ONE DAY IN APPLE GROVE
Admirand writes another winner with her second stop in Apple Grove. With a perfect backdrop of small-town America, this book is full of quirky characters and plenty of heart. Yet the hero’s military trauma and PTSD give the story a haunting realism. The talented Admirand is able to write about these serious issues realistically but in a way that makes this book still feel light and fun.
Caitlin Mulchahy doesn’t have time for dating now that her sister has found her true love and is working fewer hours in the family handyman business. Dr. Jack Gannon was looking for adventure and found it in Iraq as a Marine medic. Now he wants nothing more than to settle down in his hometown and forget about the pain he found there. When he rescues a puppy with Caitlin’s help, they discover that even though they grew up in the same small town, they have a lot to learn about each other and their hearts. (SOUCEBOOKS, Jun., 320 pp., $6.99)