Love, Special Delivery
Book 9, A Harmony Valley Novel
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What we do for family…and love
Third-generation firefighter Captain Ben Libby is sworn to keep Harmony Valley safe. But a recent series of fires points to arson. Not that Ben really suspects Mandy Zapien, who's back in town to reopen the defunct post office—a potential fire hazard.
Turns out Ben and Mandy—she of the incredible smile—have a lot in common. They're both trying to rebuild their lives. Mandy's raising her teenage sister, just as Ben's devoted to his godchild. Though lately, he's started to suspect she's his biological daughter. Amid secrets and family dramas, do Ben and Mandy have what it takes to go the distance together?
Harmony Valley is a treat!
Returning to Harmony Valley, California is always a treat for me, and since this can be read as a standalone, it works if you haven’t previously read any of the other books in this series. Mandy has returned to her now-deceased grandparents’ house with her almost 18-year-old sister, Olivia, to hopefully stay there and make a living reopening the post office. Ben and his dad Keith are the only ones that work at the fire station. Ben has been taking care of his seven-year-old goddaughter with the help of his parents, where they both live. Butting heads with Mandy about the fire hazards at the post office gets them acquainted, and as next door neighbors, they are also able to gradually learn more about each other, although both are reluctant to talk to anyone about what they have been through. This book was a wonderful addition to this series, and I really enjoyed it. With new young people gradually lowering the general age of the population, there is plenty of room for additional stories that can be added. I hope so! [I received this for free.]
Love, Special Delivery
I loved this story. I really enjoyed getting to revisit Harmony Valley again. I love the quirky characters.
Mandy is back in town to reopen the post office. Ben is in town to help his dad with the fire department. Small town fire department with more cat in tree calls than anything, until an arsonist shows up.
I loved how tough Mandy was, raising her sister, and being so considerate of everyone around her. Ben had a soft side he liked to keep hidden. He is raising his goddaughter until her real father can be found. He and Mandy are both such caring and hard working characters I just fell in love with them.
Entertaining love story
Love Special Delivery
The storyline begins slowly with the hopes and dreams of Mandy and Olivia, but soon grows complicated with the immediate discord introduced by the characters of Ben and Keith. Challenges between generations as well as job stress underlie the plot of the entire book as the reader switches between the perspectives of the main characters. This book highlights the unique characteristics of a small town. It is an enjoyable and entertaining read that delves deep into relationships and causation while the reader hangs on the end of their seat waiting for the path of love to run smoothly. I loved this book but highly recommend it.