by Linda Windsor

January 2005
ISBN: 0-7852-6062-5
Reviewer Graphic Button WestBow Press
Trade Paperback

Caroline Spencer owns and directs her own daycare business, and approaches life with the same carefree style as a small child. Caroline jumps at the chance to leave her business in the capable hands of her employees while she and her teenage daughter, Annie, and her classmates, head to Mexico.

Blaine Madison is a workaholic reluctantly forced into attending the same trip to Mexico with his daughter, Karen, and her best friend Annie. Heís uncertain if heís going to even make it. His flight into town is delayed and he catches the flight to Mexico only because the flight is held. He isnít sure he can leave his business for a whole week. Heís convinced it will collapse around his ears when he returns.

In spite of Blaineís misgivings, he is captivated by the bouncy red head sitting next to him on the flight. Even though she gets a very loud case of hiccups and showers him with a glass of water when she attempts to drink it. He tries to stay in his room and work, but soon his curiosity about this fun-loving woman, affectionately called Miz C, wins out and he starts to accompany them to the various activities.

When Karen manages to disobey the rules, trouble quickly escalates. Will Blaine be able to save his daughterís life and maybe find love in the process?

Paper Moon is hilarious. It has many laugh out loud moments. I fell in love with one of the secondary characters, John, and two of the old women who make an appearance toward the end of the book. Blaine was suffering for a long ago heartache which needed Caroline's touch in order to heal. I read portions of Paper Moon to my husband because he wanted to know why I was laughing. Caroline is a believable, fun-loving character whom Iíd love to call a friend. She would certainly keep life interesting.

Pick up a copy of Paper Moon today for a great read. Fans of Linda Windsorís earlier contemporary work will not be disappointed by this latest offering.

Reviewed in December 2004 by Laura.

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