Thursday, July 20, 2017

Cookie Cutter by Jo Richardson

Title: Cookie Cutter
Author: Jo Richardson
Publication Date: July 20, 2017
Publisher: Enchanted Publications
Iris Alden & Carter Blackwood couldn’t be more different. Recently divorced, newly-employed, cookie-baking, PTA super mom Iris likes her life neat & organized, while house-flipping Carter’s itchy feet means he never stays in the same place for very long. When Carter purchases the home across from Iris to renovate it for a quick sell, he has no intention of putting down roots. He certainly doesn’t plan on getting involved with the local community, let alone the town committee mom. But life doesn’t always coincide with what we think we want. When an unexpected family crisis pulling Carter back to the city, & Iris’ ex-husband doing his best to sabotage anything resembling a new life for her & their teenaged daughter, Iris & Carter soon find, love isn’t always sweet.

The title of this book is a double entendre , fitting both major characters.
If you have ever done a major home renovation you know there is no predicting what will go wrong just that it will. If you take on flipping a house, magnify that prediction a thousand fold. In fact, the errors and complications will affect other areas of your life.
The same goes true for raising a child, magnify the complications and detours when that child becomes a teenager. Add a cheating exhusband and the complications are astronomical.

Both Iris and Carter are looking for a new normal, less stress and more enjoyment in life. Neither is looking for love. When the handyman knocks on Iris's door asking to borrow a hammer life begins a major shift for them both.

This steady paced novel doesn't strictly focus on handyman meets harried mom. It brings out the attraction and growing magnetism naturally. The author provides a well rounded view into a neighborhood and into the personalities of the principles. A wonderful, sometimes hilarious, vacation or escape read that will make you look more closely at the people around you. What secrets are hidden in plain sight?

A movie fanatic, a writer of stories, a lover of life. I grew up in Maryland with four siblings, three parents and an endless number of cousins within the vicinity – but it was too cold up North for this thin blooded girl. Today, I live in Florida with my two girls and a husband who shares my same sense of humor and basic take on life as we know it. Life is too short to put dreams on the back burner. I write both contemporary and paranormal stories that include mystery, suspense, humor, action, romance, and anything else I can think up.
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