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Heroine Constantly Anxious
Reviewed in the United States on November 8, 2020
I have read another “inn” series by this author, and I quite enjoyed it. Unfortunately, I found this story lacked because of the heroine. She was utterly unbelievable to me because she appeared far too untrusting for a woman who grew up in a small Maine town and dithered about the smallest of details, bordering on clinical anxiety—and I say this as an RN who has seen people with that affliction! The slightest action (or inaction) or wrong word sent her into a mental tailspin every time. She over-thought, overanalyzed, and over-reacted to everything. The author did not show or tell us in the beginning why she was like that. There was no plausible explanation. In fact, I doubt whether she could have been such a competent single mother as the author states throughout the book with this level of anxiety, odd quirks, and neuroses. The book is told only from the heroine’s perspective, and I would have loved to have seen chapters written from the hero's point of view so we could better understand his attraction to this neurotic woman and the (sometimes questionable) decisions he made. All in all, I found myself disappointed in this book.
I received a free copy of this book, but that did not affect my review.