Maggie Abernathy is a school teacher, who is recuperating from breast cancer. Maggie is content to relax during her summer vacation, but when seven-year-old Chloe and her dad John move in next door things take an interesting turn.
I had high hopes for this book since it had so many positive, glowing reviews. Unfortunately, I wasn’t nearly as impressed as I’d hoped to be.
The story was slow-moving and didn’t hold my attention. I found there was too much insignificant detail thrown in that really could have been eliminated to allow the story to move along better. The big issue I had was with the ending. I much prefer standalone novels – even if they’re part of a series. Cliffhangers make me feel cheated.
This could have been a wonderful book, given the premise, but it just fell short for me. I’d still be willing to give this author another try, however.
3 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton