Sometimes you pick up a book simply because of the reputation of the author. This is book two of Kim Vogel Sawyer's Zimmerman series, and I loved it!
Alexa is now running Grace Notes Bed and Breakfast Inn and taking care of her grandmother, Abigail.
Briley Forrester has been assigned to expose the plain people's warts and misdeeds. He is staying at the B&B for as long as his research takes.
Stephen and Anna-Grace are planning their wedding and their life after. Stephen has been gifted with his grandfather's farm, but he doesn't want to farm it--he wants to teach.
Alexa has found out the circumstances of her birth and wonders where she fits in.
Briley really wants the dirt but once he finds out what it is, he is torn between using it or not.
Anna-Grace has always known she was adopted, but now her birth parents have written letters to her telling her who they are. She's not sure she wants to know.
All these conundrums work together to make a pretty awesome story. Interspersed into the novel are family get-togethers, a stranded family, and descriptions of mouth-watering desserts. To get Alexa's recipe for peach pecan pie is reason enough to read the book, but truly the plot makes it all worthwhile. The characters are believable with real-life problems. The pace of the plot is just right. The minor characters add richness to the story and while Kim does not resolve every single issue, she brings them to a satisfying point to where you eagerly await the next book in the series.
Five Stars, Two Thumbs Up, and a piece of peach pecan pie.
My thanks to Waterbrook Press for allowing me to read and review this book.