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* Review * FAMILY FOR BEGINNERS by Sarah Morgan

* Review * FAMILY FOR BEGINNERS by Sarah MorganFamily for Beginners by Sarah Morgan
Published by HQN Books on May 5, 2020
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Sarah Morgan returns with a life-affirming exploration of love, loss, and how families come in all shapes and sizes…

New York florist Flora Donovan is living the dream, but her bubbly optimism hides a secret. She’s lonely. Orphaned as a child, she’s never felt like she’s belonged anywhere…until she meets Jack Parker. He’s the first man to ever really see her, and it’s life changing.

Teenager Izzy Parker is holding it together by her fingertips. Since her mother passed away a year ago, looking after her dad and little sister is the only thing that makes Izzy feel safe. Discovering her father has a new girlfriend is her worst nightmare—she is not in the market for a replacement mom. Then her father invites Flora on their summer vacation…

Flora’s heart aches for Izzy, but she badly wants her relationship with Jack to work. As the summer unfolds, Flora must push her own boundaries to discover parts of herself she never knew existed—and to find the family she’s always wanted.


An emotionally charged story of starting over! FAMILY FOR BEGINNERS by Sarah Morgan revolves around a man who lost his wife, his teenage daughter who took the world onto her shoulders as her way of coping and the new woman who’s beginning to become the light of his life. The story line is quick to hook the reader and the characters keep our attention throughout. I really enjoyed it!

Jack Parker is a bit obtuse but easy enough to like. He sees his children through the filter that his eldest daughter has developed and doesn’t see the subtle nuances that reflect the chaos below the surface. He’s beginning to feel like Flora could be the love of his life and can’t believe there could be anything wrong with those feelings.

Isabella Parker has programmed herself to be perfect and won’t stand for letting her father down. She knows a secret that eats at her soul and that and her very existence are weighting heavily on her actions. She can’t let this new woman come in and take the only place she has left.

Flora Donovan is delightful. She’s kind and understanding and has no idea of what she’s walking into when she begins to date Jack. She sees herself in the eyes of his teen and can feel the despair she tries so hard to hide.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys family drama as a setting stone to overcoming odds and finding happiness. It’s fast paced and full of emotion.


* Review * ASKING FOR TROUBLE by Amy Andrews

* Review * ASKING FOR TROUBLE by Amy AndrewsAsking for Trouble by Amy Andrews
Series: Credence, Colorado #3
Published by Entangled: Amara on April 28, 2020
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After three years in Credence trying to fade into the background, Della Munroe is sick of being invisible. She’s ready to take back control. To live a little. Hell, she’s ready to see what this dating fuss is all about. And if that means she has to download Tinder and date every guy in Colorado, then she’s up for it.

After her first disastrous attempt, she decides navigating online dating would be better with a wingman, and there’s no better person for it than Tucker Daniels. After all, he is a man. And he owns a bar, which practically makes him a relationship expert. He’s also her older brother’s best friend. Yes, she may have the teeniest tiny inconvenient crush on him, but he’s always had her back.

Tucker Daniels would rather eat broken glass than watch Della go out with a bunch of douchebag dudes only out for one thing. Unfortunately, he’s never been able to say no to her, and before he knows it, Tucker’s not only vetting her dates—he’s teaching her to drive, helping her move out, and buying her a puppy!

But when Della wants him to tutor her in more intimate arts, he freaks out. Because this little sister is strictly off-limits, and saying yes to Della is asking for a whole lot of trouble.


A heartfelt love story that will have you laughing out loud! With the third book in her Creedence, Colorado series Amy Andrews continues to delight with humor and sass as she brings love to life in this small town romance. Well developed characters and their supporting cast are sure to please.

Della Munroe is ready to live again, and her new-found confidence is fun to watch. I enjoyed watching her come into her own.

Tucker Daniels is yummy! He’s strong and supportive and simply can’t resist the way he feels about her for another minute.

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone who loves a small town romance filled with attention grabbing characters, humorous relationships and enough heart and heat to keep anyone happy!