Title: Covered in Coal (Buried Secrets #1)
Release Day: March 17, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Suspense
Amazon Rating: 4.7 stars
Carly Jo Simon believed that Colton Weston was her future, but he shattered her heart into tiny pieces. Just like any little girl would, she assumed her daddy would always be by her side. Unbelievably, he turned his back on her when she needed him most, leaving her with no one in her life to turn to for support.
Without options, Carly runs away from the only home she's ever known, leaving behind her heartache and the betrayal of the two men she loved most.
Seven years later, Carly reluctantly returns to Kentucky. Her daddy is dying of cancer and Colton is nothing like the boy she once loved and left. After her daddy passes, Carly must uproot her life in South Carolina and take control of Simon Coal Company, where she has no choice but face the pain of her past.
Can Carly keep her secrets buried deep beneath the black Kentucky coal and her heart safe from the fiery Colton Weston?
Characters 4.5 Plot 5 Overall 5 Stars
First of all let me just say I am shocked that this is her debut book. It was amazingly written and executed.
The storyline was great. The characters were great. The actual flow of reading made it easy to enjoy. It sucked me right in from the first couple chapters.
The emotions from each character shine right through in her writing. You can feel when they are happy, you feel their pain when they are sad. When an author can make you feel what the characters are facing that is real skill.
Carly Jo is one tuff girl. All the emotions she has overcame to get where she is and still keep her head up high is amazing. I felt like she would cross one stream only to be surrounded again by a lake. But she never let it hold her back. I felt for the pain she endured.
I honestly want to know more. I want to learn what she faces now. The ending left me feeling empty. And I felt it was a little predictable.
Overall I really enjoyed this book and read it in one afternoon.
Silla Webb is a Kentucky native, raised in the heart of the coal fields. A coal truck driver's daughter, and a railroader's wife, the coal fields own a special place in her heart.
She is a work at home, Super Momma to three rowdy boys, who keep her on her feet from daylight to sunset. As a pass time from her everyday life, Silla started a blog-Momma's Secret Book Obsession, for reviewing romance novels. From there, she realized that not only did she have a natural love for reading and reviewing, but she found that lost love of writing that she once had as a young girl.
When she isn't conquering the world as a wife, momma and Super Woman, Silla loves to lay on the front porch swing and read while sipping sweet tea, just passin' the day away.