Last night I needed a sweet read and one that I could lose myself in. Amy Lillard's More Than Friendship came up on my list and fit the bill perfectly.
Clara Rose Yutzy is engaged to Thomas Lapp and excited about getting married, but her friend, Obie, doesn't want her to marry Thomas. At every opportunity, Obie reminds Clara Rose that he doesn't want her to marry Thomas, but he never really comes out and tells her why. This is the whole basis for the book. Obie wants something different for Clara Rose, but it's not until he's backed against the wall does he tell her why.
Some of the most entertaining parts of the book are the sewing circles where a lot of the women in the community get together to make quilts for the auction that benefits the children's hospital, the times Clara Rose spends with her grossmammi and her retired racehorse for her buggy, Obie's endless hollow leg that allows him to show up whenever there is food around, and the puppies Obie's dog had.
For a quick read, this is a great book. Five Stars, Two Thumbs Up, and a friend who is more than a friend.
My thanks to Zebra Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book.