"A romantic romance"
Once a week, Attorney Sam Pereira and his eight-year-old
daughter Amber faithfully watch her mother and his ex-
wife Candace Downing on TV. Candace hosts the "What's New
with Candy Lou" show, which is Amber's almost only contact
with her celebrity mom though Sam admits to himself that
Candace loves and cares about her daughter. The guest is
Lydia Lane, who runs Domestica, a firm that teaches
household skills so people can have a nicer, more organized
life and is the younger sister of Sam's best friend.
Candace hires Lydia to help Sam organize the chaos of
his personal life. However, Lydia remembers Sam as her
first crush when she was fifteen. Not expecting to follow
the paths of her two best friends, ZOEY PHILLIPS and
CHARLOTTE MORE, who are getting married, Lydia admits she
still finds Sam very attractive. However, Sam discovers
that he is in love with Lydia and thinks she may bring out
the passion he lacked in his first marriage.
LYDIA LANE, like the first two novels in
the "Girlfriends" trilogy, is an engaging contemporary
Canadian romance. The story line is fun due to the strong
cast. Judith Bowen completes her super romantic mini
series with a delightful tale that still leaves a few
secondary characters deserving books of their own.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 10, 2001