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When Sam posts her land as a "no hunting" zone, she incurs the wrath of locals who have hunted deer there for generations. ...
When Sam posts her land as a "no hunting" zone, she incurs the wrath of locals who have hunted deer there for generations. A stranger shows up and wants to buy her land, and someone is making serious threats against her. In the midst of these conflicts, her eight-year-old nephew is suddenly orphaned and needs a home, which only Sam can provide.
Samantha's solitary life as an artist has been thrust into turmoil. How will she resolve these unexpected complications and what does providence have in mind for her?
Posted November 28, 2009
Samantha Warren bought a piece of land outside of a small town in Maine and the cabin on it so that she could live in seclusion. She wants to paint without interruption and doesn't care that it angers the local people when she posts no hunting signs on her property. That life unravels when her brother and sister-in-law are suddenly killed and she finds herself caring for her 8 year old nephew Timmy. Samantha doesn't want her life to change and she has no idea what to do with a small boy, so she thinks this will be temporary until she can make some other arrangement for the child. She doesn't expect to develop feelings for Timmy. She also doesn't expect to develop feelings for Kate Sinclair, a local school teacher, but Kate is very attractive and knows exactly how to keep the child entertained. When Timmy disappears and the whole community turns out to help find him, Samantha finds she has to adjust her feelings about the town, Timmy, Kate and her lifestyle.
This book is unusual because it's told in the first person, so the only perceptions are those of Samantha. That tends to make the story one dimensional and the characters not as well developed. Mills does a better job of describing the scenery than she does the people in the book. These aren't characters that stir much interest. The dialogue is a little stilted and it's not clear where the title of the book came from. It's a quick and easy read, fine for a couple of hours of diversion, but this probably won't be a permanent addition to your library.
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