cover image Love Under a Dark Sky

Love Under a Dark Sky

Shellie Foltz. Avalon, $23.95 (192p) ISBN 978-0-8034-7658-5

Foltz (No Penalty for Love) whips up a chaste, bite-sized confection, the pleasant courtship of two sincerely nice people wholeheartedly supported by their family and friends. Daniel Arbeitman, a young science fiction author and University of Minnesota golden boy, pursues Willa Sloan, a 38-year-old fan of pie and Jane Austen, after the failure of Willa's organic oat business drives her to a temporary job promoting Daniel's books while dressed as the heroine of his novels. Willa's integrity inspires Daniel's new novel, and when Daniel reminds Willa that "Whatever decision you make, you're taking a chance," she takes a chance on love. Unchallenging but adorable, this book is best accompanied by a bubble bath and a box of cookies. (Sept.)