Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
About the Book:
Rita Jansen is living her dream as a hairstylist in Hollywood when her father calls with news that her mother has suffered a stroke. When she gets home to Chicago, Rita finds her mother is healing but facing a long recovery. Worse, without being able to run their family-owned salon, her mother could lose the business. Rita decides to help, but she only has until Valentine’s Day to come up with a plan.
As Rita takes her mother’s place at work, the nearby skating rink she loved as a child brings back fond memories. Rita also finds herself renewing friendships with her childhood best friend, Marley, as well as her classmate Johnny. Although they now lead such seemingly different lives, Rita is surprised by how well she and Johnny connect and how far he will go to help her. Though Rita believes Johnny is only being kind, with romance kindling in the air and on the ice, their friendship may just fall into something more.
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Melody Carlson is always a winner when you want a book that is feel good or to think deeply. This book falls on the side of a feel good, light read. It is a lovely story of the love between a mother and daughter. She longs to help her mother, but is thoughtful of her feelings. I loved to see how Melody wove the story with showing that part of the relationship. The romantic part of the story is light, but moves more swiftly than likely it would in real life, however, they were not a young couple. As with some of her other books which I loved, like “A Mile in my flip-flops“, the home decorating element is discussed. It is overdone, but so enjoyable! This is a great afternoon read. If you are looking for a fun Valentine’s day read, it would be one to pick up!
This book was provided for review by the publisher. The opinions contained herein are my own. The book is available to purchase from Amazon and other booksellers. It is released on January 6th, 2015
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