"Heartwarming story of love and loss!"
With her mother's death, Dee Williams is now all alone.
When her mother became ill, Dee lost her husband. Going
through some kind of midlife crisis, the man left her for a
young woman. With her children grown and having families of
their own, Dee doesn't get to see them as often as she
would like anymore. Of course, since her mother died, Dee
can still hear the woman giving her advice in her head,
something she was worried about until one of her good
friends experienced the same thing upon her husband's
death. Dee has finally decided to empty the duplex next
door her mother lived in and hopefully, get it in condition
to rent out. During a yard sale filled with her mother's
belongings, Dee's friends come to help her.
Bryce is glad he has finally sold his house in Chicago and
is moving away. This place is filled with too many memories
for him. After caring for his wife during her illness and
then dealing with her death, Bryce lived in the house for
two years before finally deciding to get on his life. Now
having accepted a job in Minter, Wisconsin, Bryce is ready
to move on. When he first gets to Minter, Bryce stays with
a married couple, who are good friends. When they go to
help Dee with her yard sale, Bryce is dragged along. Once
he sees Dee, Bryce is immediately attracted to her. He also
feels right at home in the duplex she's hoping to rent. So
Bryce asks Dee out to dinner to talk about renting the
duplex from her.
Deciding to rent to Bryce, the two of them work together to
get the duplex ready. Despite the growing attraction
between the two, Dee is still reeling from her divorce and
isn't quite ready for a relationship.
Is there a chance for romance between Dee and Bryce? How
will their friends react? Their grown children? What about
Dee's ex-husband? When he sees she the attraction between
Dee and Bryce, what will he do?
HER TENANT is a wonderful story of love and caring. Sherry
Derr-Wille shows us a glimpse into the life of a small town
in Wisconsin. The feeling of everyone knowing everyone else
and how friends help each other, something Dee learns as
the story progresses. The relationship between Dee and
Bryce develops slowly as he becomes integrated into the
town. This is also a story of loss and how different people
deal with it. This is one of those "feel good" stories we
all need to read every once in a while. The kind that leave
us with the heartfelt sigh at the end and that warm, fuzzy
feeling and one I highly recommend reading.
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted November 15, 2006