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Sailing in Style by Dana Mentink
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Sailing in Style

by Dana Mentink

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Sailing in Style is the second book in the Love by Design series, and I have to say it is one of my favorite Heartwarming books to date. This one really struck a cord with me. I had a wonderful time aboard the old River King, a paddle-wheel riverboat, along with the menagerie of characters in the book. I laughed, I pondered, I imagined, I hoped....I was pleasantly engrossed in the story to the final page, which of course ended satisfyingly sweet.
Dana Mentink's suspense-writer instincts are a little evident in this book and I LOVED that. There are so many great facets to this novel, and the romance aspect is but one of them. In it we find
a run-down historic riverboat in desperate need of some TLC, a crook, a bit of intrigue, a legend, a mystery, former lovers, a celebrity wannabe, sweet old feisty women, a parakeet named Peaches, and my old pal Baggy the dog, the lovable, pitiful creature that resembles a mole or something. The characters truly run the gamut, and this made the story both fun and exciting. I enjoy a book that I can't wait to get back to. The author accomplishes this by finishing off each chapter at a fever pitch, leaving you in anticipation of what's to follow. It was a romance book, yes, but oh so much more. It was like I was watching a good movie in my mind. Dana Mentink has a way with words that I easily relate to. Her comedic voice resonates with me and I think that's why I have an affinity for her books, and each one seems to just get better and better. Sailing in Style exceeded my expectations and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys romance plus a whole lot more. ( )
  Lauigl | Jul 22, 2015 |
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