April 13, 2010
WaterBrook Multnomah, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.
$13.99 US/ $17.99 CAN
Rating: 4 cups
Their mother abandoned her four daughters when the Allenhouse girls were very young. Left them in the care of their physician father, Vada was forced to grow up overnight in order to raise her younger sisters, Hazel, Althea and baby Lisette.
Louis LaFortune blew into town with his baseball team, the Bridegrooms. When a ball he hit knocks a fan unconscious, he finds himself face-to-face with Vada Allenhouse. His desire for her is apparent from the beginning.
Vada is suddenly thrown into a tailspin when she finds she is having desires for a strong baseball player named Louis. Life with her current beau, Garrison Walker, leaves her feeling a little out of sorts, especially when she begins to feel things with Louis that she believes she should be feeling with Garrison. As if her life is not complicated enough, Vada has to keep track of her sisters. Hazel wants to marry a complete stranger so she can move to Wyoming where women are allowed to vote. Althea has not spoken a word in years, but suddenly begins devoting herself to the man who was knocked out by the ball Louis hit. And Lisette? Well, that girl is simply unexplainable.
This is a very touching story of four sisters. Each one is so different, yet they are all compensating in some way for the fact their mother abandoned them without a word. The girls all depend very strongly on their Christian faith in their lives. I enjoyed seeing the interaction between Doc Allenhouse and his daughters. The way these girls bond together when trouble strikes is astounding, especially when they nitpick at each other over the silliest of things. Ms. Pittman expresses a passion for her faith and her writing through these four delightful young ladies.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More