"Delectably humorous contemporary romance"
For the past three summers Maddie Copeland, owner of
Maddie's Gifts, enjoyed the friendship of octogenarian
James Madison, a visitor of Hanscomb Harbor, Connecticut.
The deceased's grandson Hank thinks the mysterious bimbo is
another gold digger who got lucky when James died. When
they meet, he treats her accordingly though she finds
herself attracted to him, but quite angry at his behavior
Further shocking Maddie is the fact that James named
her in his will. She inherits the entire mega business
that she never knew James owned if his grandson fails to
take a six-week vacation in Hanscomb Harbor with no
business conducted there. If he succeeds, Maddie gains
James' personal fortune if she spends six weeks in New
York. In both cases, they must report to one another.
James had felt that Maddie and Hank are perfect and is
playing matchmaker from heaven.
Readers will be mad about Cheryl Anne Porter's
delectably humorous contemporary romance, quite a change
from one of the top historical authors. The story line is
very amusing as both lead characters are attracted to one
another and connected through their love of the recently
departed, but neither trusts the intentions of the other.
Ms. Porter takes an old theme and brings freshness to it
through the antics of Maddie and Hank to adhere and
circumvent James' iron clad will.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 22, 2001