Here's a description of the book from Whitaker House: "Abbie Ann Kane, the youngest of Jacob Kane's three daughters, is a busy woman. Between running the Whatnot, the family's general store, being active in the Women's Christian Temperance Union, and assisting the elderly citizens of Sandy Shores, Michigan, she has little time for frivolous matters. And those include matters of the heart. When the recently divorced Noah Carson comes to town with son Toby in tow to pursue a shipbuilding business, Abbie Ann tries to keep her distance-especially when his flagrant ex-wife shows up. But God has other plans in mind…"
I am sorry to say that this is another book I didn't finish. I read a little over a hundred pages and skipped ahead some, but I just didn't really get into it.
MacLaren's writing is good, no question! She gives a lot of details, which I enjoyed to some degree but also disliked in that they seemed to slow the story down. The characters were interesting, but I didn't feel emotionally connected to them and they often seemed kind of "unreal" to me.
However, I confess that this is another case where I tried to read the third book before reading the first two in a series. So perhaps it would make a difference if one reads the whole series in the order they were meant to be read.
That being said, I would like to give someone else a chance to read this book and see for themselves whether or not they like it. So I'll be giving away my gently used copy of Abbie Ann. And this way there will be some reading material given away during out "Reading Retreats" week. =)
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