HOMETOWN PROPOSAL (3) by Merrillee Whren: Elise Keller returns to Kellerville after six years. She’s upset to discover that the man she fell in love with while away is the new director of the town recreation facility. Seth Finley knows he made a mess of things with Elise, but he has accepted his responsibility along with his 2-year-old daughter. Can Elise forgive him and understand that he is now a Christian and responsible father? This story has a nicely humble hero who works hard to win back the heroine’s affections. However, the characters’ introspection gets repetitious and the heroine needs to learn to say no.