Blog Tour; The Rhubarb Patch

Title: The Rhubarb Patch

Series: A Men of Gilead Novel

Author: Deanna Wadsworth
Genre: M/M Contemporary

Release Date: July 24, 2017


City boy, sci-fi novelist, and recovering pushover Scott Howe doesn’t know what to expect when he inherits his grandmother’s house outside the quaint village of Gilead, Ohio—but it isn’t an enormous bald man in nothing but tighty-whities and orange rubber boots shouting at him to keep his weed wacker away from the rhubarb patch. 
Scott has never met anyone like Phineas Robertson: homesteader, recluse… Republican. A tender—if unlikely—friendship grows over the summer while Phin and his schnauzer, Sister Mary Katherine, teach Scott about life in the country and the grandmother he never knew. Opposites attract, but widower Phin worries his secret will send Scott running faster than his politics, and Phin isn’t convinced he deserves a second chance at romance.
Scott is convinced—rural life, and his one-of-a-kind, older neighbor, is the future he wants. Before he can settle in, his mother drops a bombshell that strains their already tenuous relationship, and a cousin who believes he is the rightful heir to the property puts Scott in danger. It’ll take a lot of compromises, and even dodging a few bullets before they’re out of the weeds, but nurturing something as special as true love always takes hard work.

Grandma Helen’s Rhubarb Crumble

Preheat oven to 350
  For crust: 1 1/2 cup oats 1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour 
1 cup shortening (I use coconut oil)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda Combine until crumbly then pat half of mixture into 13×9 pan 

  For filling: 5 cups rhubarb 
1/2 cup sugar
 3 Tablespoons cornstarch 
1/4 cup water Combine in a pan and cook until clear then add 1 teaspoon vanilla Pour over crust and sprinkle the other half of the crumbly crust on top.
 Bake 20 to 25 min

 The Rhubarb Patch is a sweet book that teaches about love in odd places and friendships that last a lifetime. 

Scott is a city boy who inherits his estranged grandmother's property after she passes. He doesn't know what he's going to do with his three acres of land and his house full of odd knickknacks, but figures it's best if he goes and tries out country living for a while. 

Then he meets Phin. Phin with his big body and even bigger personality, he's a little older than Scott, a little wiser, and a little more closed off. 

The two of them have nothing in common. Except their loneliness.

As they develop a tentative friendship other emotions begin to stir up. 

I loved the friendship between the two characters. You could tell each one was thought out, each interaction meant something, and the love that bloomed was beautiful.   

This book is a sweet romance that had me smiling and laughing and enjoying. It made me want to appreciate life and love and friendship that much more. 

If you're looking for a sweet, beautiful book then this one is for you. 


Deanna Wadsworth might be a bestselling erotica author, but she leads a pretty vanilla life in Ohio with her wonderful husband and a couple adorable cocker spaniels. She has been spinning tales and penning stories since childhood, and her first erotic novella was published in 2010. She has served multiple board positions at her local RWA chapter and is the current President 2017 for Rainbow Romance Writers of America. When she isn’t writing books or brainstorming with friends, you can find her making people gorgeous in a beauty salon. She loves music and dancing, and can often be seen hanging out on the sandbar in the muddy Maumee River or chilling with her hubby and a cocktail in their basement bar. In between all that fun, Deanna cherishes the quiet times when she can let her wildly active imagination have the full run of her mind. Her fascination with people and the interworkings of their relationships have always inspired her to write romance with spice and love without boundaries.
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