As I selected this book for review I was a little excited to read the novel that I would consider to be an early autumn read-however the book was not nearly as likable as I was expecting.
I think what I did like most about this book was that the author chose to remain loyal to the inspiring romance traits that I admire most about the genre. The family foundation of the plot was strong and the romance was light-weight.
Perhaps my biggest fault with the story was the writing flow. The flow itself felt entirely rushed like I might have been running an actual race rather than to be enjoying my reading. The pages passed by quickly and I feel like I have missed on the details of the book because of the pace. Basically I wanted the author to spend more time on the actual characteristic of what should have defined the novel so that the story felt more developed than it actually was.
In the end I think this is a story of both negatives as well as positives. If as a reader you are looking for a novel of family roots and second chances than I would recommend this book to you otherwise this book may not be suited to your tastes.
His Surprise Daughter
After five years apart, Tom Sheffield is shocked to find his ex-wife, Stephanie, on his doorstep. The news that they share a child he's never met sends him reeling. Four-year-old Macy has his eyes, his mouth and, from their first encounter, his heart. Things with her mother are much more complicated. He doesn't understand what went wrong between them or why she kept their daughter a secret. And he's afraid of falling in love all over again. Yet he feels a glimmer of hope that somehow he can convince Macy and Stephanie to stay in Lake Endwell—and with him—for keeps.