Adult Romance Book Review: The Treehouse on Dog River Road by Catherine Drake

Posted May 24, 2022 by jrsbookr in Romance / 0 Comments

Adult Romance Book Review:  The Treehouse on Dog River Road by Catherine Drake

by Catherine drake
Adult Romance Book Review:  The Treehouse on Dog River Road by Catherine DrakeThe Treehouse on Dog River Road Published by She Writes Press on May 10, 2022
Source: Review copy
Genres: Fiction / Friendship, Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / New Adult, Fiction / Small Town & Rural, Fiction / Women
Pages: 320
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Format: ARC
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A young, determined woman figures out life and love while staying true to herself in this whip-smart and genuinely witty debut.

Twenty-eight-year-old Hannah Spencer wants nothing more than to change everything about her life. After ten years of living in cities, Nathan Wild has just moved back home to Vermont and doesn’t want to change anything about his.

Recently laid off from her depressing job in Boston and ready for a challenge, Hannah heads to Vermont for the summer to take care of her sister’s kids and do some serious soul searching. There, against the stunning landscape of the Green Mountains, she embarks on an ambitious project: building a treehouse for her niece and nephew. As she hammers away, she formulates a plan to jump-start her life with a new job out West. But will Nathan-next-door complicate her desire to change course? A witty, romantic, and inspiring story of a young woman taking control and making tough choices about love and work to build the life she wants, The Treehouse on Dog River Road will have you rooting for Hannah every step of the way.



As we head into the summer months, a light, fun read you can take along on a family trip that you can quickly dip into and out of is what The Treehouse on Dog River Road offers. It is a romance that someone who just graduated from college is starting their lives will appreciate. Hannah is trying to discover what the perfect life-work balanced life looks like, as she graciously agrees to watch her sister’s kids for summer. I liked that it takes place in a state I have never been to, so exploring that with Hannah and her love interest was fun. Hannah is an easily likable character, the summer she spends with her sister’s kids is memorable, and the ending is bittersweet and perfect for a summer read. I was unsure what to expect in a debut novel, but this debut is excellent, hits all the marks, and is not overdone in the romance, and the storytelling works perfectly. I would enjoy more from this author.


About Catherine drake

Thanks for stopping by. The Treehouse on Dog River Road is my first novel and I loved creating the character of Hannah who is based on every fabulous woman I know who made the tough decision to quit something that did not feel right to them in order to embark on a more authentic life.

Before I started writing, I worked for many years in the land conservation field developing public outdoor recreation areas and preserving forests and farmland for future generations. After raising two daughters, my husband and I moved from New Jersey to Stowe, Vermont where I am still active in the environmental community by serving on the local land trust and conservation commission.

One of the things we enjoy doing besides cycling, skiing, kayaking, and hiking with our dog in the Green Mountains, is building structures. Hop over to the “Stuff I’ve Built” page to see some of the fun things that we have built over the years.