this is a cute book set in the olden days. If you like baseball you'll like the story. I enjoyed the way the men didn't quite know what to make of her spunk!
Camille Kennison is the acknowledged beauty of Harmony, Montana, and by her own calculation, has been chastely kissed by dozens of men. But none of the dozens of admirers ever made her heart flutter or her pulse race the way that pro-baseball player Alex Cordova does. When the handsome athlete accepts Camille's offer to play for the Harmony Keystones, her father's American League baseball team, Camille--the team's new manager--finds that daily contact with Alex puts her heart in grave danger. As for Alex, he has more on his mind than winning a ball game, but Camille's charms threaten his secret agenda and long-held commitments. Whether these two will win the Pennant and find happiness is anyone's guess--until the last page, that is.
Although I'd rather have a root canal rather than attend a baseball game, I was fascinated by the history of baseball as told by Stef Ann Holm. With all the precautions in place today, it is hard to imagine an accident like the one described in the opening pages of this book. Yet, I am sure they occurred in the early days of baseball.
It says something about Holm's imagination to think of having a female manager of an American Baseball League team (or any other major league team). According to my research, such a thing did not happen until 2009! I felt that the author was torn by dual interests -- the history of early baseball and the romance between Alex Cordova and Camille Kennison.
I didn't feel that this was nearly as interesting a story as either of the previous tales in this series (see below). It did not feel as if I was put off by the baseball story, In fact, I thought it was much more interesting than the romantic part. However, that is just my humble opinion. 3.5 stars
Brides for all seasons
1. Harmony (1997)
2. Hooked (1999)
**3. Honey (2000)
4. Hearts (2001)