I'm a little early with the review of Holly Jacobs' A One-of-a-Kind Family, but sometimes a book just fills a need. Today, I needed a gentle romance with a little humor, and Holly's books are always perfect escapes.
At the same time, Jacobs is very good at subtly pointing at issues. A One-of-a-Kind Family is the story of Anna Chapel, one of the two staff members of The Sunrise Foundation in Whedon, PA. She's a life coach who helps each client with their individual and medical needs. When Liam Franklin arrives at The Sunrise Foundation, he thinks he's only looking for a babysitter for his thirty-year-old brother, Colm. But, Anna sees potential in Colm that Liam never dreamed about.
As Anna teaches Colm to be more self-sufficient, Liam is reluctant to let go of his brother. He's always been the "lucky" twin, the one able to lead a normal life. But he always saw himself as the protector of his brother. As Anna and Liam argue over Colm's future, Liam's fears may tear apart the relationship the two are building.
While this is a romance, Holly Jacobs also shows that people with exceptional needs also have exceptional qualities. A One-of-a-Kind Family is another stellar romance from a special author.
Holly Jacobs' website is www.hollyjacobs.com
A One-of-a-Kind Family by Holly Jacobs. Harlequin, ©2010. ISBN 9780373716159 (paperback), 256p.
FTC Full Disclosure: The author sent me a copy of the book, in hopes I would review it.