Title: Maisie’s List
Author: Beth Warstadt
Genre: Contemporary Sweet Romance
A year after his wife's death, Peter Hunter juggles raising their two precocious children and running his veterinary practice. When he receives a mysterious package from his late wife, Maisie, he discovers her matchmaking list of four potential mates. His office manager, Caroline, encourages him to trust Maisie's judgement and give love another try. But dating is never easy, especially when his school-age children have opinions on everything. Will he ever find another woman who can make them all happy?
Single dad Peter Hunter never thought he’d be alone raising his son and daughter. It’s been fifteen months since Maisie died of cancer, yet it seems like yesterday. His days consist of running his vet clinic and keeping his children taken care of. His nights are restless and lonely, missing Maisie so much, he wishes his heart would just stop beating. When he discovers a package from Maisie on his desk, he doesn’t know what to make of it. Maisie has chosen a few candidates to be his next wife. Is she crazy? Maybe he’s crazy to go along with her ‘list’… or maybe this is exactly what he and the children need to move on. Forced to date again, Peter wonders whether Maisie’s plan will work or not until he connects with the one woman who’s been there for him and the children all along. Is it fate or possibly Maisie sending her blessing?
Maisie’s List is a captivating single dad romance with just the right amount of angst. What an original premise and Beth Warstadt pulls it off with funny dialogue, awkward moments, and sweet romance. There are plenty of serious topics addressed like grief, moving on, dating, parenting, blended families, and more. I applaud Beth Warstadt for dealing with these themes the right way, so they don’t overshadow the rest of the plot. If you’re like me and love Hallmark Channel’s heartfelt movies, you’ll want to read Maisie’s List. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5 stars
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From the first sentence of anything she writes, readers have no doubt that Beth Warstadt is a southern girl, born and bred in Nashville, Tennessee. She met her Connecticut Yankee husband while they were undergraduates at Emory University, where she achieved her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in English. They live in Suwanee, Georgia. Maisie’s List is her third book and first with Wild Rose Press.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N