Friday, March 13, 2020

The Happy Camper by Melody Carlson

Home is the place to heal, right? At least, that's what Dillon Michaels is hoping as she leaves her disappointing career and nonstarter love life behind to help her grieving and aging grandfather on his small Oregon farm. The only problem? Her eccentric mother beat her there and has taken over Dillon's old room. After a few nights sleeping on a sagging sofa, Dillon is ready to give up, until she receives an unlikely gift--her grandfather's run-down vintage camp trailer, which she quickly resolves to restore with the help of Jordan Atwood, the handsome owner of the local hardware store.

But just when things are finally beginning to run smoothly, Dillon's noncommittal ex-boyfriend shows up with roses . . . and a ring.


About The Author

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books, several of them Christmas novellas from Revell, including her much-loved and bestselling book, The Christmas Bus.

She also writes many teen books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series, the TrueColors series, and the Carter House Girls series.

Melody was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her books, including the Notes from a Spinning Planet series and Finding Alice, which is in production as a Lifetime Television movie. She and her husband serve on the Young Life adult committee in central Oregon.


My Review

I have been reading some heavy in-depth books lately and this one hit the spot, light hearted and kept me smiling most of the time.
I loved the twins, they seemed so real, and could actually picture them, first hating to learn to swim, and loving when they were with Dillion at the camp ground.
The author gives us family dynamics at all levels, and you wonder if they will all survive to the end, will there be healing and forgiving?
There is some sweet romance here, and some that don't get the message, or at least need it hammered in. Sometimes we take for granted what we have, until it is gone, but will be able to retrieve it?
Add in a sweet old camper, and then the truck to pull it, and we are on a restoration, we also have gardening, and mega amounts of lavender!
You will be quickly caught up here in this small town, and I would love to go camping with this loving group!

I received this book through the Publisher Revell, and was not required to give a positive review.

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