A tender romance revolving around scrumptious goodies…
When Caterer Rachel Martin’s partner abandons their bakery to
study in Paris, Rachel struggles to keep the storefront open and the stack of
bills paid. Restaurateur Tim Gardner has worked hard to restore his family’s reputation
and profit margin. With his parents away on an extended vacation, Tim boosts business
by offering a signature dessert ~ a Rachel Martin creation. When Rachel
confesses that she can no longer afford the high-priced ingredients and may not
be able to fulfill their agreement, Tim considers litigation.
I have to confess that I didn’t like Tim very much in the
beginning of the story. Rachel was trying so hard, and Tim’s only focus was on
his restaurant’s bottom line and his parents’ opinion of his management style.
As the story moves forward and he realizes how hard Rachel is trying, his focus
switches to helping each other succeed, professionally and personally. Those
qualities that annoyed me about Tim in the beginning, actually endeared me to
him in the end.
At 139 pages, Samaritan is a fast, gentle read, and easily finished in an evening or afternoon. Samaritan is a sequel to Prodigal, but it’s not necessary to read Prodigal first to enjoy this novella. Congratulations, Ms. Bayne.
Samaritan is available now with White Rose Publishing.
Disclaimer: The author provided a review copy in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.
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