I read Linda Glaz‘s first novella because I wanted a quick read during Christmas. I liked it so much, I couldn’t wait to read the sequel.
Thankfully, Linda, knowing I enjoyed her first book, sent me a copy of Miss Fishfly (Yea! So I didn’t have to wait!) in return for an honest review. And that’s just what I’m going to give her.
I love Linda Glaz’s novellas! First Polar Bear Plunge delighted me. Then Miss Fishfly took me on a roller coaster ride of emotions. How can you go wrong with a cute little kid and a crotchety old man who holds no truth back.
Because Miss Fishfly is short, there’s no room for messing around with the romance. Things start of quick, and the chemistry between the main characters is downright tasty. But as is often the case, other details side-swipe what would be a perfect relationship. Other people and situations threaten to permanently spoil the possibilities.
Then there’s Mr. Hartley, the hero’s grandfather. What a character: sweet-talking one nurse and humiliating another in almost the same breath. And he’s the spiritual strength in this story despite his age and physical weakness.
Undeniable truth wrapped in forgiveness accompany this poignant story of romance and family ties – dysfunctional as they might be.
Yes, I laughed out loud more than once, smiled a lot, and teared up at least 4 times. (Running down my cheeks for one of those.)
As much as I hate to cry, I love books that touch my heart. And Miss Fishfly definitely does that! Kudos, Linda Glaz!
Here’s more about the story:
Searching for love everywhere but in the right places, Christie Hayes is confounded when chocolate brown eyes wink at her at her best friend’s wedding. A narrow miss of the bedpan, and she discovers old Mr. Hartway’s grandson, Colton Keller, and brown eyes are one in the same.
Your Turn: What do you look for in a romance?