Thursday, August 10, 2017
A Dad for Charlie
Anna J. Stewart
Doesn't she know she can trust him with anything?
To Butterfly Harbor deputy sheriff Fletcher Bradley, Paige Cooper is a mystery he's dying to solve. Ever since the single mother and her equally irresistible young daughter showed up, life in his California town has changed for the better. Fletch isn't sure what Paige is running from; he only knows she's keeping some pretty serious secrets. Yet here she is, already a vital part of the community and working with him to crack a series of recent break-ins. Paige has to trust someone sometime. And it's going to be Fletch. Doesn't she know that she belongs here-with him?
Between The Pages
A return to Butterfly Harbor is always welcomed, and the author does a great job of capturing your attention in the first chapter. The plot is interesting as it brings Fletch and Paige together to solve a mystery, and the intensity builds with a few twists. I thought the addition of a third POV would be distracting, but the author clearly knew what she was doing, because seeing a scene through the eyes of Charlie was an added bonus. The child’s wish of having a father pushed the buttons of emotion. While this story is part of a series, it stands well on its own, so don’t worry if you’ve missed the first two books. I started at book two, and I have already connected with many of the town’s characters. Especially, Calliope Jones, who is an intriguing character, and one of my favourites. I can’t wait to revisit Butterfly Harbor!