Book Review: Somebody’s Baby (Darling, VT #3) by Donna Alward 2

Somebody’s Baby

(Darling, VT #3)

by Donna Alward

Releasing April 4, 2017

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Veterinarian Rory Gallagher chose a different path from his brothers, both of whom became first responders in the lovely little town of Darling, Vermont. Rory’s always had an affinity for animals—and the ladies. Known for his impressive track record in breaking hearts, Rory never meant to hurt anyone; he’s just never been in a hurry to settle down. It’s not as if he needs to pay a visit to the town’s famed Kissing Bridge to magically find love. He’ll know The One when he sees her . . . right?

Oaklee Ferguson is the kid sister of Rory’s best friend—and, even now that she’s all grown up, remains immune to the pet doctor’s charms. When she shows up at Rory’s clinic late one night—devastated after hitting a stray dog with her car—Rory’s so-called “bedroom eyes” are the last thing on her mind. Still, his care and kindness toward the dog and his concern for her feelings catch Oaklee by surprise …  and soon the two (and rescued dog makes three!) begin to share a deep connection that neither could have ever imagined. Could it be that love has been waiting for them by the bridge all along?

 

My Rating:

 

Favorite Quotes:

 

Your inner child is incorrigible and always was.

 

Do you ever feel left out? Like the rest of the family gets ‘it’ but something doesn’t quite fit right?   Like someone else’s shoes, and the arch is wrong or the heel’s worn on one side?

 

I remember you saying the night he left, that you always knew he was somebody’s baby, but you’d wanted him to be yours. This time, Oaklee, no one is going to come and tell you that you were wrong. That this love doesn’t belong to you, or you don’t deserve it. No one is going to make you feel like your love isn’t worth having.

 

 

My Review:

 
Oaklee was a former homecoming queen and outwardly, she typically presented as perky and perfectly put together, as she had perfected that façade. No one ever saw her home, because she was a total slob and her home was a mess, and she liked it that way. Rory seemed happy-go-lucky, when he was actually highly structured, a planner, and an OCD neat freak. Oaklee did not date. Rory was a serial dater. Yet they had more in common than they knew. When Oaklee ran over a “silly mutt with funny eyebrows” and ended up at Rory’s vet clinic, their lives would never be the same.   I adored this couple, they had both been deeply damaged by disastrous relationships and while they were not always likable, both were endearing flawed and more than deserving of the good things in life. The storyline was full of feels and populated by interesting and appealing characters. I have enjoyed each of the three trips I’ve made to Darling, Vermont and am delighted that Ms. Alward decided to make the Gallagher clan so prolific as it leaves us with many more siblings to be featured as she weaves her tapestry of captivating tales.

 

 

 

DONNA ALWARD BIO:

While bestselling author Donna Alward was busy studying Austen, Eliot and Shakespeare, she was also losing herself in the breathtaking stories created by romance novelists like LaVyrle Spencer, Judith McNaught, and Nora Roberts. Several years after completing her degree she decided to write a romance of her own and it was true love! Five years and ten manuscripts later she sold her first book and launched a new career. While her heartwarming stories of love, hope, and homecoming have been translated into several languages, hit bestseller lists and won awards, her very favorite thing is when she hears from happy readers!

While bestselling author Donna Alward was busy studying Austen, Eliot, and Shakespeare, she was also losing herself in the breathtaking stories created by romance novelists like LaVyrle Spencer, Judith McNaught, and Nora Roberts. Several years after completing her degree she decided to write a romance of her own and it was true love! Five years and ten manuscripts later she sold her first book and launched a new career. While her heartwarming stories of love, hope, and homecoming have been translated into several languages, hit bestseller lists and won awards, her very favorite thing is when she hears from happy readers!

Donna lives on Canada’s east coast with her family which includes a husband, a couple of kids, a senior dog and two crazy cats. When she’s not writing she enjoys reading (of course!), knitting, gardening, cooking…and is a Masterpiece Theater addict.

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: Somebody’s Baby (Darling, VT #3) by Donna Alward

  1. Reply Erica Watkins Apr 4,2017 5:27 am

    Wow! This sounds like an awesome story.

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