It feels good to be back in Goose Creek.
Renovating the Richardsons (Goose Creek B&B Series #2) by Virginia Smith picks up shortly after the first book’s “illegal” parade ends. All of our Goose Creek neighbors, as well as a couple of newcomers, are welcoming us with open arms.
Repairs are underway to fix up the Victorian mansion Millie Richardson plans to turn into a B&B. Millie’s devoted husband Al continues to count down the days to retirement. Millie’s best friend Violet is still spewing clichés. And local “Creekers” with disputable athletic ability are turning out to compete in the county softball game.
Meanwhile, things are heating up between the town’s veterinarian, Dr. Susan, and handsome, motor-cycle-riding building contractor, Justin. But Susan’s father continues to be overbearing and unyielding—until Goose Creek’s new massage therapist gets her hands on him.
Al Richardson’s nemesis, Franklin Thacker, is still everywhere Al doesn’t want him to be. But one thing I love about Al is that he’s just an ordinary guy trying to do the right thing. Consider how Al comes to the defense of Thacker when the chips are down:
The idea of what Junior’s ham-sized fists could do to a nerdy guy like Thacker sent a shudder rippling through Al’s frame. And Junior was hot-headed enough to start a fracas without regard for the consequences.
“He’s only trying to help.”
As soon as the words left his mouth, shock slapped Al backward against his chair. If anyone had told him he would ever utter a word in Franklin Thacker’s defense, he would have called them nuts. But he couldn’t stand by and let anyone be pummeled, either verbally or physically.
Yes, you can enjoy the books in this series as standalone novels. Or, if you’d like to start at the beginning, click here to read my review of The Most Famous Illegal Goose Creek Parade (#1).
Reader, what do you love about Goose Creek?
Here with you,