THE RETURN OF BENJAMIN QUINCY
An engaging romance about how love can change dreams. The heroine is manipulated as much by circumstances as by the people she loves and it is made overwhelmingly clear that the hero is good looking, to the point that it’s a bit distracting.
Sydney Marshall is determined to leave little Rosewood, Ore., even if it has taken her 11 years to do it. Yet when her boss at the Rosewood Gazette suffers a stroke, she puts off her move once again. She stays to help the new owner of the paper — who just happens to be Benjamin Quincy, her high school sweetheart — get acclimated. Ben bought the financially struggling paper, because he wants to create a stable life for his daughter Isabel. He had hoped to keep on talented travel writer Clare Marsh and discovers that Sydney and Clare are one and the same. Finding himself still attracted to Sydney, and having his daughter also care for her, makes Ben wonder how he’ll be able to let her leave him the same way that he left her 11 years ago. (SUSANLUTE.COM, dl $2.99)