6 March 2011
Book review Made to Order Family by Ruth Logan Herne
Single mom Rita Slocum wants to get her life back on track. Taking things one day at a time seems doable—especially with Brooks Harriman at her side. Brooks has been there for her through good times and bad. But she's always been leery of getting too close to the broad-shouldered woodworker who keeps his past locked away. Now that Rita's opening her own bakery, she needs him more than ever. If only Brooks would open up his life—and his heart—to Rita.
I read Winter's end which introduced Rita to us as a secondary character and happy to see her get her own book. Rita is a recovering alcoholic who almost lost everything, shes now be sober for a year. She dreams of opening her own bakery. Brooks is also a recovering alcoholic who has been very supportive of not just Rita many of the AA members. It was interesting reading there story and also what what happening with Rita's 3 children. We see the youngest playing out alot and see how Rita deals with her. We also see some challenges which are a test for their sobriety. I am glad they did face challenges as recovering addicts do face different challenges. One thing I love about the story is this is a serious issue which does affect many families and I hope this books will give hope to either someone dealing with this issue or who has a friend or family member with this problem and that it will be a book that will help them.