Anthology of three historical romance stories. First: Peace of Mind by Pat Pritchard. Sparks fly for rival Newspaper owners at the Fourth of July picnic. Second: The Four-leaf Clover, by Cheryl Bolen. A four-leaf clover found by the Fourth of July picnic blanket is taken as a sign of love meant to be. Third: The Magical Elixir, by Tracy Cozzens. Patent-medicine salesman at the Independence Day picnic falls for a pretty woman and hopes there is no cure for love at first sight.
The first and second stories were the best.
From Back Cover:
Peace of Mind, Pritchard, Newspaper owner Maggie Phillips packed her best fried chicken, potato salad and a triple-decker piece of cake for the box lunch auction-and it's going, going, gone! To Malachi jones, the editor and owner of a rival newspaper-exactly the man she hoped wouldn't bid for it. Now they'll have to spend the Fourth of July together-and sparks are sure to fly.
The Four Leaf Clover, Bolen, Lucky- that's how Norman Sterling felt when he fell in love with the beautiful Mildred Gresham. And the four-leaf clover he just found by their Forth of July picnic blanket is a sign that their love was meant to be. He's waited six long years to propose and he won't wait a second longer.
The Magical Elixir, Cozzens, Step Right up, ladies and gentlemen...only one dollar a bottle. The Independence Day picnic always means good business for patent-medicine salesman Allardyce Hannigan. but one look at pretty Katie Donovan stops him mid-spiel. If there's a cure for love at first sight, he doesn't want it.