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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Legal Tender



Legal Tender by Sarita Leone
Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full
Heat Level: Sweet
Rating: 4 Books
Review by Camellia

Lindy thinks she has it all. An exciting life in New York City. Career prospects. Men. And she does, too. That is, until Granny Walker is killed. Then, all bets are off.

To satisfy the terms of Granny’s will Lindy must step into her grandmother’s orthopedic shoes and assume her place on the family farm. She’ll have to uncover the mystery between a raging bull and a Mustang, all while finding a husband and fighting off a nasty cousin.

Life on the farm makes a white sale at Bloomie’s look like child’s play!

Can a woman who’s more comfortable in stilettos than boots move from the city to the country and still have everything she’s always dreamed of? Maybe she can—with some luck and a lot of help from Granny Walker herself.

You see, the wise-cracking, advice-giving ghost isn’t quite ready to give up the old homestead. Not yet, anyway.

“Love and life are too precious to waste” according to Granny’s spirit that keeps Lindy company and offers an abundance of advice – wanted and unwanted.

Lindy-- hardworking, responsible, smart, and amiable-- is proving she can run the Walker’s Farm successfully, but she’s having a difficult time trying to meet the other condition of her grandmother’s will – finding and marrying a man within two years.

There’s no shortage of good men. Hunter, Will, and Mike are all longing to further their relationship with Lindy. Each of them seems wonderful in his own way, yet Lindy cannot seem to commit to any one of them.

Secondary characters like Jenna, the hateful cousin; Garrett, the crotchety old farm manager; Elvira Hill and her old bachelor son all add a wealth of emotions to the story, especially the subtle humor that enriches the drama of life that unfolds.

The “Who Done It” part of Legal Tender intrigues and nudges the reader to turn the pages almost as much as the need to know who Lindy will finally realize is the love of her life.

“Lindy-Loo” is a love and Granny is great. They make Legal Tender good reading that lifts the spirit.

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