"Amusing paranormal contemporary romance"
Mark Johnson arrives in Cuttersville, Ohio to dump his
eight years old stepdaughter Piper on her biological
father, farmer Danny Tucker. Danny is stunned as he had no
idea that he sired an offspring as the late mother Nina
Schwartz of Xenia, Ohio never said a word to him. However,
he believes Piper is his and welcomes the shy neglected
child into his home.
With his mother out of town and unsure what to do, Danny
turns to his ex-wife Shelby, who recently married Boston
(see A DATE WITH THE OTHER SIDE) for help. However,
visiting wealthy heiress Amanda Delmar takes charge of
shopping though she never stepped inside a Wal-Mart before.
He is desperate for a baby sitter while he works the field
but Piper rejects everyone including his take the hill mom;
everyone except Amanda and her teacup poodle Baby. Danny
offers Amanda the position; since she needs the work as her
dad citing tough love cut her off without a penny, she
accepts. As the heiress, the farmer, and the child become
acquainted, they fall in love with the help of the Weeping
Woman ghost, but can these three different individuals
forge a family? Perhaps with ghostly matchmaking they can.
This amusing paranormal contemporary romance contains
serious undertones especially the neglect and mental abuse
of a preadolescent. The strong cast including the return of
the lead couple and a key ghost from the first Cuttersville
novel makes the tale work with humor, sexual tension, and
the patience to help Piper realize she deserves love and
much more. Fans will appreciate Erin McCarthy's delightful
pennies form heaven tale of opposites in love pushed
together by a needy child and an even needier ghost.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted December 27, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 18, 2007