Maddy, Amy, Christine, and Jane were roommates in college ten years ago. Jane became a TV anchor, but has now just published her first self-help book "How To Have The Perfect Life". Maddy, Amy, and Christine are thrilled for Jane, until they realize that Jane has used their lives as bad examples! The three decide to prove Jane wrong. They each have one year to face their biggest fear.
Madeline "Maddy" Mills is the artist of the group. Amy and Christine decides that Maddy's challenge is to get a Sante Fe gallery to accept her art, on commission would be fine. To do so, Maddy decides to accept a job that Mama Fraser offered only a couple of weeks ago. She would go to Sante Fe for the summer months to be the Arts & Crafts Coordinator at Mama's camp site, Camp Enchantment. However, Maddy has no way of knowing that Mama Fraser didn't inform Joe, her son, that Maddy was coming.
Around the age of seventeen Joe had joined the military and planned to make it his career. He informed Maddy of his decision after he had already enlisted and proposed to her. But Maddy wanted art classes and had jut won a full scholarship, so she refused. After all these years, the alpha male side of Joe is still nursing hard feelings. Now, due to a knee injury, Joe is no longer with the Army Rangers. He is the Camp Director. When Maddy shows up, Joe wants nothing more than for her to turn around and leave. But of course Mama Fraser knows how to handle her son, so Maddy stays. And Maddie is out to prove to Joe that she is not the same scared teen he once knew.
**** This is the first book in the "Perfect" trilogy. Each book will be a stand alone tale. No need to wait a year between books either. Maddy's story is released in September, Christine's story is to be released in October, and Amy's tale will be told in November. One girl's story per month! Readers, that does not happen often enough.
If you have not read a book by this author, then you don't know what you are missing! Julie Ortolon has been blessed with the gift of what I call "Enchanted Writing". Try this title and see for yourself. Resistance will be futile. ****
Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.