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Library JournalThe retirement community of Whisper’s Edge in Cricket Creek, KY, has its share of drama, comedy, and neighborly disputes. Yet heroics rarely enter the mix until Tristan McMillan “saves” Savannah Perry, social director and girl Friday, from drowning in the pool. The identity of her would-be hero gives all the residents a reason to rejoice: Tristan, the grandson of the former owner who had let Whisper’s Edge go to seed, has bought the development and given the go-ahead for the purchase of long-deferred necessities and repairs. Hero, indeed. Tristan is rather fond of the appellation, even though his motives are a bit less Sir Galahad and a tad more Donald Trump. He left his Cincinnati law practice to move back to his mother’s hometown to show up his intractable grandparent by selling Whisper’s Edge or developing the property himself, sans seniors. Yet the spirited Savannah, with her straight talk and unfettered optimism, has him reconsidering.
Verdict This latest foray to McLane’s rural enclave (after Perfect Pitch) has all the flavor and charm of a small town where everyone knows everyone else and doesn’t mind butting in when the need arises. With a secondary romance between members of the slightly older generation, Whisper’s Edge offers a comforting read where love does “trump” insecurities, grief, and best-laid plans.—Bette-Lee Fox, Library Journal
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