DATING, DINING, AND DESPERATION
In the second novel of the Dear Daphne series, Carlson moves the story forward, yet things are still unclear for Daphne. The author provides an excellent mix of humor and plot that keeps readers entertained and at attention.
Daphne has not made much headway in meeting the conditions of her grandmother’s will: She has to get married before the year is out or lose her inheritance. There are some potential suitors, yet every time Daphne gets close, there is either no chemistry, the values aren’t right or something else stands in the way. Can Daphne, with the help of her new neighbor Sabrina and a sweet little girl named Mabel, find true love before time runs out? (B&H, Mar., 320 pp., $14.99)