Esther Downing, the town's librarian, was content to be single, until her younger sister Rachel's desire to marry and the sudden attentions she receives from Ian Barry indicate that her life might soon drastically change. Esther's father strictly follows the Old Testament and won't allow Rachel to marry until her older sister does. Ian has always admired Esther, but when she makes a drastic change in her appearance, he can't help but mention it to her and is more than willing to help Esther honor her father's rules. But when reality sets in, will Esther be able to follow through? LOVING HEARTS (4) is probably Gail Gaymer Martin's best book to date. Real conflict and very likeable characters enhance this wonderful romantic story.