Nolie Harper wants a new life. A young widow with a 5-year-old,
she needs to move away from her restrictive in-laws and cut her own
path. When Nolie inherits two cabins in the small town of Bethlehem, NY,
she takes a chance and leaves her only home behind for a fresh start.
Chase Wilson rented the secluded cabin in Bethlehem because he
wanted to be alone with his self-pity. A man trying to reassemble the pieces
of his broken life, the last thing he needs is intrusive neighbors. However, the more he tries, the more Chase can't stay away from the pretty redhead next door.
While strong, sweet Nolie is an exemplary heroine and the novel is well-written, CABIN FEVER didn't capture this reviewer's attention. The eighth book in a long-running series, it manages to stand alone, but the story is filled with characters unfamiliar to a new reader. The large secondary cast interrupted the flow of the novel's already slow pace. (Jul., 395 pp., $6.50)