About the book: Following the revelation of her fiancé’s philandering ways, high-powered New York attorney Shannon Turney’s wedding is off. At a time like this, the last thing she can handle is family drama. But when she learns how far her brother’s and sister-in-law’s lives have spiraled out of control, the only thought in her mind is the safety of her young niece and nephew. After Shannon is granted custody, she and the children are eager to run long and far from their problems.
The end of the road is Sugar City, a place as delightful as its name implies. In the tiny town, Shannon gets much more of a change than she bargained for. Welcomed with open arms by the townspeople, including the handsome local veterinarian, Shannon and the children slowly begin to heal. But when their idyllic existence is threatened by the return of the children’s mother, Shannon has no choice but to return to the courtroom she left behind. She has one last legal battle to fight, and the outcome may mean losing everything she loves.
My review: I really liked the character of Shannon in this book. She's got a great concern for her niece and nephew. I love that she was willing to watch out for them and get them out of a situation that was much like her own as a young girl. She is really attuned to their needs and is able to really know just what it is they do need. I love that she's more than willing to leave her single life behind and start over somewhere with them, where they will hopefully not be able to be found by their crazy mother.
I really liked the characters of Phillip and Marj too, what a great couple of people, completely willing to open their lives to people that need taking care of and really go the extra mile for them. I did think that it would have been kind of great to have been able to see just what Phillip was thinking at least some of the time, but the way it was written was really good too.
The plot in this one was a bit predictable, but it is a cute, clean romance that you will enjoy reading until you get to the last page.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: Anita Stansfield began writing at the age of sixteen, and her first novel was published sixteen years later. Her novels range from historical to contemporary and cover a wide gamut of social and emotional issues that explore the human experience through memorable characters and unpredictable plots. She has received many awards, including a special award for pioneering new ground in LDS fiction, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Whitney Academy for LDS Literature. Anita is the mother of five, and has two adorable grandsons. Her husband, Vince, is her greatest hero.
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