The Sweet Spot (Willamette Valley #1) by Heather Heyford

The Sweet Spot (Willamette Valley #1)

Welcome to Ribbon Ridge, Oregon, a small town steeped in history and graced with verdant valleys. In the first book of Heather Heyford’s newest series, a family-run vineyard is the perfect place to find yourself . . . and lose your heart.A summer friendship ripens into something more . . .The Vineyards at Ribbon Ridge is about as far away from the big city as Philadelphia music teacher Jamie Martel can get, and it’s the perfect place for her ...

Details The Sweet Spot (Willamette Valley #1)

TitleThe Sweet Spot (Willamette Valley #1)
Release DateFeb 27th, 2018
PublisherLyrical Press, Inc

Reviews The Sweet Spot (Willamette Valley #1)

  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    What a beautiful friends to lovers story The Sweet Spot was. New to me author, Heather Heyford, had me totally engaged from beginning to end with this sweet and sassy story. Beautiful characters with big hearts and open arms … personalities that you can relate to and love beyond the stars had me turning page after page hoping that Hank and Jamie would finally find their way to each other.As the story progresses and you see the struggles that bo...
  • Rebeca Buril
    By Far the most demanding book I have ever read and I simply don't get why the author wrote such a complicated the beginning, I had to force myself to keep Reading It because I knew that It would have a turning point somehow. And it did. It got better and I was going to give a 3, or maybe 4, star for the book. However, by the end of the book, the story got really boring. Really. As someone Said, a Lot of blah blah blah.I had to Skip Read...
  • Cathy Geha
    The Sweet Spot by Heather HeyfordA Willamette Valley Romance #1What would it be like to be the carrier of a family name for the eighth generation and to have with that name come the expectation that you will continue in the family line? What if your dream has always been a bit different…at least for a span of your lifetime? And, what if you were given the opportunity to chuck the family expectations, make a LOT of money and follow your dreams? ...
  • Becky Wise
    A sweet little romance. Hank and Jamie are adorable. I love the fight between them. There were a few times I wanted to smack Hank but I got over it in the end. The way Jamie just fit in at the Sweet Spot was something special. I love how she doesn't realize she is looking for a change until the signs are all there. The Sweet Spot is a wonderful romance that should be read. As a first read of Heather Heyford I do plan on going on for more. She has...
  • Yvonne
    I loved this author’s Oregon Wine Country books and was looking forward to this new series.I am sorry to say that I felt it didn’t measure up to her usual stories.The story centers around Jamie Martel, and Hank Friestatt VIII. Jamie is a music teacher from Philadelphia taking a vacation to visit the winery of one of her favorite wines. Hank inherited the vineyard after his parents’ death. He dreams of the big city while Jamie dreams of the ...
  • Kim Vanravenswaay
    I don't think I've ever had this happen before. I loved this book and was ready to give it a 5 star rating until I started reading the end chapters. Chapter 29 through 34 ruined it for me. A lot of blah, repeat and more blah. If I were to know ahead of time I would have skimmed those chapters barely and probably still like the book. But wow, they really brought the whole book down for me.
  • Marcia
    The Sweet Spot is a Oregon vineyard and guest house owned and run by the Friestatt family for several generations. Hank Friestatt had been all set to go pilot school, when his parents died in a plane crash and he needed to come home to help his grandmother run the place. He has put in the blood, sweat and tears, while his grandmother tries to teach him everything he will need to know, once she is gone. Jamie Martel grew up on a Pennsylvania dairy...
  • Terri
    Review also found at received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!As in many of Heyford's work, this story uses the wine country of Oregon as a backdrop. It is clear that she is a big fan of wine and has an extensive knowledge of wine making in this story. There are several details that the wine connoisseur will appreciate. While I don...
  • Beth McLeod
    I will try to write a review without any spoilers.I really liked the first two-thirds of this book. It was an interesting story, and I enjoyed getting to know the main characters (especially Jamie, since I am a music teacher), as well as the secondary ones. However, I will say that I hate when a decision is made under false information. For example, a couple has a fight because there was a misunderstanding that could easily been avoided if the tw...
  • Margaret Sholders
    I am hooked with Heather's books. I liked the wine story line even when I will never understand about wine. Jamie Martel paid for 2weeks in a wine resort. Jamie liked Ellie, Hank's grandmother. Hank owns a lot of land after his parents died in a plane crash. He is losing some help and Jamie helped Ellie in the Inn and Hank with camping and teaching the guests about wine. I never knew there was all that work for wine. Hank meets Delilah from schoo...
  • Melena Torretta
    The Sweet Spot started out a little slow, but the further I read the more I found myself enjoying the story.Jamie flies across the country to stay at the Sweet Spot vineyard during her summer break from teaching. While there she really comes into her own and works part-time for Hank and his grandmother who run the place.The setting was described wonderfully and I could picture the inn, farmland, and nearby town perfectly. There was enough informa...
  • Bette Hansen
    I was really looking forward to this one but I must admit I didn't enjoy it as much as I've enjoyed this author's other books. The story started off slow then picked up unfortunately by the end it was dragging again. Not everything about the book is bad though. I did like these characters even if they did frustrate me at times. The writing is good although I think the story would have been better if it were a bit simpler. It's a nice sweet romanc...
  • Jody
    Jamie left to vacation in wine country in Oregon for a few weeks in the summer. Jamie is a teacher so that hit home with me because I am a teacher so I could relate with the things she was saying. Hank owns the winery that Jamie vacationed at.I enjoyed reading this book. It was a pretty fast read and I was always happy to get back to it when I had to put it down.I received this book from a Goodreads giveaway.
  • Laura
    This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. The story flowed very well and was very enjoyable. This book will keep you reading long into the night and you will not want to put this book down until you finish. This was such a great read and full of surprises. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader’s copy of this book. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
  • Jacki
    2.5☆What I liked:Part of a series: Willamette ValleyStandalone HEA I had a hard time staying interested in this book.I voluntarily reviewed an ARC from NetGalley.
  • Eva
    deep in the willamette valley, near the base of mount hood, is oregon's wine country. the sweet spot is a small, family-owned, biodynamically run winery that also boasts a thriving bed & breakfast-style business. hank friesatt's family has lived here for one hundred and fifty years, but running a winery was never hank's dream. when his parents were killed in a plan crash when he was about to graduate college and go on to flight school, he had to ...
  • Becky Burciaga
    When an author has you emotionally attached to her characters from the onset of the story, that is unique gift. This is what I found in this first book in the Willamette Valley series...characters who were charming and endearing, touching my heart early on. The dialog cleverly drew you through the story, whetting your curiosity for what was occurring on the pages to come. I so enjoyed this first book and an looking forward as to how the series pr...