I thought maybe Francie would get her own story told in this book. This is a character we met in Lost and Found, the previous book in this series. I'm glad Francie has her own story. She isn't anything like what I imagined her to be when I read the other book. There is so much more personality and depth to her than I first thought.
One thing that sets this book apart from the others is that the characters in this book are older and more experienced in life. They have experienced many deeper struggles. They both have grown children. There is a sense of maturity there.
I love how Francie tends to mother all those around her. She can't help but take care and look out for other people. Her compassion makes her a great character. She has spent years being a strong woman, taking care of almost everything by herself. I love how there is just no hesitation. If there is something to be done, she just does it. Like fixing the roof. ;) You just need to read it to find out the fun scene behind that one.
This was a great addition to the Ripple Effect Romance series. These books are quick and easy to read. You are guaranteed a happily ever after ending which really makes me happy!
Enjoy the following excerpt!
“Are you for real?”
“I’m not sure what you mean,” Francie said, trying not to be offended. She was used to being complimented on her cooking. Even Greg hadn't been able to find anything wrong with that.
The girl pointed at the sandwich Francie had pulled from the plastic wrapping. “You’re really bringing food from home?”
“I don’t have money for eating out.” Francie hated the flush she could feel creeping up her neck.
“What, you spend all your money on your clothes?”
Francie glanced down at the suit she had bought for her first day. It was only the second time she had worn it. She decided to address the girl's remark the same way she had when Rafe used to get snarky with her.
“I like you.” Francie picked up half of the sandwich. “You remind me of when I was young and rude. What’s your name?” She took a bite of her lunch.
The girl blinked but then giggled. “All right. I deserved that.” She reached out her hand in a very formal gesture. “You can call me Rose.”
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