Debby Mayne writes an incedibly entertaining novel and For the Love of Pete is no exception.
Bethany is widowed and has moved back to her hometown, Bloomfield, into her mother-in-law's home with all her mother-in-law's things and tchatchkes. Her life feels as cluttered as her home, but she's too attached to her "stuff" to let it all go.
Pete is the confirmed bachelor that Bethany has known since she was in high school. Unknown to Bethany, the reason that Pete has never married is because he's been in love with her ever since he's known her and no other woman has ever measured up to Bethany, and now she's back!
Throwing in Pete's parents, Bethany's mother, and the president of the garden club all trying to match them up makes a recipe for hilarity and frustration for Bethany and Pete.
The only criticism I have is that Bethany's mother and the president of the garden club are strong personalities and tend to run rough-shod over everyone and everything in their paths. One strong personality would have been enough to make the book a good book, but two of them make it a little harder to enjoy.
Even though this is part of a series, it stands alone well enough that the reader is not lost in the reading.
Four Strong Stars
This book was provided for me by the publisher through NetGalley.com for my honest review. I was not compensated.