ASKING FOR TROUBLE

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With one great-aunt who surfs the 'net for porn and the other fascinated with witchcraft, Beth Swindel's days are not dull. Working to create an inn out of the old family home keeps her busy. Divorced from a critical and verbally abusive man, her interest in the opposite sex is nonexistent ... until Dr. Brad Donovan comes to town looking for his father, who apparently disappeared after staying at the inn. The attraction is strong, but the bones that Beth found in her cellar (which may belong to her great-aunt Iris' fiance, who disappeared 50 years ago) and Brad's 12-year-old daughter (who makes it clear she has no plans of letting her dad and Beth get together) prove that the road to true love can be anything but smooth.

This story has much promise to be a fun romp and the characters have plenty of potential to be explored in depth. Unfortunately, this doesn't happen. (Apr., 384 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley