I loved it. I read all genres and this contemporary romance is one of the best I've read in a long time. It has it all; drama, love, suspense, mystery, etc. I highly recommend this book if you want a book that'll draw you in and hold your attention.

  • Mary
    2019-03-31 02:53

    I enjoyed reading this story. It was exciting and ever changing with lots of action.

  • Karla Brandenburg
    2019-03-21 10:07

    Reviewed By Natasha Jackson for Readers’ Favorite Return to Hoffman Grove is a love story, it is also a story of friendship. The story opens with Cinda meeting with her closest friends from childhood to get over yet another broken relationship. This scene is very telling and lets us know a lot about Cinda, which also gives us a clue about how she will act in certain situations. After the weak attempt at a girls' night out, Cinda runs into her high school best friend Brody, who has returned to revive an old crisis center. In this one moment, author Karla Brandenburg is able to set the scene for the entire book. There is history between Cinda and Brody, not necessarily romantic, but definitely full of tension and even some anger. Brody promised not to leave Cinda stuck with her fighting parents, but he left without her. Without an explanation.Very early into Return to Hoffman Grove, we learn that it will be much more than a tale of friendship and second chance love. It is also a bit of a mystery as Cinda returns home after the so-called girls’ night out to find her house on fire. As these acts of violence increase, Cinda reverts to form and attempts to handle it all on her own. But Brody is there, trying to win her over and regain her trust. Unfortunately, his boss questions his loyalty and he loses the one thing that has held him together the past decade: his job. Karla Brandenburg has created a wonderful world in Hoffman Grove, full of old friends struggling with personal demons while trying to hang on to those relationships that helped them through the most tumultuous times of their lives.

  • Marichus Real
    2019-04-11 09:50

    I was given a gifted copy by Story Cartel in exchange for an honest review.It took me a while to get into the story but once I did I enjoyed it.Eight friends, who had abusive families, stuck together when they were at high school and became very close friends. Nine years after graduation they met again, some of them had successful lives and some didn’t. The story focuses on the relationship between Brody and Cinda. He ran away from his house leaving Cinda behind and now she can’t trust him anymore. Will Brody manage that Cinda trust him again? Will Brody manage to find out who is the person who is threatening Cinda’s life?A romance with mystery that takes you till the very end of the story without knowing who that person is. There is only one “but”: it needs some editing.

  • Jenn
    2019-03-28 06:08

    The book was really relatable in how people go through family struggles and create their own support system by creating a family of their own composed of friends. It was very sentimental and reminded me of the outsiders.