Thursday, January 5, 2012

Hometown Sweetheart - Lenora Worth

Summary of the Book:
Seven unruly kids have moved next door to
Simon Adams's mountain cabin. On a church retreat,
these rambunctious rascals and their perky teacher,
Shanna White, prove to be too much for one reclusive
craftsman to handle. Plus, they're a big reminder of
everything Simon lost, especially his chance for
marriage and family. All he wants is to be left alone,
but soon he's drawn in by the kids' shenanigans—and by
Shanna herself. Can a brooding mountain man and a
sweet lady live happily ever after?

This is a take on the classic fairy-tale Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs. My sister read this before me and she LOVED it so I decided to read it as well. As I read it I noticed certain things that were similar to Snow White's story. Like the seven kids Shanna has in her care. Her name, Shanna White. She had a evil stepparent. So I enjoyed reading it and finding the similarities between the two stories.
I also enjoyed reading about Simon's change of heart. It was refreshing to see. He was SO reclusive, did not want to associate with anybody! Until Shanna and the seven kids moved next door for a week. He was instantly attracted to Shanna which scared him. He has never been attracted to any woman other than his late wife. He liked Shanna's personality, she was funny, and perky, and so full of life. She always found something to smile about. Which is kinda like me, I always think there is reason to smile. Even when your world is crumbling, there is ALWAYS something to smile about. It's better to smile your way through life than hide away and frown.
Shanna saw in Simon's eyes something deep inside him that was hurting and she longed to erase that sadness in his eyes. When she found out what happened to him, she promised herself she would find some way to heal the grief inside Simon. She slowly inched herself into his life and gradually thawed his heart. As she thawed his heart she also inched herself right into her heart. He fell for her hook, line and sinker. In return Shanna fell for him fast. In a week's time Shanna and Simon fell in love with each other. Their love story was so sweet to read.

Emily's Rating of This Book:

The next book I'll be doing is A Cowboy's Touch by Denise Hunter.

God bless!


Gwendolyn Gage said...

A new spin on "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"! How cool is that?? I love it when an author gets inspiration from fairytales! Great review, Emily! :-)

Rissi said...

Still need to read this one. But like Gwendolyn, I love fairy-tales. =D