Although Hatcher's novel isn't spiritually challenging or deep, the sweet romance will keep readers invested in the characters. It's refreshing to read a novel that's as heartwarming and gentle as this one.

Shayla Vincent receives a dilapidated cabin when her great aunt passes away. After spending many years helping her mother with her six siblings, she feels God calling her to be a novelist. So she moves from Portland, Ore., to the cabin in rural Idaho.

Shayla quickly makes an arrangement with her neighbor, widower Ian O'Connell. She'll clean his house and he'll make repairs to her home. Sparks begin to fly between the two, but Shayla is reluctant to trust Ian with her heart. Will he want her to give up her writing dreams? (STEEPLE HILL, Jul., 256 pp., $6.99, rerelease from June 1999 title TAKING CARE OF THE TWINS)
Reviewed by: 
Melissa Parcel