Whitney In Charge

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Whitney In Charge

Young widow, Whitney Benson, is dealing with quite a bit of emotional baggage at the young age of thirty-one. You see her husband, Rob, was a news reporter who was killed in Iraq. Besides dealing with the tragic loss of Rob, she decides to quit her high paying producer job and move to Cornett, Ohio to tend to her ailing mother who is dying of cancer. Eventually the inevitable happens to her mom and Whitney finds herself trying to deal with two close losses to her.

Her two sisters decide to take it upon themselves and make it their mission to help Whitney get through this rough time. Not only do they come up with the idea of starting a business venture together, but also they set out to find Whitney a man in which she can move on with her life. This seems like a generous offer and both Shannon and Regan succeed in finding Whitney not one, but two suitors they think she'll love.

There's the new neighbor, Ben, who has just moved in next door and has an adorable younger son. Things seem great between them and he even helps out with finding her a new business venture she can pursue. But after Whitney has an accident while she and Ben are on a hike in the woods, she has to be rescued by helicopter and meets Jack, a medic, in the process. Coincidentally, Jack is the guy that Regan and her husband want her to meet. Now she has two eligible suitors trying to vie for her attention.

Which of the two guys, if any, does Whitney decide to start a relationship with? Does she ever get to start the business up with her sisters that they had spoken about?

Ms. Craver has penned another great read that pulls her readers into her story and takes them on an enjoyable ride. I felt so bad for Whitney that she had to face two deaths of people that were close to her. She was definitely dealing with a lot of grief in a very short timeframe. As for her sisters, on one hand I was happy that they were trying to help her through her grief, but on the other hand I felt that they might have been a bit too intrusive in trying to set Whitney up with a prospective long-term relationship. I easily fell in love with both Ben and Jack and I found it hard to decide which one I thought fit Whitney as the best suitor. I couldn't wait to see which one she chose or if she'd decide she wasn't ready for a relationship with either of them. If you're looking for a story that will make you laugh, cry and smile all in the same story, than you have stumbled upon the perfect match for you!

Book Blurb for Whitney In Charge

Two years ago, TV New York producer Whitney Benson returned to her roots in Ohio after her husband’s death in Iraq. Her older sisters, Shannon and Regan, think Whitney needs to move on with her life. They want her to be like them—happily married with children. Whitney is tired of her older sisters' attempts to fix her up with every single male they meet. Shannon and Regan cross the line when they arrange for her to go skydiving with the reason that more guys like to float in the air than women. Whitney hates flying and heights.

She realizes her sisters are busy with matchmaking to keep their minds off their mother’s recent death from cancer. She decides to suggest the three of them start a business and hopes that will take the focus off their constant matchmaking efforts. The sisters have fun considering several businesses from a cable TV talk show to an all-girl band. Whitney does wonder if her sisters can treat her as an equal in their new family business instead of their baby sister.

Whitney meets two eligible bachelors, paramedic Jack Hensley and Dr. Ben Spencer, who constantly battle for her affection. Which one will she choose? Both men make Whitney realize, even a heart shattered by her husband's death, can once again be made whole.

But did she have to fall and hit her head on a rock to figure that out?

Night Owl Reviews May, 2011 5.00