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All on Her Own by Margo Hoornstra
The Wild Rose Press, Last Rose of Summer
Contemporary Romance
Short story, Sweet
Review by Rose


Nancy Carter doesn't always rant and carry on like a raving lunatic. But then this is the first time an automatic car wash has actually devoured her car. Add to that the constant meddling of her well-meaning sister. No matter what, said sister insists Nancy come by her house to meet the latest entrant in her ongoing Matchmaker Sweepstakes. Enter Rob Martin to the rescue. Of her car that is. Then Rob and Nancy discover he's the Sweepstake contestant she is supposed to meet. Now that he's witnessed her crazy side, he'll head for the hills. Won't he?

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If you are in the mood for a quick read during lunch break, you could do a lot worse than check out “All on Her Own,” the latest short story from Margo Hoornstra. Nancy Carter, facing her fortieth birthday, also has to face her sister, a happy newly-wed and her constant matchmaking.

If you’ve ever been faced with blind dates from well-meaning friends and relatives, you will appreciate the dilemma Nancy finds herself in. And, if you’ve ever been embarrassed by someone really neat seeing you make a scene, you’ll also be able to see yourself in Nancy’s shoes as she sees her car being eaten by a car wash.

Aside from a couple of editing problems, I can wholeheartedly recommend this story if you want a short story that will warm your heart and make you fall in love all over again. Nancy’s character is one you would want to be friends with and Rob seems like the kind of man you wouldn’t mind getting to know. My only regret is since it is so short you don’t get Rob’s point of view, but Ms. Hoornstra does an excellent job letting you see him through Nancy’s eyes. I look forward to more of her stories.

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