WIFE AND MOTHER WANTED
Ex-cop Brody Elliott is raising his young daughter, Molly, alone, aided only by his late wife's great aunt. Then Molly meets their neighbor, Carissa Lewis, the proprietor of a "fairy shop." Sure enough, Carissa works magic with Molly, and Brody's drawn to her, but he's too paralyzed by the belief that he's culpable in his wife's death to move on -- until he thinks he's lost Carissa too. Nicola Marsh's latest, Wife and Mother Wanted (3), has a number of strengths -- the credible conflict and mostly easy-to-relate to characters. Brooding Brody is the exception, but some may enjoy his angst.