Monday, April 22, 2013

You Are Invited …-Holly Jacobs

You Are Invited …

Holly Jacobs

Harlequin SuperRomance, Apr 2 2013, $5.75

ISBN: 9780373718467

When Bridget Wallace Langley died from cancer in Valley Ridge, New York, she named her best friend rolling stone Mattie Keith as guardian to her three preadolescent children (Abbey, Zoe and Mickey). Mattie feels inadequate as the barista lacks experience with kids and the money needed to raise them. Making matters worse is Bridget’s Buffalo-based surgeon brother has sued for custody of his blood relatives. She knows he can provide them with material things she cannot, but also ponders why her BFF failed to name her sibling.

While Abby and the others keep asking for their mommy, Mattie asks herself what Bridget would have done. As she considers leaving, Mattie and Finn continue to argue over the best interests of the children even as they find a potential compromise forged by falling in love with each other.

This Valley Ridge Wedding is an engaging family drama summed up by Abbey when in near tears says: “I want my mommy.” Rotating perspective between the adult leads, fans will enjoy this character driven by a strong cast tale as love blossoms between two grieving opposites trying to do what each believes is best for three hurting youngsters.

Harriet Klausner

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