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Disappointing compared to her first book
on 3 September 1999
I really wanted to like this book. I loved her first book, Simply Irresistible, and was excited to read this one too, but no joy. The heroine is whiny and unsympathetic and the leading man is an annoying cretin.
Maybe it's because the things I liked about the first book are so notably absent here. This author really has an ear for convincing child characters, but you won't find one in this book. I like women who make their own way in the world and improve their lives, but this heroine was content to let her life control her. Rather than growing by facing up to some of the old problems from the home town she fled, the heroine falls back into the same old behaviors and never really changes. Any humor seemed to come at another character's expense. I'm sorry I bought it.