In a picturesque small town, young widow and mother, Cate Nightingale owns and operates a struggling guest house. Occasionally, she enlists the aid of a mysterious, strong, and enigmatic handyman, Calvin Harris. When a trio of brutal thugs invade her inn, demanding the possessions of a guest who vanished days before, Cal proves much bolder than Cate would have ever expected. Though Calvin manages to disperse the intruders, the men regroup and shut down phone access to the entire village, holding its citizens hostage. In a ...
In a picturesque small town, young widow and mother, Cate Nightingale owns and operates a struggling guest house. Occasionally, she enlists the aid of a mysterious, strong, and enigmatic handyman, Calvin Harris. When a trio of brutal thugs invade her inn, demanding the possessions of a guest who vanished days before, Cal proves much bolder than Cate would have ever expected. Though Calvin manages to disperse the intruders, the men regroup and shut down phone access to the entire village, holding its citizens hostage. In a desperate bid for survival, Cate and Cal strike out on their own, seeking help from a neighbouring town. As their daring journey unfolds, Cate is astonished to witness Cal's evolution from reticent carpenter to fearless protector. Is there more to her mysterious handyman than meet the eye?
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This book would be worth reading simply for the dialogue between Cate, Calvin, and the 4yr old twins... and that's even before Cate notices Cal is a real "MAN". After that, things really get intense.
I don't know if Linda Howard has family in the Marines but I felt this story was a tribute to them. As a former Recon Marine, Cal must use much of his considerable skill to organize and protect their small community from a group of killers. As Cate has fallen for Calvin, there is no way he's going to allow the bad guys to take her away from him now. The lengths he goes to in order to keep her safe will keep you from putting this book down until you've finished it.
We are blessed to have real "Calvins" among us. I'm married to one and he's just as faithful and handy with a saw! Thank you Linda for writing this one so true to the heart of the soldiers and the women they love.
Dec 29, 2007
Handy Dandy Man
A woman making a go of it after a terrible loss. Not thinking of love, not thinking about anything but making a living and raising her kiddos. A man in love with her but hiding it while she takes her time, heals and comes to her own mind about when to love again. A man worth having for the patience he has shown. However, that is not what this story is about. That is just a pleasant by product of the storyline. The two (although one is swift and without much body) love stories are really not what this story is about. This is a story of a community faced with peril that comes together as a unit. That the hero and heroine are the lone people able to handle some of the challenges tosses them into working together. As they unfold their love story slowly - it is really about the town, the community and home and what some will do to protect all that they hold dear. This is a superb read - told the way that Howard can only do. A must read for those who truly believe in family and community as a strong bond. Read for the main story, enjoy for the love story by-product.....
Aug 17, 2007
The Good Guy Wins!
At first I was bored I thought this was a disappointmental buy of a book, but then by the second chapter I was hooked. I find myself still thinking about it and wanting to read it againl. In this Linda Howard novel you find yourself face to face in the daily struggles of Cate Nightingale, a widow, a Bed and Breakfest owner, and mother of 4 year old twin boys. But then suspense falls into play when a guest of the Bed and Breakfast goes missing and she is left with his belongings and some not so nice friends come looking for him. Then she is awaken by the passion and shyness of the town handyman who blind to her has been in love with her for three years and she comes to terms she can love someone other than her late husband. But all to shockingly the whole town is put in danger as her guest's mad men are in action to scare into giving up something she does not have and the town is brutally attacked, but all to be saved by her beau and lover in the end.
May 3, 2007
Very Good Story
I love Linda Howard stories and this one is no exception. The storyline is fresh and the characters believeable. It also has a nice sideline of having everyong in the town pitch in for the good of the whole. Overall, a very good read.
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