by Allison Pittman
Tragedy hits the Allenhouse family on a hot summer night in Ohio when a mother of four vanished. Eight-year-old Vada virtually grew up overnight and raised her three younger sisters while her father lost himself in his medical practice in the basement of their home.
Now, Vada is a grown woman, still making her home with her father and sisters. Her days are spent serving as an errand girl for Cleveland’s fledgling amateur orchestra; her evenings with Garrison Walker, her devoted, if passionless, beau.
Dizzying change occurs the day the Brooklyn Bridegrooms come to town to play the Cleveland Spiders and a line drive wallops the head of a spectator. The fan is whisked to the Allenhouse parlor, and questions swirl about the anonymous, unconscious man.
Suddenly, the subdued house is filled with visitors, from a flirtatious, would-be sports writer to the Bridegrooms’ handsome star hitter to the guilt-ridden ballplayer who should have caught the stray shot. The medical case brings Dr. Allenhouse a frustration and helplessness he hasn’t felt since his wife’s disappearance. Vada’s sisters are giddy at the bevy of possible suitors. And Vada’s life is awakened amid the super-charged atmosphere of romantic opportunity.
I so enjoyed this book! I didn't really think that I would. But, I soon found myself involved with the characters and caring about them. I could relate to the four daughters and could see each of my girls in some of the characters. It got me to thinking about what they would be like when they are older.
This is another historical fiction book...and I enjoyed it! lol I think I am getting into historical fiction. :) The characters in this book are believable and enjoyable. I couldn't put the book down, I just had to know what happened to them. Some of it I could see coming but a few things came out of the blue and surprised me.
The only thing I didn't like about the book was that it didn't give me the closure that I wanted. I wanted more of the story, I wanted it to continue a little more and tell answer all the questions for their futures!
I recommend this book and will look for more from this author.
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This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group