A PLACE TO CALL HOME
A PLACE TO CALL HOME (4.5) by Kathryn Springer: Alex Porter convinces Quinn O'Halloran to watch over his sister Abby by offering him a deal he can't refuse. Quinn doesn't plan to take a personal interest in the spoiled but fragile little rich girl. Yet it only takes a short time -- during which he masquerades as a carpenter and helps her get the lodge she bought ready to open as a bed-and-breakfast -- for him to realize that not only has he misjudged her, he wants to help her accomplish her dream, something her overly protective brother would rather she didn't do. This first in Springer's Mirror Lake series has some divinely developed characters. It's a terrifically warm and joyous story.