Sweet romance doesn't get much better than this delightful Ozark-based encounter between feisty, grieving Carlee and handsome ex-soldier Ian Carlisle, who is on a highly-tense mission: fulfilling the last wishes of his former Commanding Officer. Just back from Afghanistan, Carlisle brings with him Carlee's father's diary, written to express the late Major's love for his only daughter. Click below for more....
Carlee, operating a demanding artists' retreat with a handful of eccentric residents who have long outstayed their original dates, hires Carlisle as much-needed handyman. Soon, she comes to rely on him, and the lonely handyman comes to love her. But his hidden agenda, plus family secrets, keep Carlee just off-center enough to push her into destructive old habits. This is a charming, warm book that will keep you entranced, and rooting for the motley assortment of winning characters. Good to the last page. It's a 4.
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