Title: Four Little Blessings
Author: Merrillee Whren
Series: The Dalton Brothers Book 1
Publication Date: February 2019
Length: 200 pages
About the Book
When Wade Dalton moves to a small Florida beach community for peace and quiet and a new job, he encounters the four little kids next door who are anything but quiet. Because of difficult circumstances, the little noisemakers live with their young aunt, Cassie Rankin, who is their guardian. Wade is drawn to her determination, giving nature, and beauty, but she’s at least a dozen years younger than he is—way too young for him. At least that’s what he keeps telling himself. Besides, he has issues that would only make life more challenging for Cassie and her charges. So he plans to stay out of their lives, but four little blessings refuse to let that happen.
This story contained my favorite type of heroine. Cassie has had a rough life, but is a "pick yourself up by your bootstraps" and "have a good attitude anyway" kind of woman. I was cheering for her from the beginning.
I was intrigued by the fact that Wade is a decade older than Cassie as well as a cancer survivor. I thought both of those aspects were well written into the story.
The romantic tension between Wade and Cassie was excellent! At times my stomach was fluttering as I was reading the scenes. I thought it was realistic that Cassie and Wade both thought age was an issue for the other. I also liked how the issue of Wade's mother's opinion of Wade having a relationship with Cassie was resolved.
I thought Cassie trusted Wade with the children a little too soon to be realistic (or at least for my trust level).
The beach scenes were so well described that I actually felt like I was at the beach!
If you like contemporary Christian fiction, I recommend this book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. All thoughts and opinions are my own.