RICH MAN, POOR BRIDE
Linda Goodnight's Rich Man, Poor Bride (3) is the second book of the In a Fairy Tale World miniseries. When vacationing doctor Diego meets hotel maid Ruthie, sparks fly. Kind and compassionate Ruthie is a widow who works several jobs to pay her mother-in-law's medical bills. When the old woman falls dangerously ill, Diego comes to the rescue, making a diagnosis that has Ruthie doubting his expertise. Diego and Ruthie are for the most part convincing characters, and their love story is sweetly uplifting. But Ruthie's distrust of Diego's ability feels contrived.