The Road to Edens Ridge by M.L. Rose (Iroquois Press 978-1-59652-484-2) tells two stories of love. Lindsey Briggs has left her fiancé at the altar and her home in Maine to become a country music star in Nashville. While playing a show with her band she meets the great country singer Ben McBride and is able to tell him that he was war buddies with her grandfather. Ben remembers her family well and helps her band book some more shows. Lindsey becomes friends with his lawyer Michael but rejects him when he confesses his love. As her grandmother watches Lindsey push Michael away she feels the need to finally tell the story of her aunt Lillys great love.
Ben McBride was already on his way to stardom when he first drove up to Edens Ridge in Maine to visit his friend from the war. He is drawn to his friends sister Lilly even though she hates honky-tonk music and doesnt seem interested in him. More than a year later he shows up at the farm and shares a memorable weekend with Lilly that will impact her family for generations. Because the two of them led such different lives Lilly and Ben said good bye forever after those two days but always regretted it. Lindsey has to decide if she will learn a lesson from her aunt and Ben. The Road to Edens Ridge is a Romantic Times top pick.