Connection: Somebody's... Burdett Brothers
and selling her late husband's cabin is just the chance young widow Charity
O'Clare needs. With the money from the sale, she and her daughter can move to
the city—away from her family! Of course, as soon as she gets to tiny Mt.
Knott, South Carolina, Charity finds a whole new family stew. Jason 'Lucky
Dawg' Burdett may be the handsomest man she's ever seen, but his meddlesome
relatives are the last thing she needs. Still, Charity didn't count on Jason
becoming her daughter's hero—or swaying her own heart. And now, she has
to choose between old dreams of independence…and new dreams of love.
Harper Collins publisher's website:
Jones also writes as Luanne Jones. Winner of the HOLT medallion for Southern
Themed Fiction, Luanne Jones has a personal mission statement: to delight,
uplift, and empower others. Some days, she admits, she succeeds only in
delighting her dogs (a rescued racing greyhound and a cocker spaniel/shag
bathmat mix), uplifting the lid of the cookie jar, and empowering her hubby and
kids to make their own dinners. She can live with that.
"Air Force brat" who was born in Japan and lived all over America,
she cannot recall a time when stories rich with unique characters and
interesting settings did not fascinate her. That she can now create such
stories as a full-time writer is a source of wonder for her continually.
Currently, she lives with her husband, daughter, and son in Kentucky.
is currently writing for Steeple Hill Cafe and Love Inspired.
My View on
Somebody's Hero, Annie finishes the stories of the Burdett brothers with Jason
"Lucky Dawg". Readers learn right off that Jason hates being called
"Lucky Dawg" but he doesn't have the courage enough yet to tell his
family. It isn't until he meets Charity and sees the similarities between
himself and the widow of his best friend that he finally finds to courage to
make the changes in his life he has wanted to make for a long time.
her daughter have come to Mt. Knott to clear out the property that her dead
husband left her in hopes of selling it and getting enough money to start a new
life of independence. Along the way she learns a lot of lessons she wishes she
had figured out before. Now she has a whole lot more she needs to decide.
This is pretty much a stand alone book. The author does a
good job of giving the background of the family dynamics and why Jason feels
the way he does. My only true problem with this story is I wasn't so sure that
the couple had the chemistry to fall in love. I did like Charity's
nine-year-old going on forty daughter Livie. She's is definitely one of the
best kid characters I've read in a while.