on 18 February 2013
In places the characters did irritate me in that if they'd been near me, I'd have knocked their heads together for being so obtuse about their feelings for each other for so long.
In other places I laughed out loud. Bit samey in places like the other books in this series but overall, they happily whiled away a few spare hours.
I like how the whole family came together as one unit and their differences were forgotten.... when one hurt, they were all there to give moral support which all close families do.
on 25 September 2013
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WOW. What a book. The best I've read so far in the series. Strong story, well drawn characters. My heart was in my mouth so many times and yes, I cried. There were funny light hearted bits as well but all in all a very strong emotional story. Absolutely loved this and recommend, but keep the tissues handy!
Susie and Mack do not date - they have not been dating for quite some time and all their friends and family are getting tired of it. Then something happens to each of them which changes their view of the world and their future.
There is a bit more plot in this one than in some of the others in this series. Susie and Mack have some real issues to work through. As usual, the O'Brien family meddle, all small town business succeed and love wins out.
By the time that you get to this installment in the series you have considerable investment in the characters of the small American town and it is good to share in what happens to them and how they are involved in this story.
Escapist romance, not particularly realistic but enjoyable reading.