MacKenzie “Mac” Davis left her hometown of Red Leaf, Wisconsin, ten years ago, and she never looked back. But when her father, beloved Coach Davis, suffers a mild heart attack, she returns home for an extended visit. It means taking a job at the local newspaper, where the biggest news story is the return of Hollis Channing to marry her celebrity fiancé, but Mac would do anything to make sure her dad takes care of himself. She just didn’t know that would include spending extended time with her high school crush, Ethan Channing, brother of the bride and the boy who broke her heart. When Ethan Channing offered to help his sister plan her fast wedding, he had no idea what a big production it would be. Nor what a dilapidated state their old family home would be in. But when he catches Mac trying to take pictures of the house for an article she’s writing, he ropes her in to helping him. It’s hard to believe the tomboy coach’s daughter he remembers from high school has turned into this beautiful fire ball of a woman. And he has to admit he doesn’t mind needing her help in planning the wedding of a lifetime. It’s been ten years since they’ve seen each other. And ten years is a long time. But is it long enough to repair broken hearts and turn old high school crushes into love?
Bubby: Now that school has started, I feel like I spend all my time running children hither and yon, from school to activities and back again. I like to have something at hand to read while I’m waiting in the parking lot (or the driveway). It needs to be intelligent and entertaining enough that I’ll remember what’s going on when I can pick it up again but light and fluffy enough to mitigate my grumpiness at being chauffeur mom all the time! The novellas from A Year of Weddings are just the ticket – especially when they’re as well written as Love on a Deadline.
Sissy: Good to know why you’re so grumpy all the time. My kids get themselves hither and yon and I do whatever the $%^*(@#& I want.
Bubby: That’s because you have two kids living at home. Two. I have four – plus a husband that needs a ride on a regular basis.
Sissy: Whatever. Nobody cares about our domestic woes. I really enjoyed this small bite of inspirational romantic happiness. Mac’s whole back story, about being the football coach’s gawky little daughter who had a crush on the star player was endearing, and boy was Ethan in for a surprise when he met that daughter all grown up. Do you remember your high school nemesis Bubby? Did they grow up and change for the better or did they stay stinkin’ bratty?
Bubby: I’m not sure I had a “nemesis” per se, but there were people I was glad to see the back of once high school was over. Some of them I am actually friends with now. The rest of them don’t merit thinking about! High school is such a façade anyway. No one should be judged on who they were (or pretended to be) back then!
Sissy: And that is one of the themes of Love on a Deadline. Change. Well written by Kathryn Springer. All you moms out there should read it for a back-to-school treat so you won’t be cantankerous whilst carting kids to and fro like Bubby.
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