Guiding Light Women’s Fiction, 2019
Ashley Johnson moves to northern Michigan to finally meet her fiancé Tom in person—and arrives in time to attend his funeral. With no home to return to, Ashley stays in the family farmhouse now willed to her by Tom. When Tom’s cousin Russ continues living at the farmhouse, sparks fly, so Ashley proposes a marriage of convenience. But is marrying Russ really the answer to their problems?
Count on Karin Beery to spin a charming story with appealing characters in a picturesque setting.
Practically Married takes place in upper Michigan, where the lake and sprawling orchards create a backdrop for an old family farmhouse to become the heart of activity. When protagonist Ashley moves in with fragile expectations and developing insecurities, her efforts to fit in with and hold on to her inherited family are believable and endearing. And Ashley’s solidly masculine love interest, Russ, is altogether capable and appealing.
Beery writes “clean” fiction—novels that contain no gratuitous sex, swearing, or violence—so kick back in a comfy armchair, reach for Practically Married, and enjoy a safe and entertaining visit to rural Michigan.
Reader, what other books come to mind when you think of “clean” fiction?