In Maria Greene’s story, The Most Unlikely Papa, she weaves a tale of fate between two people that will make you believe in the ‘powers-that-be’. Allegra Rutherford, widowed and pregnant, finds herself in a very bad predicament. Traveling to see her dying brother, her carriage breaks a wheel and she is left stranded. Allegra knew that the baby was expected any day, but she didn’t know that it would be ‘this’ very day it would decide to make its appearance. To her rescue comes the infamous rogue, Jack Hollister, Earl of Roshe. Jack takes her to his home and after Allegra goes in to labor, delivers her a daughter. Holding this precious new life in his hands, Jack sees his destiny. This woman and her child will forever be a part of his heart.
The Muddled Matchmaker, by Victoria Hinshaw is my absolute favorite of the three stories. When two fathers decide to be matchmakers for their son and daughter, they set into motion events that only a true storyteller can tell. Hugh Grayson, a widower with a small daughter, can think of nothing he wants less than to marry again. His father, however, thinks differently and when he teams up with his friend who has a widowed daughter with a small son, Hugh begins to think differently about being alone for the rest of his life. Thank God for meddling parents!
Donna Simpson brings us A Father’s Love. Lady Theresa Barclay can never resist a challenge and when James Martindale moves into a nearby estate, she takes it into her own hands to make sure the he fits in with the tight circle of society in their small town. James is immediately suspicious of Theresa’s motives and goes on the defensive, until he comes to realize that she isn’t out to trap him into marriage, but she may actually steal something from him that he swore to never give another woman, his heart.
All of the stories are a delight to read. It never ceases to amaze me how these gifted authors can create a story in only a 100 pages or less. Every one of these stories is well written, the characters are fully developed and the plots never fall flat. This was a very sweet book of stories and I recommend it highly. It will be sure to give you a lift if you ever need one.