October 25, 2016

Keepsake (True North Book 3) by Sarina Bowen *Review*


by Sarina Bowen

Release Date: October 25, 2016

KBN Rating:



Lark Wainright used to be fearless. Her life was a series of adventures, each one more exhilarating than the last. But her recent overseas adventure was one too many. Now she’s home and in one piece. Mostly. But her nights are filled with terror.

When her best friend offers her a stay at the orchard in exchange for help at the farmers’ markets, Lark jumps at the chance to spend fall in Vermont. But her nightmares don’t stop. Desperate to keep her fragile state a secret, she relies on the most soft-spoken resident of the Shipley Farm to soothe her when her dreams prove too much.

Zachariah is a survivor, too. It’s been four years since he was tossed aside by the polygamist cult where he grew up. He’s found a peaceful existence on the Shipley’s farm, picking apples and fixing machinery. But getting thrown away by your own people at nineteen leaves a mark on a guy. He doesn’t always know what to make of a world where movie quotes are the primary means of communication. Before hitchhiking to Vermont, he’d never watched TV or spoken on the phone.

Actually, there are a lot of things he’s never done.

Zach and Lark slowly grow to trust one another. One night they become even closer than they’d planned. But Lark may still be too broken to trust anyone. When she pushes Zach away, he will have to prove to himself that he’s good for much more than farm labor.


Keepsake is the third book in Sarina Bowen’s True North series, but it can totally be read as a standalone. (But I promise you’re going to want to read all three books anyway.) 😉

The hero of this book is so different from any of the hero’s I’ve read lately that I’ve been dying to reading Zach’s story since book one, Bittersweet.


Our heroine, Lark, is besties with Grumpy Griff’s eldest sister May. She has gone through a terrifying ordeal while in Guatemala and is seeking refuge on the Shipley’s farm.

Lark has kind-of a wild child personality and even though she is much more subdued that she normally had been, she’s still a big contrast to Zach’s much quieter personality.

I ADORED this book y’all.


This book has THE HOTTEST love scene that I’ve EVER read! (And you KNOW the crazy amount of love scene’s that I’ve read. lol)

I knew there was something about Zachariah that I was going to love, but Sarina Bowen surpassed my expectations with this book and cemented her place in the KBN book hall of fame.


I give Keepsake 5 out of 5 Krissy’s Stars!

This book is absolutely a top read of 2016!

Xo- K 💖


* I was generously given an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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Check out the KBN Reviews for Books 1 and 2, Bittersweet and Steadfast!


sarina+kitchenSarina Bowen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and New Adult fiction from the wilds of Vermont.

Her Ivy Years and Brooklyn Bruisers books are hockey romance novels. These two connected series began breaking hearts in 2014 with The Year We Fell Down. See http://www.sarinabowen.com for updates.

HIM and US are the bestselling, hockey LGBT novels co-written with Elle Kennedy. HIM is also a finalist for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA® Award.

For lovers of angsty snowboarders, Sarina also writes the Gravity series, featuring snow sports heroes.

Sarina enjoys skiing, coffee products and a nice glass of wine. She lives with her family, six chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.

She would be honored to connect with you at http://www.sarinabowen.com.


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