on July 17, 2016
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Calvin Barnard is a hard-working New York stockbroker, focused entirely on his job. His life is simple until the day he gets a call from the lawyer of his late Great-Aunt Loretta. The great-aunt he barely knew has left him $10 million and a house in the tiny backwoods Oregon town of Carterville—but there's one condition. Before Calvin can get the money, he has three months to marry a girl from that same rural town. Suddenly, everything is complicated, as Calvin tries to figure out how his reclusive great-aunt had millions of dollars, what he’s going to do with her old dusty mansion, and which small-town girl will be willing to marry him on short notice. Interior designer Ellie Parker looks like the perfect solution to his problems: She’s beautiful, single, and available to fix up the old house. But when Calvin starts to feel more than sympathy for sweet Ellie, he’ll have to decide between the inheritance of a lifetime or the love of the most enchanting woman he’s ever met.
In an Oyster Shell – A short and sweet satisfying romance.
The Pearls – The concept of the book was fun. An inheritance with a catch. A marital catch at that is really fun. Calvin having to marry someone in 3 months time to inherit money is really fun. It reminds me of one of my favorite movies Brewster’s millions. Though the concept of marriage is not in the movie having a clause to a major inheritance is the same.
The romance was sweet and unexpected for the characters. Calvin thinks he’s going to find a get rich quick marriage. He doesn’t expect to fall in love. It was a fun twist and a main component to the book.
The theme of not waiting until you lose out in love is appropriate for Calvin. Learning from his aunt’s story he is able to make better choices. It’s a great theme.
The Sand – It was really short, could have been filled out a little more.