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Sophie Gunn
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Can love override everything even duty?

  • Aug 2, 2011
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Nina Stokes believes that good will always win, right will smack down wrong, and a rainbow always follow the rain.  Mick Rivers believes in doing what is dictated by order and the obligation to his country and family.  He knows that life is about the surviving the mission and the one he is on now is not going to make anyone happy, even him.

When Nina’s brother Walt was killed by an explosion in Afghanistan she finds out the house she is living in has been left to Mick.  In good faith, she tried to find this “supposed” owner, but he never responds.  Nina already made a mistake with a financial investment that cost her everything there is no way she is going to be naïve again, especially since nothing about this situation makes sense and she used her artistic gifts to turn the house into a home.  The mess makes even less sense to Mick who did not know or really like Walt very much and Mick really does not want to do this but the responsibility of solving a horrendous family personal crisis is lying directly on his broad shoulders as it always has.

Mick may push but Nina is no pushover and she is determined to keep the house and stay away from Mick.  Keeping the house is proving to be easier than avoiding Mick because the man just refuses to follow the rule of keeping his clothes on and he sure can cook.  While the food is not nutritionally sound, it is delicious and there is allot of food and Mick to deal with.  Yet the answers to her questions and the lies that need to be converted into truths lurk around every corner.  Nina asks allot of questions but all she keeps getting is ghosts from the past that refuse to go away and searches for secrets that lead nowhere.  Who is going to be honor bound to tell her the truth and let the situation finally play itself to some conclusion?

Nina has felt deep loss but also elation over the friendship she has gained in three women who were not always this close or even that nice to each other.  Now they are the anchor each needs to survive and when one of them needs a problem solves the others step up to serve their duty.  However, Mick turns out to be the least of the difficulties that Nina has to face and the person that just may save her.

After I finished the first book in this series “How Sweet It Is,” I wondered if another could be as good, and this one certainly is.  I felt the horror of war was expressed with sincerity and tenderness but never with pity.  We all have a duty to perform and each of us fulfills it one way or another and Ms. Gunn wrote this book to remind us we each play a part and everyone serves in some capacity with the gift they have been given.

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August 02, 2011
Great review! I added some tags so that it gets the attention it deserves. Thanks for sharing!
August 03, 2011
I can't tell you how appreciative I am of all your help. If you have some suggestions of what to do additionally with my reviews I really would be very grateful. Thanks again.
August 03, 2011
You are most welcome. Tags are a great way to cross post your review into multiple communities; therefore, increasing the amount of readers since Communities add reviews based on tags. If you need any help or have questions, fell free to ask! That's what I'm here for :)
August 03, 2011
Hi Mary!

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Enjoyed your review. Keep up the great writing! :)
August 04, 2011
Please add any of my reviews if I should forget to Cafe Libri. Thank you so much for wanting to include me.
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