Widow Emma Barlow has a lot of responsibilities - a young son, job, house - she doesn't have time for anything else. Not the rambunctious dog the new chief of police foists off on her. She certainly doesn't have time for the chief himself, the handsome Jake Sutton. So how come he keeps inserting himself in her life? And why does her heart suddenly start clanging when he gets near?
I love Kathryn Springer's books, and couldn't put this one down. Her characters are so rich that you feel like you are inside them, quirks and problems and joy and all.
Kathryn does a great job building the romantic tension between the H/H, as well as developing each character, including the heroine who is still dealing with the grief of losing her first husband. The character growth seems really organic as you read and each step in the romance comes so naturally.
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This book was a one that I often thought about when I wasn't reading. I believe it is the 2nd book set in Mirror Lake, and I love how the two stories wove together but very easily stand their own ground. The author's style is warm, caring, rich and very satisfying! I loved Emma's character, her strength and fraility, and her fierce (albeit misdirected at time) desire to protect her son's life --- and Jake's ability to rock the boat and show her more to life. Mirror Lake may be a small town, but there are a lot of stories there waiting to be told, let's hope there are more stories to come.