Three men contemplate marriage to tap into inheritance money that will pay medical costs for a woman who is more like a mother than housekeeper. JACOBS PROPOSAL (4.5) is directed toward a temporary assistant whose past has been fodder for town gossips. When her past catches up with both of them, they must reevaluate their feelings. Eileen Wilks is true to form while doing a superb job dealing with sensitive issues in the first of her latest trilogy.

Reviewed by: 
Karen Matheny