CIRCLE OF FAMILY
With his leather jacket, aviator sunglasses and restored WWII plane, pilot Ridge Collins has everyone in tiny Harland, North Carolina, talking. Especially single mother Marianne Weston's impressionable young kids-who think Ridge would make a fine father. But shy Marianne is afraid to open her heart to the handsome pilot with a harrowing past. For one, he's in town only temporarily. And Marianne is all about roots and Sunday dinners, while Ridge is into seeing what's around the bend. But two sweet kids are set on showing him there's no greater adventure than family.
This novel is aptly named. Ross does a wonderful job of illustrating the enduring love of family. Love the imagery of the never-ending circle. This is her second book in her series about the Sawyer family and enjoyed the antics of these siblings just as much this time round. And bonus -- we get to see Matt and Caty married. Love when an author is able to ease characters we've grown to know and love into the next book.
Ridge Collins makes one of the most spectacular entrances I've ever 'read'. And Marianne's reaction is priceless. Just a tad uptight and way too wound up for the likes of Ridge. Loved witnessing their reactions to one another. The sparks fly from that first fateful meeting. And as foot-loose and fancy-free as Ridge appears to be, there is a core of stability inside of him just looking to take root in the right place -- and for the right reason.
Great family interactions. Ruthy is back with sage advice and Marianne's children steal scene after scene. This is an all-round good romance that will leave you smiling.
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