I discovered Springer with her book Front Porch Princess. Loved that book! Picket Fence Promises is set in the same town and revolves around many of the same characters, but the focuses shifts to Bernice Strum and a blast from her past.... movie star Alex Scott. What is Alex doing in Prichett, Wisconsin!? Bernice has just recently reunited with the baby she put up for adoption and now this. How will she begin to tell Alex and Heather about each other?
In the midst of this emotional turmoil you will find more laughs than you can stand in the form of protective friends, farm animals, a cow with an ego problem and an active group of youth.
This is the 2nd book in a related not dependent set. I enjoyed the 3rd book Prince charming list so much I looked up this book.The hero walks away from the man she loves because she does not know or trust herself, and she makes a hard choice and gives up her child. This book is about when that child finds her as she finds God and puts her life and trust in order, as the man of her dreams comes back into her life. Very funny and touching. It and the companion books are keepers for me.
What I love most about all of Springer's books is the "realness" of the characters. I can relate to Bernice even if I'm not in her situation. Saying goodbye to the characters is hard. I just want to reach into the book and hug them. Springer's writing style makes me believe that I can!
from back cover:
Twenty years and several pounds agoâ¦
I was Bernice Strum, hairstylist to the stars. Until I fell forâ"and got pregnant byâ"Alex Scott, a handsome actor with a career on the rise. But I gave my baby up for adoption and moved across the country to settle in Prichett, Wisconsin. I made friends, started a faith journey, and then one day I got a call from my now-adult daughter that turned my world upside downâ¦ and brought Alex back into my life. Now he's here (living in my dream house!) and he wants to pick up where we left offâ"but how can I trust his picket-fence promises when he's not a believer in anything but himself?