SWEPT AWAY

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In a book about starting over, widowed farmer and father of six children Sam Frazier has his life under control again. He misses his wife, but the grief isn't so sharp, and he has learned how to hold the family together. Injured ballerina Carly Steward is on an extended RV trip with her father. She doesn't know what to do next with her life, and her father has been at loose ends since her mother's death. When an accident sends them off the road in front of Sam, they are invited to stay at his house while their truck is fixed. Swept Away (3) by Karen Templeton is a warm, home-centered book with nice characters. But Sam's attraction to Carly seems too sudden to be believable, and because of extensive internal dialogue, much of the story is told rather than shown, which takes the reader out of the story.
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Page Traynor