The Man of Her Dreams by Marcia Lynn McClure
Published December 14th 2013, 138 pages (ebook)
Description: Libby smiled as she watched him drink from the mug of cocoa she’d prepared for him. It was all so exciting—-the renovation, the hope of finding something hidden in the house that no one had ever found before, the fact that the handsome contractor would be in and out of her shop and her life for weeks to come. All of a sudden, Libby felt a surge of rejuvenation course through her limbs, for she loved when life brought unexpected pleasures. And seeing the likes of him every day certainly would be a pleasure.
My Review: I love these short little stories that put a smile on my face. I love the way the author puts a little bit of herself into each one, leaving the reader with a cozy, romantic feeling.
Libby owns a quilt shop that was her grandmother's. She decides to renovate a back room to make it useful for her shop and her dad hires the perfect carpenter--Sawyer. Libby is a girl who isn't afraid to work hard and laugh while doing so. She's a nostalgic girl, doing her best to make things cozy and comfortable in an old-fashioned way, while staying true to what her modern customers want. Sawyer is a manly man who works hard and is creative. He's very thoughtful, as he proved with the fairy house door and water feature, among other things.
I loved the little treats that were described, as well as the fairy house--so enchanting! The jokes were fun, as were the reactions to the jokes. Laughing is good for the soul. But my favorite thing was watching the romantic sparks fly.
language: one mild expletive
romance: moderate kissing and talk of waiting for marriage; Clean!