Return to Welcome, Book 1
by Bonnie Edwards
by Bonnie Edwards
Seriously? Return to Welcome? She’d rather chew rusty nails…
Mercy Talbot left Welcome on a high—a golden-girl beauty queen who stepped confidently into a bright, exciting future. But that was a long time ago and that girl is far, far, away. She’s failed in her career, failed in love, failed her family—and she’s dead broke.
All Mercy wants is to forget her failures and move forward into a new life with a fresh set of dreams—and get out of Welcome before it sucks her back in for good. But one look at her precocious niece who desperately needs her sends Mercy on a journey into her past that will change everyone’s future.
Clay Foster used to be Welcome’s bad boy, but marriage and his daughter Dilly have transformed him into a devoted father. Widowed now and struggling to be the daddy his child needs, Clay fights his sudden and unexpected attraction to Mercy. But, tempted as he is, Clay can’t afford to be taken in by a golden girl. Beautiful, talented women like Mercy always have an exit strategy and when her career beckons, Clay knows she’ll leave him and Dilly flat. His daughter has already lost her mother and he won’t put his little girl’s heart on the line.
When Mercy learns her tattered dreams and dead career have been reborn, will she leave the man and child who need her? Will Clay believe in their future and accept that Mercy has found there’s no place like home?
Review for Finding Mercy
Some loves are harder than others.
Mercy lost her sister two years ago, leaving a baby and an overwhelmed father. Filling the need, Mercy’s mother, Hope, stepped up to care for the baby.
The only problem with her ‘caring’ is that instead of letting the child be herself, Hope was trying to make her a carbon copy of Mercy. Only trouble was, The little girl, now three years old, hates her dance classes. Mercy tries to intervene and convince Clay that forcing his daughter in this matter is a bad idea.
But Hope insists that the pagentries continue. She had made Mercy sparkle, and she would do the same for Dilly.
Mercy’s sister had given Clay a bad opinion of Mercy. Over time he discovers how wrong his opinion is. In fact, he falls in in love with her, knowing all too well such a path would lead to disaster.
Clay is convinced Mercy will eventually return to Los Angeles and resume being an actress, leaving him and his daughter, both of which have fallen in love with Mercy, with broken hearts. Thus, he tries his hardest to stay away from her.
The emotions in this story are poignant and strong. And life gives them unexpected twists.
While at times you might be frustrated with their behaviors, the underlying love they both work so hard to ignore, will not be silenced.
I enjoyed this love story very much: 5 stars.
Multi-published author Bonnie Edwards lives with her husband and pets on the rainy coast of British Columbia. Her earthy, irreverent, love stories sometimes have a paranormal twist, likes curses and ghosts, other times not. But her books always entertain and guarantee a happy ending.
With four ongoing romance series (Tales of Perdition, The Brantons and The Christmas Collection) and contemporary family novels in her newest series, Return to Welcome, she rarely spends a day without writing. She has written novels, novellas and short stories for Kensington Books, Harlequin Books, Carina Press, and Robinson (UK) although now she publishes her work herself. Look for more exciting releases throughout 2018…