This story started out a little slow, but the action picked up and it ended up being a very sweet story.
Madeleine Charbonneau takes on her new neighbor, Joe Fairmont, when is moving-in party disturbs her eighty-five year-old great-aunt. Tackling him, literally and figuratively,, Maddie and Joel seem to continuiously set sparks flying. Trhow in a parrot and a cat that wants the parrot for a snack, and you have some major upheavals involved.
Joel had planned on starting his life in Laconia as an author. Writing was not very easy when your neighbor sets all the kids to making constant racket, but always up for a challenge, Joel finds out more about Maddie thru her
tante Marie, and together hatch a plan to finally get her to the alter.
Maddie may be a little gun shy going down the isle, but she wants to be loved, and finding out she was married under false pretenses, can she get past her issues, to the love Joel provides.