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Book Review: It Had to be You

Reviewed By: Harriet Klausner

[4.5 stars]

It Had to be You     Amazon US TPB Amazon Canada TPB
Linda Windsor
Class/Genre:   Romance
Multnomah, Jul 2001, $11.99, 300 pp.

Rancher Dan Garrett cannot believe what has happened to his beloved mother. All he knows is that she married this Meyers man in a record setting courtship that belongs in Guinness Records for shortest time. Dan is horrified that he is using her credit cards. He agrees to go on an extended family Caribbean cruise with them to somehow find a way to protect his mother from this charlatan con artist.

With the recent deaths of their parents, Sunny Elders and her sister Melinda agree to go on a cruise. Sunny will watch Melindaís two children while Melinda and her husband rekindle their romance. When Sunny and Dan meet, sparks fly, but neither one trusts the other with his or her heart.

Though NOT EXACTLY EDEN, IT HAD TO BE YOU is an inspiring amusing romance starring two obstinate individuals who refuse to believe in love. The story line is enjoyable because of the antics of the extended families and the growing attraction between Sunny and Dan. Still, the stubbornness turns irritating until Ms. Windsor imbues her trademark humor into the relationship. This is a strong tale due to the well-developed secondary cast. Fans of inspirational romance will delight in Ms. Windsorís latest novel.

Harriet Klausner

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