"Strong spotlight on life in small town California"
Seems like everyone living in Grace Valley, California
knows that Dr. June Hudson slept with an unknown man last
night. June's partner in a local medical practice, Dr.
John Stone, also confirmed she is four months pregnant.
The amused and embarrassed June plans to introduce her
beloved retired law enforcement agent Jim Post to her
family and friends as she knows the town waits for them to
show up at the café.
At about the same time June's octogenarian Aunt Myrna
Hudson Claypool plans to soon present her mystery man to
the crowd. Meanwhile, a druggie causes problems for
everyone and a flood may destroy the town. In that
atmosphere the townsfolk adopts Jim, though he
had "deflowered" a favorite daughter, as if he lived there
This is an interesting look at small town life with a touch
of suspense thrown in on the side. The story line ambles
slowly for most of the novel though the flood and the
actions of a miscreant add suspense at the end. Readers
see favorites from previous Grave Valley tales while also
get deep inside the psyche of the key cast members to their
inner essence. Robyn Carr shines a strong spotlight on
life in small town California.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 25, 2003