"Welcome to Westen. I'm Lorna Doone. Yep, spelled just like the cookie and I own the Peaches 'N Cream Café here in Westen. You might think nothing much happens in a small mid-western town, but as my friend Harriett says, things aren't always what they appear. Take our girl Emma for example..."
Emma Lewis has a lot on her plate. The single mother of two precocious twin boys and an aging mother who is having trouble getting through each day, the last thing Emma needs is a man in her life, especially a doctor. So when the town's doctor goes on vacation and his handsome nephew takes over, Emma is shocked to not only find him standing in her bedroom, but accusing her of being a neglectful parent.
Clint Preston came to Westen for the year to fill in as the town doc while his uncle took a long needed vacation. Clint also needed a sense of peace and calm to try to find his passion for medicine burned out by long shifts in an urban hospital's ER. Angered to find two boys in his clinic with broken wrists and no accompanying parent, he is determined to confront their mother. The feisty redhead he meets quickly dispels his belief that she's a neglectful mother, but he can see her situation is more critical than she wishes to face and finds himself volunteering to help care for her sons and the remodeling of her home.
As Emma and Clint forge a relationship among the slightly off-beat characters that inhabit Westen a menace from Emma's past threatens her and her sons. Clint and Emma join forces to prevent the loss of either boy and the love they've discovered in each other's' arms.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
've read The Edgars Family series by Ms. Ferrell and loved it, all the suspense, drama and romance roll into one. This is different, but in a good way. There's suspense, but not in the get in your face way. There's drama and issues to deal with, and issues that hit close to my own home in 'Close to Home'. There are two characters that deserve to find some peace and happiness, so there's some sizzle and romance. Then there are absolutely lovable, devious little characters that warm your heart, the twins. This is the kind of book that makes you long for a small town community. The busy bodies that know everybody's business, but would give the shirt off their back to help out in a jam. Lessons are learned, the hard way, for Emma. It seems her past is haunting her and keeps her from moving on. Doc Preston is determined to help her any way he can, if she'll let him. I'm looking forward to reading the next installment of this series. I know I won't be disappointed with the care that Suzanne Ferrell writes her books.
This is a new to me author, and I had it on my Nook for a long time wait for just the right time to break it out. I could kick myself for waiting so long. I really love this story. I loved the town, the good doctor, the characters and most of all...the twins. Those two boys made me giggle and sigh and giggle some more. I really loved Doc's family too. I am hoping there will be future books about them.
Great introduction to this series. This is a must to read.