Kira’s Best Friend

Kira's Best Friend CoverNote: All Author Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to support Baystate VNA and Hospice (through the Baystate Health Foundation) and Heartland Hospice (via the Memorial Fund). Learn more below.

Brook Hollow wasn’t enough for Kira MacGregor, who abandoned it for Boston years ago. She never planned to come back—until her best friend, Jake McKenna, tells her he’s dying.

Jake has always loved Kira, but he loves Brook Hollow just as much. He wouldn’t leave, and she wouldn’t come home. When he faces a frightening diagnosis, he tells her the truth. But the worst doesn’t happen—and Kira doesn’t love him back.

Or so she thinks. Now that he’s drawn her attention to it, she wonders if her feelings are deeper than she knew and returns to Brook Hollow for an extended but temporary stay. Back in Jake’s life, she knows she was wrong. She does love him, and she’s willing to give up everything to be his. Except it’s too late. Jake’s moved on…and is about to get married.

NOTE: This book was originally published in 2005. This is an updated reissue, but the story has not substantially changed.

My mother and stepmother both passed away two months after they were diagnosed with cancer. Hospice was there for us in both cases, and that’s why I’ve chosen that cause for my donation. In honor of TJ Miller and Patty Jacobus, and in thanks for the tireless caregivers who are there to help during a very difficult time.

Kira’s Best Friend

by Natalie J. Damschroder
Contemporary Romance
May 25, 2015

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Kira's Best Friend in Greek

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Coffee Time Romance reviewed“Ms. Damschroder has written an outstanding example of a profound tale of love and kindred souls. The brilliant wording and flowing storyline is breathtaking. The dialogue has the timeless cohesion that binds this story of devotion together. Ms. Damschroder personifies what a magnificent writer can create when they put pen to paper! Ms. Damschroder turned a delicate subject into a masterpiece. This reader will be waiting to open her heart and mind to the next installment of that Brook Hollow trilogy, called Sophie’s Playboy.  This book is a flawless five cups and a keeper for this reviewer!”Janalee, Reviewer for Karen Find Out About New Books, Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance

Five Blue Ribbons at Romance Junkies“I loved losing myself in this book.  Natalie J. Damschroder creates a fascinating plot by combining the small town atmosphere with the idea of lifelong friends with a cancer scare… Both Jake and Kira are heart-touching to read about, and Darcy is one of those perfect ‘bad guys’ that you love to hate.”Chrissy, Romance Junkies

“In the beginning this seems like an old-fashioned romance of love almost found, lost and then found again. But actually, there are quite a few twists and turns here. Some made me shake my head and roll my eyes at the characters, and others made me laugh. The author also weaved into this story some very important and real issues that are faced in our modern world, such as ambition and deceit. Also how at times we follow a path that others have told us is the right way, instead of looking inside and following the path that will make us happy. And that makes this story much more than “old-fashioned,” and one that should – and will be – enjoyed.”—Kathy, Fallen Angel Reviews