RETURN TO WHISPERING PINES
In the second installment of the Langtry Sisters series, Dunn opens with our main character arriving with three orphans to her hometown; she hasn’t been back for almost 10 years now. Dunn gives great visual accounts of the town, with well-developed characters. We are introduced to new characters and reintroduced to main and sub characters from book one. You will enjoy seeing what past characters have been up to. With fast-paced writing and many unexpected twists and turns, you will want to keep reading to see the outcome. Like the first installment, this book leads the reader to strong emotions and opinions. Conflict begins right from the start.
Adelaide Langtry has returned to Whispering Pines with three siblings in her care and the backing to open a new orphanage in her grandmother's old home. Sheriff Jack Roper was an orphan and on his own much of his youth and understands what Adelaide's young charges are going through. Sparks fly when Adelaide and the Sheriff spend more time together. Old enemies show up, causing havoc. Then, one orphan is adopted without his siblings and Adelaide's ex-beau shows up to take them all back home with him. He is adamant that Adelaide not interfere. Since her ex is the son of the orphanage’s major donors, he is essentially Adelaide's boss. What will she decide to do when she knows something is not right with the adoption? Jack is determined to help her regardless of the ramification. (ZEBRA, May, 384 pp., $7.99)