Date: January 5th 2016
Source: Own book
At thirty-eight, Linny Taylor is suddenly living a life she thought only happened to other, more careless people. Widowed for the second time, and broke, thanks to her cheating late husband, Linny has no house, no job, and no options except to go back home. There, in a trailer as run down as her self-esteem, Linny makes a list of things that might bring happiness. A porch swing. A job that nourishes her heart as well as her bank balance. Maybe even a date or two.
Linny's Sweet Dream List is a very enjoyable and readable book. “Charming, funny, feisty. I totally loved this novel” The words of Cathy Lamb. Now I love Cathy Lamb books and feel the need to read another one of her books very soon. However in the meantime I was very happy to acquaint myself with this very easy to read story by Susan Schild. This is the first in her Willow Hill series set in North Carolina.
We meet up with Linny who indeed is very down on her luck and is trying to fathom where her life might go next. She has a mother close by who while seeming a little strange is kindhearted, and has a back story. Linny also has a very good friend, an understanding sister and a lawyer who may know what she is doing.
There is a cute little puppy who makes an appearance at her place, necessitating a trip to a very delectable veterinarian. Linny finds herself attracted to him, yet she is not really ready to make too much of an up close and personal acquaintance as she has been burned! She is inclined to equate every man with her last husband.
This really is the story of Linny growing from where she is into someone she likes and values. I look forward to the continuing story of her life in the next book in the series.