Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Christmas at Sea Pines Cottage-Sally Smith O'Rourke

Christmas at Sea Pines Cottage
Sally Smith O'Rourke
Kensington, Oct 2008, $13.00
ISBN: 0758222602

Wannabe writer Robert needs to escape from everyone so he accepts work as lighthouse keeper at Cape Fear. The job is suited to the solitary life he desires that he prays enables him to escape his nightmares and start writing. He selects Meteor, a puppy from Sam’s kennel; Sam is pleased to rid himself of the canine who shows no inclination towards hunting.

The duo becomes companions and best friends. When Robert rescues Laura, she is grateful, but also determined to help him overcome his emotional issues. He wants her to leave while Meteor the matchmaker knows she is perfect for both of them.

CHRISTMAS AT SEA PINES COTTAGE is a tender warm holiday romance with the uniqueness being Meteor tells the tale from his viewpoint; totally stealing the novel from his human pets. Though the plot might seem thin and is relatively short, this fits appropriately as the book is a simple love story, complicated by the two humans. Character driven by the fully developed trio, fans will relish this inspiring tale of love (to include Meteor); the late Mike O'Rourke will be proud of this story.

Harriet Klausner

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