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Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Missy Tippens' Her Unlikely Family ~ Reviewed
Her Unlikely Family
Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages Publisher: Steeple Hill (February 1, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 0373874707
Add One Rebellious Teenager
Try To Mix
Take responsibility for his orphaned niece, yes. Raise her himself, no. A good boarding school was what the girl needed, not an uncle who was never home. But then Michael Throckmorton's niece ran away. And the big-hearted, beautiful diner waitress who'd taken her in wasn't letting her go so easily. Josie Miller had a few conditions for Michael. Oddly enough, he was willing to listen. Yet days later, why wasn't he hauling the teen back to school and himself back to the city? Could it be that an unlikely family was forming?
Missy Tippens' debut novel "Her Unlikely Family" should appeal to romance lovers. Michael, the tall, dark and handsome "hero" is well-written as a sensitive guy under his buttoned up banker image. Josie, the heroine, is all softness and yearning in a self-imposed protective shell, and Lisa the teenage niece is a rebel with a reason.
Tippens has studied the craft and has married a tight story with the classic romance formula and small town charm.