This is an entertaining return to Destiny with a Romeo and Juliet romance, except that neither main character has confidence that their attraction can lead to a shared future. The rocky road they travel on their way to love makes for a fun, sometimes humorous, journey.
Home in Destiny, Ohio, because her grandma Edna is lonely and claims she needs help with the fall apple harvest, Rachel Farris plans on getting in and getting out quickly. What she doesn’t plan on is immediately having a run in with Officer Mike Romo, especially since the Farris and Romo families are longtime enemies. Though Mike and Rachel are attracted to one another, the fact that Mike wants to buy the Farris Family Apple Orchard doesn’t make for friendly relations. Also, the Romos family’s belief that Edna stole the orchard from their grandfather to start with doesn’t help matters. Love, though, is a powerful thing and there isn’t much that can stop it, as Mike and Rachel are about to discover. (AVON, Jun., 384 pp., $7.99)