Book Review: The Outer Edge of Heaven by Jaclyn M. Hawkes

12419012Title: The Outer Edge of Heaven

Author: Jaclyn M. Hawkes

Publisher: Hatch Publishing

Release Date: October 4, 2011


Book Summary:

Montana truly is heavenly. Especially a certain handsome rancher. Her parents want a clout wielding attorney, safely enthroned in an appropriately high end Mercedes sedan and a tailored business suit. She just wants to teach kindergarten. 

When her “all-powerful” parents actually choose her future husband, who just happens to be a divorce lawyer named Elroy, Charlie opts out and heads for Big Sky Country. After all, who marries a divorce lawyer? 

She and her best friend Fo, who have been buddies since the third grade, go to work on his cousin’s sprawling ranch in the heart of the Montana Rockies. Filled with colorful characters of all shapes, sizes and species, including an orphaned baby pig, most of the Langston family put the fun in dysfunctional, give or take a couple of black sheep. There’s one in every family, isn’t there? Add to that glorious scenery, a horse of her own, and one extremely attractive cousin rancher, Luke Langston, and it makes for a summer never to be forgotten. Which might not be a good thing. She has the time of her life, but her heart may never recover. 

Once again, Jaclyn M. Hawkes spins a tale filled with a deft mix of humor, romance, and tension that will leave you wishing that she’d kept on writing.

This was a fun book and exactly the kind of book I was in the mood for. It had romance, it had a ranch, it had some suspense, there was character growth, and the characters were pretty amazing. And I liked that it was clean. Yes some of the minor characters were unscrupulous, but that was not the main focus. I really liked the main characters’ relationships in this book. They felt real and solid, especially since they were contrasted with not so good relationships. I really enjoyed reading this book and can’t wait to read more by this author. 

Rating: 4.5 stars – Highly Recommend
Content: Clean – some violence and peripheral infidelity
Source: Amazon Kindle
This book can be purchased from Barnes & Noble and Amazon


  1. I love stories like this…thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. This sounds like a great story! Thanks for your review!