Lisa and Darrell Canfield find a perfect location for their dream house in Florida. There will be room for their blended family and Darrell's mother. Then, as the house is built, their next-door neighbors arrive.

Lisa's ex-husband, radiologist Brad Betancourt, is building a house for his new family right next door. Suzanne, his new wife, hates the thought of Brad being in such close proximity with his daughter from his former marriage. Problems between the families start to surface as the houses are built and the couples are too close for everyone's comfort. How can they adjust?

In this heartwarming and sometimes humorous family drama, the problems of serial marriages and families are enjoyably explored. (Apr., 293 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
Page Traynor