Bree Cordel Whitman is a Whitman by marriage, but sometimes she forgets she wasn't born into Grant and Audrey's family. Her late husband, Timothy Whitman, gave his life for his country on a windblown hill in Afghanistan. Bree has let the love of Tim's family keep her ties to him strong--in the same way she keeps Tim's memory alive for them. But it's been almost five years, and she can't hang onto the past forever.
Fighting the guilt she feels for wanting to love again, she can't help her dreams about a tall, dark, and handsome man--a man who is not her Tim. How can she accept the flirtations from Drew Brooks without throwing the Whitman family back into grieving? And how can Drew compete with the ghost of a hero and the hero's very alive family who seem to hold some spell over the woman who shares their name . . . a woman he might just love?
My thoughts: First, the disclaimer. "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own." That done, CLOSE TO HOME is I think my favorite of all the books in this series so far. I absolutely LOVED Drew. He is a doll, hardworking, and so entirely sweet. I did NOT like the man she was seeing at work, I couldn't believe Bree stuck with him so long. He started getting possessive and making her apologize for everything.
I have read all the books in this series so far, and do recommend reading them in order (Home to Chicory Lane, Two Roads Home, Another Way Home, and Close to Home) as the stories are very closely tied together. I can't wait to read Home At Last (review tomorrow) which I'm starting tonight (this is written a week earlier than date posted).
I have read all of Ms. Raney's books so far (a loyal fan) and was so happy to get a chance to read this series. I can't wait for her next series.
Bree is sweet and Drew is a doll. I'm concerned for Cee-Cee and need ot know what happens to her. Don't miss CLOSE TO HOME.