Wanting to do right by his impressionable daughters, widower Cam Calhoun knows they need a woman's touch. But when his high school sweetheart returns to town to open a beauty spa, Cam plans to keep his distance. Meredith Brennan left him without a word over a decade ago. Now talk of hairstyles and nail polish have his tomboy daughters way too excited. Yet when Meredith hires him to make her dream come true, Cam discovers he just might have what she needs most: the love of a family.
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Another terrific love story set in Allegany County.
High School sweathearts, Cam and Meredith were torn apart by the ruthless lash of gossip and judgemental townspeople. But God has given them a second chance. Cam is now a widowed single father of two daughters, and Meredith comes back to town to start her own beauty spa in the town she grew up in. Though they makes plans to avoid each other, in a small town they can't avoid each other for long!
Ruth Logan Herne is an expert at writing romance where sparks fly, with a good dose of fatal attraction. I loved how Meredith and Cam's relationship developed, and grew naturally, with plenty of great encounters. Not only is there a great relationship between Meredith and Cam, but the many other relationships are well crafted as well, like Meredith and her mother. It was wonderful to watch Meredith also develop a great relationship with Cam's daughters, Sophie and Rachel.
This is a tale that really tugs at the heartstrings, and there were so many characters that I came to love. This is my fifth trip to Allegany County, so I loved the mentions and connections with past characters, but one can certainly read this book without having read the other books, but I'm sure that after reading this one that you will want to!
Cam was just a terrific hero, he was just a wonderful father, and great guy, and even when he was sort of a jerk, her realized it and made things right as soon as he could.
Overall this was a terrific read, that had great romantic tension, and plenty of *sigh* moments. I love how Ms. Herne does such a great job of weaving the family relationships, making the most of each character, so that there aren't any loose ends and the book feels so connected. I can't wait for the next time I will get to go back to Allegany County. My daughter really got me hooked on this series! Definitely a book well worth your time :)
I got this book from the public library, and I'm reviewing it just because I loved it so much!
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Review 2 for A Family to Cherish
Wonderfull Christian story
Date:July 13, 2012
I loved A FAMILY TO CHERISH. It is the heartfelt story of Cam and Meredith. It captured my heart from the beginning. When I started reading I couldn't put it down. Cam and his daughter's, Sophie and Rachel tugged at my heart. I wanted to give them a hug and tell them that it would be ok. I was glad that Cam and Meredith were finally able to work through their problems so they can move on with their lives. They get a second chance at love and Meredith and gets the family she needs. I'm happy for Sophie and Rachel because life changes for too. I can see the smiles on their faces as they dance around happiness. I love Ruth Logan Herne's MEN OF ALLEGANY COUNTY books. I eagerly wait for each book. I like that Herne uses real life problems in her stories and that the people feel real. I feel as if I'm part of the story. I'm looking forward to Herne's next book. I'm anxious to see whose story will be told next and what their story is.
I wait eagerly for each new book by Ruth Logan Herne and I just finished Cam and Meredith's story. I just loved it. Herne has a gift of creating such real people. They have real problems and they solve them with wisdom and honestly and most of all true love. And the little girls who grace the cover of the book are so sweet I feel like I know them. The family that surrounds the love story make it rich and wise and funny. A Family to Cherish was wonderful.