Sunday, September 7, 2008

Book Review: Heart's Haven

Heart's Haven (Pennies From Heaven) by Lois Richer LI #435 - Mar 08

This is the 2nd book in the Pennies From Heaven series. In this book, Chef Cassidy Preston has to work in a shelter kitchen for 6 months to repay a debt to Elizabeth Wisdom for pulling her up out of a destitute situation and sending her to Europe for career training. But she has dreams - big dreams. So, she'll pay her dues and then get out.

Tyson St John is the man who runs the shelter while learning how to get along with his orphaned nephew (although the excerpt on the inside page says it's his stepson which was rather confusing). The main problem with Ty is that he suffers post traumatic disorder after a stint in the Gulf War. And I'm talking major suffering here - not a minute of his day goes by when he is scared about something bad happening.

I found it hard to relate to Ty. I'm used to strong, take-charge men and apparently Ty had been like that, but he wasn't any more.

However, I liked the way Cassidy took charge and made things happen when things weren't going fast enough for her.

Heat Level: Affectionate (kissing and hand holding but nothing more)

My Rating: Very Good - 4 stars (excellent one time read)

Pennies From Heaven series:

Book 1 - Healing Tides LI #432 - Feb 08 - set in a Children's Burn Clinic in Hawaii

Book 2 - Heart's Haven LI #435 - Mar 08 - set in a Shelter in Chicago

Book 3 - A Cowboy's Honor LI #441 - Apr 08 - set on a handicapped kid's ranch in Dallas, TX


2008 Harlequin 100,000 Book Challenge:

Total books Read: 88 Harlequin Imprint: 83 Others: 5


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