Friday, October 27, 2017

Right, Next Door Book Review

I grabbed a few books at the library because my pile was getting a little small and this was one of the books on the shelf that I didn't think that I had read before and I was actually right!  It wasn't part of a series or anything so it was perfect to start on whenever I wanted.  Right Next Door: Father's Day\The Courtship of Carol Sommars by Debbie Macomber was the next in the pile and I was happy to have two short stories to read!

Father's Day

Robin Masterson's ten-year-old son, Jeff, figures he needs a dog more than anything in the world. And there just happens to be one right next door! But the friendly black Lab belongs to Cole Camden, the unfriendliest man in the neighborhood. Still, Jeff persists…and soon his mom and Cole are looking at each other in a whole new way.

The Courtship of Carol Sommars

Peter Sommars is fifteen, and what he needs is a little more independence. Which is why he'd like his mom, Carol, to start dating. He even knows the perfect man—Alex Preston, his best friend's dad. As it turns out, Alex is interested, but Carol's doing everything she can to sidestep his pursuit. Which only makes Alex—and the boys—more determined!

I grabbed this to read after a few long books, this was the a breath of fresh air.  The first story was about Robin and Jeff who have moved into a new house to start their new life.  One of the promises in the move was to get a dog at the new house but it doesn't happen fast enough for Jeff so he decides to run away.  The good thing is that he only runs to the fort at the neighbors house with the neighbors dog.   The bad thing is that the neighbor isn't really thrilled with having a child break into his yard and take his dog.  There is an interesting relationship that develops with these neighbors but you have to pick up the book to find out what happens.  In the second story, Carol and her son Peter are dealing with their life when she meets her son's best friends father, Alex.  She is at a low point in her life when her car dies in the rain and she breaks a heel so she wanders into a bar looking for phone.  Alex is there and helps her home even though his date says she looks like a bag women.  Their relationship grows from there with their children's friendship and activities but Carol is very slow to open up.  I think that you need to pick up the book to find out what happens with these two.  Both stories are brought together by the fact that they are about single mothers and their daily struggles to raise their boys.  I hope that you check out this book and others by this great author.

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