#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods returns readers to the beloved Southern town of Trinity Harbor with a story of second chances and finding love in unexpected places
How could the sensible daughter of Trinity Harbor's self-proclaimed patriarch have taken in the boy caught hot-wiring her car? Whether the boy is a modern-day Huck Finn or not, Trinity Harbor is in an uproar. But for Daisy Spencer, guiding the orphaned ten-year-old is easy, an escape from her own tragic past. She can ignore the town's nay-saying. The only real obstacle is…that man.
That man is the boy's uncle, Walker Ames, a tough DC cop who sees his unexpected nephew as his last chance at redemption. Soon he's commuting to the charming fishbowl of a town, where everyone assumes he's seduced Daisy—their best Sunday-school teacher! But to Walker, Daisy is a disconcerting mix of charming innocence and smart-mouthed excitement in a town that's not as sleepy as it looks.
Set in the sleepy town of Trinity Cove, Va., Woods's newest (Stolen Moments, etc.) is a straightforward tale of love and redemption. For the first time in all her 30 years, sensible Sunday school teacher Daisy Spencer is rebelling. Having recently moved out of her father's house, Daisy defies Robert "King" Spencer, the self-proclaimed patriarch of the town, further by taking in the recently orphaned, mischief-making Tommy, whom she found hot-wiring her car. King and her brothers, Bobby and Tucker, are convinced that Tommy will not only steal her silver but also break her heart, and they make it their mission to track down the boy's remaining relatives. The only relation they find is Tommy's long-lost uncle, Walker Ames, a tough D.C. cop who, according to his ex-wife, never devoted enough time to her or their two children. Unwilling to fail at parenthood again, Walker makes the necessary adjustments to his busy schedule to spend time with Tommy and his maddeningly sassy foster parent. The relationship between Daisy and Walker sparks, and Tommy's interactions with his two guardians are sweetly satisfying. Clever characters and snappy, realistic dialogue add zest to an all-too-predictable story line, making this a delightful read for contemporary romance readers.
A fun read I enjoyed getting to know the characters an all their quirks. Add love, mystery an family conflicts the story evolved with each page. Those with families trying to understand each other an the people with no relationship trying to help but heads an learn to respect each other.
Racist themes - man supports the Confederacy
Honestly, everyone shrugging off when an old white man supports the Confederacy and talks to the young boy about Robert Lee, is just wrong and unnecessary. Can’t he just not like the outsider because he is from a city and not because he was not from the North? Furthermore, the cop not realizing the systemic flawed racist system that creates those ‘bad kids’ in the ‘hood’ is similarly outdated and needs to be changed. I loved the writing and the story line but it really needs to be updated or changed. This book supports racist stereotypes and ideas within society.