Read this book to see if love is possible the second time around.
Book Title: Love, Second Tim Around by Penny Appleton
Category: Adult Fiction, 176 pages
Genre: Sweet Romance
Publisher: Curl Up Press
Release date: April 27, 2017
Content Rating: G
Maggie Stewart is a retired lawyer, working to preserve the heritage of her little English cottage in Summerfield village. Her children have grown and she's content to ride horses in the countryside and enjoy her retirement. Except she needs money for her renovations – and she's lonely. When she joins her old environmental team to go up against an oil company, Maggie finds herself working in opposition to a man she once loved from afar, many years ago.
I enjoyed the London landmarks the author referenced - the Tate Museum, the Globe Theatre, the Thames, and St. Paul's Cathedral, among others that lent authenticity to the story.
Both Maggie and Greg are sympathetic characters. When obstacles to the growing relationship arise, Maggie is pragmatic and upbeat, "...when the hope of another partner is gone, there's room for smaller delights: luxuriating in the bath, the song of the robin outside, visiting friends....I'm free to do whatever I want to do." Maggie is a strong, independent woman.
I appreciate the historical references to the Nez Perce in Idaho (where Greg lives), the wolf program in Yellowstone Park and the Appaloosa horses that authenticate the American part of the story.
I can wholeheartedly recommend this clean, romantic novel.
Penny Appleton is the pen name of a mother and daughter team from the south-west of England. We both enjoy traveling and many of the Summerfield sweet romance stories contain aspects of our adventures. We both enjoy walking in nature, and a gin & tonic while watching the sun go down.
Some of our favorite romance authors include Danielle Steele and Nora Roberts, plus we love The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCulloch, as well as Jane Austen and Stephenie Meyer. Our favorite movies include Legends of the Fall, A Room with a View, and The Notebook.
We are good friends … although sometimes we want to strangle each other! Family relationships are at the heart of our books.
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